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AudioQuest CinemaQuest Type 4 Speaker Cable

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Brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where applicable).

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Backed up by a 5 year manufacturer's warranty.

Rated 5/5 based on 4 customer reviews
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Fisual Surefix Banana Plug (x2)
Fisual Surefix Banana Plug (x2)
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The classic 4mm banana plug termination applied to almost any speaker cable with heatshrink for the neatest of finishes. Fisual Surefix are genuine gold-plated banana plugs which can be applied to just about any speaker cable from our workshop engineers whether it's cable you already own or you're buying from us. Price here is for a pair of plugs.

Fisual Surefix Spade (x2)
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The Fisual Surefix Spade is a high quality termination for just about any speaker cable. This gold-plated 4mm spade can be applied to speaker cable ends by our on-site engineers in our workshop using a crimp-sealed and heatshrink method to eliminate any potential damage oxygen can inflict on exposed copper. Price here is for a pair of spades.

QED Metal Airloc Banana Plug (x2)
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QED's classic banana plug gets the premium treatment. This metal-cased gold-plated plug is great addition to speaker cable of the highest quality. The plug is 'cold welded' using specialist crimping tooling at our workshop which looks and feels fantastic. Price here is for a pair of plugs.

QED Plastic Airloc Banana Plug (x2)
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A great value permanent banana plug from cable supremo QED. These plastic barrelled plugs complements any decent quality speaker cable, 'cold welded' onto copper cable in our on-site workshop with specialist crimping tools. Price here is for a pair of plugs.

AudioQuest Fixed BFA Plug (x2)
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This is AudioQuest's own termination of choice when it comes to applying plugs to the ends of speaker cable. These BFA camcon-style plugs are silver-plated for a supreme connection between your amp and speakers and have a nice-to-the-touch rubberised barrel to aid grip when pushing in and out. The AudioQuest BFA plugs can only be applied by ourselves in our workshop using specialist tooling. Price here is for a pair of plugs.

QED Plastic Airloc Spade Plug (x2)
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A great value permanent spade plug from cable supremo QED. These plastic barrelled plugs complements any decent quality speaker cable, 'cold welded' onto copper cable in our on-site workshop with specialist crimping tools. Price here is for a pair of plugs.

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There's genuine science behind the Audioquest CinemaQuest Type-4 speaker cable and no spurious marketing fluff. The Type 4 is a properly designed cable to drive properly designed equipment and in our opinion delivers sound reproduction better than many more expensive cables.

Type 4 uses pure oxygen free long grain copper conductors which offers a warmer, open sound. Its black/blue nylon outer braid jacket has a top-end premium feel and in-between a soft insulation absorbs any vibrations which can negatively affect the sound quality. A combination of these major ingredients, and many more subtle details add up to explain how even an affordable cable like Type 4 can sound so good.

Prestige Audio - 30 Day Trial

Prestige Audio - 30 Day Trial

We can offer a no-quibble trial of a 3m pair of these cables, already terminated with Audioquest's BFA plugs. Try them out on your own kit and if satisfied you can either keep your trial pair or we can swap them over for a new set in lengths you prefer. We'll then arrange to take the trial cables back from you.

Of course, if they don't quite meet your expectations, send them back within 30 days and we'll give you a full refund when they return.

Contact one of our sales team today to arrange your 30-day trial or to give you more cable advice: 01706 878444.

Conductors

Conductors

All four of Type 4’s conductors are solid. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the single greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat harsh, dirty and confused sound. Solid conductors are the most important ingredients enabling Type 4’s very clear sound. Whether a conductor is solid or stranded, skin-effect is a prime distortion mechanism in speaker cables. Type 4 very simply keeps this effect out of the audio range by using conductor sizes that are below the threshold for audible distortion.

Long Grain Copper

Long Grain Copper

Type 4’s LGC (Long-Grain Copper) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding “loss,” without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance. All drawn metal exhibits directionality, whether in hardware store wire or in the best AudioQuest cable. We wish we could design away this awkwardness. Since we can’t, we pay close attention to optimizing performance by clearly marking the cables and our terminations. Please watch for these markings when installing any audio cables.

Cable Geometry

Cable Geometry

The relationship between conductors defines a cable’s most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even when those variables are kept in a reasonable balance, the relationship between conductors can be varied in ways that greatly effect the sound. The spiral construction of Type 4 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in parallel. The specific 4-cross geometry used in Type 4 maximizes this advantage.

Insulation

Insulation

In a low level cable the insulating material significantly affects the cable’s performance. However, in a speaker cable the electrical effect of insulation is almost only heard as a dry irritating sound prior to a cable being fully “run-in” technically “adapting to a charged state.” The term “break-in” does not apply because taking away the charge will slowly return the cable to its “new” condition. The insulation’s mechanical (hard vs. soft) properties make an important difference in stranded cables. The harder the better in order to minimize strand movement. Since solid conductors don’t need hard insulation, they can take advantage of the vibration damping advantage of a softer insulation.

SST (Spread Spectrum Technology)

SST (Spread Spectrum Technology)

Any single size or shape of conductor has a specific distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors (solid round or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, any particular size does have a sonic signature. SST is a method for significantly reducing the awareness of these character flaws by using a precise combination of different size conductors. SST has enabled Type 4 to be the biggest possible four conductor cable that avoids audible skin-effect.

Terminations

Terminations

A quality cable demands a quality termination. Stripped bare wire and even DIY plugs leave the copper conductors exposed to signal-degrading oxygen which will require the cable to be re-terminated over time.
AudioQuest CinemaQuest speaker cable can be specially terminated with AudioQuest's Silver Crimp BFA Plugs in our workshop, which seals in the copper leaving a neat connection. Alternatively we can apply QED's Airloc terminations or Fisual Surefix bananas or spades which are hand crimped and then nicely finished with heat shrink. Please select from the options above.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Conductor Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC)
Gauge 15 AWG (1.65mm²)
Jacket Braided
Terminations None. Plugs or Spades Applied on Request
Type Speaker Cable
Cross Dimension (Total Width) 12mm
Cross Dimension (Total Height) 12mm

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

All of our reviews are provided by real customers with verified purchases.

31 May 2016

Very good speaker cable for reasonable price.
5
20 August 2015

- Holywell

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19 July 2015

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13 July 2014

- Horley, Surrey

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5

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