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QED Supremus Zr Speaker Cable - Factory Terminated Pair

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Please note: First shipment of the Supremus Zr speaker cable is due in mid July 2024

The QED Supremus Zr Speaker Cable, with its zirconia plugs and barrels, rhodium-plated locking design, and Airloc™ cold weld system, represents the pinnacle of audio innovation, ensuring minimal plug-induced distortion and maximum connection integrity. Utilising AircoreTM cordage technology, ultra-low resistance conductors, and cryogenic treatment, this cable delivers consistent performance, bringing the amplifier closer to the loudspeaker for better control and accurate reproduction of the original music signal.

 

QED Supremus Zr Speaker Cable - Factory Terminated Pair

 

Please note: First shipment of the Supremus Zr speaker cable is due in mid July 2024

 

If you are a true audio enthusiast, then the QED Supremus Zr Speaker Cable is an absolute must-have. This next-generation flagship loudspeaker cable from British audio specialists, QED, is the result of over five decades of technological evolution and refinement. It has been developed without any compromises, making it the pinnacle of audio innovation.

One of the most notable features of the Supremus Zr is its use of zirconia plugs and barrels. Zirconia is an advanced ceramic material that boasts high mechanical strength and superior scratch resistance, while also providing a lustrous gloss finish. This not only adds to the overall durability of the cable but also ensures that eddy currents cannot be established, resulting in minimal plug-induced distortion.

In addition to the zirconia plugs and barrels, the Supremus Zr also features a dedicated rhodium-plated, locking design. This design ensures maximum surface contact between the plug and terminals, which reduces resistance and improves the overall connection. Not only that, but rhodium is incredibly durable and will provide a maintenance-free connection for years to come.

But perhaps the most impressive feature of the Supremus Zr is its AirlocTM cold weld system. This high-pressure termination process compresses the conductors and plug together, creating a cold-welded area where they effectively become one. This results in a cable with no oxidisation or resistance degradation, ensuring the integrity and fidelity of the analogue music signal is maintained for the lifetime of the cable.

The Supremus Zr also utilises AircoreTM cordage technology, which combines hollow tubular conductors with polyester insulation and a special spiral construction. This minimises skin and proximity effects, evens out current density, and improves uniformity throughout the audio band. Additionally, the cable boasts ultra-low resistance conductors, with a large cross-sectional area, made from silver-plated, oxygen-free copper. This brings the amplifier electrically closer to the loudspeaker, allowing for better control and accurate reproduction of the original music signal.

And if all that wasn't enough, the Supremus Zr also undergoes cryogenic treatment, improving the microstructure of the copper by eliminating crystalline dislocations. This treatment has been found to improve the tone of numerous brass musical instruments, further showcasing the level of detail and care that has gone into the development of this cable.

 

Features

  • Zirconia Airloc™ design for durability and resistance to eddy currents
  • Cold weld system for lifetime functionality
  • Rhodium-plated locking design for optimal contact
  • Aircore technology for consistent performance
  • 6.2 mm² ultra-low resistance conductors for amplifier control
  • Cryogenic treatment for improved tonality

 

NEW Zirconia barrels and boots

Zirconia is an advanced ceramic material that combines high mechanical strength, superior scratch resistance with a lustrous gloss finish. Zirconia is electrically inert, so eddy currents cannot be established, while plug-induced distortion remains vanishingly low.

 

Rhodium-plated locking design

A dedicated rhodium-plated, locking design ensures maximum surface contact between the plug and terminals to reduce resistance. Rhodium is also incredibly durable to deliver a maintenance-free connection.

 

AirlocTM cold weld system

Our high-pressure termination process compresses the conductors and plug together, creating a cold-welded area where they effectively become one. With all the air removed, there is no oxidisation or resistance degradation throughout the cable’s lifetime.

 

AircoreTM cordage technology

This combines hollow tubular conductors with polyester insulation and a special spiral construction to minimise skin and proximity effects. This combination evens out current density and improves uniformity throughout the audio band.

