QED XT5 power cable
XT5 utilises the proven and acclaimed X-Tube technology of QED’s award-winning loudspeaker cable ranges, and applies it to the specific requirements of a mains power cable.
By deploying its usual combination of through research and world-class engineering, QED has created a ground-breaking power cable that delivers clean, stable current to audio equipment - so that it can perform to its maximum potential.
Having played a large part in the creation of the very first specialist speaker cables and with over 47 years of unrivalled engineering excellence and expertise in the fields of hi-fi, home cinema cables and connectivity, no other company has demonstrated such relentless dedication to research and development combined with analytical listening tests.
QED knows full well the standard of the mains power that drives hi-fi equipment can have a profound effect on its performance. So, having achieved great and Award-winning results with its most recent speaker cables and analogue interconnects, QED’s engineers have now applied their unique methodology to power cables.
This single-minded determination to liberate the performance of hi-fi electronics of all kinds has resulted in XT5 - a mains cable that spotlights QED’s mastery of cable technology and sets entirely new standards of performance at the price.
As with any QED cable, an enormous amount of attention has been paid to the materials and geometry of XT5. In a drive to minimise the degrading ‘proximity effect’ created as current density accumulates in the conductors nearest to each other, QED has applied the lauded X-Tube technology first developed for its award-winning range of loudspeaker cables. By more effectively regulating current flow to audio equipment, the equipment is free to perform as its designers intended.
This kind of imaginative thinking and rigorous execution is typical of QED, and it means the XT5’s X-Tube configuration is way beyond what any nominal competitor can offer.
Conductor type: X-Tube
Metallurgy: 99.999% oxygen-free copper
Cross-sectional area: 1.5 mm sq
Ferrite jacket: 10% Zn/Mn
Capacitance: 100 pF/m
Inductance: 0.7 μH/m
Loop resistance: 0.026 ohm/m
Dielectric strength: 2 kV (ac for 15 mins)
Complies with: EN50525; EN60320; EN60884
Outer jacket: Black Pearl
Nominal outside diameter: 11 mm
Plugs: UK - MK Tough Plug 655 blk; EU - Martin Kaiser Schuko 516
Connector: Martin Kaiser IEC C13 794