Cardas - A8 30th Anniversary Edition In-Ear Headphones
Cardas A8 30th Anniversary Edition In-Ear Headphones
Savory Style and Musical, Natural Sound: Cardas Audio 30th Anniversary Edition A8 Ear Speakers Feature UltraLinear Contour Field Drivers and Golden Spiral Curved Ear Pieces
The 30th anniversary edition of the Cardas Audio A8 ear speakers celebrate the high-end company's three-decade heritage with savory style and stunning sonics. Featuring the same natural, clear neutrality as the original A8 – and so named because of their similarity to loudspeakers and ability to deliver engaging high frequencies and stellar, deep bass – these in-ear headphones sound incredibly musical, dynamic, and lifelike.
A 10.85mm UltraLinear contour-field, dual magnet driver and patented, Golden Spiral curved brass earpieces fuel the audiophile-quality experience.
An extended, lightweight cable utilizing Ultra Pure Cardas Copper touts a continuous connection from plug to driver. Enhanced strain relief at the gold-plated 3.5mm plug and yolk, as well as a soft-touch two-piece box you'll want to record yourself unboxing for YouTube, further attest to A8's affordable luxury. This is how to celebrate a well-deserved 30th anniversary and toast to another 30 years of success.
"The A8s have become my first choice for commuting."
– Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
UltraLinear Driver and Golden Ratio Body
George Cardas' UltraLinear Driver features a contour magnet in place of the permeable pole piece found in conventional drivers. This stops flux modulation distortion and results in a uniquely musical listening experience. The Golden Ratio (1:1.618) can be found in nature, art, and nearly all Cardas products. A8's brass ear pieces are machined with a Golden Spiral curve, which is aesthetically pleasing and acoustically neutral.
Ultra Pure Cardas Copper and Litz Conductors Employed in Cable
A8's cable uses Ultra Pure Cardas Copper, with two Golden Ratio-scaled Litz conductors going to each channel. The conductors are wrapped around a fiber core for durability. With two discrete conductors going to each channel, A8 can be configured for balanced operation with a simple re-termination.
Plug Can Be Re-Terminated for Specific Applications
A8 is terminated with a 3.5mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo plug by default. However, A8 can be terminated for nearly any application, such balanced outputs or dual 3.5mm outputs.
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