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The Budget Premium Data Cable
To create this new cable, designer George Cardas took the advanced technology used in creating his top-rated Lightning digital cable and using less expensive materials, applied it to this unique coaxial cable. As a result, High Speed Data Cable features a center core conductor literally "suspended" between five ultra-thin tube conductors.
High Speed Data Cable uses 41 discrete conductors with a 20.5 awg. The coaxial design incorporates Golden Section, Constant "Q," multi-gauge Crossfield enameled litz conductors with Teflon foam dielectric and urethane jacketing.
Used as a coaxial digital data cable, the 75-ohm Cardas High Speed Data Cable offers ultra-wide bandwidth and excellent shielding for superb data transmission. Ordinary cables can act as dipole antennas, both radiating and absorbing RFI and EMI interference, causing noisy resonance problems. High Speed Data Cable incorporates George Cardas' Crossfield Construction in its manufacture. This sophisticated design reverses every other stranding layer to diffuse the dipole effect.
Constant Q Meets Golden Section
The Constant "Q" design of the Cardas High Speed Data Cable arranges different diameter conductors in ascending order of strand cross-section from the center toward the cable outer circumference. Conductors are sized according to Cardas' proprietary Golden Section Stranding, which earned the company an award for "The Most Significant Contribution of the Advancement of High End Audio in Cable and Accessory Design" from the Academy for the Advancement of High End Audio. In real world terms, the ground-breaking design reduces cable resonance produced by fluctuating current flow for a clearer, more in-focus sonic signature.
Quality RCA Termination
This very good cable gets a very good plug on each end using Cardas Gold/Rhodium RCA connectors. Rhodium is a precious metal that won't oxidize over time like connectors that are plated with gold alone. It is also far more durable than gold, offering a significant upgrade from other materials. The superior metallurgy used in this connector along with the fantastic build quality make the Cardas Gold/Rhodium RCA one of the best RCAs on the planet.
"As smooth and natural as any coaxial I've sold for under $100," reports senior Advisor sales consultant Corey Kapteyn. "Tames the bright edge of many digital systems and adds a touch of midrange warmth."