Posted on 16th April, 2019


Kimber Kable is 40 years old this year. To mark the occasion, Russ Andrews is introducing a one-off, limited edition version of Kimber's famous PBJ analogue interconnect.

Usually, nobody wants a 40 year-old sandwich. Thankfully then, this PBJ is a classic cable named after the classic peanut butter and jelly (jam) sandwich.

Kimber Kable 40th Anniversary PBJ

The 40th anniversary Kimber PBJ cable boasts all the features of the original, plus it is being offered with upgraded WBT 0114 RCA phono connectors in place of the standard Kimber UltraPlate connectors.

The original tri-wire braid has been retained in its authentic colours of red, blue and black, making PBJ one of the most instantly recognisable cables in the world.

Why PBJ - you can't eat the cables. Well, the term PBJ has become ubiquitous with anything that was seen as a staple since the second world war so Ray Kimber thought it the ideal name for a cable he hoped would, and indeed has, become a staple interconnect with audiophiles.

Kimber PBJ Tech

Kimber Kable PBJ 40th Anniversary

The PBJ tri-wire braid is made up of three VariStrand copper conductors, each is individually insulated with high-quality fluorocarbon dielectric and then braided together, with the red wire used for the signal, the blue for the ground and the black as an additional ‘drain' wire. The PBJ's construction and the familiar weave reduces both airborne and conducted RFI for better sound, as a result of its natural filtering characteristics.

The VariStrand conductors, made from Hyper-pure copper, are second only to pure silver in terms of efficient signal transfer. Each conductor is made up of seven different gauges of wire, each of which favours a different frequency range, allowing the cable to pass the entire frequency spectrum of the music with increased accuracy. The fluorocarbon insulation is applied at lower temperatures than many other insulations, thus reducing any potential for heat damage on the copper.

Simon Dalton from Russ Andrews told StereoNET

40 years ago Ray Kimber launched his company with 4PR, a speaker cable that has taken the audio world by storm. His first interconnect, PBJ, was launched shortly afterwards and is a seminal cable that has attracted outstanding reviews and user reactions from the four corners of the globe. It is fitting therefore to kick-start the celebrations of Kimber's 40 years in business with the re-introduction of his first and perhaps most well-known cable – but now with the added benefits of WBT.

PBJ is available direct from Russ Andrews for a limited period for £170 per 1m pair.


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