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Are you saying that your Shunyata PCS are older than Zitrons? Older series are a little warmer than Zitrons... Zitrons are even more linear than CX. At the same time, Zitron PCs are richer in harmonics.... I have not tried yet the latest Alphas and Sigmas from Shunyata, but I have read enthusiastic comments about them.
For what I could tell at RMAF, Cardas Clear Beyond are relatively similar to Shunyata Zitrons, in the sense that Clear Beyond expose a lot of harmonic content without introducing any harshness.... Even though they use a completely different internal construction than Shunyata wires.
Hello Guido - you and I have '' chatted '' before and I hope all is well. I had whole system of Shunyata's about 506 years ago ....the power cords were the Alpha Helix and the speaker cables were the Andres or were they the interconnects ????...don't recall but anyway I went back to Purist where there just seemed to be more meat on the bones and less harshness to the over all musical presentation.....wanted to stay in the Purist Line for the speaker cable but the next jump up would of been about $15,000......I want retire ! So I listened to the Cardas Clear Beyond and fell in love with them ...neutral but not dry analytical but with warmth .....and the pace of music was beautiful. ( and about $5,000 less ) So, just wondering how the power cord would be on the Siler Line Conditioner ????....I know call the Cable Company but they never seem to have what I am looking for....
Hi Gary, of course I remember *smiles!* ... All's well under the Sun on my side... having lots of fun evaluating the High Fidelity power cords designed by Rick Schultz... Truly amazing stuff in their own right.
In recent times I have extended my financial irresponsibility by becoming a dabbler in horns... That is high brass music instruments... I have a fab Adams A4 heavy trumpet, and a Kanstul flugel horn in my burgeoning collection.... With two custom cornets by Carolbrass on order... a Bb with three shepherd crooks, and an Eb soprano. Except for the fact that wife tells me that I sound like a love-sick elephant in distress, I'm having loads of fun... And unlike high end audio wire products, mouthpieces used to customize the sound of horns cost often less than $60 a pop.
But going back to those Cardas PCs... It seemed to me that the Clear Beyond sonic signature is pretty consistent across the line. So, if you value the beautiful sound you heard from the speaker wires, I doubt that you will be disappointed with a Clear Beyond PC.
.......as a follow to this thread as the OP, Cardas plans on coming out with a new power cord that will sit above their top of the line ; Cardas Clear Beyond. I liked the CB's on my Esoteric gear. I am interested in what this cord has to offer. Brian at Cardas had mentioned that it will be out shortly.
Hello Mikey - hope all is well. I spoke with Brian at Cardas last week and he said that the cable will be ready real soon. The cable is designed for high power amps or any equipment that will benefit from a larger / higher gauged cable. Brian had noted and to paraphrase him ; '' it is Clear Beyond only better ''. I also thought he said it will be $2,400 for a 1.5 meter.
Hello Al - nice to hear from you and did not know that the released date had been pushed back until January. Great as I can save some more money.
Mr Rones - I am sure that is in the process but I hopefully not for awhile as having all Clear Beyond in my system has been an expensive proposition but very musically satisfying one thankfully
What's so odd about the Cardas cables in my system is that all my components are Ayre......who recommends Cardas....even the Ayre proprietary cable is made by Cardas. In my system, the cables sound thick, and plummy.....not so with many other cables I've tried. I spoke to Coleen at Cardas who told me that the cables need more time to open up......after 2 months???? Cables react differently in different systems. Cardas didn't work for me....by the way....neither did the very top Signature William Lowe (Audioquest) cables.....yet their Sky/Everest was quite nice.
.......Hello Stringreen, thank you for your input but not but really sure what this opinion has to do with the Cardas Clear beyond Power cords ? I was '' bumping '' my original thread about the eventual release of the new power cord the : XL . Have you even listened to the Clear beyond line before you made your general assumption here ? Now, that would help listeners who may be interested in this cable.