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Van Den Hul The Inspiration Hybrid Bi-Wire Speaker Cable - Factory Terminated

£100.00 £83.33
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Van Den Hul The Inspiration Hybrid
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12 Months
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If you want Future Shop to terminate your speaker cable with our special range of plugs, select Banana/BFA/Z-Plug or Spade plugs from the drop-down menu. We offer a wide range of options on how our highly trained and experienced engineers can fit the plugs to your selected cable. If an option is not available for your requirements, please call us on 0800 772 3688 or 0208 905 1555. All cables are tested for signal integrity before shipping.

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If you want Future Shop to terminate your speaker cable with our special range of plugs, select Banana/BFA/Z-Plug or Spade plugs from the drop-down menu. We offer a wide range of options on how our highly trained and experienced engineers can fit the plugs to your selected cable. If an option is not available for your requirements, please call us on 0800 772 3688 or 0208 905 1555. All cables are tested for signal integrity before shipping

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Select the desired length for your cable from the drop-down menu.

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SPEAKER CABLES:

A quantity of 2 means you will receive a pair of speaker cables e.g. for your front left and front right speakers. By entering a quantity of 1, you will get a cable for a single speaker e.g. centre speaker and this option also enables you to vary the length (and termination) of your cable for each speaker.

OTHER CABLES:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive a single cable in the case of aerial, satellite, subwoofer, digital coaxial & optical cables and a pair of cables in the case of 2 rca to 2 rca analogue audio cables.

NON-CABLE PRODUCTS:

A quantity of 1 means you will receive 1 of the specified products.

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The INSPIRATION HYBRID is a new product in our state of the art FUSION SERIES of audio interconnects and loudspeaker cables which incorporate our new developed highly advanced FUSION conductor material. Next Day Delivery.

Van Den Hul The Inspiration Hybrid Bi-Wire Speaker Cable - Factory Terminated

 

The INSPIRATION HYBRID is a new product in our state of the art FUSION SERIES of audio interconnects and loudspeaker cables which incorporate our new developed highly advanced FUSION conductor material. The INSPIRATION HYBRID’s main application area is to serve as a highest quality twin lead loudspeaker cable, though it equally exels when used for bi-wiring, bi-amping or as an interconnect. The INSPIRATION HYBRID’s design incorporates a number of unique features which widen its field of application and improve performance compared to regular twin lead loudspeaker cables:

  • Please note, you need to enter a quantity of 2 for a pair
  • The cable is equipped with a heavy shield.
  • The signal leads are placed in a so-called star quad configuration
  • The cable contains a separate central ground lead which, if applicable (*), is intended to serve as ground connection between loudspeaker cabinet and amplifier ground

The above mentioned design features avoid possible audio signal interference caused by external electromagnetic noise radiating into your power amplifier’s signal (feedback) path, entering through the loudspeaker lines. Furthermore, when using digital (switchmode) power amplifiers, any radiation of residual noise from the loudspeaker lines is prevented. As such, these measures help to keep your system’s noise floor down, thereby allowing it to reveal more detail. (*) Remark: Some loudspeaker manufacturers now equip their loudspeakers with a separate ground connection: e.g. Tannoy with their new Dimension range TD-8, TD-10 and TD-12 and for sure others to come.

  • The stranded signal lines are made of our new developed highly advanced FUSION conductor material and are furthermore embedded in a conductive layer containing our Linear Structured Carbon ®. The sonic result is a very detailed signal transmission with a superb spacious character. There is no sign of any sonic harshness or lack of definition.
  • The jacket and insulation throughout the cable are made of HULLIFLEX ® 4, a very rugged insulation material which provides outstanding protection.

 

Listen and be inspired!

