QED XT40i is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 29.
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QED XT40i

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£11 (per metre)
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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.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Cable! Excellent cable with Oberon 5 speakers and Cambridge CXA amp, made a mistake with purchasing Chord ClearwayX to start with and even though it costs another £7 a metre it just didn’t suit the amp, sound was thin with no three dimensional dynamics at all, the QEDXT40i was the opposite with exceptional mid bass and sweet treble and the sound stage appeared!
Date published: 2024-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value and excellent sound quality. Bought this cable to use with a Bluesound Powernode 2i and Dali Oberon 1 speakers. Very pleased with the results - more revealing and fuller bass. Much better than the basic 79 strand cable I was using previously! Only negative is that, not being familiar with them, I had trouble terminating them until I checked the QED website. I didn't realise you need to cut back the inner tubular core first. After that, all went smoothly.
Date published: 2024-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It really does make a difference! I have to say that I have always been sceptical about claims that things like cables can affect the sound of a system. However, after taking the plunge and investing in new speaker cables, I have been surprised at the improvement. Listening to Nabuma Rubberband by Little Dragon, I am hearing things I have never noticed before.
Date published: 2023-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great demo experience Great in store experience with Kurt. Allowed me to listen to different speakers to find the right one for my music taste.
Date published: 2023-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good solid copper wire This is just a great speaker cable. It was helpful to get the usual specialist advice available from Richer Sounds
Date published: 2023-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Good looking quality cable with solid balanced sound.
Date published: 2023-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality Great quality and helps speakers sound great and lots of spare
Date published: 2023-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a difference I brought these by recommendation and so glad I did. My system is a marantz amp and monitor audio bx2 speakers, with a ifi zen DAC. The new leads have brought a lot more clarity and flawless performance. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2023-03-29
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