Kimber Carbon is quickly becoming Soundline's go-to loudspeaker cable for mid to high-end systems providing a large, open natural sound profile without being excessively bright or overly dark.
The Carbon 18XL speaker cable takes the technologies employed in the rest of the Carbon range “to the next level”. In addition to the familiar Kimber braided construction, a non-twisted parallel straight run of conductors is also incorporated.
The eight 19.5AWG conductors are braided around an inner microwave-cured neoprene core. Situated within the core of both the positive and negative braids, a run of non-twisted 14.5AWG VariStrand copper conductors are employed for the shortest distance between two points.
"With the Kimber Kables in my system it was immediately apparent that these cables were something quite special. This this was not because they injected their own "great" sound into my system, but because even though the difference was, as I used this expression at least once before, very slight but significant, I felt as if this was the first time I ever "really" heard this album. How do I know what this album should sound like? This is where you'll have to trust me, dear reader. I've had this album for years. I've gone through quite a few system changes during these years. I've heard this album with quite a few different highly regarded audio cables in my system. And I've heard this band live about six times, starting in 1981. I know what Kraftwerk sounds like. And I know what this album sounds like." - Enjoy The Music Nov 2019 Full review here.