Yes there are counterfeit Kimber Kables out there. Here is how to spot them:
Kimber Kable is NOT made in China. But sadly there are fake offerings online from China of junk wire dressed up to look like Kimber – yes, the Photos are of the real thing, they pinched those. e.g. the so-called 8TC cable is just low grade PVC insulated tinned copper wire, far inferior to Kimber’s entry level 8PR – and more expensive than 8PR too!
Watch out for garbage interconnect clones too. Remember, Kimber is not made in China and so how can it be cheaper there than in the USA?
Kimber Kable is not sold via online platforms like eBay, audiogon, stereonet etc so if a brand new Kimber item is offered for sale, its pretty much bound to be fake!
Because it works! It will improve the sound of any audio system – guaranteed.
Kimber Kable is a REAL product, it is not a marketing product. It is made in USA in Kimber’s own factory in Utah. Kimber only release new products if they detect a quantifiable improvement in the performance.
With Kimber Kable, the answer is no! There will be no audible difference in sound provided the shorter cable is greater than half the length of the longer one. Its a great way to save money and keep your room tidy.
Here is an example: Right Channel = 3.6m Left Channel 2.2m is OK, but 1.0m + 4.0m is not recommended (here we would suggest increasing the 1.0m to 2.0m).
NO! They are still perfect and maybe check back in another 25 years’.
The PR, VS and TC series were released almost 30 years’ ago and are STILL in full production today! We’ve been the Australian distributor for almost all that time and we have 25 year old 4PR and 8TC cables as demo cables. When the dielectric is stripped off the copper wire inside is still PERFECT! Zero tarnishing, zero damage.
Of course you may wish to upgrade to a higher performance model and you WILL get a noticeable improvement in sound quality. If you do, then pass on your treasured cables to a family member or friend. (I’m not implying that family members are not friends, so no cheeky emails please). They can get another 25 years out of them and will always remember who gave them the wonderful gift.