X4
SPEAKER CABLES: FLAT SERIES
Typical “Premium” Cable
A
X4
FLAT SPEAKER CABLE - SEMI-SOLID CONCENTRIC
PACKED CONDUCTORS
3
Overall: 2 x 13 AWG (2.65 mm2)
2 x (19 x 28 AWG) Long-Grain Copper (LGC)
2 x (7 x 26 AWG) Long-Grain Copper (LGC)
Dark Gray or Off-White PVC Jacket
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C
2
B
A Multiple Strands interact electrically and mechanically, causing irritation and one-note bass boom.
B “Oxygen-Free” Copper is Oxygen-Reduced, but is not selected for low distortion.
C High-Inductance Geometry smears sound, reduces information.
1 Semi-solid concentric packed conductors reduce harshness and confusion caused by strands changing position within the bundle.
2 Long-Grain Copper means fewer impurities, less grain junctions, lower distortion.
3 Low-Inductance Geometry preserves time information, preserving dynamics and clarity.
TYPICAL SPEAKER CABLE
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C
B
B
C
A
A
B
X4
C
A
B
C
A
B
C
A
B
C
STRANDS CHANGE POSITION
STRANDS DO NOT CHANGE POSITION
In a conventional cable, distortion caused by
electrical and magnetic interaction are
compounded as each strand changes position
within the bundle.
In a Semi-Solid concentric packing cable,
strands within the smaller, tighter concentric
bundle do not change position, significantly
reducing distortion.
TERMINATION DIRECTIONS: The 4 concentric packed conductors of X4 can be easily
separated and then stripped individually. Take care not to cut the conductors when stripping
off ½” (12mm) of PVC jacket. Please follow the color code indicated by the 2 color stripes.
NOT INCLUDED - SOLD SEPARATELY
Attach the 2 color-striped conductors to a Black (-) AudioQuest CF-Spade or
CF-BFA/Banana connector. AQ CF connector packs include an Allen-key tool for tightening
the 2 set-screws. Tighter is better. Attach the 2 un-striped conductors to a Red (+) connector.
If your speaker or amplifier has a screw-terminal or a binding post, you can insert the
stripped ends of X4 directly. Then, screw down the connection. Tighter is better for
preventing corrosion of the connection.
CF-BFA/BANANA
CF-SPADE
ALLEN KEY