We stock a wide range of speakers cables, starting from budget designs from £1.85/per
metre and upwards. Our range includes models from Atlas, Talk Cables, Chord Cables,
Audio Note, Nordost, QED, and many others.
We can terminate the cables with gold plated banana plugs, all soldered and heat
shrunk where necessary for £40 per single wire set. Other connectors including spade
connectors are available by request.
All cables supplied by us include a free cable toasting session, so you can get the
best performance out of your cable from day one.
Talk Cables Talk 3
The great Cable Talk brand are back with a new range of cables under the ‘Talk Cables’
name, a division of the ever industrious Talk Electronics brand. The very first product
is the ‘Talk 3’ speaker cable. This British manufactured cable is discrete, flexible
and easy to terminate. It uses high purity OFC conductors which have a thin inner
coating of a proprietary insulator called ‘TALKFlex’, which has similar electrical
properties to PTFE but with a more flexible feel, better damping and easier stripping
The middle yellow core is a spacer, introduced to add a small amount of inductance,
partly to negate any capacitance created by twisting (which can cause ringing of
some amplifiers output stages) and also to reduce RF pickup by lightly limiting very
high frequency bandwidth.
Talk 3 costs £3.99 per mono metre and sounds stunning, embarrassing more costly cables
which sound unbalanced, mushy and ill focused in comparison. It’s quite simply one
of those products that’s fun to listen to and gives you a big grin at the end of
an album, and it’s been many years that I could say that about a cable costing under
ten pounds per metre - let alone one at under £5! If there’s any justice this will
be the most talked about bargain cable for years to come!
Talk Cable ‘Talk 3’ speaker cable £3.99 per mono metre.
Deco Audio Termination charge using soldered gold 4mm banana plugs: £40 per stereo
single wired pair (as pictured below).
Atlas Equator 2.0 speaker cable
The Equator 2.0 shares a lot in common with the Hyper range (see below) and has recently
seen a drop in price, making this cable something of a bargain for the performance
on offer. It uses over 250 6N pure copper (99.9999% pure) strands per conductor,
which are insulated with a polypropylene dielectric, and contained within a cotton
yarn filler which helps damp microphony. The outer jacket is just under 9mm diameter
and the cable is pretty flexible.
Given the construction similarities, it’s hardly surprising that this cables sonics
have a lot in common with the Hyper range. This is a remarkably well balanced sounding
cable, which I find is extremely rare at this price point. The bass is very nicely
defined and well rounded, having impressive scale but retaining speed and agility.
The mid band stays composed, and doesn’t harden up as some cables can do and the
top end is grain and hash free.
I can highly recommend this cable, it gives a great taste of what the more expensive
cables do and is a considerable jump up in performance over entry level cables.
Atlas Equator 2.0 speaker cable: £6/metre
Atlas Hyper: from £12.50 per metre
There are very few ‘universal’ cables but I suspect the Hyper range just might be
one of them. Its sound is very natural and consistent throughout the frequency range
making it work superbly well in any well balanced system. As you go up the range
the low frequency performance improves and the sound becomes even more effortless,
whilst still retaining the same overall presentation.
It uses the unusual combination of high purity copper (99.9997 or 5N) covered with
PTFE insulation, a cotton layer is then used to space and damp the strands against
the PVC outer jacket. Please don’t be put off by their very reasonable prices, I
rate it much higher than a lot of the competition at several times the price!
Three models are available, with the model number referring to the square mm of copper
Atlas Hyper 1.5: £12.50 per mono metre
Atlas Hyper 2: £20.00 per mono metre
Atlas Hyper 3: £30.00 per mono metre
Deco Audio Termination charge using soldered gold 4mm banana plugs: £40 per stereo
single wired pair (pictured below right).
Audio Note copper speaker cables
There are four models of speaker cable in the copper series of Audio Note speaker
cables, and are detailed below.
The range starts with the AN-D. This cable is unusual as it is supplied as two separate
cables, one for positive and the other for negative (now colour coded Red and black
and not red and green as pictured above). For best performance it is recommended
to twist them together lightly (as pictured)
Audio Note AN-D: £22 per mono metre + termination if required at between £40 to £64
depending upon plugs specified per stereo set.
