Kimber Kable

Kimber Kable

The Kimber Kable Legacy: In the 1970's Ray Kimber worked at a sound and lighting company in Los Angeles. The first big disco systems were being installed. Traditionally, sound and lighting systems were not close to each other, nor did lighting systems have such an array of noise generating fixtures like strobes and other flashing and dimmable lights. In a discotheque the lights and speakers are next to each other. Speaker cable acted as an antenna array and brought noise from lights into sound systems. In an attempt to solve these issues, speaker cable was encased in steel conduit. This helped with noise, but  also had an unintended result of lowering audio fidelity. This happened because steel conduit interacted with the magnetic field of speaker cable. Ray had the idea of counter-rotating sets of conductors to cancel magnetic interaction effects, He surmised that counter-rotating sets of conductors may not pick up noise even without the conduit. He was correct, the noise was greatly reduced! Ray was also surprised at the difference in audio quality. The discovery of noise elimination and improved fidelity set him on the path to develop cable designs. To his great satisfaction the finalized version of his braided wire concept not only rejected (RF) noise, but allowed systems to sound different, better. It was after this discovery that Ray took a risk and began selling his new discoveries. With a few spools of cable and modest test equipment. He first showed that there was a testable difference in cables, then performed simple "before and after" tests, replacing regular speaker cables with Kimber Kable. Ray would choose modest systems in dealer showrooms. The result was obvious - it made a significant difference. Over time, Ray would test various metals as conductors, manufacturing protocols, assorted stranding sizes, different twist lengths and insulation, and methods for adhering insulation to cable. He improved, modified, and expanded upon his original cable concept and designs.

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