Cable Configurator

Audio cables are not only needed to connect components; they are components. Most are commercial products using off-the-shelf wire and insulators, the house sound is bright (which suits bland systems) or dull (which softens glassy sound). Using big-name cables to cover tonal problems is like adding sauce to tasteless food.

Artisan cables are designed and made by a small number of inventors worldwide who have pursued a lifetime passion and challenge.

Find your perfect cable...

(Tip: if you already know which JPS cable you want, view the JPS price list.)

Our demo rooms require the best cables to express—but not enhance—the performance of quality audio components. For over twenty years we have chosen and recommend individual cables and complete looms from JPS Labs. Uniquely JPS make acclaimed cables across all genres and price points but finding the right cable for your needs can be a challenge. Please make use of our innovative cable configurator below to find your perfect match. Our "Search Engine" is based on twenty years of experience and customer comments. Start by selecting your required cable type, then move on from left to right and discover the cable that's right for you and your hi-fi system.

Type

RCA

XLR

DIN to RCA

DIN to XLR

RCA Digital

BNC

USB

4mm banana

Spade

4mm banana biwire

Spade biwire

AC

Level

level 1

Recommended for components costing up to £800.

level 3

Recommended for components costing up to £5000.

level 4

Recommended for components costing up to £10,000.

level 5

Reference cable for components costing over £5000.

