Kimber Kable 8TC Series Speaker Cables with WBT Connectors - 10'

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One of our favorite affordable, yet still audiophile quality 8TC series cables from Kimber.

Terminated with high-end single WBT spade connectors (made in Germany) on both ends in a 10 foot length.  These originally sold for $800.

8TC - HIGH CURRENT BRAIDED LOUDSPEAKER CABLE
• 16 strands of 19.5 AWG OFE (oxygen free electrolytic) copper with industry leading conductivity. (102% IACS).
• Aggregate combination of 8, 19.5AWG strands=9AWG per +/- leg.
• Teflon insulation. White/Clear
• LOW series induction design: 0.09 uH / meter

Kimber has proudly made their products in USA since 1979.  Here's a bit more regarding what makes WBT connectors so special, plus info from the "About" section on the Kimber website:

WBT - Introduction:
WBT has continued to produce connectors specifically for the high-end audio industry over the last 20+ years. The product line has expanded from the first RCA type plug to include male and female RCA type connectors, binding posts, banana plugs and spade lugs with functionally unique features that truly elevate them to the top. WBT products are very popular with audio cable and equipment manufacturers worldwide and can be found as standard equipment on many well respected brands. Additionally, WBT currently holds more than 20 patents pertaining to audio connectors.

WBT - Theory:
Connectors should let the signal through and not interfere with or affect it. Twenty years of research and development in this field has shown WBT how to design and manufacture products with little effect on signal transfer. Each plug and socket already has a transition point which must be overcome by the signal. Inferior connectors can act as a filter, which would then absorb all what you actually want to hear.

"A LEGACY IN THE MAKING"
In the mid '70s Ray Kimber worked at a sound and lighting company in Los Angeles. The first big discotheques were being installed at that time. Traditionally sound and lighting systems were not installed right next to each other, nor did lighting systems ever have such an array of noise generating fixtures, such as strobes and other flashing and dimmable lights. But in a discotheque the lights and speakers are installed next to each other. The speaker cable was acting as an antenna array and bringing noise from the lights into the sound system.

In an attempt to solve the problem they encased the speaker cable in a steel conduit. This did help with the noise, but it also had the unintended result of lowering the fidelity of the audio. This happened because the steel conduit interacted with the magnetic field of the speaker cable.

Ray had the idea of some counter-rotating sets of conductors to cancel the magnetic interaction effect, but then also surmised that the counter-rotating sets of conductors would likely not pick up noise even without the conduit. He was correct, the noise was greatly reduced! But, Ray was also quite surprised at the difference in perceived audio quality. It was that discovery of noise elimination and improved fidelity that set him on the path to develop cable designs.

To his great satisfaction the finalized version of his braided wire concept not only rejected the (RF) noise, but allowed the system to sound different, better. It was after this period of discovery that Ray decided to take a risk and began entertaining the idea of selling his new discoveries.

 

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Item

Included

Original Box

No

Manual

No

Remote

N/A

Cables

Yes - As Pictured

Physical Condition

8

Working Condition

10

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