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    QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
    SKU: C-QSAXT/100

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    The QED Silver Anniversary XT has been specifically designed as the natural replacement for the multi-award winning Silver Anniversary speaker cable. Designed with performance in mind, the Silver Anniversary-XT speaker cable boasts all of the characteristics associated with Silver Anniversary but with the added enhancement of the Aircore technology found in the prestigious X-Tube series.

    “Product of the Year 2005, 2006 & 2007". What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision

    “This excellent product has been our budget cable benchmark". What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision July 2008

    The QED Silver Anniversary XT connects your Amplifier to your speakers.

    • QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable

    • Please note, you need to enter a quantity of 2 for a pair

    • Awarded Speaker Cable of the Year 2005, 2006 & 2007 What Hi-Fi Magazine

    • Unique SPOFC triple braid 5 x 16 x 0.1mm

    • Compressible Teflon Aircore for ease of termination

    • Low resistance, low capacitance and low inductance

    • Easy strip Polyethylene outer jacket

    • 2 x 1.88mm2 conductor cross sectional area

    • Terminal connectors - Optional. Choice of AIRLOC Banana or AIRLOC Spade terminal plugs

    • Lifetime UK Warranty

    • SAME DAY DISPATCH BY FIRST CLASS POST (If ordered before 4.30pm Mon to Fri)

    FOR BIWIRE VERSION OF THE QED SILVER ANNIVERSARY CABLE - CLICK HERE.

    FOR 100m SILVER ANNIVERSARY CABLE REEL AT BULK PRICE - CLICK HERE.


    X-TUBE™ WITH AIRCORE™ TECHNOLOGY – HOW IT WORKS.


    One of the big problems as cable conductor size increases, is how to keep the inductance low. This is vital to reduce cable losses and prevent inaccuracies in the signal transfer process, i.e. distortion.

    The normal way to do this is to use a number of individually insulated conductors within the cable construction. This method is utilised to great effect in the design of our Genesis Silver Spiral loudspeaker cables. However, this results in a product that has a very high quality sound performance, but is expensive to manufacture and can be difficult to terminate.

    To take advantage of this design ethos, but in a more conventional format, X-TUBE forms the conductor in the shape of a tube with an inner aircore. This has the same effect as using multiple insulated conductors and ensures that high frequencies are transmitted cleanly, with the added benefit of ease of termination. This unique tubular conductor geometry also provides lower flux density within the conductors, which gives improved transparency to the sound.

    THE SIGNAL

    1.) At low frequencies both X-TUBE™ and conventional stranded/solid core speaker cable convey signals in a linear way. This is represented by the uniform green colour of the strands shown in the two diagrams above.

    2.) At higher frequencies X-TUBE retains a near-linear signal transfer, whereas the conventional stranded/solid core cable fails to efficiently conduct higher frequencies uniformly across the entire conductor area. The diagram shows excess current density at the periphery (designated in red) and rapidly deteriorating current density (green through to white) 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. The result is induced distortion and a compromise in the performance of the cable.

    X-TUBE with Aircore™ technology exhibits much lower self-inductance and is therefore less affected by this problem. The use of an innovative Polyethylene aircore enables a reduction in loop inductance to levels only usually achievable by using more costly and difficult to terminate cables.

    TERMINATION

    We can terminate your cable with QED's superb 24 Carat gold plated AIRLOC termination plugs. AIRLOC is QED's specialised loudspeaker termination method and offers the very best termination with QED speaker cables. This is a solder-free, airtight fusion between the cable and plug and offers optimum signal transfer, excellent signal quality and perfect long-term performance.




    FREE CABLE BURN-IN SERVICE OPTION USING THE NORDOST VIDAR MACHINE WHEN YOU PURCHASE THIS CABLE FROM FUTURESHOP.CO.UK

    We are pleased to offer a free cable burn-in service for this cable when purchased through us. The Nordost VIDAR cable burn-in machine combines three different functions all in one operation:

    • It neutralises charges that build up around the cables and the insulation

    • It provides a very wide band and deep conditioning into the conductor core, which produces changes in the way signals pass through the metal.

    • It ultrasonically conditions the surface of the conductors.


    • The VIDAR uses a proprietary combination of composite and complex signals to condition the cables. Parts of the signal oscillate at ultra-low frequencies, while other parts are in ultra-high ranges which extend beyond the range of video frequencies. The signal bounces in a ping-ping ball-like fashion from one end of the cable to the other. During the burn-in process, ultra-low frequencies penetrate deep into the core of the cable. The ultra-high frequencies zip along the surface. This method of signal transmission a set up beat harmonics, or heterodynes, between the two complex waveforms. In the digital domain, this would be referred to as aliasing products. These beat frequencies penetrate all layers of the cable.

      The design of the circuitry also has a unique feature which drives electrons above the conductor into the dielectric (or insulation) area. The VIDAR not only sends ping pong signals along the cable, it also sends a similar signal from the centre core to the outer shield in the case of interconnect cables. This function neutralises the electrical charges discussed above.

