BENCHMARK STUDIO&STAGE™ SPEAKER CABLE -LOCKING BANANA TO LOCKING BANANA
CABLES ARE SOLD INDIVIDUALLY.
Price is for one cable, Order 2 for a stereo pair.
Hand assembled in the USA with true silver solder
Benchmark Studio&Stage™ Speaker Cables combine the best cable, connectors, and construction techniques in order to offer performance that meets the demands of world-class studios, while providing the strength and reliability required for stage applications.
In our lab tests we have found that heavy-duty 40-amp SpeakON™ connectors consistently outperform spade lugs, pins, and banana plugs. When SpeakON™ connectors cannot be used, we have found that locking banana plugs provide the next best connections. In contrast, spade lugs and pins often provide poor connections. Spring-type (non-locking) banana plugs almost always provide poor connections and should be avoided.
The Benchmark AHB2 power amplifier is so clean that poor speaker connections can easily create more distortion than the entire power amplifier. We have seen this many times in the lab. The effects of poor speaker connections can easily be measured when testing the AHB2 power amplifier. We have learned that we cannot accurately measure the AHB2 unless we use SpeakON™ connectors or high-quality locking banana connectors.
This top-quality Benchmark cable features Canare Star-Quad Speaker Cable. Four heavy-duty 14 AWG stranded conductors are combined into two pairs arranged in a star-quad configuration. The combined conductors are equivalent to 11 AWG, but the star-quad configuration reduces magnetic radiation making this cable superior to 2-conductor cables.
Use this cable for connecting a power amplifier to a speaker when both are equipped with binding posts. The rear of each binding posts must include a center hole for connecting banana plugs.
Use this cable for stereo or bridged-mono applications on amplifiers that are not equipped with SpeakON connectors.