Kimber takes Carbon to the speakers


Following the launch of the Kimber Kable 40th anniversary Carbon interconnect cable, Russ Andrews is bringing the Carbon 8 and Carbon 16 loudspeaker cables to the UK. As with the interconnect cable, the Carbon speaker cable features an electrostatically dissipative carbon polymer between the Teflon dielectric and VariStrand conductors.

“The use of an intermediate layer of carbon doped polymer between the copper conductors and insulating dielectric reduces mechanically induced electrical noise, improves overall conductivity by 5% when compared to a standard VariStrand 19.5AWG. And it improves voltage distribution within the insulating dielectric by virtue of the impedance gradient.” According to Ray Kimber, founder and owner of Kimber Kable.

The Carbon 8 loudspeaker cable features eight braided 19.5AWG conductors and is designed to be a lightweight and very flexible cable which places very little mechanical stress on smaller stand mounted loudspeakers. Its big brother, the Carbon 16, features 16 of the same 19.5AWG conductors and is best suited for use with larger stand mount or floor standing speakers.

Each cable is supplied with the tried and tested Kimber banana plugs as standard and is also available with Kimber Postmaster spades for a small additional cost. For the ultimate in connection and performance the high-performance WBT-0610Cu bananas can be fitted at the time of ordering.

Both Carbon loudspeaker cables are braided in the very familiar Kimber Kable style. This construction technique helps reduce conducted and airborne RFI from entering the audio chain. The braid employed in the Carbon Series builds on the work done during the development of the popular Axios range and ensures that the integrity of the Kimber counter-rotating weave is maintained right up to the point of termination. 

Carbon speaker cable is hand-built to order and available now from Russ Andrews prices start at £861 for a 1m pair of Carbon 8, and £1,634 for the same length of Carbon 16.


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