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CABLE DEMO PROGRAM - GUIDELINES
DEMO # 11 :
PS Audio xStream Prelude - Speaker Cable - 2M
In the world of connectivity there is no more difficult a cable to design than one for a speaker. Speakers offer the greatest range of complex interaction of any single element in the audio video chain. Difficulties range from a purely resistive load to a nightmare of impedance dips and inductive challenges that are a cable designer’s worst case scenario.
As the most difficult design challenge in the audio chain, the speaker cable is also the most important link to great sound. Speaker cables are not the area to compromise your cable choices. In fact, all the hard work and energy invested in our system’s perfection can be partially wasted if we aren’t careful how we connect the final link between our power amplifier/receiver to our loudspeakers.
Prelude Speaker xStreams come with detachable spade and banana connectors so you never have to worry about future compatibility problems with equipment and the xStreams. Users are able to simply screw the appropriate connector in to place and make the proper hookup.
Soldered connections on all models
Every strand of pure OFC (Oxygen Free Copper) conductor on every Speaker xStream™ is soldered to the solid, machined and gold plated, terminals.
Soldering is achieved through the use of a high purity high silver content solder that provides a nearly perfect “welding” of the conductors to the connectors for a perfect match. After hand soldering the terminations, every xStream cable is inspected and finally electrically tested to insure a perfect fit and connectivity.
Our least expensive speaker cable is the Prelude. Interestingly enough, the Prelude will perhaps be a more robust and technologically advanced speaker cable than most company’s top-of-the-line model, yet it is PS Audio’s entry level product. That's how advanced a design the entire series of xStream Speaker cables are!
The overall gauge of the Prelude is equivalent to 10 gauge (big!) and has 3 separately insulated solid core conductors in a spiral, wrapped around the individually insulated Multi-strand core. The Prelude is a great all around speaker cable built in an oval configuration that measures approximately one inch wide by a little over half an inch tall when laying on the floor. The Prelude comes with both spade and banana connectors and is an excellent choice for most systems.
Don't hesitate to consider our entry level product for even your most demanding situations. For instance, at this price what high-end home theater or moderately priced music system wouldn't benefit from the rich audio presentation offered by these affordable beauties?
Getting the power from your amplifier all the way to your loudspeakers is a big deal if you want to do it right.
There’s no more of an important link than the speaker cable and we would encourage you to experience a true revelation of sorts by adding an xStream Speaker Cable to your system.
You just might fall in love all over again.