Review: Canuck Kimber 4TC speaker jumpers
Budget Esoterica Review Magazine
June 2017 Issue
Canuck Kimber 4TC speaker jumpers
Are you an audiophile who owns speakers that have bi-amp connectors? If so, there is an inexpensive and easy way to upgrade the sound. Most bi-amp capable speakers come from the factory with cheap brass jumpers. Brass is not a good conductor of electricity, so it is in your best interest to change to pure copper jumpers and what would be better than Kimbers famous 4TC speaker cable. I stumbled onto these little beauties while perusing the ads in Canuck Audio Mart. For under $23 plus shipping from Canada you can own a finely crafted pair of speaker jumpers.
Bananas or spades , it's your choice. In my case i chose spades because i own high end speaker cables that have banana terminations. I installed the Kimber jumpers on my Infinity speakers and let them burn-in for a couple weeks.
I did notice slight improvements in some areas. For instance, while listening to "Dead Flowers", by the Rolling Stones i noticed a little better clarity and sharpness. The highs seemed a little more brilliant and bass was a little tighter. The overall sound just seemed cleaner.
Switching to one of my favorite jazz cd's by Donald Byrd, titled "Slow Drag", the self-titled opening track seemed to have a little better musicality and a more muscular sound. There also seemed to be a little more treble energy coming out of the right speaker.
The Canuck Kimber 4TC speaker jumpers are another inexpensive and effective tweak that should give you a little better sound. I highly recommend them to audiophiles who own bi-amp capable speakers. The build quality is excellent and the seller even put on high quality custom spades that fit my binding posts perfectly.
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