>  > The Kimber Select Range - Interconnects

The Kimber Select Range - Interconnects

Thursday, 1st March 2018

Our guide to the Kimber Select range of analogue and digital interconnects.
Kimber Select

Analogue interconnects

Overview

Kimber Select analogue interconnects are so good because they are based on Kimber's world-renowned 'Black Pearl' speaker cable*. The cable is woven to reject interference and this is then spaced around the outside of their core material, X-38R. This has a double effect. First of all, the core compound widens the weave, which boosts its performance. In addition, the composition of X-38R means that it is very effective at absorbing vibration which can build up in the cable.  Reduce this vibration and less energy gets mixed in with the musical message. 

The conductors used in the Select range are the purest that Kimber manufacture - either a very high purity copper or exactly the same silver that is used in the Black Pearl cable - and they're all locked in place with a special woven yarn which helps to reduce static charge too.

As you move up the range, the geometry and technology remain the same but the conductors improve, moving from pure copper, through a 50/50 copper/silver hybrid to the range-topping pure silver KS-1036. 

We love Select interconnects - the sound they present is so natural, musical and involving; that perfect combination of fine detail and just the right level of warmth, meaning that these are cables you can listen to for hours without any sense of fatigue.


line

Kimber Select KS-1016

KS-1016
Kimber Select KS-1016 with Nextgen™ WBT-0102Cu RCA phono plugs 

Kimber's Select KS-1016 is their very best all-copper analogue interconnect and the introduction to the super Select range of cables. Using a specially-enhanced pure copper to ensure optimal signal transfer and V-fluorocarbon insulation to maintain the conductor purity, the conductors are arranged around Kimber's core compound to enhance the interference-rejecting weave and isolate the cable from micro-vibration. The effect is to create a sound that is wonderfully detailed and natural, with a vast soundstage and realistic dynamics.
KS-1116
Kimber Select KS-1116 balanced interconnect with Switchcraft® XLR connectors


Features

6 Hyper-pure copper conductors

ESD (electrostatic discharge) yarn
X-38R core compound
V-fluorocarbon insulation
Orthogonal braid

Available with Nextgen™ WBT-0102Cu phono connectors or as a balanced version (KS-1116) with studio grade Switchcraft® XLR type connectors.wbt and xlr connectors




 
 

Buy KS1016  Buy KS1116

 


line


Kimber Select KS-1026

KS-1026
Kimber Select KS-1026 with Nextgen™ WBT-0102Cu RCA phono plugs 


Using a mixture of Black Pearl silver conductors and their highest purity copper, Kimber Select KS-1026 allows you to benefit from much of the performance of an all-silver cable without all of the cost. Silver is used for the signal conductors while copper is used for the ground, giving a sound that has more detail and a more authentic timbre than KS-1016. The proven Kimber Select spaced and damped cable geometry allows a soundstage that is wide and deep, amazingly fast and accurate, and inherently musical.
KS-1126
Kimber Select KS-1126 balanced interconnect with Switchcraft® XLR connectors


Features

3 Black Pearl silver and 3 Hyper-pure copper conductors

ESD (electrostatic discharge) yarn
X-38R core compound
V-fluorocarbon insulation
Orthogonal braid

Available with Nextgen™ WBT-0102Ag phono connectors or as a balanced version (KS-1126) with studio grade Switchcraft® XLR type connectors.
WBT Ag and XLR connectors






Buy KS1026  Buy KS1126




line


Kimber Select KS-1036

KS-1036
Kimber KS-1036 with Nextgen™ WBT-0102Ag RCA phono plugs


KS-1036 is Kimber’s all-silver Select interconnect. Using six of their finest Black Pearl silver conductors woven around their proprietary core compound, the cable gives the breath-taking experience of ‘being there’ thanks to the purity of its conductors and their precise geometry.
 
The conductors themselves are insulated with a high pressure and low temperature applied pure V-fluorocarbon dielectric (the special application process helps to maintain the purity of the silver); the conductors are applied to the cable's core compound simultaneously with a matrix to 'lock' them in place and ensure the precise cable geometry is preserved.
 
If you demand nothing less than the very best from your system, KS-1036 is a must have.



KS-1136
Kimber Select KS-1136 balanced interconnect with Switchcraft® XLR connectors


Features

6 Black Pearl silver conductors

ESD (electrostatic discharge) yarn
X-38R core compound
V-fluorocarbon insulation
Orthogonal braid

Available with Nextgen™ WBT-0102Ag phono connectors or as a balanced version (KS-1136) with studio grade Switchcraft® XLR type connectors.

wbt and xlr






Buy KS1036  Buy KS1136




line


Digital interconnects

Kimber Select KS-2020


KS-2020
Kimber's best digital interconnect, the KS-2020 uses Black Pearl silver conductors and incorporates the results of extensive research in the fields of magnetics, materials science and the nature of digital signals. This cable allows the sound from your DAC to be another league, with more detail, a more natural sound and a much greater sense of rhythm and timing from your digital music. 

Features

Black Pearl silver conductors

V-fluorocarbon Dielectric
Proprietary Select digital technology
KIMBER Silver Ultraplate™ phono plugs
Optimised S/PDIF digital transmission

Also available with Nextgen™ WBT-0102Ag phonos and BNC type connectors or as a balanced version (KS-2120) with studio grade Switchcraft® XLR type connectors..
Connection options







Buy KS2020  Buy KS2120




line


*Kimber Model 88 Black Pearl speaker cable was released onto the market in the mid 1990s. It soon took on legendary status within the Hi-Fi world with Martin Colloms - then of Hi-Fi News - referring to it as "The world's best speaker cable". You can read a copy of that review here. 

N.B. Please note that we can only supply Kimber Kable within the UK.



 
 

Written By

Leave your comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked*

(Leave blank to show as anonymous)
(Required, this will not display)
Blog Archive