PERFORMANCE

XTC

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Five Star Award Winning design featuring QED X-Tube technology

XTC utilizes the same  technology as Silver Anniversary X-Tube but with the removal of the silver plating and extra wide conductor spacing it aims at a warmer and rounder sound compared to its more expensive sibling.

Length 2m 3m 5m

AWARDS AND REVIEWS

"a great budget cable from QED"

WHIFI-5-star, September 2010

WHIFI-5-star, September 2006

FEATURES AND BENEFITS

High performance low density polyethylene dielectric

Cuts down on the amount of audio signal energy lost due to cable capacitance


X-Tube Technology

At low frequencies both X-TubeTM and conventional stranded/solid core speaker cables convey signals in a linear way. However, at high frequencies, X-TubeTM retains a near-linear signal transfer, whereas the conventional cable fails to conduct uniformly across the entire conductor area. The result is that X-TubeTM delivers greater fidelity across the audio spectrum which would otherwise be lost in ordinary cables.

99.999% Oxygen Free Copper conductors

Provides a low resistance path for the audio signal

Specifications

Ideal for use in all installations

High performance low-density Polyethylene dielectric
99.999% OFC conductor
X-Tube™ technology
3 x braids of 16 x 5/0.09mm stranding
Hollow PE central core of 1.5mm OD
Jacket OD - 4.00mm
Wire gauge 17 AWG
Cross-sectional area - 1.50mm²
Loop resistance - 0.025 Ω/m
Capacitance - 17pF/m
Inductance - 0.69 µH/m
Dissipation factor - 0.0006
Ideal for use in all installations

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WHAT THIS CABLE IS USED FOR

CONNECT YOUR:

Hi-fi

Home theatre systems

TO YOUR:

Speakers

X-TUBE TECHNOLOGY



At low frequencies both X-TubeTM and conventional stranded/solid core speaker cables convey signals in a linear way. However, at high frequencies, X-TubeTM retains a near-linear signal transfer, whereas the conventional cables fail to conduct uniformly across the entire conductor area.

In standard speaker cables at high frequencies current flow is highest at the periphery with rapidly deteriorating current density 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. This results in higher distortion and compromises the performance of the cable.

X-TubeTM with polycore technology exhibits much lower self-inductance and is therefore less affected by this problem. The polycore technology reduces loop inductance to levels only achievable using more costly and difficult to terminate cables.

The result is more high frequency detail, less distortion and greater performance.