TRANSPARENT EVOLUTION — INTRODUCING GENERATION 6
By virtue of a totally new measurement metric, the just released Transparent Generation 6 represents a higher level of refinement and precision to the Transparent Audio Cable design model. This new metric not only ensures that every customer will be able to fully realize the design model advancements of the past six years, but each product in the audio cable lineup now embodies a demonstrative evolution of the Transparent musical standard.
Generation 6 also heralds a new and more comprehensive approach to using different types of advanced materials and more mass to eradicate resonant frequencies from within and from without network enclosures. In addition to a more solid foundation for the music’s lowest frequencies, the listening result of removing vibration and resonance is a quieter sound field with low-level information retrieval that is capable of revealing previously hidden “you are there” details.
Although every Transparent Audio cable benefits from the cumulative efforts of our research and development over the past six years, it should be no surprise that the new Generation 6 Connoisseur Collection (Magnum Opus, Opus, XL and Reference) leads the way in terms of redefining yet another great leap forward.
THE DIRECT DESCENDENT OF THE NEW MAGNUM OPUS
The new G6 measurement parameters for OPUS Audio Cables are far more precise than what we have previously achieved in production at the OPUS level. OPUS provides transcendent music listening experiences that approach MAGNUM OPUS in connoisseur level audio systems.
Stiff, light, carbon-fiber shells still encase OPUS networks, and Integrated Flexible Epoxy Resin (IFER) fills every void. In addition, we have preserved the iconic outrigger shape of the OPUS Speaker Cable base, but the new platform is much thicker, stiffer, heavier, and more stable. Two layers of PMMA now sandwich a 3/16” carbon fiber plate embedded in a cavity filled with IFER. The stiffer, resonant-free, OSC plinth marries solidly to its carbon fiber carapace with a thin thermoplastic, sound-damping layer, and fasteners bore deeply into the IFER mass that encases the network at a specific torque setting
CLOSER TO THE PERFORMANCE OF OPUS THAN EVER BEFORE
XL Audio Cables have undergone a significant physical transformation in addition to more precise and comprehensive network specifications. XL is an ultimate companion for connoisseur level audio systems that are highly developed. The new XL comes closer to the performance of OPUS than ever before.
Transparent made a hefty investment in tooling to create the new XL Carbon Fiber Composite (CFC) network enclosures. The new housings are less bulky than the previous generation machined acrylic enclosures. They also allow more effective vibration and resonance control because they are stiff and light and have larger cavities to house networks and a much greater mass of IFER. Like OPUS and MAGNUM OPUS, IFER now fills every void in XL Interconnect and Speaker Cable network enclosures.
XL Speaker Cable is now mechanically far more stable than previous generations. The new IFER-loaded XL Speaker Cable CFC carapace sits on a stiff, 3/16” thick carbon-fiber layer which has been embedded in a cavity in the IFER-filled, PMMA plinth. Between the plinth and carapace there is also a thin thermoplastic, sound-damping layer, and fasteners bore deeply into the IFER mass in the carapace at a specific torque setting. New XL cable designs have also increased current carrying capability. The new XL cable geometry has greater stability and superior damping characteristics, thereby revealing all the precision and refinement of G6 network specifications.