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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”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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real improvement in sound Really happy with the purchase and the prompt delivery. They are thick cables and difficult, but not impossible, to fit into my banana plugs.
Date published: 2020-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speaker cable Amazing quality cable. I have this connecting my Cambridge Audio CXA81 amplifier to my KEF LS50s. However with the thickness and quality comes a downside, the cable is so thick it was a little difficult connecting it to the amplifier and there is some bulging copper wire left hanging out of the binding post - the speaker was fine however. Still get's 5 stars as they sound great, maybe I'll try putting some banana plugs on at some point to make the connection cleaner.
Date published: 2020-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from QED XT40i I bought this cable a few weeks ago. Right away I noticed a level of detail and balance I’ve not heard at this price level before. The more I burn this cable in the better it gets. the soundstage is so tall and wide compared to my other cable AudioQuest rocket 11. This qed cable is highlight recommended for medium range systems. As always Richer Sounds service was excellent. Thanks to the team at Bromley.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crystal clear high and mid QED XT40i Crystal clear high and mid frequencies. Cable allows very fine detail. Those tiny little sounds in recordings that make high end audio. My system. Troels Gravesen DTQWT speakers, Chord 2qute DAC, Allo digione streamer, DIY Rod Elliot P101 power amp, Cyrus Pre amp VS2. I am using the cable in a bi wire system, connecting the high frequency session, I can not comment on bass quality. One more plus for this cable is that it is pretty easy to terminate, the outer sheath strips well. I soldered to gold spades and banana plugs, it solders well. If you have good equipment and speakers, but you feel you are lacking top end and mid detail, sparkle, this cable can open that up.
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Time to get wired Good quality copper content , however the cable needs a better phase(polarity)identifying method. Looks the business and does exactly what it should very well.
Date published: 2020-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cristal Clear Very good cable! Thick but flexible. The only down side is that it can be tricky to fit the banana plugs
Date published: 2019-12-20
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