GRIMM AUDIO SQM CABLES
“The way these interconnect cables treat harmonics is astonishing, dynamics are greater and music flows in a disarmingly natural way.”
GRIMM Audio - SQM Cables
Looking for a cable that ends your restless quest ? Science says you should minimize microphony and maximize shielding. Through a rational approach, cable design is liberated from the mistiness. SQM is the outcome of the ultimate execution of this strategy. This results in an unrivalled transparency.
SQM takes the Grimm Audio cable philosophy of low microphonics and proper shielding to the next level. The resulting sound quality is a serious step up from Grimm’s already excellent TPR cable. The way it treats reverband harmonics is astonishing, dynamics are greater, it sets a larger and deeper stereo image, and music flows in a disarmingly natural way.
Let’s have a look inside SQM. Low microphony requires a meticulous choice of materials to minimize friction induced noise, plus a mechanically tight physical construction. SQM goes a step further here by using carbon doped sheaths around individual conductors and beneath the braided screen. To optimize immunity from electric and magnetic fields the screens are tightly woven (no ‘see-through’) and the conductors are well twisted. Magnetic shielding is further improved by the so called ‘star-quad’ construction after which “Star Quad Master” was named.
SQM is a balanced cable and we offer it with Neutrik gold plated XLRs. If unbalanced connections are required, SQM is terminated with superior WBT NextGen RCAs guaranteeing a solid audio contact. In our unbalanced assemblies special care is taken in that the function of the screen is restricted to what it should do (screening against hum and rf) and does not interfere in any way with the optimal magnetic shielding of the star quad system inside.
Grimm Audio SQM cable features
Star Quad wire layout for optimal suppression of magnetic fields
Minimal microphony by means of carbon doted sheaths
Tightly woven screen for optimal shielding
Balanced version has Neutrik XLRs
Unbalanced version has WBT NextGen RCAs
Stereo Pair 1 meter RCA
Stereo Pair 2 meters RCA
Stereo Pair 1 meter XLR
Stereo Pair 2 meters XLR
3 , 4 and 5 meter lengths available upon request
Digital Adapter Cables
Coax AES3 XLR female to Spdif RCA / 1 meter
Coax Spdif RCA to AES3 XLR male / 3 meters
Coax AES3 to Spdif & Spdif to AES3 adapter cable set 1 meter
... what they say ...
You connect SQM and your “cable nervosia” instantly disappears.
Jaap Veenstra, Alpha Audio, Haarlem (SQM)
You can almost hear which brand of saxophone someone is playing on. I've never heard music as natural like this at home!
Tijs van den Burgh, Baarn (SQM)
In my opinion, the performance of SQM has exceeded the standard of studio and hifi cables.
Archimedes Chan, Hifi Review (SQM)
It is almost inconceivable that there are cables that can ‘improve’ this performance.
Ruud Jonker, hifi.nl (SQM)