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AudioQuest Type 4
Single center speaker cable with pre-attached banana plugs (10 feet)
Item # 703T410CTR | MFR # Type 4 10 foot
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Our take on the AudioQuest Type 4 by Crutchfield's Kristen Schaub
Hear high-definition movie dialogue
AudioQuest's Type 4 center speaker cable delivers finely detailed sound from your high-performance audio system. AudioQuest carefully engineered their cables based on years of their own in-house research. The result? Cables that 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 are more resistant to the electrical and magnetic interference that can affect multi-strand conductor cables, and which causes brittleness in the sound.
Precise cable geometry
This AudioQuest cable uses 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.
High quality speaker cables. An essential requirement for speaker systems from $500 and up. It noticeably improved my audio experience. Sound are clear, bass are tighter, and dynamic range is improved. Distortion is noticeably lower.
Vinh, Oklahoma City, OK
What's in the Box:
- One 10' length of Type-4 speaker cables terminated with silver PK-BFA/banana plugs
- Silver polishing cloth
- Polishing cloth instructions
- single 10-foot center speaker cable 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
- silver-plated banana plugs
- textile braid cable cover
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
AudioQuest Type 4 Reviews
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Overview: This Audioquest Type 4 speaker cable is a single 10' length of speaker cable terminated with silver BFA/Banana plugs on each end for connecting your home theater system's center-channel to your AV receiver.
Conductors: All four of Type 4's 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, dirty and confused sound. Solid conductors are the most important ingredients enabling Type 4's very clear sound. Whether a conductor is solid or stranded, skin-effect is a prime distortion mechanism in speaker cables. Type 4 very simply keeps this effect out of the audio range by using conductor sizes that are below the threshold for audible distortion.
Long-Grain Copper: Type 4's LGC (Long-Grain Copper) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding "loss," without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
Spiral Construction: The spiral construction of Type 4 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 maximizes this advantage.
SST (Spread Spectrum Technology): SST is a method for significantly reducing the awareness of character flaws by using a precise combination of different size conductors. SST has enabled Type 4 to be the biggest possible four conductor cable that avoids audible skin-effect.
Insulation: Since solid conductors do not need hard insulation, they can take advantage of the vibration damping advantage of a softer more flexible insulation.
Terminations: The Type 4 speaker cable is terminated with a pair of silver BFA/Banana plugs on each end. The BFA/Banana compression plug offers more surface contact than spade connectors, and better contact pressure than regular banana plugs.
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Why did you buy this?
Better sound quality [ George Jun 15, 2017 ]
Heard of its quality from online reviews. CNET for one. Additionally, a Crutchfield representative, Hunter, recommended it. [ Vinh Mar 03, 2017 ]
Need and AudioQuest quality [ J. PATRICK Dec 21, 2016 ]
I purchased the audioquest type 4 and my Goldener Triton 3's and my Superstar 50 center channel sound awesome.. I had a problem with the banana plugs and I called Crutchfield technical support and a pair of replacement cables was sent at no charge.. You guys are the best!!! [ Tsgt2007 Oct 30, 2016 ]
On recommendations from other commenters. [ Stewart Oct 12, 2016 ]
Convenience and sound quality. [ Eric Oct 11, 2016 ]
Current cable to my other speakers. They have always been reliable. [ Michael Aug 16, 2016 ]
Like the easy and better connection [ V Mar 17, 2016 ]
I only use Audioquest cables for all my audio needs. They have the best cables for the money producing the best sound... [ Aaron Dec 31, 2015 ]
3 questions already asked
Thanks for your question. These are all factory direct, just the way they come. Hope this helps. [ Kenny Mar 24, 2017 ] Staff
You can cut and splice them if needed but you can find cheaper options if your going to do that. [ michael Sep 10, 2016 ]
10ft at $125.00 [ Zachary Sep 28, 2015 ]