Length

0.5

0.75

1

1.5

2

3

4

6

8

10

Suggested Cable
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
0.5m, RCA
£ 269
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
1m, RCA
£ 319
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
1.5m, RCA
£ 359
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
2m, RCA
£ 399
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1m, RCA
£ 809
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1.5m, RCA
£ 899
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
2m, RCA
£ 985
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
0.75m, RCA
£ 1,615
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
1m, RCA
£ 1,795
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
1.5m, RCA
£ 2,155
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
2m, RCA
£ 2,515
JPS Labs Aluminata
0.75m, RCA
£ 3,235
JPS Labs Aluminata
1m, RCA
£ 3,595
JPS Labs Aluminata
1.5m, RCA
£ 4,315
JPS Labs Aluminata
2m, RCA
£ 5,035
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
1m, XLR
£ 359
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
1.5m, XLR
£ 409
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
2m, XLR
£ 449
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1m, XLR
£ 899
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1.5m, XLR
£ 985
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
2m, XLR
£ 1,075
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
0.75m, XLR
£ 1,615
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
1m, XLR
£ 1,795
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
1.5m, XLR
£ 2,155
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
2m, XLR
£ 2,515
JPS Labs Aluminata
0.75m, XLR
£ 3,235
JPS Labs Aluminata
1m, XLR
£ 3,595
JPS Labs Aluminata
1.5m, XLR
£ 4,315
JPS Labs Aluminata
2m, XLR
£ 5,035
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1m, DIN to RCA
£ 1,618
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1.5m, DIN to RCA
£ 1,798
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
2m, DIN to RCA
£ 1,970
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1m, DIN to XLR
£ 1,798
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1.5m, DIN to XLR
£ 1,970
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
2m, DIN to XLR
£ 2,150
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
1m, RCA Digital
£ 119
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
1.5m, RCA Digital
£ 139
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
0.75m, RCA Digital
£ 769
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1m, RCA Digital
£ 809
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1.5m, RCA Digital
£ 899
JPS Labs Aluminata
0.75m, RCA Digital
£ 2,475
JPS Labs Aluminata
1m, RCA Digital
£ 2,695
JPS Labs Aluminata
1.5m, RCA Digital
£ 3,145
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
1m, BNC
£ 139
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
1.5m, BNC
£ 159
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
0.75m, BNC
£ 769
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1m, BNC
£ 809
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1.5m, BNC
£ 899
JPS Labs Aluminata
0.75m, BNC
£ 2,475
JPS Labs Aluminata
1m, BNC
£ 2,695
JPS Labs Aluminata
1.5m, BNC
£ 3,145
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
0.75m, USB
£ 769
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
1m, USB
£ 809
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
4ft, 4mm banana
£ 319
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
6ft, 4mm banana
£ 379
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
8ft, 4mm banana
£ 449
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
10ft, 4mm banana
£ 519
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
4ft, 4mm banana
£ 1,435
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
6ft, 4mm banana
£ 1,705
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
8ft, 4mm banana
£ 1,975
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
10ft, 4mm banana
£ 2,245
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
4ft, 4mm banana
£ 2,335
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
6ft, 4mm banana
£ 2,965
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
8ft, 4mm banana
£ 3,595
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
10ft, 4mm banana
£ 4,225
JPS Labs Aluminata
4ft, 4mm banana
£ 5,935
JPS Labs Aluminata
6ft, 4mm banana
£ 7,015
JPS Labs Aluminata
8ft, 4mm banana
£ 8,095
JPS Labs Aluminata
10ft, 4mm banana
£ 9,175
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
4ft, Spade
£ 319
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
6ft, Spade
£ 379
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
8ft, Spade
£ 449
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
10ft, Spade
£ 519
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
4ft, Spade
£ 1,435
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
6ft, Spade
£ 1,705
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
8ft, Spade
£ 1,975
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
10ft, Spade
£ 2,245
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
4ft, Spade
£ 2,495
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
6ft, Spade
£ 2,695
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
8ft, Spade
£ 2,895
JPS Labs SuperConductor 4
10ft, Spade
£ 3,095
JPS Labs Aluminata
4ft, Spade
£ 5,935
JPS Labs Aluminata
6ft, Spade
£ 7,015
JPS Labs Aluminata
8ft, Spade
£ 8,095
JPS Labs Aluminata
10ft, Spade
£ 9,175
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
4ft, 4mm banana biwire
£ 449
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
6ft, 4mm banana biwire
£ 589
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
8ft, 4mm banana biwire
£ 719
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
10ft, 4mm banana biwire
£ 859
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
4ft, 4mm banana biwire
£ 1,435
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
6ft, 4mm banana biwire
£ 1,705
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
8ft, 4mm banana biwire
£ 1,975
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
10ft, 4mm banana biwire
£ 2,245
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
4ft, Spade biwire
£ 449
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
6ft, Spade biwire
£ 589
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
8ft, Spade biwire
£ 719
JPS Labs UltraConductor 2
10ft, Spade biwire
£ 859
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
4ft, Spade biwire
£ 1,435
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
6ft, Spade biwire
£ 1,705
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
8ft, Spade biwire
£ 1,975
JPS Labs SuperConductor V
10ft, Spade biwire
£ 2,245
JPS Labs Digital AC-X
2m, AC
£ 449
JPS Labs Analog AC
2m, AC
£ 449
JPS Labs PAC Low
2m, AC
£ 489
JPS Labs PAC Black
2m, AC
£ 989
JPS Labs PAC Black
3m, AC
£ 1,165
JPS Labs Kaptovator Low
2m, AC
£ 1,165
JPS Labs Kaptovator
1m, AC
£ 1,795
JPS Labs Kaptovator
2m, AC
£ 2,155
JPS Labs Kaptovator
3m, AC
£ 2,605
JPS Labs Aluminata
1m, AC
£ 4,495
JPS Labs Aluminata
2m, AC
£ 5,395
JPS Labs Aluminata
3m, AC
£ 6,295

Cable Facts

A well-engineered cable is much more complex than meets the eye and costs a lot to formulate special materials and construction. It sounds amazing!

The challenge is contamination from the mains generated from your neighbours’ and your own devices. There is also airborne signal like radio waves which cables pick up as aerials. These include DC offset, RFI, EMI, and chopped AC. Digital cables read them as direct signal. Thirdly, the cable itself is a circuit with resonance having impedance (resistance, capacitance, inductance).

Insulation is not passive: different materials react to signal in different ways.

