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QED Reference Audio 40 XLR Cable

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QED's Reference series is the penultimate range of interconnects in their extensive catalogue. Featuring an entirely new design concept, the cordage of the Reference models are designed first and foremost for low capacitance. This is because QED have identified this factor as being a significant player in the high fidelity listening experience, by retaining a low capacitance, sound signals are better looked after and allow for a more collected and detailed hifi performance. 

The Reference range also utilises QED's 'Complementary Conductor Technology' to ensure a high frequency detail, and their Analoc Technology to optimise signal integrity. All QED interconnects and cables feature a lifetime warranty, including the Reference series.

QED Reference 40 Stereo XLR to XLR balanced interconnect is the choice for those who are looking to expand their component’s sound quality within their Hi-Fi or Home Cinema set-ups.

The features that the Reference interconnects has are unmatched in its league for value of money. The Reference range of audio interconnects has been designed for those who seek refinement in the connection between system components, without the price that often puts off many people from their ideal choice of interconnections. Heavily featured in the QED Reference Phono interconnects is the use of 99.999% Oxygen Free Copper conductors, symmetrical geometry pairs, double screened, Mylar foil wrap and an oxygen free braiding.

The Reference 40 XLR interconnect features quality Neutrik XX-14 Nickel Series XLR gold plated connectors.


Connectors Neutrik XX-14 Nickel Series XLR gold plated
Conductors Tri-Conductor technology
Silver Plated 99.999% OFC
Dialectric foamed PE
Jacket Unique floating Zn/Mn
impregnated ferrite
Conductor Section 0.25 mm2
Parallel Capacitance 35 pF
Self Inductance 0.8 uH
Loop resistance 0.130 Ω /m
Dissipation Factor@10kHz 0.0001
Nominal Outside Diameter 8mm

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