      So what does that all mean to me?
      The end result of conditioning cables with the Nordost VIDAR is improved sound staging, increased detail, and an overall more musical presentation.

      READ MORE ABOUT THE NORDOST VIDAR CABLE TREATMENT

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      HOW TO ORDER

      Simply select the length of cable, the type of plug and the termination required (one end or both ends) from the drop-down menus above and click on the 'Buy' button to add the item to your basket. Your cable will be dispatched within 24 hours subject to Future Shop Terms & Conditions.

      WHY CHOOSE QED AIRLOC FORTE

      When AIRLOC Forte plugs are fitted to a cable they are subjected to such high pressure they undergo a process called 'cold welding' which transforms the plug and cable into one solid piece of metal.

      The graph below shows that when full pressure is reached, resistance is at a minimum. In addition, because all the air has been removed, there will be no degradation of sonic performance caused by oxidisation of the contact area, for the whole lifetime of your cable.



      NEW QED AIRLOC Forte plugs enable optimum performance and maintain signal integrity between amplifier and speaker.

      QED speaker cables only use 99.999% oxygen free copper, in many cases enhanced by silver plating.

      In Order to maintain channel tonal balance and minimise speaker cable resistance you should make sure your cables are of equal length.

    Product Summary

    Product:  QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
    EAN:  5036694010525
    Price:  7.50 GBP
    Condition:  New
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    SKU: C-QSAXT/100

    Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.
    Based on 26 ratings from 26 reviews.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    The Customer Service is very Good, they always answered to the emails i sent very nicely and quickly, gonna Buy here again!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    With QED silver anniversary XT speaker cable all audio frequencies are at the right place and on real level. Thank you for this product.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    I was using Supra Ply 3.4 speaker cable and now I was curious to move to the next level to test QED silver anniversary as I heard good things about this cable but I was not quit convinced until I audit myself I can say it’s one of the best investments I've made. I was amazed by the difference in performance. The sound was so much more brilliant. The supra cable sounded poor, deluded, and far less dynamic in comparison. The QEDs, I noticed right away the soundstage was extremely open and were a lot more detail and transparency, I experience the sound to be very airy and with a hugely broad soundstage. I felt the impression of the sound to be more lifelike as you were in a million dollar studio, the tweeter and midrange were very clear and detailed; in fact I am now hearing some tiny instruments so clearly that I have not heard before... my conclusion: the sound system is now very airy and lot of space between the instruments “fantastic” the voices are so authentic you have to hear to believe, this cable is 5 stars, and I believe every one can afford to buy this cable if you are really looking for good and a very decent hifidelity speaker cable, check these out. And if you never believed that good cables can make a huge impact in your system than my friends out there I highly recommend this cable you won’t be disappointed depending on using good quality amplifiers and the speakers which will make you smile in your daily life.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Thoroughly recommend this speaker cable, especially for the price. Though i would recommend that you get spades or banana plugs fitted by futureshop and save the hassel as the cable is a bit thick 'cause of the hollow tube in the middle. Very nice hollow graphic sound stage and the highs sparkle. Certainly an upgrade from the QED balanced design concept that I had before

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Excellent cable for the price, very neutral ,I have used again in the past... I'm very satisfied with Future Shop,they are professional all the way!!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Très bon produit reconnu par tous depuis longtemps, délais de livraison très court même en international (Belgique). Connectique parfaitement réalisée? Merci. ENGLISH TRANSLATION: Great product recognized by all for a long time, delivery time very short even in international (Belgium). perfectly realized connections? Thank you

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    a bit more detail, not worth buying if you want a cleaner, nicer sound, when comparing with a one quality cable, then you will need to upgrade to get more to liking

    Rating: 3 of 5 Stars!  3 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Purchased 29/01/2016. Qed Silver Anniversary XT Speaker/ Cable -burn in period 96 hrs I purchased the above cable as a replacement for a speaker cable that i purchased in november 2015 along with my system which consists of Marantz MCR610 and Q acoustics 3020 bookshelf speakers .In hindsight the cable i picked at time was the wrong type cable for this sytem. I contacted futureshop for advise and a spoke to a consultant called Adam who listened to my problem and the type of sound that i was looking for, he suggested the above cable would be my best choice. Since the cables have been installed, i can say that the system has come to life , the music has attack ,the top and mid range are very clear and detailed in fact i am hearing instruments that i have not heard before. The bass is tight and well controlled and with a good low bass extension . Overall the system now has a open sound stage and is balanced across the audio range , also at low level volume levels all the detail is heard without the bass being overblown. This cable is 5 stars + and is worth every penny. As regards futureshop service it provides first class, from otaining advise, to delivery of goods , to the finish of the supplied cables . TOP MARKS TO FUTURESHOP !!!!!!. from a very happy HI-FI listener. Colin Mckay - Scotland

