Material: 99.999% OFC
Conductor: Foamed PE dielectric
Conductors: QED Complementary
Geometry: Asymmetrical twisted pair
Screening: independent dual layer
RCA plugs: Twin leaf gold plated Anamate
Contacts: high purity copper
Design: hollow centre pin/low eddy current
QED Performance Audio 40 RCA interconnect cable utilises a near identical geometry and build to the award winning QED Reference Audio 40 and QED Signature Audio 40 interconnects, bypassing only the most expensive components for a more affordable solution.
Through QED’s Complementary Conductor Technology, Anamate RCA plugs and floating Ferrite insulation, Performance Audio 40 provides timing and detail rarely found in even the most expensive analogue interconnects.
A special floating Zn/Mn Ferrite jacket is used within the Audio 40 cordage to absorb very high-frequency noise components outside of the audible band that have an adverse effect on the micro-timing of the audio signal. With cables, our goal is to replicate as closely as possible the input signal at the cable output.
Timing errors mean frequencies have been disrupted and the signal sent by your source equipment has not been accurately replicated. When measured at very high frequencies, Audio 40 cables do exhibit cleaner signal transmission than ordinary audio interconnects.
Improves timing and detail, retaining the rhythm of the original piece. Unlike conventional analogue interconnects, Performance Audio 40 utilises two 99.999% Oxygen Free Copper conductors of different diameters to carry the same audio signal. This has the effect of providing an alternative path for high frequency audio components which might otherwise become time smeared in a single audio pathway.
Anamate RCA Plugs
The QED Anamate plug is a variation of the innovative QED Analoc RCA plug found in Reference and Signature Audio 40. A hollow oxygen free copper central pin is used to improve HF detail in the same way as our X-Tube speaker cables. To reduce swirling 'eddy currents' that oppose signal flow, a unique low mass plug design using two small, high purity copper ground leaves is used.
Like putting wooden wheels on a Ferrari, conventional RCA phono plugs have the potential to undo all of the hard work carried out by our carefully designed cordage. With Anamate and Analoc RCA plugs, the fidelity of the audio signal is maintained from start to finish.