 

6.2 mm2 ultra-low resistance conductors

Boasting a large cross-sectional area, the ultra-low resistance silver-plated, oxygen-free copper conductors bring the amplifier electrically closer to the loudspeaker, enabling it to exercise better control over them, so the fidelity of the original music signal can be more accurately maintained.

 

Cryogenic treatment

This improves the microstructure of the copper by eliminating crystalline dislocations. Numerous brass musical instruments have been found to produce a better tone after deep cryogenic treatment.

 

Specification

  • Cross-sectional area: 6.20 mm2
  • Wire gauge: 10 AWG
  • Outside diameter: 17 mm
  • Loop resistance: 0.005 Ω/m
  • Parallel capacitance: 48 pF/m
  • Loop inductance: 0.49 μH/m
  • Dissipation factor: 0.009
  • Technology: QED AircoreTM; cryogenically treated; QED AirlocTM
  • Conductors:  32 solid core, silver-plated, 99.999% oxygen-free, polyester coated copper
  • Dielectric: Foamed polyethylene, LDPE, and air
  • Plugs: Rhodium-plated, locking Airloc plugs with zirconia barrels

 

About QED Cables Made in United Kingdom

Discover the renowned excellence of QED Cables, a British company with an illustrious history spanning over four decades in the audio-visual connectivity industry.

QED Audio Products was established in 1973 by Bob Abraham and Ian Vine, and it quickly revolutionised the perception of hi-fi cables. In 1978, QED introduced the groundbreaking QED 79-strand speaker cable, which shattered the notion of cables being mere accessories and elevated them to the status of essential hi-fi components. This pivotal moment marked a paradigm shift in how people perceived the role of cables in audio systems.

QED has earned a well-deserved reputation for innovation and technical expertise, recognised worldwide. The company's research and development team utilises cutting-edge computer-aided design techniques to stay at the forefront of technological advancements. This commitment allows QED to deliver products that consistently achieve the highest levels of performance and reliability. As a result, QED cables are highly regarded and recommended by numerous leading hi-fi and home theatre equipment manufacturers across the globe.

QED offers an extensive range of connectivity solutions that cater to diverse audio-visual needs. Their product portfolio includes consumer and installation cables, wireless products, and switching devices. Whatever your requirements may be, QED is dedicated to providing the ideal solution to enhance your audio and visual experiences.

Furthermore, QED proudly holds the title of Europe's number one award-winning connectivity brand. Over the years, the company has received numerous prestigious cable awards from the esteemed 'What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision' magazine. In fact, QED has amassed more awards from 1981 to 2013 than any other brand—a testament to its unwavering commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Choose QED Cables to elevate your audio-visual setup to unparalleled levels of performance, reliability, and innovation. Join the countless enthusiasts and professionals who have made QED their preferred choice for connectivity solutions and experience the true power of exceptional audio-visual connectivity.

 

Specification

  • Cross-sectional area: 6.20 mm2
  • Wire gauge: 10 AWG
  • Outside diameter: 17 mm
  • Loop resistance: 0.005 Ω/m
  • Parallel capacitance: 48 pF/m
  • Loop inductance: 0.49 μH/m
  • Dissipation factor: 0.009
  • Technology: QED AircoreTM; cryogenically treated; QED AirlocTM
  • Conductors:  32 solid core, silver-plated, 99.999% oxygen-free, polyester coated copper
  • Dielectric: Foamed polyethylene, LDPE, and air
  • Plugs: Rhodium-plated, locking Airloc plugs with zirconia barrels

UK Delivery

 

1. We use Royal Mail 1st Class Services as a Standard Postage Option

Orders received before 4.30pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) are usually dispatched the same day by FIRST CLASS post (unless premium postal or timed courier services are selected), subject to stock availability. Over 98% of our orders are usually delivered the next working day including Saturdays.

