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Accessories

Solving Problems & Improving Your System's Performance

Adapters

We make nearly any audio adapter for which connectors exist. Our most popular are RCA/XLR adapters. However we make many other varieties.

Since our adapters are made to order, custom wiring configurations are always possible.

Our standard adapters use Cardas connectors when possible, mated with Neutrik XLRs. Our premium Clear adapters use all-Cardas parts.

A note about adapters: We make very high quality adapters. Perhaps the best available. But avoiding the use of adapters is always preferable to using the best adapter in the world. Adapters are best employed as a temporary solution. If your permanent setup requires an adapter, consider instead using a cable that does the adaptation, such as an RCA to XLR interconnect, or having your cables re-terminated to suit your new setup. 

Below is a list of our most commonly requested adapters. If you don't see what you're looking for in the list, we can probably make it anyway. As long as the connectors exists, Cardas can make an adapter out of them. Just inquire with our tech support team.

Part numbers:

P42.3 for Clear Female RCA to Male XLR

P42.2 for Clear Female RCA to Female XLR

P42.76 for Clear Male RCA to Male XLR

P42.65 for Clear Male RCA to Female XLR

P42.7 for standard Female RCA to Male XLR

P42.5 for standard Female RCA to Female XLR

P42.16 for standard Male RCA to Female XLR

P42.18 for standard Male RCA to Male XLR

P42.8 for Female RCA to 1/4" phone plug 

P42.73 for Female 1/8" TRS to Male TRS (single)

P42.39 for Female RCA to Male BNC (single)

P40.9 for Spade To Banana (single positive & negative unit)

P35.32 for Banana To 1/4" (6mm) Spade (pack of 4)

P35.31 for Banana to 9mm Spade (pack of 4)

P8.8 for HPI-A Headphone 1/4" Female to 1/8" Male

Clear Jumpers

Our flagship bi-wire jumpers. Clear Bi-wire Jumpers use Clear speaker conductor, arranged like a very short Clear speaker cable.

As with Clear speaker cable, Clear Bi-wire jumpers use multi-stranded concentric conductors. The outside of one concentric conductor is tied to the inside of the other for each lead (positive & negative). This is why the positive and negative leads are bundled together and can not be separated.

As Clear Speaker Cable can't be bi-wired, these are ideal for using Clear with bi-wire speakers. However they are excellent bi-wire jumpers for any situation, regardless of the speaker cable you're using, Cardas or otherwise.

Clear Jumpers measure 10” (25.4cm).

Standard Termination: Cardas spades or bananas forged using 10,000psi in Bandon Oregon.

9 AWG Jumpers

Bi-wire jumpers made with our 9.5 AWG chassis wire.

 

6”/15.24cm long


Conductors: Grade 1, 99.9999% pure oxygen free copper with SPN clear coat (Litz), gauge sizes scaled to Golden Ratio proportions. Crossfield layer geometry, insulated in a PTFE jacket.

 

Standard Terminations: Cardas CGMS spades or CABD bananas. Hand soldered in Bandon Oregon. Sold in sets of 4.

11 AWG Jumpers

Bi-wire jumpers made with our 11.5 AWG chassis wire.

 

6”/15.24cm long


Conductors: Grade 1, 99.9999% pure oxygen free copper with SPN clear coat (Litz), gauge sizes scaled to Golden Ratio proportions. Crossfield layer geometry, insulated in a PTFE jacket.

 

Standard Terminations: Cardas CGMS spades or CABD bananas. Hand soldered in Bandon Oregon. Sold in sets of 4.

Stamped Jumpers

Our most economical bi-wire jumpers. Stamped from solid Grade 1, 99.9999% pure oxygen free copper. Designed to fit 1.5” (38.1mm) binding post spacing. Dual spade size can fit standard 6.3mm or larger 9mm binding posts.

 

Can be carefully bent to fit application if needed.

 

Available in bare copper (CJP C) or silver/rhodium plate (CJP R). Sold in sets of 4.

Caps

Prevent​ radio frequencies and electromagnetic interference (and dust!) from entering your electronics through unused inputs & outputs.

Part numbers:

P35.25 for RCA caps, sold by the dozen

P37.8 for XLR F (covers unused male XLR), sold in pairs

P37.9 for XLR M (covers unused female XLR) sold in pairs

Cardas Golden Cubiods can be used as equipment footers, to isolate gear, and to create more space between equipment.

Made from America's most beautiful hardwood, the legendary Myrtle tree. Laser engraved with the Cardas logo.

 

Rarest of all woods, this symmetrical, broadleaf, evergreen Myrtle grows only in Southwestern Oregon's Coos and Curry counties.

 

Myrtlewood has a very complex grain structure. The coloring of the wood is unique, varying from a sedate, satiny gray to riotously, multicolored grains of red, yellow, and brown, with many burls and shapes in its grain. Denser than Oak, unseasoned Myrtle logs will not float.

Part numbers:

P45.11 for large (1" x 1.618" x 2.618")

P45.12 for small (.618” x 1” x 1.618”)

Myrtle Wood
Doug Fir

Lifting your cables off the ground minimizes the dielectric involvement of your flooring or carpet.

Our Douglas Fir blocks have 5 V-cuts, providing several options for cable lifting. Laser engraved with the Cardas logo.

Part numbers:

P45.11 for large (1" x 1.618" x 2.618")

P45.12 for small (.618” x 1” x 1.618”)

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