KIMBER KABLE CARBON SPEAKER CABLES
If you liked the look of the Kimber Kable Carbon interconnects, prepare yourself for two flavours of speaker cable from the new range.
First came the Kimber Kable 40th anniversary Carbon interconnect cables, today Russ Andrews announces the availability of the Carbon 8 and Carbon 16 loudspeaker cables in the UK.
Kimber Kable Carbon Speaker Cable
The Carbon speaker cable features an electrostatically dissipative carbon polymer between the Teflon dielectric and VariStrand conductors, just like the recently outed interconnect.
Ray Kimber, founder and owner of Kimber Kable, explained to StereoNET:
The use of an intermediate layer of carbon-doped polymer between the copper conductors and insulating dielectric reduces mechanically induced electrical noise, improves overall conductivity by 5% when compared to a standard VariStrand 19.5AWG. And it improves voltage distribution within the insulating dielectric by virtue of the impedance gradient.
Do the Strand
Both the Carbon 8 and Carbon 16 loudspeaker cables feature braided 19.5AWG conductors. Their names signify the number of strands used. So, Carbon 8 features eight strands and the Carbon 16, well, you get the idea.
The Kimber Kable Carbon 8 has been designed to be a lightweight and very flexible cable and so places very little mechanical stress on smaller stand-mounted loudspeakers. The Carbon 16, on the other hand, is best matched with larger stand-mount or floor standing speakers.
Plug in Baby
The cables come terminated with the tried and tested Kimber banana plugs as standard.
Alternatively, you can opt to have them fitted with Kimber Postmaster spades for a small additional cost. You also have the choice to request them finishing with high-performance WBT-0610Cu bananas when you order.
Naturally, they wouldn't be Kimber Kables without them sporting the distinct braiding.
Not only does it look good, but it has also been proven to help reduce conducted and airborne RFI from entering the audio chain.
Price and availability
The Kimber Kable Carbon speaker cables are hand-built to order and available now from Russ Andrews.
Kimber Carbon loudspeaker cable prices (with Kimber bananas):
- 1.0m pair £861
- 2.5m pair £1524
- 3.5m pair £1966
- 4.5m pair £2408
- 1.0m pair £1634
- 2.5m pair £2960
- 3.5m pair £3844
- 4.5m pair £4728
For Kimber Postmaster spades add £35 and for WBT-0610Cu plugs add £353 to the above prices.
StereoNET UK’s Editor and Bass playing gadget junkie. He’s captained the good ship GadgetyNews for over a decade, making low jargon high tech a very handy thing. His passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
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