Transparent Audio has updated the Connoisseur Collection cable family to the sixth generation (Generation 6). We are talking about four top series: Reference, XL, Opus and Magnum Opus.
As explained in Transparent, the main feature of the new generation of wires is the absence of distortion caused by vibrations. The updated production technology allegedly allowed for more confident low end and maximum detail.
Reference cables are now covered with an improved CFC / Integrated Flexible Epoxy Resin (IFER) jacket.
XL cables received an outer sheath of the same CFC with a multilayer structure of IFER, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and additional layers using a thermoplastic material. According to the manufacturer, the new generation XL is not only much stronger, but also ready for higher current loads.
The updated Opus and Magnum Opus feature larger dampers. These wires were also created using all the technologies and materials mentioned (CFC, IFER, PMMA). Transparent emphasized that engineers spent “tens of hours” on checking each cable element.
In the US, Generation 6 cables start at $3,400 (for a Reference RCA interconnect). For the top speaker cable Magnum Opus will be asked from $72,000 (depending on the length).