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QED Performance Coaxial review

Best Buy Awards 2012. Impressive coaxial cable Tested at £30

5 Star Rating

Our Verdict

Best Buy Awards 2012. Impressive cable – level of detail, subtlety and scale are superb. There's plenty of punch and attack, too.


  • Twin electrical screening
  • clean vibrant and detailed sound


  • Nothing

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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