About Us


Founded by Bob Abraham and Ian Vine in 1973; QED has, over the past 40 years, acquired unparalleled knowledge and experience of hi-fi and home cinema cables and connectivity.


We can also legitimately claim that, during this period, we have changed people’s perspectives about hi-fi cables. Consumers no longer believe that ‘bell wire will do’ or that ‘any old cable will be fine’. This understanding that cable quality is important and makes a real difference to your enjoyment began with the launch of the QED 79 strand speaker cable in 1978.


We’re the market leader but we’re certainly not complacent. Our design engineers constantly investigate new technologies and undertake scientific research to ensure we always offer our customers the very best products on the market. As far back as 1994 we conducted the most extensive ever scientific investigation into the effects of speaker cables on hi-fi system performance. The results were astonishing, and can be found on our website under the heading ‘The Genesis Report'. The report produced clear evidence that speaker cables do matter, and we continue to use this information today. We urge you to try QED cables for yourself. If you do you’ll discover the differences in sound quality that QED hi-fi cables can really make.


QED’s reputation for both innovation and technical excellence is known throughout the world. The latest computer aided design techniques allow our research and development team to keep pace with technological advances and deliver products that achieve the highest levels of performance and reliability. This is why QED speaker cables and interconnects are recommended by so many of the world’s leading manufacturers of hi-fi and home theatre equipment, and also why so many of our products have won prestigious awards. For your convenience, and to better understand the different cable products we offer, we have divided them into four separate ranges: Profile, Performance, Reference and Signature.





In 1988, QED introduced Systemline, the world’s first universal IR controlled multiroom system.


During 1994 we conducted the most extensive ever scientific investigation into the effects of speaker cable on hi-fi system performance. Read the results in "The Genesis Report". Hear them whenever you listen to your favourite music using QED hi-fi cables.

QED offers a wide range of high quality, great value products covering all aspects of connectivity including; HDMI cables, Digital and Analogue Audio Interconnects, Home Cinema Connections, Speaker Cables, Switching Units and wireless ‘uPlay’ products.


To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we have developed two completely new Analogue Audio Interconnects; ‘Signature Audio 40’ and ‘Reference Audio 40’. We are confident they deliver unsurpassed sonic performance at their respective price points.


Please contact us for further information about the products and services we provide.





QED is owned and operated by Armour Home Electronics Ltd. a leading supplier of Consumer Electronic and Custom Installation products in the UK.


Armour Home provides premium products, solutions and services to the specialist hi-fi, home theatre and entertainment market in the UK and more than 60 countries around the world.

We design, manufacture and sell award winning products under our brands:
Q Acoustics, QED, Alphason Designs, Systemline and Goldring.

Our product portfolio of more than 1,200 items includes: whole house multi-room audio visual distribution systems (Systemline), hi-fi cables and wireless streaming solutions (QED), hi-fi and home theatre loudspeakers (Q Acoustics), television, home theatre and office furniture (Alphason Designs) and hi-fi turntable cartridges and styli (Goldring).





Armour Home Brands



Alphason Designs

Alphason Designs
Alphason designs & manufactures a range of exclusive TV Stands, TV Cabinets, Office Furniture, Desks & Chairs which are perfect for placing your Q Acoustic products on, and listening to them in comfort.
www.alphasondesigns.com

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Grado Headphones

Grado Headphones
Grado almost certainly make the best sounding headphones and earphones you can buy.
www.grado.co.uk

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Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio

Q2 Wi-Fi Internet Radio
Using your wi-fi you can reach over 10,000 radio stations around the world in a compact, unique design. You can have great sound quality in literally the palm of your hand.
www.q2radio.co.uk

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Audica

Audica
Audica creates amazing, high quality speaker systems to enhance your experience whether you’re listening to your music or watching a movie.
www.audica.co.uk

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Goldring

Goldring
Established over 100 years ago, Goldring uses its rich heritage in headphones and turntable cartridges to bring you some of the best products available today.
www.goldring.co.uk

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Systemline

Systemline
Systemline multi-room entertainment systems equip your home with 'central heating for sound'
www.systemline.co.uk

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Myryad

Myryad
Every Myryad audio separate has been evolved and refined to delight with style and performance
www.myryad.co.uk

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Q Acoustics

Q Acoustics
What Hi-Fi? magazine described Q Acoustics' range of award-winning speakers as "some of the most forward thinking products in existence." With a wide variety of speakers and accessories you are guaranteed to leave happy.
www.qacoustics.co.uk

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Stand and Deliver

Stand & Deliver
Stand & Deliver are the clearance website for end-of-line, and discounted TV stands, TV Cabinets, Office Furniture, Desks and Chairs from the exclusive Alphason website.
http://www.standanddeliver.com

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