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Megatest speaker cables – 32 cables listened to and measured!

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Kimber Kable

Cable Kimber 8PR, 8TC and 8C
Balance low, mid and high 8PR: Bass is a bit thin. Lots of texture audible though. Clean and pure midrange and treble.

8TC: Fine mids and treble. Bass tad thin. Enough body in the mids.

8C: Emphasis is on mids and treble. Bass is definitely there, but that’s not where the focus is.

Tone of vocals and instruments 8PR: Very quiet cable. Voices are nice and clean in sound.

8TC: Clear voices. Layering in sound image is correct nicely. Quiet cable!

8C: Clear, open sound. Agile. Sometimes a bit thin in the middle. Clearly less “quiet” than the 8PR and 8TC.

Stereo image 8PR: Smaller image. Nicely placed though. Focus is on the music.

8TC: You sit quite far from ‘the action’. Gives overview, but feels a bit more distant.

8C: Image is forward. A little less calm, but lots of air.

Rhythm 8PR: Not very dynamic character. Bit ‘tame’.

8TC: Not very dynamic character. Bit ‘drowsy’.

8C: Lots of sustain in the piano. Fast tabla. Transients are ‘on point’. Energetic. But not very dynamic.

Overall 8PR: Slightly tame cable. Very quiet and lots of quietness. Clean mids and treble.

8TC: You can listen for a long time. Feels a bit shy, but that also gives calmness.

8C: Very open and fast mids and treble. Bass may be a bit more prominent.

Material and construction 8PR: 16 strands OFC, 10AWG per pole / 5.26mm2

8TC: 16 strands OFC, 9AWG per pole / 6.63mm2

Carbon 8: 8 strands OFC, 2.32mm2 per pole.

Price 8PR: 609 Euro, 8TC: 1240 Euro, 8C: 2995 Euro

Measurements Kimber Kable

LCR Measurements

Propagation variation

Kimber 8PR

Kimber 8TC

Kimber 8C

Response measurements

Noise measurements

Type test
Multitest
Tested price class
Price cheapest product: €1
Price most expensive product: €21000
Production country
Varies

Winkels met Audioquest

Sint-Antoniusstraat 15
2300 Turnhout, BE
Joseph Bensstraat 21
1180 Ukkel, BE
Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Hooikade 13
2627 Delft, Zuid Holland, NL
Bredabaan 1031
B-2930 Brasschaat, BE
Pelikaanstraat 126
2018 Antwerpen, BE
Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Grotestraat 23
5931 CS Tegelen, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Geldropseweg 105
5611 SE Eindhoven, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Korte Jansstraat 11
3512GM Utrecht, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
Koningsstraat 35
2011TC Haarlem, Noord Holland, NL
Theresiastraat 151 - 157
2593 AG Den Haag, Noord Holland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

Winkels met Chord Company

Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Hermesweg 2
3741 GP Baarn, Utrecht, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
Koningsstraat 35
2011TC Haarlem, Noord Holland, NL
Steenstraat 54
6828 CM Arnhem, Gelderland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
Rietlaan 4
3851 PA Ermelo, NL

Winkels met Driade

Cort van der Lindelaan 11
9722 LP Groningen, NL
Fleminglaan
2289 CP Rijswijk, NL
Steenstraat 54
6828 CM Arnhem, Gelderland, NL

Winkels met Dyrholm

Rietlaan 4
3851 PA Ermelo, NL

Winkels met Kimber

Rietlaan 4
3851 PA Ermelo, NL

Winkels met Ricable

Sikkel 40 F
3274 KK Heinenoord, NL

Winkels met Supra

Pleinweg 136
3083 EP Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, NL
Hooikade 13
2627 Delft, Zuid Holland, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Korevaarstraat 2 e-f
2311 JS Leiden, NL
Steenstraat 54
6828 CM Arnhem, Gelderland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL

Winkels met Van den Hul

Schoenmakersstraat 19
6041EX Roermond, NL
Parkweg 23
8084GG 't Harde, NL
St. Ceciliastraat 28
5038 HA Tilburg, NL
Breestraat 146-148
2311CX Leiden, Zuid Holland, NL
Beethovenstraat 9-b
1077 HL Amsterdam, Noord Holland, NL
Rietlaan 4
3851 PA Ermelo, NL

12 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Jaap, that is a really nice test with lots of information, thanks for that! Would it be possible to have it all into one table for a good overview, instead having to scroll through the individual pages? May be too much to ask 🙂
    Keep up the awesome work!

  2. Standard cable of 2.5mm2… I am using 16mm2 “standard wire”, 3m long. Very low resistance. That ticks one box. I guess I can theoretically calculate the inductance and capacitance. Wonder if these are of significant consequence at 20kHz. Maybe I can twist the cable to reduce the inductance if it has some impact.

  3. This is beyond – need to study it – not just read, to understand.
    Thanks for including the “peasant” installation cable AudioQuest 14/4 – I use the more expensive version XTRM 14/4. My question is – how did you terminate the cable and in what configuration? I have it terminated with nakamichi bananas and connected in a star-quad configuration.
    Martin

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