QED XT40i is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14.
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QED XT40i

Speaker Cable Per Metre
£12 (per metre)
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If you'd like your cables to be cut into several specific lengths, please contact your local store and they will be happy to process your order.
Please note, this cable has a maximum reel length of 50 metres and will be shipped unterminated, please bear this in mind when ordering.
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For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.

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”At this price, you’ll struggle to get your system sounding cleaner.” ’What Hi-Fi?’ – 5 Star review.

An award-winner, improved

Building on the award-winning original, the XT40i adds new tech to make the best, better still. The new Air Gap dielectric improves the sound’s precision, while improved X-Tube technology enhances the stereo imagining and realism.

Air Gap dielectric
For the improved XT40i, QED has increased the separation between conductors, creating a low-loss Air Gap dielectric. This improves the dissipation and capacitance characteristics, resulting in many sonic improvements. In terms of carrying a rhythm and timing, the XT40i is better than ever.

X-tube technology
Conventional cables can fail to conduct high frequencies uniformly across the entire conductor area. QED's X-Tube cable technology allows a near-linear signal transfer at treble frequencies for greater detail and realism of sound - especially at higher frequencies.

Very low resistance – ideal for longer runs
A further benefit with the QED XT40i cable is the large 4mm squared cross sectional cable area. Combined with the use of 99.999% oxygen-free copper cable, there's very low resistance, which makes it easier for your amplifier to drive your speakers, no matter what its power rating. It also makes the cable suitable for longer cable runs, with less signal loss over longer lengths.

Whatever you taste in music, hear it at its best, with the QED XT40i.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cable order Generally I always have great service from Richer sounds and no complaints. However I ordered some quality speaker cable recently of which the cost came to around £100.00. I am not sure where the cable was dispatched from but the packaging was atrocious. It was just thrown in a plastic bag and there was no attempt to coil it or protect it and I was not impressed with this. Please pass this on!. Product great, staff at Oxford great but the care of packaging for postage was appalling.
Date published: 2021-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crisp and clear. My old marantz was bi wired so i brought this when i purchased my arcam sa 20. Great improvment on my qed bi wire.
Date published: 2021-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice cable great sound as always from qed Bought xt40 i to use as crossover bridge for speaker
Date published: 2021-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The icing on the cake! Having upgraded my old Marantz kit to the latest Marantz items PM6007 amplifier and CD6007 CD Player, my 16 year old Mission 33i floorstanding speakers were the weakest link. Fortunately I acquired a pair of Q Acoustics 3050 floorstanding speakers, but the QED Silver Anniversary cables, which I used on the Missions, didn't bring out the best in them. As Q Acoustics recommend QED cables, I decided to go for these QED ones instead. I contacted my nearest store, which is in Leicester, and spoke to Sebastian. As I didn't want the ends terminated, and as I don't think my kitchen knives or dresssmaking scissors would be good enough to make them amp and speaker ready, Sebastian stripped and bared the wires for me. (Have always received great service from this branch.) When they arrived, I decided to compare the two types of cable and what difference. I played the CD "Mettavolution" by Rodrigo y Gabriela for the test. In using these cables, the acoustic guitars sounded amazing as well as the synth effects and the chorus vocals. Now my system is complete!
Date published: 2021-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality cable for main speakers Bought this cable to replace 20 year old some Gale XL 315 cable! Chose QED because my 5.1 set up is all Q Acoustics, and QED is there sister company so compliments it nicely. Great quality cable and noticeable improvement. Would recommend.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't fault Richer Sounds This product was delivered last week and is excellent quality and value. Sure there are cheaper cables, but I wanted a quality, crisp sound which the cable has delivered. The Which! testimonial of the product on the website was also helpful in establishing which cable to choose. I also bought a Project T2 turntable from Richer Sounds around 3 months ago which is also an excellent product. I really can't fault Richer Sounds. They are very competitive on price, the advice both in-person, on the phone and online is second to none and their delivery timings have been exceeded by two days on both occasions. Thank you for great products, service and prices.
Date published: 2021-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding Cables, Good Service I was moving furniture around in the house during Lockdown and needed to get a longer run of cable So the Xt40i was a good choice and sounds great, the sales team very also very helpful when I came to fit the banana plugs.
Date published: 2021-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement speaker cables Having purchased the xt40 speaker cables 2 years ago, I moved my speakers to a new location which involved requiring longer speaker cables. A quick call to Richersounds I realised the xt40 cables were redundant and mixing the cables was a big no-no. I was advised to replace the cables with xt40i which were a step up from the xt40. After receiving the cables in the post (3 days) and a quick installation, the improvement between the xt40 and xt40i is night and day. Clear, crisp and warm to compliment the system, (dali opticon 8s, roksan blak). Brilliant purchase, excellent service and as always superb advising from the staff. **
Date published: 2020-09-08
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Buy now, pay later available in-store or by phone, on items over £500

We offer 6 and 10-month options.

Call your local store or our telesales team for details

For purchases over £500, you can settle the balance in 6 months, and in 10 months on purchases over £1000 and pay no interest whatsoever. If you settle part of your loan in the deferral period you won’t pay interest on that part. You can still pay off the loan sooner if you make additional payments. If you’d rather spread the cost over 36 months, you can set up a loan repayment plan when the payment-free period comes to an end at 19.9% APR representative. 19.9% interest. A one-off settlement fee of £29 will be applied. Subject to application, financial circumstances and borrowing history. Ts&Cs apply. Richer Sounds Limited acts as a credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance acts as the lender. Click for eligibility criteria or to Find out more.