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    New Cardas cables in the house

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    I got my new cables today to complete my power requirements of my system.

    I should be receiving the Lumin T2, GigaFoil and Keces power supply by tomorrow.

    This is always the fun part.
    Speakers: Magico A3 with Cardas Clear Cygnus speaker cables
    Amp: Bryston 4BSST, Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Preamp: NAD M12 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Lunin T2 Cardas Cat7 Ethernet cable Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem Supra Cat8 Ethernet cables
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Subs: SVS SB1000 x 2 AudioQuest NRG-Y2 power cable
    HTPC/Streamer: Windows 10pro HTPC//Tital/Qobuz/JRivers via Roon Core USB/HDMI/iPad Pro
    Power Conditioner: Monster HTS5000,VanEvers model 85 Reference line cleaner, AudioQuest Niagra 1000 line conditioner

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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    Awesome! Congratulations. I am a big Cardas fan and am thinking of adding back a few more cables. Let us know how they sound in your system.
    Joe

    Misho Myronov Wooden Amp and Wooden preamp, AkitikA GT-102 power amplifier, Valvet E2, Avantgarde Duo XD, First Watt SIT-3, Luxman MQ-300, Job INTegrated, Job 250 Monos, Cary 300B SE, Klipsch RP-160M, Klipsch RB-75, ModWright Ultimate Sony XA-5400ES, ASL Wave monos, Kimber Kables, Siltech, Cardas, Avanti Audio cables, Burmester 948, Linear Tube Audio MZ2, Bricasti M1SE, Naim Supernait 2, Lumin U1 mini, McIntosh MCLK12, Conrad Johnson GAT2, Pass Labs XA25.

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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    Just hooked up the power cords to my amp, NAD M12 and Oppo 205. Too early to judge too much. But, the sound is a bit forward and clearer. I was using a ByBee power cord to my amp. That may be why. It's a bit more layed back.

    Also just received my next package.

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    Tracking shows the T2 is in Portland, Oregon. So, I'll have tonight to listen via my computer etc.
    Speakers: Magico A3 with Cardas Clear Cygnus speaker cables
    Amp: Bryston 4BSST, Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Preamp: NAD M12 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Lunin T2 Cardas Cat7 Ethernet cable Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem Supra Cat8 Ethernet cables
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Subs: SVS SB1000 x 2 AudioQuest NRG-Y2 power cable
    HTPC/Streamer: Windows 10pro HTPC//Tital/Qobuz/JRivers via Roon Core USB/HDMI/iPad Pro
    Power Conditioner: Monster HTS5000,VanEvers model 85 Reference line cleaner, AudioQuest Niagra 1000 line conditioner

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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    Darrel,

    How do you like the Clear Cygnus speaker cables? I've been giving them a serious look.
    Focal Sopra 2, MC452, C2300, MCD1100, MT2 w/Hana SL, HRS, Bel Canto Stream, Schiit Yggy, AQ Niagara 5000 w/Hurricanes, WW Silver 7’s.

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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    Hi Sid325. The first Cardas Clear Cygnus cables I brought into my system were XLR interconnects from the NAD to the amp and speaker cables from amp to the A3s. That was a few months ago. The clarity in sound was quickly noticeable over the Harmonic Technology speaker cables I was using. The "Clear" in its name is well deserved. And with the addition on my latest power cables I'd say it is maintained from the Lumin T2. I'm running the Cardas power cable from the wall to the AQ1000 and then to the amp. As well as the same cable to the NAD and Oppo. I've made a lot of changes in the past week so I'm still evaluating and adjusting things. Mainly my subs at this point. If you have used Cardas in the past. And know how they work to your sonic taste. I'd say they are a improvement. In the past the best Casdas cable in my old system were the Cardas Cross interconnects which I really loved.
    Speakers: Magico A3 with Cardas Clear Cygnus speaker cables
    Amp: Bryston 4BSST, Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Preamp: NAD M12 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Lunin T2 Cardas Cat7 Ethernet cable Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem Supra Cat8 Ethernet cables
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Subs: SVS SB1000 x 2 AudioQuest NRG-Y2 power cable
    HTPC/Streamer: Windows 10pro HTPC//Tital/Qobuz/JRivers via Roon Core USB/HDMI/iPad Pro
    Power Conditioner: Monster HTS5000,VanEvers model 85 Reference line cleaner, AudioQuest Niagra 1000 line conditioner

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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    My system is all WW silver eclipse 7’s, except for my speaker cables. I have a pair of Acoustic Zen hologram 2’s I’ve been using, never changed them out. I have a friend who is a big Cardas fan, and got me interested. I like that they’re a US company too.

