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The accuracy of each audio cable, digital cable, power cord, and power conditioner is critical to the overall performance of a music or home theater system. All of these vital links are the least visible components in your system, but they comprise the longest signal path in your system, and so they have a significant impact on the entire presentation of the music that your system plays.
If not properly designed, the cables, power cords, and power distribution in your system can act like conduits for noise that interfere with your system’s ability to reveal music fully. Typical wire acts like an antenna and is capable of transferring frequencies into the gigahertz range and beyond.
For the best audio and power signal transmission this ultra high frequency bandwidth is unnecessary and actually introduces noise. Unwanted noise can also interfere with delicate, high-speed digital signals.
Noise is like a layer of gauze obscuring subtle dynamics, harmonics and the spatial qualities of a performance. It also adds energy to high frequencies and harmonics leading to an unnaturally lean tonal presentation that does not honor the rich natural balance of live music. Transparent audio cable and power cord filter networks and power conditioning filter technology eliminate this antenna effect, thereby helping these critical links transfer their desired frequencies more accurately and efficiently. Transparent digital cables use a combination of shielding, cable construction, and grounding schemes to eliminate noise. With Transparent Noise Reduction Technology throughout a system, the rich tonal balance, dynamics, and spatial qualities of live music can take your home listening experiences to whole new levels.
It can be helpful to think of your system's cables, power cords, and power conditioning as a complex circulatory system that helps feed and balance your system by freeing each component to perform up to its fullest potential. The right cables, power cords, and power conditioners make the entire system greater than the sum of its parts.
Because every connection in a system has different requirements for its specific application and the system layout, most Transparent products are custom made. Whether a signal is audio, digital, or power, each link has its own purpose, and the design needs to suit each specific application. Specialized connectors, terminations, cable geometry and materials, and frequency and electrical requirements are different for each type of application. As performance levels increase, more precision in all parameters is key including the level of skill and time required to handcraft these products.
From wooden spoons to wooden boats, Maine has a time-honored tradition of building with our hands with precision and dedication. This is of course long before terms like "bespoke" or "maker" ever entered our collective consciousness. One of the reasons that Transparent has been in Maine for nearly 4 decades is because of our access to a work force that lives and breathes this artisanal tradition. Most Transparent products are handcrafted in Maine, one-at-a time, by highly trained technicians to our exacting standards. Even our basic audio cables with networks are made in Maine. If a customer needs a special length or configuration at any performance level, our custom lab is there to fulfill the need quickly at little or no extra cost.