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
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
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