QED Reference Silver Anniversary XT Pair of 3-Metre Speaker Cables Pre-Terminated with QED Airloc Banana Plugs (QE1432)
QED's Reference Silver Anniverary XT speaker cable is the multi-award winning cable that continues to demonstrate QED's commitment to superior, high quality sound within an affordable loudspeaker cable. What Hi-Fi magazines "Product of the Year" for 3 years running, Silver Anniversary XT has been specifically designed as the natural replacement for the multi-award winning Silver Anniversary speaker cable. Combining the features of Silver Anniversary with the added enhancement of X-Tube™ technology to combat the skin effect and deliver stunning sonic detail.
QED Silver Anniversay XT provides excellent tonal quality in all frequencies due to the research and development invested into the QED X-Tube™ technology and in this upgraded cable specifically. The Silver Plated, Oxygen Free Copper stranded conductor is braided around the colour-coded, hollow Polyethylene core so whether you decide to have this cable professionally terminated or simply want to fit your own connectors, this cable will provide excellent surface contact from conductor to the audio connector to offer supberb sound quality.
QED have pre-terminated this pair of speaker cables with the QED’s superior Airloc™ cold weld system and each Banana plug is covered with a colour coded, Red or Black, plastic body
X-TUBE™ WITH AIRCORE TECHNOLOGY HOW IT WORKS
One of the biggest problems facing speaker cables is keeping the inductance low as cable conductor size increases. This is vital to reduce cable losses and prevent inaccuracies in the signal transfer process, i.e. distortion. The normal way to do this is to use a number of individually insulated conductors within the cable construction. This method is utilised to great effect in the design of the QED Genesis Silver Spiral loudspeaker cable, however this results in a product that has a very high quality sound performance, but is expensive to manufacture and can be difficult to terminate.
To take advantage of this design ethos, but in a more conventional format, X-Tube™ forms the conductor in the shape of a tube with an inner aircore. This has the same effect as using multiple insulated conductors and ensures that high frequencies are transmitted cleanly, with the added benefit of ease of termination. This unique tubular conductor geometry also provides lower flux density within the conductors, which gives improved transparency to the sound.
1.) At low frequencies both X-Tube™ and conventional stranded/solid core speaker cable convey signals in a linear way. This is represented by the uniform green colour of the strands shown in the two diagrams above.
2.) At higher frequencies X-Tube™ retains a near-linear signal transfer, whereas the conventional stranded/solid core cable fails to efficiently conduct higher frequencies uniformly across the entire conductor area. The diagram shows excess current density at the periphery (designated in red) and rapidly deteriorating current density (green through to white) towards the centre of the conductor.
The effect of this is to reduce the actual cross-sectional area of the cable at 15kHz to less than 75% of that at low frequencies. The result is induced distortion and a compromise in the performance of the cable.
X-Tube™ with Aircore technology exhibits much lower self-inductance and is therefore less affected by this problem. The use of an innovative Polyethylene aircore enables a reduction in loop inductance to levels only usually achievable by using more costly and difficult to terminate cables.
- 2 x 3-Metre Pre-terminated QED Silver Anniversary Speaker Cables using QED Airloc Banana Plugs
- Plastic bodies, colour coded Red and Black for easy identification
- New design "Forte" plugs offer superior connection for the best sound quality
Specifications Silver Anniverary Speaker Cable
- Construction - Figure-8 arrangement using stranded conductor around an X-Tube™ Aircore
- No. of strands per conductor - Triple braid arrangement of 5 groups of 16 x 0.1mm conductor strands
- Conductor Material - 99.999% Silver Plated, Oxygen Free Copper
- Aircore Material - Low density, Red and White colour-coded Polyethylene
- Dielectric Material - High performance, low density Clear Polyethylene
- Dielectric Outer Diameter - 3.90mm x 2
- Cross-sectional Area - 1.50mm²
- Loop Resistance - 0.021 O/m
- Capacitance - 50 pF/m
- Inductance - 0.47 µH/m
- Disipation Factor - 0.0006
- 2-Metre Pre-terminated QED Silver Anniversary Pair of Speaker Cables using QED Airloc Banana Plugs with Plastic, colour-coded bodies also available
- Custom cut cables available to any length and available with choice of Banana plugs or Spade connectors
- Complete QED Silver Anniversary 100m drum of cables
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As a result of the on-going Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and based on current available advice, we are making some changes to the way we work to protect both our employees and customers. This page will be updated to reflect our current service availability as the situation progresses.
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Please note that for many items, such as those from BDI, Spectral, Optimum International, Salamander and others, delivery times and the delivery service offered vary and such are fully detailed on the items individual webpages.
We reserve the right to request payment of any additional delivery charges that might be appropriate to Islands outside of the Mainland UK, Highlands of Scotland, Northern Ireland and EU destinations.
When delivery is requested to business premises, please ensure you provide specific details about where / how the delivery will be received & signed for; e.g. "please deliver to reception" or "please deliver to goods inward". Please also advise if any there are any limitations on your business opening hours.
If our delivery company fails to deliver your order by the expected day / time, we will of course refund any additional delivery charges that you have paid.
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Items are shipped according to weight. Lighter items with value less than £35.00 maybe shipped by first or second class post. This is not a traceable service and maybe subject to postal delays so customers are always provided with shipping options that are more assured.
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Highlands and Islands of Scotland
Deliveries to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland may be subject to a delivery surcharge and longer delivery times, we will contact you to discuss this if applicable to your order. Alternatively please contact us on 01623 672070 if you wish to discuss this prior to placing your order.
