British audio specialists QED has been designing and engineering superior AV cables for nearly five decades and is considered the original cable brand, with its QED 79 strand cable, released in 1976, widely recognized as the world’s first “specialist” speaker cable – a product that demonstrated how cables could have a tangible impact on audio performance. Since then, the company has used extensive scientific research and computer-aided design techniques to ensure its products remain at the very cutting edge of technology. That rich heritage and constant drive for innovation underpins QED’s latest products. All cables deliver an enhanced sonic performance without compromising on their competitive price points.
RCA (Phono), XLR, and Subwoofer cables cables that allow you link together many of your devices. You will find the optimum cables for your system from our Performance, Reference or Signature ranges.
HDMI, Optical Digital Audio (Toslink), Digital Coax and USB. You will find the optimum cables for your system from our Performance, Reference or Signature ranges.
QED has sold speaker cable since 1976. Our subsequent designs have been built upon our continuing research into this vital link in the hi-fi chain, winning more industry awards than any other brand and are supported by our lifetime guarantee. Prices are for a pair of speaker cables (2 cables in the box)
Founded by Bob Abraham and Ian Vine in 1973; QED has, over the past 40 years, acquired unparalleled knowledge and experience of hi-fi and home cinema cables and connectivity.
QED is the market leader but are certainly not complacent. Their design engineers constantly investigate new technologies and undertake scientific research to ensure that QED always offer customers the very best products on the market. As far back as 1994, QED conducted the most extensive ever scientific investigation into the effects of speaker cables on hi-fi system performance. The results were astonishing, and can be found on the QED website under the heading ‘The Genesis Report'. The report produced clear evidence that speaker cables do matter, and QED continues to use this information today. We urge you to try QED cables for yourself. If you do you will discover the differences in sound quality that QED hi-fi cables can really make.
QED can also legitimately claim that, during this period, they have changed people’s perspectives about hi-fi cables. Consumers no longer believe that ‘bell wire will do’ or that ‘any old cable will be fine’. This understanding that cable quality is important and makes a real difference to your enjoyment began with the launch of the QED 79 strand speaker cable in 1978.
QED’s reputation for both innovation and technical excellence is known throughout the world. The latest computer aided design techniques allows their research and development team to keep pace with technological advances and deliver products that achieve the highest levels of performance and reliability. This is why QED speaker cables and interconnects are recommended by so many of the world’s leading manufacturers of hi-fi and home theater equipment, and also why so many of their products have won prestigious awards. For your convenience, and to better understand the different cable products we offer, QED has divided them into four separate ranges: Profile, Performance, Reference and Signature. (BACK TO TOP OF PAGE)