The AN-Ba and the AN-La are both screened speaker cables , the AN-Ba is smaller diameter
and green coloured and the AN-La is thicker and black coloured with full Litz construction
(pictured above) and below.
Audio Note AN-Ba: £33 per mono metre + termination if required at £64 per stereo
Audio Note AN-La: £50 per mono metre + termination if required at £64 per stereo
The Audio Note Lexus speaker cable (pictured above) is effectively a copper version
of their range topping Sogon. It can be used in several ways as it has 4 separately
insulated groups of litz conductors (as pictured above), so one run can be used to
either single wire or biwire one speaker. However for best results we feel that two
lengths should be used per single wired speaker (or 4 for bi-wire) with the conductors
wired together, and then lightly twisted together as pictured and priced below.
Audio Note AN-Lexus LX: £99 per mono metre + termination if required at £64 per stereo
Electrofluidics Monolith 20/20
The Electrofluidics Monolith 20/20 speaker cable uses closely sandwiched copper foil
conductors. This give very low Inductance and resistance but naturally the capacitance
is very high so it cannot be used with certain amplifiers that are not stable into
this kind of load (think Naim, early Exposure and so on, but please contact us to
discuss suitability with your amplifier). The costs includes 4mm banana plug terminations,
and spade or BFA’s are available as an extra cost option.
Its sound is very well balanced, with a warm presentation that isn’t overly analytical
and with superb sense of dynamic realism.
Electrofluidics Monolith 20/20 speaker cable £100 per mono metre including termination
with 4mm banana plugs.
The Signature is a real monster of a cable, it may not be the most flexible or discrete
design, but the conductors of their flagship cable use a design derived for microwave
frequency use to very good effect. This cable is particularly well suited to transistor
electronics (although not exclusively), it has a powerful sound that at first listen
can seem a touch dark at the upper frequencies, but its a very refined performer
with strengths that grow on you after just a few moments. Its particular strength
is the way it integrates bass seamlessly with the lower mid band, which may seem
an odd thing to write but you need to hear it to realise how most cables change their
character in this region.
The cable is available in two colour schemes (Red & Black or Black and Black) as
shown in the picture below.
Chord Signature speaker cable £160 per metre (including termination)
2 metre pair Chord Signature: £640
3 metre pair Chord Signature: £960
5 metre pair Chord Signature: £1,600
Audio Note Silver loudspeaker cables
Above: Audio Note AN-Spa with Audio Note silver banana plugs
The Audio Note silver speaker cables are litz constructed, meaning each of the very
fine strands has its own thin layer of insulation. The strands are 99.99% pure silver,
and as you go through the range the number of strands increases from 13 to 96, as
does the insulator quality. Unusually these cables are provided as completely separate
cores for positive and negative, so you can choose to space them or lightly twist
them depending upon your preference (I prefer the latter). Unlike many hi end cables
the Audio Note models are quite thin and usefully flexible, making them easy to install
even with limited space. Their sound is very transparent, finely detailed and with
none of the heavy handedness that many lesser cables often inflict upon the sound.
As you go up through the range the sense of weight and scale increases along with
improvements in overall resolution.
Prices below are for a mono metre of cable, without termination.
AN-Sogon Minor £2,500
AN-Sogon LX96: £5,000
Sogon (like Lexus detailed in the copper Audio Note section above) can be used in
several ways as it has 4 separately insulated bundles of litz conductors in each
cable, so one run can be used to either single wire or biwire one speaker. However
for best results we feel that two lengths should be used per single wired speaker
(or 4 for bi-wire) with the conductors in each cable wired together.
Above: Close up showing the construction of Sogon
Audio Note cables can be factory terminated with silver banana plugs or spades for
£64 for a stereo single wire pair and £80 for a bi-wire set (but please note if Sogon
is going to be used for anything other than a single strand per conductor the price
will more expensive - please contact us for more details). We can also terminate
these cables with any other connectors depending upon your preference, and we can
supply the cable without termination for the keen DIYer, but please note that these
are quite tricky cables to work with due to the Litz coating.
Above: A factory terminated set of Audio Note Sogon