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Kimber Carbon 16 wire speaker cable

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Kimber Carbon 16 Wire Speaker Cable

Ray and the engineers at Kimber Kable have been working feverishly for the last couple of years on a new range of cables. At long last the measuring and listening tests are complete and we’re delighted that they are launching them in their 40th anniversary year.

The new cables consist of an analogue interconnect and three new speaker cables. The three new speaker cables occupy the position between Kimber 12TC and Kimber Select and bring a significant increase in performance at this level too.

New Technology

A major feature – and a completely new direction for Kimber – is the use of carbon in these cables. The conductors are pure, VariStrand copper over which a carbon-infused conductive polymer is pressure-applied.

The polymer fills the spaces in between the strands helping to maintain the geometry and means that the stranded conductors behave more like a solid core conductor (a benefit), while retaining its flexibility. The copper conductors and carbon polymer are then insulated in the conventional way with Kimber’s Fluorocarbon (Teflon) insulation.

The Carbon polymer reduces mechanically-induced noise and improves the performance of the outer Teflon insulating material.

Attention to detail

A feature of Kimber’s Axios headphone cables has been the development of a braiding machine which is able to maintain the famous weave at the point at which the braid splits into two, and this design has been carried over to the new carbon cables.

Instead of simply twisting the wires together for the positive and negative halves of the speaker cables, the braid is maintained at the breakout. The interconnect consists of a single wire carrying both left and right channels which similarly branches out to both channels with no break at the junction and preservation of the braid.


To complement the high performance of the speaker cable, Kimber fit there 4mm Banana as standard with options for 6mm and 8mm Postmaster spades.

For the very best connection, you can choose WBT connectors. A choice of either copper WBT-0610 Banana or spades are available.


  • Sixteen, 19.5AWG braided conductors per channel
  • VariStrand pure copper conductors locked in place with carbon polymer and insulated with Teflon
  • OFE copper 102% IACS grade
  • Seamless braided transition to positive and negative
  • Kimber Banana and Postmaster spade and WBT plug options
  • Hand built at the Kimber factory
  • Cables available in lengths from 1m – 10m

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  • Reviews

    "the Carbon-16 had a breadth and scale I simply wasn't used to. I literally didn't think my system could sound this good!"

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    "in all cases, Carbon elicited the resolution and transparency I've come to expect from the finer cables I've heard"

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    Featured in The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Awards 2022:

    The Absolute Sound
    "Carbon serves only one master - the music itself."

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    60 Day Money Back Guarantee
    Carbon-16 speaker cables are covered by our 60 Day Money Back Guarantee: audition them in your own system for two months. Find out more.
    25 Year Warranty
    Carbon-16 speaker cables come with a Lifetime Guarantee - this means we will cover against manufacturing faults and defects for a minimum of 25 years. Find out more
    Cable Upgrade Scheme
    We offer up to 100% part-exchange value when you return your Kimber speaker cable and upgrade to a new, higher quality, Kimber speaker cable. Find out more.
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