Cardas Clear Sky X4 Speaker Cables
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Clear Sky X4 Speaker
Based on its big brother, Clear Cygnus speaker cable, the newly upgraded Clear Sky X4 now offers better resolution than the original
Sky, and is more suitable for a wider range of speakers. Our new braided conductors allow reduced production time with minimal sacrifice of performance. The new X4 geometry also allows for internal bi-wire. Finished with Cardas custom printed shrink tubing instead of machined aluminum strain relief, and soldered connectors instead of compression die forged terminations, Clear Sky X4 brings serious performance to the most affordable end of the Clear cable line. Standard Terminations: Cardas CGMS spades or CABD bananas. Hand soldered in Bandon, Oregon.
Conductors: Braided Matched Propagation, fibrillated polypropylene core, Grade 1, 99.9999% pure OFHC copper with SPN clear coat (Litz), gauge sizes scaled to Golden Ratio proportions. Cross-field layer geometry, insulated in a low noise PTFE tape and Electro-Dissipative dielectric.
Geometry: Concentrically braided four conductor surrounded by anti- static coated fibrillated polypropylene fibers. Outside jacket is very flexible Alcryn Rubber.
Gauge: 4x15 AWG
Outside Diameter: 0.720”8.30mm
The entry point of the Clear product line, Sky X4 is neutral, revealing and dynamic, with tightly controlled bass, strong midrange and impressive high frequency extension. The Clear cables are known for their holographic imaging, and Sky X4 delivers that thanks to its two concentric Matched Propagation Conductors, designed specifically for this cable.
Using a braiding technique that can be performed at a faster pace, and larger copper strands in its Golden Ratio scaled conductors than those found further up the range, Sky X4 can be produced in greater quantity, more quickly, than the rest of the Clear cables. Much of the sonic character of the Clear line remains present, however. Sky X4 delivers performance beyond its price.
The original Clear Sky had a single concentric conductor. Sky X4 doubles that, giving it a cable geometry similar to Clear Cygnus & Clear itself. This also allows for an internal bi-wire.
Clear Sky X4 is terminated with soldered spades or bananas, and custom printed Cardas shrink tubing.
.700" O.D., Cardas copper, PFA dielectric, 2 x 9.5 AWG concentric Clear Sky conductor, Matched Propagation, Golden section, litz, Alcryn jacket.
1/4" (6mm), pure copper, rhodium/silver plated spades are standard. 9mm spades, and bananas also available.