QED Silver Anniversary XT Reference Speaker Cable Banana Plugs Terminated
QED Silver Anniversary XT Reference Speaker Cable Banana Plugs Terminated has the added enhancement of the Aircore™ technology found in the most prestigious QED X-Tube cables. The precise cylindrical construction of the silver-plated, 99.999% pure, oxygen free copper cables reduces the distortion caused by ‘skin effect’.
The result is a completely neutral speaker cable that will allow your hi-fi or home cinema system to perform at its best. The cable is a standard ‘figure 8’ configuration and is attractively finished, with each silver-plated core visible through a flexible 3.9mm diameter clear polyethylene outer sheath.
BANANA PLUGS Terminated
Designed to fit standard 4mm amplifier and speaker sockets found on most high-end audio separates, these premium banana plugs are constructed from a gold plated metal conductor with lantern pin section. Termination of speaker cable is facilitated using twin screw fixing for easy assembly. The twin screw cable termination ensures a consistently high level of performance and connectivity.
Aircore™ Technology Explained
One of the big problems as cable conductor size increases, is how to keep the inductance low. This is vital to reduce cable losses and prevent inaccuracies in the signal transfer process, i.e. distortion. The normal way to do this is to use a number of individually insulated conductors within the cable construction. This method is utilised to great effect in the design of QED’s Genesis Silver Spiral loudspeaker cables.
To take advantage of this design ethos, but in a more conventional format, X-TUBE forms the conductor in the shape of a tube with an inner aircore. This has the same effect as using multiple insulated conductors and ensures that high frequencies are transmitted cleanly, with the added benefit of ease of termination. The unique tubular conductor geometry also provides lower flux density within the conductors, which gives improved transparency to the sound.
The overall result is more high frequency detail, less distortion and greater performance.
- Wire gauge – 16 AWG
- Unique SPOFC triple braid 5 x 16 x 0.1mm
- X-Tube™ technology
- Jacket OD – 3.90mm
- Cross-sectional area – 1.50mm²
- Loop resistance – 0.021 Ω/m
- Capacitance – 50pF/m
- Inductance – 0.47 µH/m
- Dissipation factor – 0.0006
- Ideal for use in all installations
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QED Silver Anniversary XT Reference speaker cable is also available unterminated or be fitted with Airloc Forte banana plugs or spades on request (see QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable Airloc Terminated).