Kimber Kable 8TC Speaker Cables

4.39/5 (51 Reviews) MSRP : $236.00


Product Description

Consisting of sixteen individual TCSS conductors, eight clear and eight white, arranged in a large format braid. Individual conductors are Hyper-pure copper and utilize our proven VariStrand conductor geometry. The insulating dielectric is a high pressure-low temperature-extruded Teflon. The aggregate wire size is two 9 awg conductors.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by vince a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2012

Bottom Line:   
kimber kable 8tc best cable ever purchased and has stayed with my system as upgraded to better ancillaries , as a musician i like the naturalness of the cable everything in the correct place if your system is high resolution this cable will astound you.
current system
cyrus pre qxpd and power supply, two power x amplifiers momoblocked, linn sondek ortofon rondo bronze cartridge, lehmann se phono stage, liinn genki cd player, cambridge np30 streamer, kef reference one speaker with bespoke super tweeters and silver and gold glasshouse interconnects

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by henry lee a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 28, 2010

Bottom Line:   
Finally purchashed two run's of 12 feet with banana plug temination's. I must admit, I was very skeptical about spending that kind of money for speaker kable. Having used lower lines of kimberkable and having fantastic result's with them.So clean sounding very impressed,so the big decision was how much was I willing to spend?. After further review on my part and reading all the review's posted(great input by the way).I decieded I would go for it,I knew my linn keilidh were capable of so much more.And I was right,but not right away. Right out of the box I was not impressed at all,has kimber let me down on this one. The monster cable I had hooked up prior sounded better!But after approximately 50hr's or so, they really started to open up and every day since then. Every day I hear pleasant change's everywhere,from top to bottom.I can finally justify spending the extra dough now(to myself anyway's) but I know what I like and kimberkable has not let me down again. Very glad I did'nt step outside the box on this one,kimberkable for life.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2010



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scott montgomery a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2009

Bottom Line:   
Moved from a 22'X14' listening room to a12'X10' room and downsized my system from a B&W 605s and an old Denon reciever as a pre-amp thru an Adcom 125 w amp. I had built 2 pairs of cat5 speaker cables(different lengths) and thought they were great. Now have an all Vincent system with small NHT Classic 3's. Been listening to this for 6mos. Added Kimber Kable and noticed tha the sound stage has opened up and the detail is wounderful...even without a sub woofer. Crystal, like opening you eyes thru clear lenses not cloudy ones. Best money I've spent in a long time!

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2009



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lefteris T. a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2007

Bottom Line:   
“To Cable or not to Cable?”

I am positive here: cables make a difference!

But is this a good or a bad thing? In most cases it is not very good…most companies nowdays seem to be able to predict the acoustic effect of a cable (possibly using computers) and they manipulate the signal so that it sounds as desired…

This behavior does not fit my goal: I want to hear the real thing (as close as I can get to it anyway) and NOT your cables guys, I’ m sorry!

Rumor had it that Kimber were “sharp” cables. Did I mention I can’ t stand “sharp”??? Well I hate it. But I love analysis. The beauty of seeing the instruments floating independently in space…this is a blessing.
So having in mind Kimber=sharp, I never tried Kimbers…

Not until a pair of Hero interconnects were sighted used at a low price…at the time I was looking for a replacement for VDH 102mkIII on a secondary source (FM radio). Well, the Hero cable was too good for the money, except a minor metallic timber in the vocals (maybe not a fault of the cable itself). So the door for Kimber stayed open…

Lately I realized that the “air” of the high frequencies was thick and dense in my system…I could not blame any component for this (they have been selected with so much care and pain) except for the speaker cables or the speakers themselves.
Thank God I chose to start with the most inexpensive part to replace…

It has been a week now that a single run of Kimber 8TC (8ft) carry the burden to feed them Spendors with signal.
Not fully broken in, I love what this cable does for me…

1. Balance: no particular emphasis anywhere in the spectrum, results in a very detailed but at the same time relaxed presentation. Bass is not as strong as my previous cable, but this is good as it unveils information at the lower end that used to be covered.
2. Analysis: tons of masked info came to light. Breathing, smacking lips, pops and cracks on wooden floors, piano pedals, you name it…
3. Lively: music seems to be…well…more musical! Instruments are more lifelike, same with voices, no colorations, just the real timbre.
4. Transparent: no more instruments glued together. Each one has its own well defined space, especially high frequency percussion is alive and vivid (and it does sound as percussion).
5. Expanded: music occupies more space. Instruments come from all-over the place. Behind, left and right of the speakers. Live performances are so much more realistic…
These are just first impressions. The cables have been in use for less than 30 hours, I expect further improvements in time.
Summary: this is a top-sounding-cable regardless of price. It does so many things right that you just can’t focus on anything negative. I am so impressed that I think I will replace all cabling in my system with Kimber. This is my top recommendation for a speaker cable. If you intend to spend more, keep the money and enjoy other things too…
If I changed the speakers and got the same effect, I would say I made a very good choice, now I just can’t say enough!

System info:

Spendor S8e, 2way floorstanders
TACT (Lyngdorf) SDA2175, semi-digital power amplifier
Pass X2 line preamplifier
Marantz SA17S1 SACD/ CD player
Interconnects: VDH Integration (XLR), Kimber Hero (RCA), Ultralink, Monster, others.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $340.00

Purchased At:   Local Store



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rbsnoddy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Originally I was using Tara Labs RSC Prime Bi-Wire cables in my system. After recently moving, I hooked the Tara Labs cables up and my system sounded 'muddled'. I tried numerous tweaks and adjustments to determine what the cause could be.....My last attempt was to replace speaker cables (as I thought the Tara Labs could not be causing my system to sound this way) with Kimber Kables. Once I hooked up these cables, I was amazed at how my system came alive - the highs and mid-range was clear, and the definition I was able to hear was eye-opening. Highly recommend trying these cables out....

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $280.00

Purchased At:   Stereotypes




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