Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Kimber Kable, Russ Andrews is introducing the Kimber Carbon Interconnect cable, the first in a number of Carbon Series products.

The name Carbon refers to the electrostatically dissipative carbon polymer used between the Teflon dielectric and VariStrand 19.5 AWG conductors. Kimber claim that his revolutionary manufacturing technology reduces mechanically induced electrical noise in the cable and improves the uniformity of the voltage gradient within the insulating dielectric.

Braided Construction

To those familiar with Kimber Kable, the easily recognised braiding construction features in the Carbon cables. Building on the work done during the development of the Axios range, the Kimber engineers have perfected the use of a seamless braid transition to the left and right channel connectors, eliminating the need for any soldered joints.

Russ Andrews

Russ Andrews, who has been importing Kimber Kable into the UK since 1986, was one of the first people outside of Kimber to hear the new cables. His immediate reaction was, “Wow, I didn’t think it possible for Kimber to improve on the performance of an interconnect at this price point. With Carbon they have done something remarkable.” He continues, “The sense of naturalness and even handed neutrality is palpable when using this cable, the system is truly allowed to convey the music without even a hint of colouration or undue emphasis. It is relaxing and analytical at the same time. I know our customers are going to be equally enthusiastic about it.”

Ray Kimber, founder and owner of Kimber Kable is just as excited about Carbon, adding, “It isn’t an inexpensive cable, but it absolutely outperforms the current products in the line that are at the same price. We’ve improved the quality of the strands and we are pressuring a conductive polymer over the top of them before we insulate. This means the cable is quieter and the handling noise goes down. It’s a big jump for us.”

WBT 0114 CU RCA Plugs

Carbon is fitted with the WBT 0114 CU RCA plugs, that benefit from a clamping mechanism which works in the same way as the chuck device in a drill, firmly clamping the outer contact against the RCA socket. This not only guarantees a secure connection but also minimises transition resistance. In addition, any size variation in the outer contact of a socket is compensated for, thereby ensuring a perfect fit. Optional XLR connectors can be specified, as can the upgraded WBT 0114 Ag silver plated RCA plugs.

Carbon is hand-built to order and available now direct from Russ Andrews. 0.5m pair £525

0.75m pair £580

1m pair £635

XLR available at no extra cost. WBT 0114 Ag cost an additional £110.

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