The KS 3038 incorporates the proven Kimber Select geometry and is comprised entirely of our finest VariStrand™ silver all used within the unique constrained matrix. The combination of these technologies results in a cable which delivers dynamics, focus and harmonics like no other.
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Wordt professioneel afgemonteerd met WBT Nextgen AG (zillver) 0610 banaanpluggen of WBT Nextgen AG (zilver) 0681 spades.
Deze luidsprekerkabel kan goed worden gecombineerd met de Kimber Kable Select KS-9038 Bi-wiring Jumper set 4 stuks.
REVIEW: StereoTimes magazine - Kimber Select KS 3038 Speaker Cable
Several months ago Kimber sent me a review sample of the KS 3038 speaker cable that occupies the top position of the Kimber Select series. It's a 6 ft pair terminated with WBT-0680AG spades on the amplifier end and WBT-0600 bananas at the speaker end. Kimber does not normally terminate with spades at one end and bananas at the other, but it was only my special request as I find this configuration more practical for my setup. Buyers are free to order any termination combination they like, with all terminations provided by WBT connectors. From the moment I installed the KS 3038 cables in my system, they sounded so good, with no hint of edginess or hardness and - without the typical nastiness of "unbroken-in" cables, that I thought that Kimber might be breakingin their review samples prior to sending them off for review. I thought that to be a wonderful idea, as I hate break-in periods. Alternatively, I wondered if perhaps they were only doing this for the Select series of cables. Such thoughts were pure speculation and needed verification before sharing them with our readers. So I called Ray Kimber and asked him if my guess was correct. Well I was wrong, no such break-in is applied to any Kimber cable and my review sample was no exception. "So, why does it sounds so good and not act like any other unbroken-in cable?" I asked. "Yes, we also noticed the same thing" Ray said, "This cable sounds good from the first day. It will of course benefit from some break-in, but not as much as other cables do." He went on to state that 150 hours would be a safe period to consider them completely broken in. I chose to prolong this period to 200 hours to be on the safe side. How would I know with such precision if I played them for 200 hours? My Nuance 845 SE Amplifiers have time counters on them and every time they are switched on they start to count. In any case, waiting 200 hours was not a torture this time. On the contrary, as they sounded consistently good during this normal break in period, I was getting great pleasure from my CD collection. I always prefer to make comparative evaluations, and this time the Kimber BiFocal XL cables seemed like an ideal candidate. I have owned them for over a year, so I'm very familiar with their sound. But I did not want to stop there; I also wanted to test the cables in other system to see if their performance was system dependent. I took them with me on visits with three of my friends. I will tell you everything, but first let me give you some technical information about Kimber Select KS 3038 cables. KS 3038 has approximately the same exterior diameter as the BiFocal XL and, if you exclude both ends, looks very similar to them, with the exception of their color. Because the entire Select series of speaker cables is single wired, they don't have any bi-wiring or tri-wiring options like BiFocal and TriFocal series. If you want to biwire, you will need to buy two pairs of the KS-3038. Though I never felt or had the need for it, some applications may still require biwiring. As I can't imagine coupling them with any other, and more likely lesser cable, this will make for a rather pricey solution! All Kimber Select loudspeaker cables utilize their proprietary X38R core compound (also used on BiFocal XL series). Its role is mainly to provide acoustic damping. Conductors are applied to the surface of the core and are held in a constrained matrix. This matrix is applied simultaneously with the conductor, to help ensure a high level of precision. In conjunction with the core compound, the matrix is said to work electrostatically to help improve signal fidelity and shield against electromagnetic interferences such as RF. Both cables sounded very neutral and offered little hint of any coloration and they were both very well extended on both extremes of the frequency spectrum. But I'm afraid that the similarities stop there. Although the BiFocal XL is a great cable by any standard, KS 3038 outclassed it in all other areas.