Specialist Furniture delivery services only apply as described on the specific item web page. They are designed to ensure a high level of service, co-coordinating the delivery with you to ensure you are available to take delivery. If your delivery situation is difficult, for access, parking, not at ground floor level etc. please call us at time of order to ensure we know of these difficulties. We can then ensure such difficulties do not delay your delivery.
Failed Delivery Attempts
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UK Overwater Service
UK overwater addresses are not included in our free delivery service, once in the checkout, click on the shipping box to select UK Overwater as your class of shipping service, this will display the shipping charge applicable to the weight of your order. This service will usually takes 1-2 working days, it includes shipping to the following locations, Northern Ireland, Scottish Isles, Sicily Isles, and the Isle of Wight. We currently do not ship to the Channel Islands.
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Shipping to European Union (including Ireland)
We are currently unable to deliver to the EU or outside of the UK
If for any reason you are not happy with your order and wish to return it under current Consumer Protection Law within 14 days, OR within our 30 day No Quibble Return Policy:-
Please call us on 01623 672070 first to discuss why you may wish to return an item and to receive a returns number. We will take all steps possible to solve your problem / offer you a replacement or exchange product, or a refund. We have a no quibble returns policy within 30 days of purchase, provided the item is in a re-saleable condition, (i.e unused, unassembled, unmarked and in original unmarked packaging) we will refund you the cost of the product minus the cost of shipping to you. It is the responsibility of the customer to return the item and ensure the package has been reasonably protected in return transit. You must include a copy of your invoice with the return.
If for any reason you are not happy with your order and wish to return it under current Consumer Protection Law within 14 days, OR within our 30 day No Quibble Return Policy, subject to the following conditions:-
Please call us first to discuss why you may wish to return an item. We will take all steps possible to solve your problem / offer you a replacement or exchange product, or a refund. If the goods are to be returned, in all circumstances you must obtain an RMA Number (Return Material Authorization) from us before returning.
A) If you notify us of your wish to return an item within 14 days of the date of delivery.
It is the responsibility of the customer to return the item and ensure the package has been reasonably protected in return transit. You must include a copy of your invoice with the return. Provided the item is in a re-saleable condition, (i.e. unused, unmarked, un-assembled and in original unmarked packaging) we will refund you the full price that you paid for the product including any standard delivery cost. There are numerous delivery companies that offer online or phone bookings for insured collections and delivery back to us of unwanted orders at very competitive costs. We can assist with advise on this if you call us to request such.
For non-furniture packages up to 30Kgs, if you wish, we can arrange collection during normal working hours - week-days only, by our delivery company, but you should understand that this service bears the cost of collecting the goods from you AND delivery back to us. If you chose to use this service, then the goods are then covered by our delivery company whilst in transit - provided you have correctly and fully repacked the goods in the original packaging. The cost of this service can vary between typically £20 - £30. If you are not available for a pre-arranged collection, then you must bear the cost of any re-arranged one also.
For Furniture, any item including glass and larger items over 30Kgs, you will need to make your own arrangements to ship the items back to us. You may find that the cost of such may be high, perhaps between £20 - £50. For larger items that have been delivered by one of our one or two man services the return cost may exceed £100. In these instances once you have an RMA Number, bringing the item back to our showroom at NG19 9BG may be a good option.
PLEASE NOTE With many of our special delivery services for larger furniture items, you will have the opportunity to inspect the item when it arrives, and if for any reason you decide it is not really what you expected, then you can ask the delivery company to repack and take the item away immediately. You will be liable for the return costs, but these will be less and more convenient than returning the item later.
B) If you notify us of your wish to return an item within 15 to 30 days after delivery
Our no quibble returns policy extends your statutory rights for up to 30 days after delivery.
It is the responsibility of the customer to return the item and ensure the package has been reasonably protected in return transit. You must include a copy of your invoice with the return. Provided the item is in a re-saleable condition, (i.e. unused, unmarked, un-assembled and in original unmarked packaging) we will refund you the cost of the product minus the cost of shipping to you. There are numerous delivery companies that offer online or phone bookings for insured collections and delivery back to us of unwanted orders at very competitive costs. We can assist with advise on this if you call us to request such.
Conditions and Important Notes
ALL PRODUCT PRINTED PACKAGING MUST BE PROTECTED BY WRAPPING / PLACING IN ANOTHER BOX SO THAT NO SHIPPING OR RETURN LABELS ARE ACTUALLY PLACED DIRECTLY ON THIS PRINTED PACKAGING. Where a customer returns their order because it is no longer required, AV4home.co.uk reserves the right to recover the true original delivery costs. This is applicable to orders sent using our free delivery service. Where the customer returns an item that is part of a reduced price/free promotion, the customer will be expected to return all items received as part of the promotion in as new, unused, unopened perfect re-saleable condition or pay the current value for any items not returned.
Cancellation of Order / Return of pre-assembled furniture and B2B (Business to Business) purchases may be subject to a restocking charge.
Cancellation of Special Order Items, such as furniture made to order, bespoke colour and selected features – as usually depicted on the website and identifiable by their longer delivery times, will not be accepted or at least will incur whatever cancellation costs that may be imposed by the manufacturers of the item due to work completed at date of cancellation up to the full cost if the item is complete and enroute / delivered to the customer.
This policy only applies to Consumer Customers, not to business.