AudioQuest Type 4
Speaker cables with pre-attached banana plugs (25-foot pair)
Our take on the AudioQuest Type 4 by Crutchfield's Steve Kindig
High-value, high-performance speaker cables
AudioQuest's Type 4 speaker cables deliver finely detailed sound from your high-performance audio system. AudioQuest carefully engineered their cables based on years of their own in-house research to transfer signals as cleanly and faithfully as possible.
Solid conductors improve accuracy and clarity
Type 4 cables feature four solid, long-grain copper conductors to ensure highly efficient signal transfer with minimal loss. Solid conductors eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can add brittleness to the sound with multi-strand conductor cables.
Precise cable geometry
These AudioQuest cables use two 17-gauge and two 20-gauge conductors. This difference in diameter reduces the possibility of distortion caused by any particular conductor's sonic "signature." A specialized spiral arrangement of the four conductors minimizes potential signal interaction, resulting in sound that's clearer and more dynamic.
- speaker cables with pre-attached banana connectors
- four solid, pure copper conductors
- two 17-gauge and two 20-gauge for full-range signal transfer
- conductors arranged in cross pattern to minimize mutual interference
- current-carrying equivalent of a pair of 15-gauge conductors
- silver-plated banana plugs
- textile braid cable cover
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- Two 25' lengths of speaker cable with a pair of BFA Banana connectors on each end
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Solid Conductors: All four of the AudioQuest, CinemaQuest Type 4 speaker cable conductors are solid. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the single greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat harsh and distorted sound. Solid conductors enable the Type 4 cables to produce very clear sound.
Long-Grain Copper: The Type 4 cable's LGC (Long-Grain Copper) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and provides overall better performance.
4-Cross 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 effect the sound. The spiral construction of Type 4 cable allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and information intelligibility than if the same conductors were run in parallel. The specific 4-cross geometry used in Type 4 cables maximizes this advantage.
Insulation: Since the Type 4 cables use solid conductors it doesn't require hard insulation and can take advantage of the vibration damping advantage of a softer insulation.
SST (Spread Spectrum Technology: SST (Spread Spectrum Technology) is a method for significantly reducing distortion flaws by using a precise combination of different size conductors.
Terminations: The Type 4 cable utilizes high quality BFA/Banana
connectors that allow the Type 4 cables to be securely attached to your speakers
and amplifier. The BFA/Banana connectors are a dull looking silver because its
metal is plated directly over the connector itself. There is no shiny and harsh
sounding nickel layer underneath to distort your audio signal.
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