AudioQuest's heavy-duty CV-8 speaker cables deliver smooth, pristine sound from your high-performance audio system, thanks to an innovative design and top-quality materials. AudioQuest takes their own innovative approach to cable design based on years of in-house research, carefully engineering their cables to transfer signals as faithfully as possible.
8 solid conductors for superior performance
Each of the cable's eight conductors is a single, unbroken strand of pure copper, which ensures highly efficient signal transfer with minimal loss. Solid conductors eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can add brittleness to the sound with multi-strand conductor cables.
Precise cable geometry
The CV-8 uses pairs of 16-gauge, 18-gauge, 19-gauge and 20-gauge conductors. This range in diameters significantly reduces the possibility of distortion caused by any particular conductor's sonic "signature." A specialized spiral arrangement of the eight conductors minimizes potential signal interaction, resulting in sound that's clearer and more dynamic.
Most higher-end cables require a break-in period before they perform their best. A charge builds up in the insulation through continual use, reducing the amount of electronic noise the cable produces. This charge can dissipate when the cable's not in use, giving you less than optimal performance until it builds up again.
AudioQuest's Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) eliminates this break-in period. A small battery pack attached to the cable polarizes the insulation with a 48-volt charge, giving you clear, expressive sound from your system every time you turn it on.
High-quality connectors eliminate the weakest link
The CV-8 cables feature banana plugs, fastened by cold welding — a process that uses high pressure and copper paste to minimize signal loss. By contrast, solder tends to impede the signal, and heating the copper can negatively affect its conductivity.