Further details:

In The INSPIRATION HYBRID four star quad configured signal lines surround a central ground lead. The signal lines are intended to be pairwise combined to form a twin lead loudspeaker cable with a total cross-section area of 2 x 3.94 mm and a resistance of 2 x 1.4 Ohm/100m. The central ground lead is intended to serve as an optional ground connection between any amplifier and loudspeaker’s ground terminals. Next to the signal lines’ star quad configuration and separate ground lead, additional protection against R.F. interference is provided by the cable’s heavy braided screen, which should be grounded at the amplifier side and be left disconnected at the loudspeaker end. Having four signal lines, The INSPIRATION HYBRID is also suitable to be used as a bi-wiring or bi-amping loudspeaker cable; (Total cross-section area: 4 x 1.97 mm; Resistance: 4 x 2.8 Ohm/100 m).

 

Specifications

  • Cable Type: Screened 5 conductor
  • Conductor Material: FUSION TECHNOLOGY: amorphous Cu/Zn/Ag alloy + HYBRID: Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)
  • Design Purpose / Application Area(s): Highest quality loudspeaker cable / Exotic DIY interconnect
  • Eff. Conductor Ø/Eq. AWG No./Strands: Each signal lead: 1.97 mm / ~AWG 14 / 98. Ground lead: 0.56 mm / AWG 19.6 / 7. Screen: 4.45 mm / AWG 10.7 / 252
  • External Diameter / Dimensions: 11.5 mm
  • Resistance 20 °C / 68 °F: Two red or blue signal leads combined: 1.4 Ohm/100 m. Central ground lead: 3.2 Ohm/100m. Screen: 0.45 Ohm/100m
  • Capacitance: 318 pF/m
  • Insulation / Dielectric Strength / Test Voltage: Cores: HULLIFLEX ® 4; Jacket: HULLIFLEX ® 4 / 300 Vrms min
  • Connector Types Suitable: When combining leads into pairs (e.g. as twin lead speaker cable or at amplifier side of bi-wiring cable): Our 5.0 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Bus type Universal Speaker Connectors; Custom mountable on any length ordered.
  • Standard Sales Units / Lengths: 50m reels; With connectors mounted to specifications: any length or without connectors
  • With connectors mounted the cable is also available in stereo pairs (i.e. two separate cables) in the following standard configurations:
  • Bi-amping configuration: Each of both cables having 4 connectors at the amplifier side and 4 connectors at the speaker side.
  • Bi-wiring configuration: Each of both cables having 2 connectors at the amplifier side and 4 connectors at the speaker side.
  • Normal wiring configuration: Each of both cables having 2 connectors at the amplifier side and 2 connectors at the speaker side.
  • Jacket Colours Available: Gold tone
  • Remarks: Mounting:
  • 1) When twin lead wiring a loudspeaker, the two internal red leads should be combined to form the loudspeaker + connection. Likewise, the two blue leads should be combined to form the loudspeaker – connection.
  • 2) When bi-wiring or bi-amping a loudspeaker, the first red and blue conductor pair is used to connect one speaker section and the second red and blue conductor pair to connect the other speaker section.
  • 3) When ordered with connectors mounted, The INSPIRATION HYBRID comes ready made with a ground lead at each side of the cable

 

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.

 

About Berri Bus Connector

 

 

The Berri bus connector is our improved bus connector with a high quality modular solder style loudspeaker cable termination system universally suited for all our loudspeaker cables and wire types. Most important improvements are:

  • No shrinking tube needed
  • Spade & Banana head are better fixed with an extra clamp
  • Improved looks

Because a connector must handle current, our design is made for this job. All parts are heavy 24 carat gold plated so oxidation is almost impossible and the contact quality is maintained over a long period of use. In short, our versatile Berri Bus Connector provides a reliable and durable high quality connection to your amplifier and loudspeaker binding posts. For optimal contact care we recommend our The SOLUTION contact fluid. At the cable end located in the direction of the “van” side of the “van den Hul” cable printing (i.e. at the amplifier side), both the cable shield and the cable’s central ground lead are connected together and exit as a ground lead, which is to be connected to the power amplifier’s dedicated ground terminal (or chassis). If it is impossible to connect this ground lead to any ground terminal (or chassis screw) at the amplifier, it can be connected to the amplifier’s “–” (i.e. black) output terminal of the channel in question. At the cable end located in the direction of the “Hul” side of the “van den Hul” cable printing (i.e. at the loudspeaker side), the cable shield is left disconnected. Here only the cable’s central ground wire exits as a ground lead. If your loudspeakers are equipped with ground terminals, this ground lead should be connected to the speaker’s ground terminal of the channel in question. If your loudspeakers are not equipped with ground terminals, this ground lead should be left disconnected.