In summary, the aims are (1) to attenuate mains-borne and common mode signals, hence floating earth and symmetrical signal wires are superior solutions; (2) attenuate radio and electromagnetic waves which cables pick up and convert to audio frequencies … or higher frequencies which leak into your audio system; and (3) pure transmission of signal from terminal to terminal.

Why JPS?

Most people are cynical about commercial cables as an organized media industry. It is not a victimless crime; it is sad and semi-fraudulent.

The Music Room has recommended JPS Labs for over twenty years for sincere reasons and repeat business!

JPSLabs is an acclaimed, designer-led business with its own techniques. It began with a metal alloy created as a signal conductor: “Alumiloy” combined the best performance of silver and long-crystal copper without the side-effects of either. Its entire range of products are developed and made in USA.

  • Established over thirty years JPS offers a full range of interconnects, digital cables, loudspeaker cables, mains cables.
  • The entry range (second generation Ultra-2) starts from a budget / affordable products in a plain box which is US-made and a real taster of JPS.
  • With all designer cables it is advantageous to stay with one good brand; use the same shielding and the same voiced conductor from source to loudspeakers.

I hope this starts to unravel the controversy: now you can explain the mystery of why you might notice that a better mains cord on your CD player really does make your turntable sound better! Audio cables shield your entire system and transmit contamination, even via deselected inputs on your amplifier.

If you discuss your system with us, we can offer you free but valuable advice based on 30 years experience. We can’t summarize a lifetime’s expertise. There are some general principles: for example if you own components that are not really performing or to your liking, JPS is not a tone control to alleviate such problems. If you own components which potentially can impress you, this is exactly where JPS cables win friends and admirers.

How Much to Spend on Cables?

  • Spend no less or no more than it takes to make your system work to your threshold of enjoyment. Forget the 10% rule, etc.
  • The higher the resolution and natural sound of your violin the more you need to spend on the strings!
  • We have devised a cable configurator with a more complex engine than appears to make the choice possible. This enables online purchase for quick delivery normally next-day from stock. But please feel free to email or phone to arrange a personal consultation, free advice and home appraisal.
  • Our Cable Configurator is based on five levels of cost assuming they offer real value. Feel free to compensate up or down by one or two orbits: down, if you want to spend less; up by one or two levels if you want to upgrade or get more from cherished Hi-Fi components. The component costs relate to 2016 UK prices including VAT.

Level One: components cost £400 - £800
Level Two: components cost £600 - £2,000
Level Three: components cost £1,800 - £5,000
Level Four: components cost £ 2,000 - £10,000
Level Five: components cost over £5,000

The selector works, our cable configurator distils years of experience for the following reasons:

  • At level one, Ultra-2 will enhance a £500 amplifier or CD player but not an Esoteric or Gryphon CD player.
  • At level two, SC-Q is a slightly lower cost version of SC-3 level four!! (SuperConductor 3 is the third in the flagship product to emerge in thirty years!) and it achieves a great deal more sonic performance than cables costing twice or four times the price.
  • Level Three components can be as costly as £5,000 yet well matched by SC-V a new series that sounds as good as it looks. It may be slim, white, flexible and pretty but it is a very purist, high-performance cable that is, in fact shockingly great!! Now available in phono cords for your quality tonearm!!
  • Level Four components are owned by people who are very committed to musical performance and the classic JPS SuperConductor (presently series 3) is the cable to aspire to.
  • Level Five did not exist until a few designers introduced cables of supreme purity of materials, symmetrical construction, thin gaps, high-tech shielding and the results are addictive. Aluminata from JPS features a number of techniques, most obviously the aluminium shielding uniquely made from particles.

Mains Power and Purification

Faced with increasingly degraded mains power there is a wide variety of products claiming to purify signal and protect components. We have found most of these products to be ineffective. The good news is that a great deal of the removal of distortion can be done between the wall socket and your components. Put simply, we recommend a good quality wall socket, a passive distribution box with star-earthing and “voiced” to absorb vibration which travels across mains wires.

