Bibacord Speaker Cable
For the speaker cable we use a mix of copper and silver cotton insulated solid core OCC conductors (Ohno Continuous Cast). The number of wires and their diameters have been meticulously tried out to give the best balance between sparkle, presence, warmth and fullness.
The total cross section of each conductor leg is 4.73 mm^2 (9.46 mm^2 per channel). Each bundle is surrounded by a thick woven soft filler for mechanical damping and a special dissipative carbon screen to protect against EMI/RFI and reduce static charges that inevitably build up in the cable. The screen should be connected via the external female 4 mm banana plug to either an amplifier chassis or to earth ground.
The best result is obtained if the screen is connected to a CAD Ground Control from Computer Audio Design (see the picture on the Interconnect page). This gives a striking reduction of the perceived “noise level” – the separation and texture of instruments and voices become much more apparent, as well as a sense of enhanced background “blackness”.
Connectors are Kryo silver spades or bananas from ETI Research. The speaker cable is available in lengths from 1 meter and up, in steps of 50 cm.
There is an option to have a Firewall Module from LessLoss Audio installed on each of the four legs of the speaker cable. This gives a remarkable perception of enhanced clarity and calmness to the music, highly recommended!
The speaker cable is also available as jumpers of length 30 cm.
We also make a somewhat scaled-down version of the original speaker cable above in order to make it more affordable. It is constructed in the same way, using the same kind of wires and geometry.
Total cross section of each conductor leg is 2.88 mm^2 (5.76 mm^2 per channel), still large compared to many other cables. The sound of this ”Type B” cable is almost identical to the original ”Type A” (we refrain from inventing some stupid model names here).
It has the same looks, only a little smaller in diameter, available in black or natural beige color and using the same Kryo connectors from ETI Research.