    Jacob
    Focal Sopra 2, MC452, C2300, MCD1100, MT2 w/Hana SL, HRS, Bel Canto Stream, Schiit Yggy, AQ Niagara 5000 w/Hurricanes, WW Silver 7’s.

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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    Mixing and matching cables can be tricky. Do you have a Cardas dealer local that will lend you cables to evaluate? Or even your friend for that matter. Also the fact that they are built in Oregon is a plus for shipping.
    Speakers: Magico A3 with Cardas Clear Cygnus speaker cables
    Amp: Bryston 4BSST, Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Preamp: NAD M12 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Lunin T2 Cardas Cat7 Ethernet cable Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable
    Keces P3 powering GigaFoilv4,Modem Supra Cat8 Ethernet cables
    CD/DVD: Oppo 205 Cardas Clear Cygnus power cable, XLR interconnect
    Subs: SVS SB1000 x 2 AudioQuest NRG-Y2 power cable
    HTPC/Streamer: Windows 10pro HTPC//Tital/Qobuz/JRivers via Roon Core USB/HDMI/iPad Pro
    Power Conditioner: Monster HTS5000,VanEvers model 85 Reference line cleaner, AudioQuest Niagra 1000 line conditioner

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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by Darrel View Post
    Mixing and matching cables can be tricky. Do you have a Cardas dealer local that will lend you cables to evaluate? Or even your friend for that matter. Also the fact that they are built in Oregon is a plus for shipping.
    I never knew Cardas was in Oregon. let alone Bandon. (Southwest Coast of Oregon, about 100 miles north of Crescent City CA). Related for information; Tara is located in Medford Oregon, and Shunyata here in Washington; 3 cable companies in the Great Northwest!
    Power Conditioning, Filters & Switch: Nordost QRT Power Product Line, Furutech GTX-D NCF/GTX 105D, 20 AMP Dedicated w/Surge Protection, AQVox SE switch, Keces LPS P3 & P8 w/Nordost AC power and Ghent DC cables for the Gigafoil v4, modem, routers and switches.
    Cables, Isolation, Room Treatment: Nordost Supreme Reference (Odin) Distribution, Reference Line (Valhalla 2) Components and Speakers, HRS M3X Platforms & Damping Plates. Stillpoint’s Ultra 6/SS and Vicoustic Room Treatments
    Power & Sound: D’Agostino Pre-Amplifier to D’Agostino Momentum Mono’s driving Wilson Alexia’s
    Source and Digital: Aurender N10, Brinkmann Nyquist MKII



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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    I never knew Cardas was in Oregon. let alone Bandon. (Southwest Coast of Oregon, about 100 miles north of Crescent City CA). Related for information; Tara is located in Medford Oregon, and Shunyata here in Washington; 3 cable companies in the Great Northwest!
    It’s crazy. My grandpa lived in Bandon for 20 years before he passed and my Aunt lives there now. Never knew....
    Focal Sopra 2, MC452, C2300, MCD1100, MT2 w/Hana SL, HRS, Bel Canto Stream, Schiit Yggy, AQ Niagara 5000 w/Hurricanes, WW Silver 7’s.

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    Re: New Cardas cables in the house

    Quote Originally Posted by sid325 View Post
    It’s crazy. My grandpa lived in Bandon for 20 years before he passed and my Aunt lives there now. Never knew....
    Glad I could help reduce the degree of separation between knowledge and relevance!


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    Power Conditioning, Filters & Switch: Nordost QRT Power Product Line, Furutech GTX-D NCF/GTX 105D, 20 AMP Dedicated w/Surge Protection, AQVox SE switch, Keces LPS P3 & P8 w/Nordost AC power and Ghent DC cables for the Gigafoil v4, modem, routers and switches.
    Cables, Isolation, Room Treatment: Nordost Supreme Reference (Odin) Distribution, Reference Line (Valhalla 2) Components and Speakers, HRS M3X Platforms & Damping Plates. Stillpoint’s Ultra 6/SS and Vicoustic Room Treatments
    Power & Sound: D’Agostino Pre-Amplifier to D’Agostino Momentum Mono’s driving Wilson Alexia’s
    Source and Digital: Aurender N10, Brinkmann Nyquist MKII



 

 
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