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Since it's introduction, Cardas Quadlink has been one of the world's best selling cables in its price class. Audiophile's love Quadlink's rich, full midrange and powerful bass.
New Quadlink 5C improves on this industry leader by incorporating finer Golden Section Stranding for improved imaging and increased resolution of subtle details. QL5C removes the veil or haze common with most other speaker cables and let's you hear far into the soundstage. Tonal presentation is neutral and accurate. Bass is solid and deep.
Cable construction is balanced quad-axial 12.5 AWG "Golden Section" "Constant Q" enameled multi-guage litz copper conductors with advanced Teflon/air insulation and a urethane jacket.
Termination is hand-terminated with custom milled Cardas rhodium-over-copper spades by Cardas' own Kip Dobler and crew--the most experienced termination crew in the industry!
Quadlink speaker cable is our top recommendation for highly sensitive speakers like Magnepans, Martin Logans, B&Ws, Theils and more.
How do I know if Cardas Cables are right for my system?
Cardas cables sound very smooth with excellent bass extension. Higher frequencies are more relaxed and flow smoothly, - never hard or edgy. Sound staging and imaging are first-rate.
What types of systems benefit from Cardas Cables?
Virtually any system will sound better with Cardas: especially ones that sound "bright" or "forward," or are lacking in bass extension.
What improvements are there from the bottom of the Cardas line to the top?
Just about every aspect of performance is improved. More expensive Cardas cables are more linear, more efficient, and just plain sound better. Bass extension is deeper and more powerful. The midrange becomes more three dimensional, and upper frequencies are better defined, with more "air" surrounding each performer.
"My system is just not good enough for Cardas cables - especially the really high-end stuff."
We hear this comment all the time, and it's just not true. While high-end systems certainly require high-performance cables, entry-level systems can also be significantly improved with better cables. The differences are not subtle, and can even be heard on "boom-box" type portable systems. Never think your system is not good enough for premium cables. You can hear the difference - or your money back!
Cardas cables required extended break-in periods. Please allow at least 100 hours of play for proper burn-in of the cable. Many customers report that Cardas cables continue to improve even after 500 hours of lay.
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