JPS are unique in offering customized mains cables dedicated to the requirements of analogue and digital / source and amplification / at various performance and price levels. It is the only ethical, engineered, and effective way and surprising other cable companies do not copy, for example, the celebrated JPS The Digital AC-x which transforms any digital device. It will really make you smile, such a simple way to solve the dilemma of choosing digital, or music! Now you get both!

The big range of power-conditioning mains cords from JPS enables you to make a wise choice, quite simply, online via our Cable Configurator.

What our customers are saying

Well Jack, having tried out various spk cables, I wasn't expecting to hear that... A.B.S.O.L.U.T.E.L.Y  F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S.... the difference wasn't just night and day, it was another world !! The easiest way to explain it, is by saying what I was thinking when listening to all the CDs I played... and that was they all sounded like SACDs...truly amazing cable !! You definitely won't be getting this one back :-]]
NC
June 2017
Well, I am entirely happy with my purchase. The JPS cables give life, bloom to the music (not adding it, but allowing what is there to come through).  I now realise what a dead hand the [-- -- ] were. I hear the harmonics, nuances of instruments that were muffled before. And all this with gear that has been cobbled together, somewhat elderly (apart from the Oppo BD105). Thank you for your advice and encouraging me to make this purchase, which I feel to be money very well spent.
DW
May 2017
Prior to getting the JPS interconnects I was using a brand that I bought from a different retailer; supposedly some of the best in the world, but the JPS interconnects that the Music Room recommended are in a completely different league.
DD
October 2016
SCQ: Wow. Quite amazing … Really transparent and neutral sound … Cannot be found from any other cable at this price range. Just what I needed!
MH
October 2016
Everyone should have a JPS Aluminata AC Power Cord … It upgrades the whole system.
FA
October 2016
A big thankyou for my aluminata digital Jack. Very pleased. Could be passed as brand new. Just the right length. Has transformed the sound quality of my Bel Canto fm1 tuner. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.
RK
August 2016
just a quick message to let you know I am delighted with the Jps cables. After some running in I spent time this weekend just listening and was amazed at the improvement in clarity and separation of instruments. Just wandering how the SC3's might have sounded..!!
AH
April 2016
After putting JPSLabs Aluminata into my system I experienced a tidal wave of musical bliss. I cannot believe after all my 35 years of system building I missed this one. I have tried all the other so called reference cables, some changed the sound some didn't do anything. Words cannot explain Aluminata. My honest advice is do yourself a favour, go and listen to it then you tell me what you think. Thank you JPSLabs. I'm finally enjoying real life music in my front room.
JH
February 2016
Firstly many thanks for all your help recently and especially for introducing me to JPS Labs speaker cable. The latest Superconductor - Q cable is now successfully installed in my system. It is without doubt the most revealing and musical cable I have used. It does all the right things, including timing, dynamics and information retrieval without ever sounding anything but very musical. There is no edginess or bloom to the sound - instead just a very  natural presentation. Most music fans will upgrade major components within their systems, often at considerable cost  - often overlooking interconnects and speaker cables. Believe me JPS Labs may give a system one of the best and most cost effective upgrades to even the most modest of systems. I would urge anybody to try their products first  before chopping and changing unnecesarily in  an attempt to improve their systems.
DB
February 2016
Back to the SC-3, more potent bass, smoother treble, more natural mids, more tangible soundstage; it defies analysis- just better!  Dare I say a bargain?!
RM
November 2015
… The soundstage is deeper, bass notes are tighter and clearer … I have more details and the listening is less aggressive.
FK (France)
September 2015
I got the SC-3 cable today. What an amazing piece of cable you sent to me. Sound is still developing while burning in but sound is really analog, as I like.
MH (Finland)
October 2014
I've been playing with the Kaptovator and I was shocked how much difference it made when I plucked it into my CD player (like you said!). I liked it on the amp too but think I get the biggest improvement on the CD so that where it is staying.......what an amazing piece of kit!
