QED 79 Strand
This iconic speaker cable quickly became an industry standard. Only QED 79 Strand cable gives you amazing
performance combined with convenience to cope with the most demanding placement situations. QED 79 strand
uses a 'figure 8' construction and is the only cable ever to win the prestigious “Federation of British Audio TEST OF
TIME” Award. This cable is ideal for use in all installations.
QED 79 Strand Speaker Cable features the following QED Technologies:
99.999% Oxygen Free Copper
Speaker cables have to carry a lot of current. If the electrical resistance of the cable is too large, part of the music
signal will be lost,
causing a detrimental effect on the fidelity of the sound you hear. To stop this from happening
we make the resistance of our speaker cables as small as possible. We do this by using the largest practical cross-
sectional area of copper within the size constraints of each cable. In order to squeeze the last drop of performance
from the conductors we make sure that there are no impurities in the copper which would defeat the object of
making them so large. That’s why we use 99.999% oxygen free copper exclusively.
If a bare wire termination method is used the exposed copper quickly oxidizes increasing the resistance of the
cable, which has a detrimental effect on the fidelity of the sound you hear. Available as an option, QED Airloc plugs
eliminate this problem by preventing oxidization and providing a gold plated mating surface which remains low
resistance for ever.
British Audio Federation
Test of Time Award