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Makes Budget Hi-Fi Gear Sound Great
If you've got an 'economy' hi-fi, you won't believe how good your components can sound if you pair them with the proper interconnect. Throw away that useless wire that came with your equipment and make a significant, cost-effective upgrade to Cardas 300B. Audiophiles just love the sound of 300B cables, especially with digital components. 300B delivers a rich midrange, ultra-smooth highs, and surprisingly tight bass.
This lightweight, flexible cable features natural cotton fiber and Teflon insulation. The Pure Copper onductors are 23 awg "Golden Section" contrast "Q" enameled multi-gauge litz in a sophisticated quad-axial configuration. Double shielding screens out EMI and RFI noise, while the urethane outer jacket flexes easily.
Constant Q Meets Golden Section
The Constant "Q" design of Cardas 300B 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.
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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|Great budget interconnect|
I use an RCA pair to connect my Burson Soloist headphone amp to a cheap, tubed Marantz CD38 player. This cable gives a smooth midrange with warmer sound and slightly rolled-off upper mids and treble. For its price, this cable is perfect for low- to mid-fi systems where the law of diminishing returns and a tighter budget come into play. A+ recommendation if you dont want to break the bank and want some of the Cardas sound profile.
|- Pete M, AB|