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Loudspeaker Cables

Here at Cymbiosis we provide a range of loudspeaker cables from a variety of companies including Chord Company, Naim, Kudos, Linn and QED. Finding the perfect loudspeaker cable to match your system is critical to its overall performance, turning a good system into a truly great one.

 

 

The cabling used in any system, especially the loudspeaker cables, is a vital component in creating the ultimate Hi-Fi performance.

Due to each individual’s needs, most of our loudspeaker cables are custom-made, taking into account length, termination and single, bi-wire or even tri-wire configuration. For the Chord Sarum Reference range please visit the Chord Sarum page.

Kudos KS-1 Loudspeaker Cable

Kudos KS-1 loudspeaker cable was developed by Kudos around a year ago for use for internally wiring their range of loudspeakers and is another element in ensuring absolute consistency of product quality over time.

Kudos KS-1 is the result of the KISS principle of design: the right materials, well executed win over fancy marketing related engineering every time.

KS-1’s conductors are 19 strands of silver-plated Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) insulated with Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) run with a slow twist and all surround by a hard PVC outer for protection. physical damping and simplicity of use.

FEP shares PTFE’s ideal low dielectric constant but is a little softer for improved mechanical damping. The choice of 19 strands is not random: there were multiple listening tests carried out to identify sonic differences from the number of strands changing while keeping the overall conductor diameter the same. Nineteen proved to be the ideal.

Kudos KS-1 loudspeaker cable is available now and can be ordered in your chosen length and termination.

Chord Company RumourX Loudspeaker Cable

Chord Company Rumour X Loudspeaker Cable

When Chord Company Rumour was launched in 1996, it was one of the smallest loudspeaker cables available (16 AWG). It sounded a lot bigger than it looked, it carried detail and dynamics really well and it was more coherent than just about any other cable around. As people got over the size and listened, rather than looked, it became a very popular cable. Apart from cosmetic changes it remained unchanged for many years. The size, the colour and the performance mean it’s still a popular cable. Chord Company Shawline shielded loudspeaker cable shares the same conductors.

Previous versions of Rumour loudspeaker cables used PTFE insulation (often referred to as Teflon™) and until the arrival of Taylon®, this was the “go to” material. Although expensive, PTFE offered the best performance.

Material technology is constantly developing and improving and alternatives to PTFE are now available. While the high cost of Taylon® prevents Chord Company from using this in all of their ranges, they were able to find a suitable family of insulation materials known as XLPE (Cross-linked Polyethylene). One version of this material looked particularly interesting and following listening tests, proved to be clearly better than the PTFE in Rumour loudspeaker cable – now known as Chord Company Rumour X.

Chord Company ClearwayX Loudspeaker Cable

Delivering performance at a good price. Chord Company Clearway (now ClearwayX) speaker cable has won WHAT HIFI? Best Speaker Cable award 2015, 2016 and 2017. It uses a clever combination of materials to produce a speaker cable with a performance level that usually costs a lot more!

The ClearwayX uses 14 AWG multi-strand oxygen free copper conductors – big enough to bring control and definition to both book shelf and floor standing loud speakers.

The performance has recently been significantly improved by changing the insulation from FEP to XLPE. Hence the new name. Choice of insulation has a profound effect on a speaker cable and contributes to its neutrality. The wrong choice of insulation can produce unwanted tonal colouration.

Shielding a speaker cable brings subtle nuances that make music come alive. ClearwayX can transform the performance of your system particularly when it comes to coherence and timing. It will let you further into your favourite music.

Naim NAC A5 Loudspeaker Cable

NAC A5 is Naim Audio’s multi-strand loudspeaker cable, consisting of two separated 4mm conductors. Its design is optimised for use with Naim amplifiers and any loudspeakers by ensuring that its capacitance, inductance and resistance are entirely compatible.

We recommend its use along with Naim’s right-angled, twin loudspeaker plugs, which provide a safe, convenient and very effective connection for your Naim amplifier.