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AudioQuest Type 5 Speaker Cable


AudioQuest Type 5 Speaker Cable

Prepared speaker cable in the Netherlands - hand made by AudioQuest engineers to order - these cables come beautifully presented and to an incredibly high standard.

The speaker cable model Type 4 was first introduced about 1983. It wasn’t the prettiest cable, but the performance advantage of its polypropylene insulation was dramatic and much appreciated. Several evolutionary steps later, the current version of Type 4 was introduced in 1995—a design whose foundation is so well balanced that it hasn’t changed since then—and still isn’t changing. Type 5's Low-Distortion & Low-Noise speaker cable is essentially Type 4 with better metal, and with conductors that are a little farther apart, reducing interaction between adjacent conductors by 35%.

Features :

  • Solid Perfect-Surface+ Sonic-Signature Conductors
  • Carbon-Loading and Direction-Controlled Noise-Dissipation
  • Star-Quad Geometry
  • Gold or Silver Plated Terminations

Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors :

A finessed combination of grainless-sounding Perfect-Surface Copper+ Sonic-Signature conductors, plud Long-Grain Copper, enable a smooth and natural "lack-of-character". Solid conductors eliminate harshness and confusion due to reduced strand-interaction.

Carbon-Loading and Direction-Controlled Noise Dissipation

Carbon-Loading and Direction-Controlled conductors provide effective Noise-Dissipation, minimizing noise modulation and amplifier distortion.

Star-Quad Geometry :

The relationship between conductors defines a cable’s most basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). However, even when those variables are kept in a reasonable balance, the relationship between conductors can be varied in ways that greatly affect the sound. The Star-Quad construction of Type 5 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in parallel.

Gold or Silver Plated Terminations :

AudioQuest offers a wide range of high-quality connectors that allow Type-5 to be securely attached to any type of equipment. Quality is in the low-distortion sound, not necessarily in the eye-candy effect. AQ ends are either a dull looking gold or silver because these metals are plated directly over the connector. There is no shiny and harsh sounding nickel layer underneath. AQ spade plugs are soft because better metal is soft, and facilitates a higher quality connection. For pieces requiring a banana plug or BFA connector the AQ BFA/Banana provides unprecedented performance over conventional brass versions.

Specification :

  • Length: Custom
  • Metal: Perfect-Surface Copper+ & Long-Grain Copper
  • Geometry: Star-Quad
  • Jacket: Black/Brown Braid
  • Plugs: SureGrip Spade of BFA/Banana (Gold or Silver)