Audioquest Type 4 Speaker Cable
Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) ConductorsLong-Grain Copper (LGC) has fewer impurities and fewer internal grain junctions, reducing distortion and digital timing errors.
Star-Quad GeometryHigh-Inductance geometry smears sound and reduces information. Star-Quad low-inductance geometry preserves time information, preserving dynamics and clarity.
Carbon-Based Noise- and Crosstalk-Dissipation SystemThis cable's negative conductors are covered with partially conductive Carbon-Loaded Polyethylene. This remarkable material reduces radio-frequency garbage being fed back into the amplifier. The sonic benefit is exactly the same reduction in "hash" and improved dimensionality that comes whenever RF interference is reduced in an audio circuit. In addition, a carbon layer damps interaction between positive and negative conductors, and an external Carbon-Based Noise-Dissipation System reduces external interference.
Choice of SureGrip Spade or SureGrip 300 BFA/Banana (Gold or Silver) Connectors
Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation (For All Positive Conductors)Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Tower, however, uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on both conductors. Because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile, Foamed-PE, with its high air content, causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Ratings & Reviews
Give them plenty of time to break-in and you will be rewarded with beautiful clarity and presence.
I picked up a pair of these online. I had the Kimber 8TC previously. These sound a tad warmer but still a good solid, all around cable.