Cardas A8 Ear Speaker- 30th Anniversary Edition
Cardas A8 Ear Speaker- 30th Anniversary Edition
Cardas A8 Ear Speaker- 30th Anniversary Edition
Cardas A8 Ear Speaker- 30th Anniversary Edition
Cardas Audio

Cardas A8 Ear Speaker- 30th Anniversary Edition

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Cardas Audio brings us an an all new design. The in-ear A8 Ear Speakers feature a 10.85mm Ultra Linear, Contour Field, Dual Magnet Driver - producing brilliant highs and deep bass - but most importantly, it sounds musical. The new black chrome body incorporates a Golden Spiral curve, as with the EM5813. The lightweight, flexible cable has separate conductors for each channel and is now a continuous solid run from source to speaker.

Comes terminated with 3.5mm TRS (Tip, Ring, Sleeve) connector plug standard.

The Driver
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 Body
The Golden Ratio (1:1.618) can be found in nature, art, and nearly all Cardas products, from our multi-stranded Litz conductors, to our Oregon Coast Myrtle wood blocks.  The A8's brass ear pieces are machined with a Golden Spiral curve, which is both aesthetically pleasing, as well as acoustically neutral.

The Cable
The 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 discreet conductors going to each channel, the A8 can be configured for balanced operation with a simple re-termination, either before or after the initial purchase.

The Plug
Cardas A8 Ear Speakers are terminated with a 3.5mm (1/8") gold-plated stereo plug by default.  However they can be terminated for nearly any application, such as the balanced outputs of an Astell & Kern player, or the dual 3.5mm outputs of an Ayre Codex.  These custom terminations can be performed before or after purchase, for our standard re-termination fee.


  • Driver Type: Ultra Linear Dynamic 10.85mm
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 110 db Isolation: -20 db
  • Connector Type: 1/8” TRS or balanced
  • Cable: Golden ratio, 99.99% pure Litz copper
  • Cable length: 46”/116cm Weight: 31.2 grams including cable
  • Warranty: 1 year, cosmetics 30 days

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