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Peak From Quiescent: Cabling System

Long-established accessories brand Vertex AQ has been quietly re-inventing itself by launching a new online ‘arm’ to its operation, called Quiescent. The first product announcement? The Peak cabling system

The Company’s mission over the next year is to bring to market a range of main components including streamers, DACs and amplification – with Vertex inside, so to speak. The first products, available to buy on its website now, are new cable designs in the form of the Peak Speaker Connection System and the Peak Analogue Interconnects.

The Peak Speaker Connection System comprises two main elements – RFI and vibration absorbing modules and a matching low-noise speaker cable. The idea is that these products can be used in a variety of ways, either adding to existing speaker cables or building up a complete high-end ‘amp-speaker’ interface.

QUIESCENT PEAK: INTERCONNECTS AND SPEAKER CABLING SYSTEM

Quiescent peak modules example setup

The Peak absorption modules employ low resonant sculpted casework and a complex acoustic labyrinth built internally to break down acoustic energy plus extensive RFI and EMI absorption techniques both within the casing and in the construction of the cabling itself.

QUIESCENT PEAK: INTERCONNECTS AND SPEAKER CABLING SYSTEM

Quiescent bi-wire peak module

The modules are available in single-wire or bi-wire configuration and are constructed using solid-core silver wiring, teflon air tube insulation and WBT silver connectors. The flying leads, and the matching speaker cable sets are sheathed in an EMI absorptive tubing (not screening) and an acoustically absorbent outer braiding, to “significantly lower RF hash and background noise”, said the company.

QUIESCENT PEAK: INTERCONNECTS AND SPEAKER CABLING SYSTEM

Quiescent peak speaker leads

The Peak analogue interconnects (available in RCA and XLR) employ the same silver wire and construction techniques as the speaker cable for excellent synergy right through the system.

QUIESCENT PEAK: INTERCONNECTS AND SPEAKER CABLING SYSTEM

Quiescent peak RCA interconnect

Prices for a pair of modules start from £4,000, a pair of speaker cables from £2,600 (2.0m) and a pair of RCA interconnects from £860 (0.6m)

For more information see quiescent-technologies.com

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