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AudioQuest Type 4

Single center speaker cable with pre-attached banana plugs (10 feet)

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Our take on the AudioQuest Type 4

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.

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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.

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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.


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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

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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

Product Highlights:

  • 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
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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 ]

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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 ]
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