Our Verdict 
Best Buy Awards 2012. Impressive cable – level of detail, subtlety and scale are superb. There's plenty of punch and attack, too.
For 
Twin electrical screening
clean vibrant and detailed sound
Against 
Nothing
Reviewed on

This is the first time in five years that we’ve decided to give Awards both to optical and coaxial digital leads. And, as in 2007, it’s QED that provides a winner in the shape of its excellent Performance cable.

With a purple trunk, dark-chrome plugs and gold-plated connectors, it looks flamboyant – and that panache extends to its performance.

It’s assertive, but good at conveying subtleties. The sound is clean and vibrant. There’s a good sense of energy too, with plenty of attack.

This is an excellent all-rounder and a better performer than many pricier alternatives. You’d have to spend significantly more to get a noticeable improvement, and even then you’d struggle to find better value for money.

 

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