QED XT40i is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 18.
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QED XT40i

Speaker Cable Per Metre
£11 (per metre)
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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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”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 5 out of 5 by from Gr8 sound Now it's 2 weeks what i bought that product and I am satisfied. Was good choice
Date published: 2022-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent cable I recently called up at the Watford branch to enquire how I can extract the most from my dated Denon AVR. Their staff are knowledgable and got back to me very promptly with some great advice, the made a big difference to the sound of my home theatre set up. This speaker cable was one of the recommendations and is excellent.
Date published: 2022-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Audio Cable I wanted to replace my speaker cables and ensure that both L and R had the same length even though I needed less for the L. This is to ensure the phase is maintained equally for both channels. This is an excellent cable and I love the coloured centre core making + and - easy to know. Really thick copper a pleasure to use, giving excellent audio output to even the highest quality speakers.
Date published: 2022-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It just wire, but nice wire, read on----- Is it better then other wire, I do not know, read reviews on line, people said so as did What HI-FI magazine and the staff at Richards Sound. Got it at £9 Metre, so went for it. Would I do it again,YES!
Date published: 2022-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like the improvement in detail. Replacement for some 10 year old flat Cambridge cable. No longer need to run underneath carpet so went for this upgrade, pleased I did, sound is noticeably improved in every respect. Quite thick and stiff, and I struggled to connect until told to remove the internal tube...dummy mistake...problem solved!
Date published: 2022-01-24
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
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