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Stereophile Magazine "Recommended Component"
Advanced Design from Conductors to AES/EBU Plugs
Your digital audio equipment is only as good as the cable that carries the digital signal. Poor quality cables between your CD player and amplifier, or between your home theater receiver and sound processor, can have negative effects on overall sound. Meticulously engineered from 'head to toe' - from conductor topology to XLR connectors - Cardas AES/EBU is an outstanding cable, especially for the transmission of balanced digital cable signals.
This 110-ohm balanced cable uses 21 discrete 20.5 awg twin-axial generation 5C "Golden Section," constant "Q," and Crossfield-enameled litz conductors with Telfon and air suspension insulation. The center core conductor is literally "suspended" between five ultra-thin tube conductors. Custom-machined, premium Cardas AES/EBU connectors terminate the cable, providing superior performance with the most demanding components.
Ultra-Wide Bandwidth and Excellent Shielding
Cardas AES/EBU 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. Lightning 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 Cardas AES/EBU 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.