QED's new XT Evolution speaker cable
New from QED is its XT Evolution speaker cable. selling for £6.50 a metre. The new model is said to draw on the technology of the company's high-end Genesis and X-Tube cables, and QED says it "‘raises the bar' by delivering truly unprecedented sonic performance at its price.”
The cable is designed in a ‘figure 8' configuration, with each positive and negative conductor using five individually insulated, 99.999% pure silver-plated oxygen-free strands.
These are wound round a hollow central tube, and held in place with a 100% Mylar wrap and a 5mm diameter clear polyethylene outer jacket.
The company says this creates "The result is a cable that boasts significantly lower impedance than a traditional speaker cable with pure copper cores of the same cross-sectional area.
"In addition, the individual parallel conductor geometry, combined with the hollow central spacer, means the cable has a very low inductance and therefore minimal effect on an amplifier's damping factor.”
QED cables are distributed by Armour Home Electronics.