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Transparent Audio is dedicated to carrying on their original mission: to provide an unparalleled level of musical realism in home audio systems.

Based in Maine, USA, Transparent designs and manufactures interconnects, speaker cables, digital audio cables, power conditioning, and power cords for music lovers, audiophiles, home theater enthusiasts, and music & film studio professionals. Since 1993, Transparent has introduced dozens of major technological & performance advances while providing unparalleled customer service and support.

The new line of Transparent Generation 6 products, available here at Paragon Sight & Sound, utilize a new measurement metric to represent a higher level of refinement and precision. Generation 6 utilizes different types of advanced materials and more mass to eradicate resonant frequencies from within and from without network enclosures.

Paragon & Transparent:
A partnership of passion & objective quality

A visit to Paragon’s showroom will reveal that all our systems feature Transparent cables. We are proud to be one of their Top Dealers every year since 2010.

Paragon is also one of only four Transparent dealers in North America--and the world--who features all levels of Generation 6, including their flagship MAGNUM OPUS. We can give you the ultimate Transparent Experience on carefully curated systems in our beautiful 5,000-square foot showroom in Ann Arbor, MI.

Paragon is more than just a retailer: we're a full-service dealer with a trusted, long-standing relationship with Transparent Audio that ensures the best protection of your cable investment--before, during, and after the sale.


Transparent doesn't just offer better materials and a different type of sound and call it a "performance upgrade." Progressing from one Transparent performance level to the next provides a more musically involving listening experience, not just different sound. Together with the Paragon sales team, it’s easy and rewarding to improve your system over time.

In addition, the Transparent Upgrade Program protects your original Transparent investments by providing generous trade-in values toward the purchase of cables and power conditioning at the next level of musicality or higher.

Your Paragon Sight & Sound professionals are the best source to help you build a truly balanced and satisfying Transparent cabled system.
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MAGNUM OPUS embodies the pinnacle of Generation 6 Technology and provides transcendent music listening experiences in connoisseur level audio systems comprised of the best components available.

The new Generation 6 measurement metric is far more precise than what Transparent previously achieved in production. This level of exactitude requires considerably more production time. It takes hours to measure, sort, and label each part for each highly customized channel of a pair of MAGNUM OPUS cables, and it takes many more hours to assemble each channel into a finished product that measures perfectly across all parameters.

MAGNUM OPUS carbon fiber network housings have not changed, but the design team has gone to greater lengths to eliminate any vibration and resonance. Similar to the best mass-loaded speaker cabinets, Integrated Flexible Epoxy Resin (IFER) now fills every void.

MAGNUM OPUS Speaker Cable has a newly configured, stiffer, heavier, more stable, vibration-nulling, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plinth. A 3/16” carbon fiber plate embedded in a cavity filled with IFER stiffens the base and damps vibrations. This new stiff, resonant-free platform marries solidly to its epoxy-loaded, carbon-fiber carapace with a thin thermoplastic, sound-damping layer.

Fasteners bore deeply into the IFER mass in the carapace at a specific torque setting to solidify the whole construction.
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The new Generation 6 measurement parameters for OPUS Audio Cables are far more precise than 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
  • Iconic outrigger shape of the OPUS Speaker Cable base has been preserved, 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
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XL is an ultimate companion for connoisseur level audio systems that are highly developed.
  • New XL Carbon Fiber Composite (CFC) network enclosures are less bulky than the previous generation
  • More effective vibration and resonance control: stiff, light, and have larger cavities to house networks and a much greater mass of IFER
  • IFER now fills every space in XL Interconnect and Speaker Cable network enclosures
  • Increased current carrying capability: the new XL cable geometry has greater stability and superior damping characteristics, revealing all the precision and refinement of Generation 6 network specifications
  • XL Speaker Cable is mechanically far more stable than previous generations
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REFERENCE is an ultimate companion for connoisseur audio systems that need an accessible entry point in high-end cabling.
  • New Carbon Fiber Composite housings are stiffer and lighter with larger cavities to house and damp networks
  • IFER now fills every void in REFERENCE Interconnect and Speaker Cable network enclosures to reduce vibration and resonance more effectively
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About Transparent Audio

In 1980, Jack Sumner, Karen Sumner, and Carl Smith came together to form Transparent Audio. This triumvirate of engineer, musician, and musicologist provided the perfect blend of talents needed to launch the name that many audiophiles now swear-by when selecting networked cables. The name Transparent is synonymous with their network filter design philosophy and exceptional craftsmanship.

Located in Maine, Transparent Audio cables are hand-crafted by a dedicated team of product designers, assembly technicians, and support staff. Transparent offers a wide selection of speaker cables, balanced cables, single-ended cables, digital cables, phono cables, power cables, headphone cables, HDMI cables, and power conditioners. A visit to Paragon’s showroom will reveal that all our systems feature Transparent cables.
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Transparent Audio | Reviews

Martin Colloms

"… that ambitious company name is clearly not just for show."

Bryan Southard

"… the finest-sounding AC power product that I have heard to date … [I]f you own an expensive video device, it deserves this level of improvement."

Anthony Chiarella

"Dynamically generous, tonally neutral and harmonically complete, the Transparents' sonics validate both their design philosophy and their asking price …"

Tom Miller

"… the most harmonically complete and accurate speaker cable I have heard."

Myles Astor

"… the new king of the high-end cables."

Myles Astor

"By comparison, other cables were thin, smeared and unable to precisely place these instruments within the soundstage."

Ed Masterson

"I was nothing short of amazed at how much of an improvement the Transparent PowerIsolator 4 made in my system … [It] will take you that much closer to the live event. In the world of AC optimization, it is unequaled at any cost."

Wes Phillips

"The Transparent designs portray silence as a physical, not just theoretical, reality."