Standard delivery is usually within 2-3 working days, although 98% of all orders are delivered the next working day including Saturdays . In extreme cases, such as delivery to the Highlands and Islands, this may take 3 days.

All items are fully insured and come with an invoice from Futureshop.co.uk. We use the Royal Mail for delivery of small packages and DPD or Interlink Express for items that weigh over 2KG. Items over 2KG are fully insured and will usually be delivered within 48 hours of placing your order Monday to Friday subject to stock availability. For International orders, we use FedEx Services where customers have selected this option.

Please note, special orders for non-standard cable lengths or custom-made cables may be subject to longer delivery time-scales. This may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer.

We offer 'Free UK delivery on orders over £99' subject to the following terms & conditions:

  • Applies only to orders with £99 or more of items (including VAT at the UK rate), at FutureShop.co.uk
  • Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK (excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by UK Mail).
  • Applies only to deliveries to addresses within mainland UK and Northern Ireland addresses. Applies only to orders that are to be delivered to a single Mainland UK delivery address.
  • You will not be eligible for free delivery on your order if any items are cancelled or returned for a refund, bringing the total order amount below £99. Where items are returned, the refund due will be the cost of the item less any postage costs.
  • We reserve the right to change or discontinue 'Free delivery on orders over £99 promotion at any time.
  • FREE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OVER £99 OFFER DOES NOT APPLY TO TRADE CUSTOMERS.

Free Delivery on orders over £99 utilises Royal Mail First Class postal service for items weighing under 2KG. For items weighing over 2KG, we use DPD or Interlink Express next working day services which deliver from 9.00am to 6pm within mainland UK.

Free Delivery for orders over £99 excludes Royal Mail Special Delivery Services and timed next day delivery services by DPD or Interlink Express.

 

Royal Mail 1st Class Shipping DPD Next Day Delivery

 

2. Special Delivery UK - Guaranteed Next Working Day

We have 99.9% of the UK covered With Royal Mail Next Day Special Delivery. We guarantee delivery to most UK addresses by 1pm the next working day. This includes Northern Ireland, Jersey and Guernsey. Some places take longer to deliver to but we still guarantee delivery within three working days by 5.30 PM.

For the Next Day Special Delivery service, orders must be received by futureshop.co.uk by 4.30pm weekdays. Orders after the 4.30pm deadline cannot be guaranteed for same day dispatch.

Please note, Royal Mail Special Delivery for next working day may not be possible where non-standard cable lengths are ordered. If this is the case, the item will be shipped via The Royal Mail Special Delivery service as soon as the cable is custom made.

For orders weighing over 2KG, we reserve the right to ship items using Next Day Pre-Noon Courier Services where Royal Mail Special Delivery option has been selected.

 

Royal Mail Special Next Working Day Delivery

 

3. Channel Islands & Northern Ireland

We accept orders from all Channel Islands including Alderney, Jersey, Guernsey and Sark. Unless you select a premium service, Items weighing under 2KG are delivered using our standard UK delivery option above. For items weighing over 2KG, a surcharge may be applied for all deliveries to the Channel Islands as well as Northern Ireland.

 

European Countries

Deliveries to EU member states are subject to 20% VAT. We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 10 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 3 to 7 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 24 to 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm for next day service to most destinations in Europe
  • Federal Express International Economy - Item are usually delivered within 48 to 72 hours

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Worldwide - Excluding UK & Europe

Deliveries outside of the EU are not subject to 20% VAT and so the 20% tax on items is automatically deducted when you login or register.
We offer the following shipping services:

  • Royal Mail First Class International Untracked Airmail Services - Items are usually delivered within 15 working days.
  • Royal Mail First Class International Tracked Airmail - Items are usually delivered within 10-15 working days.
  • DHL Express International - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. DHL orders must be received by 3:30pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.
  • Federal Express International Priority - Items are usually delivered within 48 hours. FedEx orders must be received by 3.00pm in order to ship items the same day, subject to stock availability.