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Service and cable are excellent.! Finally I get rid off unknown brand cables, and replace with QED. Astonishing sound...unexpected brilliance clarity and bass from my Q Acoustic 2020i speakers! Satisfied with futureshop, price is good and web user friendly.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Excellent speaker cables Nothing wrong to report

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Very good product, that delivers fine music with many details, without missing any part of the signal.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Amazing service, I purchased QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable with QED AIRLOC Forte Banana ends. The speed the cables were sent were brilliant. But the quality, packaging and certifictae to prove to they were made correctly and to QED's spec is amazing and what really stood out. Thank you so much for a great product and speed service. The price was the best i found on the internet too, so thanks :) This has improved the quality of the music coming out my DENON DM40 mini hifi unit and Q Acoustics Q3020 speakers! Many thanks Manish

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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    I was originally using chord cables,but when i switched to QED Anniversary XT cable the difference between the cables was like chalk and cheese.I noticed right away that the midrange was significantly enhanced and the bass was more tighter,far less boom now and sounding superb,i never thought that the cabling would really make any difference,but i was wrong, i now have a sound that myself and my friends who are also into hifi would not have believed,so to all you people that think that speaker cabling doe's not matter,think again.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    This cable is just perfect. Fast and dry base, brilliant midrange and perfect timing. And the space between the speakers is wide open and detailed. This cable is better than Inakustik Reference LS 1203! Thanks a lot to Futureshop!:-)))

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    livraison rapide,emballage soigné,bon câble pour le home cinema tout est plus détaillé,bon prix.Merci futureshop!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    I noticed a significant improvement in treble and bass when I bought Chord Silver Screen (Mid ranges unchanged from QED micro) but in my particular room, i have to be careful with bass and the Chord cable made my system far too bass heavy and as I was bi-amping, I simply swapped the low cable for this QED Anniversary XT which solved the problem with the bass immediately. So I'd certainly recommend this cable if you want killer treble and clarity. If your bass needs seriously filled out then the Chord may be better, but if you are happy with your bass and want to fill out the mid and highs, use this one - a beautifully balanced cable.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Excellent cable ! I have connected my new rega Brio-R power amplifier to my focal 826 speakers. The older cables are used to connect the speakers to my onkyo home theater amplifier ! Very good price compared to France !

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN TREBLE AND MID RANGE Produce nice brightness to Treble and Mid, I didn’t feel – tell now – much difference in bass. Use with caution in already bright systems. Mid range and Treble may become so bright – like losing some bass breath in them – Good improvement in the sound quality overall. MY HIFI SETUP: ( Harman Kardon HK3480 Stereo Receiver ) ( Infinity Alpha 50 floorstanding Speakers ) ( Marantz CD 5003 CD player ) ( Monster FlatScreen Stereo Audio Cable ). My old cables (Norstone Classic CL150 15 m ) these cable recommending by the manufacture to be used for ( Small floorstanders, bookshelves and surround speakers ).

    Rating: 4 of 5 Stars!  4 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
    Submitted By: on
    Good quality. good sound .

    Rating: 4 of 5 Stars!  4 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
    Submitted By: on
    Awesome cable ! Good looking and quality ! Merci futureshop ;)

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Excellent cables. I bought a 3m length for my centre from the bristol sound and vision show to see if it really made a difference!! WOW complete difference, very clear and makes the bass more tight. Have now got the cable for my fronts and will try today! Definately better with the terminations!!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Quality! Massive improvement, well terminated, Recommend!!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    I disagree with the previous post, if terminal size is an issue, you can strip the wire back, cut the air core down and then just twist the wires together, job done and fits perfectly with excellent contact. I bought these to go to my rears in my surround setup, I can honestly say you dont think its gonna do much difference untill you hear it, Highs are crisp and clear, bass is defined and smooth. A definate must buy! Have just bought bi-wire and another length for my centre to replace the rest of the wire in my system, top buy and very recommended!

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    I have never been a keen spend much money on speaker cable, but after buying new speaker i thought it was time to cough up. The first thing i noticed was how the rear surrounds came alive! i can really hear the high end now, i always thought they sounded a bit muddy but now they sound they way i wanted them. Ask for the fronts and centre... mind blowing. When i watch a film now it really feels like my my room is massive and im surround by depth an clarity. I would recommend this upgrade to anyone, esp if you have been running cheap cable. Thanks what hi-fi, cause i wounld have dreamt of buyin the XT if it wasnt for all the awards.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
    Product Reviewed: QED Silver Anniversary XT Speaker Cable
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    Bought unterminated, I did struggle to get it in to my spring clip speakers but, with a bit of patience they went. What a difference. They immediately changed the tone of my old speakers, bass went from boomy and monotone to tight and musical even general TV has a lovely clarity to it. Without doubt the best £20 I have spent, I can honestly say that it has saved me from buying a new pair of speakers, the difference is that great.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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    good cable, best used on banana speakers an terminals, wont fit in many spring terminals, quite a thick lead, but sounds top.

    Rating: 5 of 5 Stars!  5 out of 5 stars.
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