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We stock a wide range of speakers cables, starting from budget designs from £1.85/per metre and upwards. Our range includes models from Atlas, Talk Cables, Chord Cables, Audio Note, Nordost, QED, and many others.
We can terminate the cables with gold plated banana plugs, all soldered and heat shrunk where necessary for £40 per single wire set. Other connectors including spade connectors are available by request.
All cables supplied by us include a free cable toasting session, so you can get the best performance out of your cable from day one.
This is the latest version of the the award winning Talk 3 speaker cable. Talk Cables have kept the key ingredients the same, so the OFC 2.5sq mm conductors are covered in their proprietary insulator called ‘TALKFlex’, which has similar electrical properties to non foamed PTFE but with a more flexible feel, better damping and easier stripping properties. The mk2 revision relates entirely to the new outer insulator, gone is the dark green jacket replaced by an off white one which offers improved vibration damping as well as bringin g the benefit of much greater flexibility.
The middle yellow core spacer retained, which introduces add a small amount of inductance, partly to negate any capacitance created by twisting (which can cause ringing of some amplifiers output stages) and also to reduce RF pickup by lightly limiting very high frequency bandwidth.
Talk 3 costs £3.99 per mono metre and sounds stunning, embarrassing more costly cables which sound unbalanced, mushy and ill focused in comparison. It’s quite simply one of those products that’s fun to listen to and gives you a big grin at the end of an album, and it’s been many years that I could say that about a cable costing under ten pounds per metre -
Talk Cable Talk 3 mk2 speaker cable £3.99 per mono metre.
Deco Audio Termination charge using soldered gold 4mm banana plugs: £40 per stereo single wired pair.
The Equator 2.0 shares a lot in common with the Hyper range (see below) and has recently seen a drop in price, making this cable something of a bargain for the performance on offer. It uses over 250 6N pure copper (99.9999% pure) strands per conductor, which are insulated with a polypropylene dielectric, and contained within a cotton yarn filler which helps damp microphony. The outer jacket is just under 9mm diameter and the cable is pretty flexible.
Given the construction similarities, it’s hardly surprising that this cables sonics have a lot in common with the Hyper range. This is a remarkably well balanced sounding cable, which I find is extremely rare at this price point. The bass is very nicely defined and well rounded, having impressive scale but retaining speed and agility. The mid band stays composed, and doesn’t harden up as some cables can do and the top end is grain and hash free.
I can highly recommend this cable, it gives a great taste of what the more expensive cables do and is a considerable jump up in performance over entry level cables.
Atlas Equator 2.0 speaker cable: £7.25per mono metre
New for 2015 is the Chord Clearway, a FEP coated copper cable with thei shielding. Just out, more details to follow shortly.
Atlas Hyper Speaker Cables
There are very few ‘universal’ cables but I suspect the Hyper range just might be one of them. Its sound is very natural and consistent throughout the frequency range making it work superbly well in any well balanced system. As you go up the range the low frequency performance improves and the sound becomes even more effortless, whilst still retaining the same overall presentation, with the Hyper 2 being the most well balanced of the trio (the Hyper 1.5 is very useful in taming exuberant low frequencies and the 3.5 for adding a little extra bass when required).
The design uses the unusual combination of high purity copper (99.9997 or 5N) covered with PTFE insulation, a cotton layer is then used to space and damp the strands against the PVC outer jacket. Please don’t be put off by their very reasonable prices, I rate it much higher than a lot of the competition at several times the price!
Three models are available, with the model number referring to the square mm of copper used.
Atlas Hyper 1.5: £14.50 per mono metre
Atlas Hyper 2: £23.50 per mono metre
Atlas Hyper 3.5: £47.50 per mono metre
Deco Audio Termination charge using soldered gold 4mm banana plugs: £40 per stereo single wired pair (pictured below right).
The ‘Double’ Hyper is our little secret. As you have probably noticed the Hyper speaker cable range is one of our favourites, offering a great blend of tonality and dynamics, to the extent that it outperforms many much more expensive cables.
To try keep these basic strengths and improve on them we did a lot of listening and have found that these cables work brilliantly doubled up, using one whole cable for positive and another for negative. We then lightly twist the cables together and cover with a smart jacket, this adds a little to the cost, as do the extra large banana plugs needed and chunky heatshrink, but it results in a good looking cable that will last for years.
The sonic results are really special, all the inherent strengths of the Hyper cable are there, but the immediate gains are obvious. The whole sound has improved composure, it becomes more effortless but also gains in excitement -
So all in it’s very highly recommended, and we can always take your existing cable, add another length and double it up, so your cables can be upgraded whenever budget allows.
The pricing is literally double the cost of the Hyper cable, plus the sleeving and termination (and this is a pretty tricky cable to terminate hence the higher cost than normal)
Please note ‘Double’ Hyper is a creation all of our own, so do not expect even the manufacturer to know what it is -
To work out the cost please double the cost of the cable you want us to use (so Doubled Hyper 2 would be £47 per mono metre), add £4 per mono metre for the sleeving and £60 for the termination (of all 8 ends) including extra large banana plugs.
There are four models of speaker cable in the copper series of Audio Note speaker cables, and are detailed below.
The range starts with the AN-
Audio Note AN-
Audio Note AN-
Audio Note AN-
The Audio Note Lexus speaker cable (pictured above) is effectively a copper version of their range topping Sogon. It can be used in several ways as it has 4 separately insulated groups of litz conductors (as pictured above), so one run can be used to either single wire or biwire one speaker. However for best results we feel that two lengths should be used per single wired speaker (or 4 for bi-
Audio Note AN-
The Audio Note Isis cable is a copper version of the Sootto speaker cable with 120 copper strands that are individually insulated and enclosed within a shield. Inside are 3 groups of white insulated wires and 3 of Red insulated wires, and each of these three uses different diameter strands. One cable can be used per single wired speaker (called Single Cable below), although for best performance we would recommend running one per connection (i.e. two per single wired mono speakers, called Twin connector below).
Audio Note Isis Single cable: £363.00 per mono metre + termination if required at £97.75 per stereo set.
Audio Note Isis Twin cable: £726.00 per mono metre + termination if required at £126.50 per stereo set.
Please contact us for pricing of bi wire pricing.
Above: Audio Note AN-
The Audio Note silver speaker cables are litz constructed, meaning each of the very fine strands has its own thin layer of insulation. The strands are 99.99% pure silver, and as you go through the range the number of strands increases from 13 to 96, as does the insulator quality. Unusually these cables are provided as completely separate cores for positive and negative, so you can choose to space them or lightly twist them depending upon your preference (I prefer the latter). Unlike many hi end cables the Audio Note models are quite thin and usefully flexible, making them easy to install even with limited space. Their sound is very transparent, finely detailed and with none of the heavy handedness that many lesser cables often inflict upon the sound. As you go up through the range the sense of weight and scale increases along with improvements in overall resolution.
Prices below are for a mono metre of cable (two strands per single wired speaker), without termination.
Sogon (like Lexus detailed in the copper Audio Note section above) can be used in several ways as it has 4 separately insulated bundles of litz conductors in each cable, so one run can be used to either single wire or biwire one speaker. However for best results we feel that two lengths should be used per single wired speaker (or 4 for bi-
Above: Close up showing the construction of Sogon
Audio Note cables can be factory terminated with silver banana plugs or spades from £74.75 for a stereo single wire pair and £97.75 for a bi-
Above: A factory terminated set of Audio Note Sogon