transparent cable: gen 5 reference series audio cables

Reference-Phono-Interconnect XL-Speaker-Cable Reference-Balanced-Interconnect Reference-RCA-Interconnect XL-RCA-Interconnect Reference-Speaker-Cable XL-Balanced-Interconnect XL-Phono-Interconnect

GENERATION 5 Audio Cables for Superior Music and Film Systems

Reference and OPUS Series cables have the most demanding specifications and require the most skill and expertise to produce. These ultimate products are the consummate expression of Transparent’s audio cable design process. All technology advances start with these Transparent flagship products and then trickle down to all other audio cables in the Transparent line-up. Transparent is committed to including as much technology as possible at each performance and budget level.

One of the services Transparent provides to the original owner of any Transparent Reference or OPUS Series product is cable recalibration and reconfiguration for new system components. For example, if a customer gets a new amplifier, Transparent will optimize the networks on the existing speaker cables to work more ideally with the different output impedance of the new amplifier and reterminate the spades if necessary on the amplifier side to provide a perfect fit on the binding posts of the new amplifier.

PERFORMANCE:

  • Gives music playback a palpable ease and confidence.
  • Superior current-carrying capacity for effortless dynamics.
  • Network design and construction control resonances to reveal subtle low-level details.
  • New connector designs exert significant impact on musical playback.
  • Custom calibrated to work ideally with your specific components whether tube, transistor, or something in between.

GENERATION 5 REFERENCE XL:

Originally generally calibrated for either solid state or tube electronics, the Transparent design team now calibrates every XL cable to suit its specific associated components, thereby freeing the components to reach their full potential in your system.

XL-RCA-InterconnectGENERATION 5 Reference XL RCA Interconnect:

With networks more precisely calibrated to the needs of RCA source components than Reference RCA Interconnect, XL RCA Interconnect will free a superior system to provide unexpected levels of musical involvement when the lights go down and the music starts to play. In addition to using carefully prescribed network components for each specific length of XL RCA Interconnect, carefully matched passive network components insure the cables perform precisely according to the Transparent design model. Non-metallic RCA housings allow the free expansion of magnetic fields at the termination which results in greater dynamic freedom of delicate low level signals. Electrically neutral epoxy damps acrylic network housing vibrations resulting in more accurate transmission of micro dynamics and harmonic music information.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: RCA > RCA
  • Lengths: 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet and longer
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available
  • Adaptors: XLR > RCA, RCA Y

XL-Phono-Interconnect-CUGENERATION 5 Reference XL Phono Interconnect:

XL Phono Interconnect is the ideal partner for LP playback in a XL based system. Crafted from the same cable, connectors, and vibration damped acrylic network housings as XL RCA Interconnect, XL Phono Interconnect’s precisely matched passive network components provide the perfect complement to the special needs of delicate, extremely low level phono signals.

Transparent customizes all XL phono interconnects to suit each specific system set up with either RCA, DIN or XLR connections. Cables fitted with the custom Transparent DIN connector have a contoured coupler to create a smooth transition between cable and termination, and are individually fabricated to precise tonearm, turntable suspension, and phono preamp requirements. Transparent DIN couplers are offered with two methods of strain relief to keep the weight of the cable from affecting the performance of your turntable and tonearm system.

Transparent also offers a stand-alone DIN > RCA adaptor which can be custom fabricated to precise tonearm, turntable suspension, and phono preamp requirements.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: RCA > RCA
  • Optional terminations: RCA > XLR , DIN > RCA, DIN > XLR
  • Lengths: 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available
  • Adaptors: XLR > RCA, Custom DIN Tonearm Adaptor

XL-Balanced-InterconnectGENERATION 5 Reference XL Balanced Interconnect:

More precisely calibrated to your balanced source components than Reference Balanced Interconnect, XL Balanced Interconnect will free your system to provide unexpected levels of musical involvement when you turn the lights down low and listen.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: XLR > XLR
  • Lengths: 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available.
  • Adaptors: XLR > RCA, XLR Y, RCA Y

XL-Speaker-CableGENERATION 5 Reference XL Speaker Cable:

More precisely calibrated to the characteristics of your amplifier than Reference Speaker Cable, Transparent XL Speaker Cable will free your system to provide unexpected levels of musical involvement when you turn the lights down low and listen.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: spade > spade
  • Lengths: 8 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available.
  • Adaptors: banana, pin, bar spade, biwire

GENERATION 5 Reference Cables:

For the first time, Reference Cables are available in high and low impedance versions. With MM2 Technology, Reference Cables comfortably join the triumvirate of OPUS MM2, Reference MM2, and Reference XL in terms of musical resolution, balance, and pace.

Reference-RCA-InterconnectGENERATION 5 Reference RCA Interconnect:

The precision and transparency of Reference RCA Interconnects will bring years of listening enjoyment and will reveal all the performance potential of better RCA source components. In addition to using carefully prescribed network components for each specific length of Reference RCA Interconnect, Transparent calibrates and matches Reference networks to suit a specific range of system component characteristics. Non-metallic RCA housings also allow the free expansion of magnetic fields at the termination which results in greater dynamic freedom of delicate low level signals. Electrically neutral epoxy damps acrylic network housing vibrations resulting in more accurate transmission of micro dynamics and harmonic music information.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: RCA > RCA
  • Lengths: 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet and longer
  • Reference Subwoofer Kit available
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available
  • Adaptors: XLR > RCA, RCA Y

Reference-Phono-InterconnectGENERATION 5 Reference Phono Interconnect:

Crafted from the same cable, connectors, and vibration damped acrylic network housings as Reference RCA Interconnect, Reference Phono Interconnect’s passive network components provide the perfect complement to the special needs of delicate, extremely low level phono signals.

Transparent customizes all Reference phono interconnects to suit each specific system set up with RCA, DIN or XLR connections. Cables fitted with the custom Transparent DIN connector have a contoured coupler to create a smooth transition between cable and termination, and are individually fabricated to precise tonearm, turntable suspension, and phono preamp requirements. Transparent DIN couplers are offered with two methods of strain relief to keep the weight of the cable from affecting the performance of your turntable and tonearm system.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: RCA > RCA
  • Optional terminations: RCA > XLR , DIN > RCA, DIN > XLR
  • Lengths: 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available
  • Adaptors: XLR > RCA, Custom DIN Tonearm Adaptor

Reference-Balanced-InterconnectGENERATION 5 Reference Balanced Interconnect:

With its 2 perfectly balanced networks for each channel, your balanced source components will take on a whole new level of “quietness” and dynamic freedom with Reference Balanced Interconnect.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: XLR > XLR
  • Lengths: 1 meter, 1.5 meter, 2 meter, 10 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available.
  • Adaptors: XLR > RCA, XLR Y, RCA Y

Reference-Speaker-CableGENERATION 5 Reference Speaker Cable:

Reference Speaker Cable transfers bass energy down through the bottom octave with amazing accuracy and creates a quiet interface between some of the most challenging speaker and amplifier combinations.

PERFORMANCE AND SPECIFICATIONS:

Specifications:

  • Standard termination: spade > spade
  • Lengths: 8 feet, 10 feet, 12 feet, 15 feet, 20 feet, 25 feet
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available.
  • Biwire version available.
  • Adaptors: banana, pin, bar spade, biwire
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