Kimber Kable 4PR Speaker Cables
The original Kimber Kable. Four copper conductors in PE dielectric per polarity for 13AWG (2.255mm²) Often bought as an initial launch into the “high end” and kept because it’s just too good for the money. 1/3rd the signal loss of conventional 13AWG parallel conductor designs. accuracy, pacing, proper imaging are the signature sounds of 4PR.
“Detail, Bass Extension, and Sweetness”
In 1979 this classic design put Kimber Kable on the map. After improvements over time, Kimber’s 4PR is still considered the reference for affordable loudspeaker cables. Millions of feet of this remarkable cable have been sold.
“4PR impressed us in a very positive way with its combination of detail, bass extension, and sweetness,” reports Richard Black in his TechRadar.com review for July 19, 2011.
“It has a very convincing way with deep bass, keeping it under tight rein while allowing it to blossom when needed and maintaining precise pitch and duration in a way few budget cables can match.”
“Highest Quality-To-Value Ratio”
“The Kimber 4PR and 8PR, although pricey, probably offers some of the highest quality-to-value ratios I’ve seen in exotic cables,” writes Gene DellaSala in his May 19, 2009 Audioholics.com post.
“There is a warm coherency from top-to-bottom,” notes Paul Westwood in a February 22, 2010 post to his 6th Street Bridge tube blog. “The speaker drivers, a slightly strange term to use with Magnepans, seemed to now play as one. The lowest bass, never a strong point on the Magnepans, was better, too.”
4PR’s eight-conductor construction consists of four brown and four black high-purity copper conductors that utilize Kimber Kable’s proven braiding technique. The aggregate wire size is two 14 awg conductors.
Even the most basic systems, old and new, will benefit significantly from this legendary performer. When demonstrating Kimber Kable to a new dealer this cable is used with the most modest system available. With 4PR, the system performs as if costing twice as much. Bass and treble frequencies are allowed their full extension, while dynamics emerge unrestrained. The Kimber Kable 4PR is also an excellent cable for professional and studio use due to its inherent ability to reject noise in any cable length.