Transparent Opus Balanced Interconnect

OPUS Balanced Interconnects are a great addition to any Upgraded Connoisseur Level music or film system with balanced components. They work well with other TRANSCENDENT Transparent System Companions to create a solid and refined foundation with extended control and resolution at the frequency extremes and with the ability to recreate the acoustic properties of performance spaces with a level of verisimilitude that can make you feel like you are there.

OPUS Balanced Interconnect (OBL) reveals the full potential of your Upgraded Connoisseur Level balanced source components or preamplifier with dual, fully differentially balanced networks for each channel. Most OPUS owners have spent years assembling and investing in their dream system in a quest to get closer to the music. OBL is the linking solution to help dream systems deliver upon their promise of thrilling “you are there” listening experiences every time you press “on” and cue up your favorite source material.




The story behind OPUS Balanced Interconnects only begins with high quality XLR connectors with gold-plated contacts that transfer power effortlessly through precision wound OFHC stranding. OPUS Balanced Interconnect is a significant performance upgrade compared to XL Balanced Interconnect. OBL transfers well-defined bass energy to the bottom of the bottom octave and provides a quieter interface for low-level audio signals than XL Balanced Interconnect.

OPUS Balanced network components are also specifically chosen and matched more closely to suit the electrical characteristics of the cable and its length, and the network itself is calibrated more precisely to the electrical output characteristics of your source components or preamplifier. This extra level of precision adds considerable time to the painstaking manufacturing process, but the results in your system are worth it: from feeling and hearing the full power of the orchestra to every nuance of tonal shading and harmonic resolution within the original performance space.

Vibration and resonance control and isolation also go to new heights with OPUS. Each OPUS Balanced Interconnect has 2 module housings per channel to further isolate the dual fully differentially balanced networks. The extra isolation reduces noise and more effectively damps any opportunity for resonances to affect performance. The components that comprise each network are encased in electrically neutral epoxy and then surrounded by a carbon fiber network housing that has been contoured specifically for the purpose of reducing standing wave reflections. Carbon fiber is nonmagnetic, light, and stiff. The thinner, stronger network housing provides a larger cavity for damping epoxy loading, and the non-magnetic qualities of carbon fiber allow the free and full expansion of electromagnetic fields thereby freeing your system to reveal micro dynamics and harmonic music information more accurately.





  • Standard termination: XLR > XLR
  • Y terminations available
  • Lengths: 1-meter, 1.5-meter, 2-meter, 10-feet, 15-feet, 20-feet, 25-feet and longer
  • Specify components for precise network calibration
  • Custom terminations/lengths/singles always available



This product is available for purchase in-store only.

OBL must be calibrated to your specific source components or preamplifier. Contact us to share the details of your system components and room layout.

Warranty registration not only extends the Transparent Warranty to 5 years, it provides the original owner with OBL recalibrations at no charge in the event that a component change requires network adjustments.