GH
May 2013
Hi! Just to let you know Superconductor Q is amazing in my system. By far the best I have ever had.
JB
May 2013
I've just received the JPS Labs cables and placed them carefully on my Goldmund SR 150. After just a few seconds, I was totally amazed by the natural sound I hear, just pure pleasure. I've really made a large step to a more natural sound, these cables are really amazing for the price. They will easily replace my Shunyata Gemini, the JPS cables are more balanced and don't send too much dynamics in front of the hears, really perfect. I don't' hear anymore the "hard to define blur" on drums but just a huge gain in clarity. I'm astounded, as I know that they are not even burned
EM
August 2012
The JPS SC-V and SC-3 cables brilliant beyond words, thank you so much. The detail is incredible and they seem somehow to have brought everything together and raised the bar even higher on what was already a fabulous sound. Several friends have already commented on the difference. I am so delighted with the whole set-up - thanks for all your help.
MP
July 2012
You told me the combination of these products would blow away Nordost i/c. You were slightly incorrect. The ‘Q’ i/c alone blew away the Nordost. The AC+ alone blew away the Nordost. Combined the JPS products made the poor little Nordost seem like a lost wee soul out of its league … and the combined price of i/c and power lead are less than HALF the cost of the Nordost cable …
Anon.
April 2012
Well, what can I say? The JPS cables are fantastic. … The whole presentation is just so much better! I’m hearing details in the music that I’d never heard before. I am very pleased.
JE
April 2012
I’ve known for many years that good quality cables are important to achieving the best results, but despite my purchase and use of other expensive high grade cables in the past, I have, until now, never realised the tremendous difference on a ‘value for money’ basis, that a single change of interconnect cable can bestow. The JPS Labs ‘Aluminata’ are literally in a class of their own!   …. As a simple conclusion, I should say that ‘Aluminata’ should be re-named.  It should be called “ILLUMINATA”, for the sheer amount of light it sheds upon everything contained within the music (and elsewhere in the music reproduction chain!)  Congratulations to JPS Labs. for their stunning creation, and to Jack Lawson and the Music Room for championing their cause in the UK.
AK
March 2012
Wow! This JPS stuff is incredible (awesome is the word I think). Up to now I thought my system on a good day sounded detailed and controlled but the Ultra-2 has transformed it to a new level.
RM
March 2012
Very impressive the Kaptivator definately constitutes a component itself. Flexible chord, very well built and attractive to the eye.
RM
January 2012
The Kapto is fabulous as I expected. Definitely has more impact when used on CD Player, … Confirmation of the improvements came via a close friend of mine. One saturday I was listening to a live album called Hanx by the legendary Stiff Little Fingers. My mate said "Is that Hanx on Super Audio CD? It sounds better than its ever sounded. Im sure it sounds better than last time I heard it on your system?" I replied by saying we are not so much listening to it, we are actually "existing within it" somehow?! Amazing what "a bit of wire" can do. He looked at me and laughed and said "I take it you got some major upgrades to amp or CD, and an entire loom of the top JPS cables or something?" to which I replied "no no, just 'one bit of wire', albeit, somewhat special wire!
NW
October 2011
Cables arrived today.They sound great - cold out of the box.  Thanks for the great deal.  I introduced a pair of Superconductor 3 RCA interconnects between my Cary SLI-80 (F-1 Edition) integrated tube amp & my Arcam CD 23 (yes the great dCS one) & wow!  The system has taken on a whole new level of refinement. Thanks again!
PU
June 2010
Just a quick message to let you know I received the JPS Power ac mains lead this afternoon. Wow - a significant improvement in all areas over my VDH Mainstream. Totally delighted.
JK
June 2010
The time I’ve been able to spare for listening has been spent enjoying the effect of the new Kaptovator cables to the Antileon [dual mono]. It seems ridiculous to say this but they’ve ‘given me back my amplifier’: it just sounds open, relaxed, and ready to do anything. I’ve absolutely no idea why the xxxx box should have been a bottleneck – all the specifications and reviews say it shouldn’t – but there’s no denying what one hears.
PS
February 2010

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