Where the actual weight of the package significantly exceeds the shipping cost charged on orders, we may write to you for an additional shipping charge. For larger orders, items may be shipped in multiple packets.

 

Royal Mail International DeliveryRoyal Mail International Tracked DeliveryFedEX Express Economy International DeliveryFedEX Express Priority International DeliveryDHL Worldwide Express International DeliveryDHL Econmy Select International Delivery

 

Enhance Your Experience: Free Cable Burn-In Service with Nordost VIDAR Machine

 

Please take note of the following details regarding our cable burn-in service:

  • Cable Compatibility: We regret to inform you that we cannot burn-in cables with stripped bare ends or BFA plugs. In order for cables to undergo the burn-in process, they should be terminated or have connectors.
  • Timing: Cables will be burnt in for the selected period after processing your order. For custom-length cables, the burn-in process will occur after they have been terminated by the manufacturer or our engineers unless specified otherwise in the product description.
  • Availability: Future Shop provides our cable burn-in service free of charge, but its availability is at our discretion. While we strive to fulfil all burn-in requests for the specified time periods, please understand that during exceptionally busy periods, we may be unable to meet the demand due to limited connections on the Nordost Vidar cable conditioning machines.

The Nordost VIDAR cable burn-in machine integrates three key functions into one operation:

  1. Charge Neutralisation: It eliminates charges that accumulate around the cables and their insulation, ensuring a more balanced electrical environment.
  2. Deep Conditioning: The machine provides a wide band and deep conditioning process that affects the conductor core, resulting in changes to the signal transmission through the metal. This deep conditioning enhances the cable's performance.
  3. Ultrasonic Surface Conditioning: The VIDAR machine utilizes ultrasonic waves to condition the surface of the conductors, optimizing their contact and overall conductivity.

The VIDAR employs a proprietary combination of composite and complex signals to condition the cables. These signals comprise ultra-low and ultra-high frequencies, extending beyond the range of video frequencies. The signal moves back and forth along the cable, penetrating deep into the core with ultra-low frequencies and traversing the surface with ultra-high frequencies. This transmission method generates beat harmonics between the two complex waveforms, which permeate all layers of the cable. The circuitry of the VIDAR also drives electrons from the conductor into the insulation area, neutralizing electrical charges.

 

 

Nordost Vidar Burn-in Machine

 

 

So, what does this all mean for you?

The ultimate outcome of conditioning cables with the Nordost VIDAR is improved sound staging, increased detail, and an overall more musical presentation in your audio system.

Now, you may wonder why cable burn-in is necessary. During cable manufacturing, gasses become trapped as insulation is applied over the conductors. Additionally, new cables often possess high electrical charges, resulting in a brittle and bright sound that lacks the desired detail and depth for music production.

When cables undergo burn-in, the trapped gasses are dissipated, and small impurities in the conductor metals begin to exhibit diode-like behaviour, favouring current flow in a specific direction.

Here are the physical effects of the burn-in process:

  • Charge Neutralisation: The burn-in process neutralizes charges in the conductors and insulation, promoting a more balanced electrical environment.
  • Wide Bandwidth Frequencies: The conditioning affects how signals pass through the metal, enabling a wider range of frequencies to penetrate all cable layers.
  • Signal Transmission: The burn-in process establishes the directionality of the cable, optimizing signal transmission from one end to the other.

When cables are properly burnt in, you can expect the following audible changes in your audio system:

  • Fuller and Natural Sound: Your system should be capable of producing a more immersive and realistic performance with a fuller and more natural sound.
  • Increased Detail: You may notice enhanced details and nuances in the music, allowing you to perceive subtle elements that were previously hidden.
  • Improved Soundstage: The dimensionality of your system's soundstage can be greatly improved, creating a more spacious and immersive listening experience.

At Future Shop, our goal is to maximise your satisfaction. That's why we offer a free burn-in service on all our cables before they arrive at your door, enabling you to sit back and enjoy the benefits of properly conditioned cables in your audio system.

 

 


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