Specifications

  • Cable Type: Screened 5 conductor
  • Conductor Material: FUSION TECHNOLOGY: amorphous Cu/Zn/Ag alloy + HYBRID: Linear Structured Carbon ® saturated layer(s)
  • Design Purpose / Application Area(s): Highest quality loudspeaker cable / Exotic DIY interconnect
  • Eff. Conductor Ø/Eq. AWG No./Strands: Each signal lead: 1.97 mm / ~AWG 14 / 98. Ground lead: 0.56 mm / AWG 19.6 / 7. Screen: 4.45 mm / AWG 10.7 / 252
  • External Diameter / Dimensions: 11.5 mm
  • Resistance 20 °C / 68 °F: Two red or blue signal leads combined: 1.4 Ohm/100 m. Central ground lead: 3.2 Ohm/100m. Screen: 0.45 Ohm/100m
  • Capacitance: 318 pF/m
  • Insulation / Dielectric Strength / Test Voltage: Cores: HULLIFLEX ® 4; Jacket: HULLIFLEX ® 4 / 300 Vrms min
  • Connector Types Suitable: When combining leads into pairs (e.g. as twin lead speaker cable or at amplifier side of bi-wiring cable): Our 5.0 mm. Ø cable entrance diameter Bus type Universal Speaker Connectors; Custom mountable on any length ordered.
  • Standard Sales Units / Lengths: 50m reels; With connectors mounted to specifications: any length or without connectors
  • With connectors mounted the cable is also available in stereo pairs (i.e. two separate cables) in the following standard configurations:
  • Bi-amping configuration: Each of both cables having 4 connectors at the amplifier side and 4 connectors at the speaker side.
  • Bi-wiring configuration: Each of both cables having 2 connectors at the amplifier side and 4 connectors at the speaker side.
  • Normal wiring configuration: Each of both cables having 2 connectors at the amplifier side and 2 connectors at the speaker side.
  • Jacket Colours Available: Gold tone
  • Remarks: Mounting:
  • 1) When twin lead wiring a loudspeaker, the two internal red leads should be combined to form the loudspeaker + connection. Likewise, the two blue leads should be combined to form the loudspeaker – connection.
  • 2) When bi-wiring or bi-amping a loudspeaker, the first red and blue conductor pair is used to connect one speaker section and the second red and blue conductor pair to connect the other speaker section.
  • 3) When ordered with connectors mounted, The INSPIRATION HYBRID comes ready made with a ground lead at each side of the cable

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

 

Free Cable Burn-In Service Option Using The Nordost Vidar Machine

 

Please Note: We are unable to burn-in cables with stripped bare ends or BFA plugs. Cables are burnt-in for the selected time period AFTER your order has been processed. Custom-length cables are burnt-in for the selected time period AFTER they have be terminated by the manufacturer or our engineers. 

Our cable burn-in service is a non-chargeable service and is provided by Future Shop at its discretion. We will attempt to fulfil all burn-in requests for the specified time periods. However, during extremely busy periods, we regret we may not be able to meet demand for all requests due to the limited connections available on the Nordost Vidar cable conditioning machines.

We are pleased to offer a free cable burn-in service for this cable when purchased through Future Shop. The Nordost VIDAR cable burn-in machine combines three distinct 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.

 

Nordost Vidar Burn-in Machine

 

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 is set up to 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.

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