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AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

16-gauge cable, connectors optional (30 feet, Gray)

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Low-grade speaker wire can often be a weak link in a home theater system. Upgrade to AudioQuest's G2 speaker cable and make sure that your speakers are getting the cleanest, most accurate signal possible.

AudioQuest's cable designs come from years of in-house research and careful engineering. Their G2 speaker cables use a special concentric arrangement that keeps the bundled strands in the same position throughout the length of the cable. The signal encounters less potentially damaging interactions and shifts in magnetic environment, resulting in sound that's clearer and more dynamic. Conductors made of long-grain copper ensure efficient signal transfer with minimal loss.

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Highlights:

  • flexible 16-gauge speaker cable
  • long-grain copper conductors
  • bundled strands use concentric packing to minimize signal interference
  • PVC cable jacket
  • stripe on cable helps you make the right connection
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 30' length of 16-gauge speaker wire (unterminated) in dark gray PVC jacket

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Overview: This package contains a 30-foot length of Audioquest G2 speaker cable. This 16-gauge wire comes in a dark gray PVC jacket. The speaker wire is unterminated, allowing you to add your own optional connectors. The jacket features a stripe along one conductor to help you make the proper connections.

Design: Audioquest G2 speaker cable features Semi-Solid concentric packing. In conventional multi-strand speaker wire, strands can change position within the bundle. Electrical and magnetic interaction are compounded as each strand changes position, causing distortion. Audioquest's Semi-Solid concentric packing, the long-grain copper strands within the smaller, tighter concentric bundle do not change position, significantly reducing distortion.

 

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5 out of 5

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Written By George, San Anselmo, CA on Sunday, August 10, 2014
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These speaker cables gave new life to my ten year old B&W 603 S3 speakers after switching from run of the mill cables!
Pros:
easy installation
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Speaker wires , AudioQuest G2

Written By Roger, Middle River , Md. on Sunday, July 27, 2014
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Fantastic cables and very pleased over my past use of Monster Cable !!!
Pros:
Great wire for system and was pleased that i purchased the cable with my new spearers !!!
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

Advertising is not reality

Written By Woody, Boston, MA on Tuesday, June 10, 2014
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Ordered the white cable and was expecting the "red stripe" as advertised to aid in identifying the polarity...well, no red stripe so had to mark each end with a Sharpie. Next, I was expecting to see the "concentric arrangement" of the copper wire when I stripped off the plastic casing....well no concentric arrangement. The copper wire frayed out just like any other cable, except for the 29 year old Monster Cable I purchased this cable to replace. Frankly, prefer the quality of my 29 year old Monster Cable and would return this product if I hadn't already split and marked.
Pros:
None that I can offer other than price for 30 ft. did not seem unreasonable.
Cons:
Was expecting some value for the money.
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5 out of 5

Very good cable

Written By vma, seattle,wa on Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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Great cable for my bookshelf speakers, improves sound quality over "M" cable I had.
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5 out of 5

awesome speaker cables

Written By loraleigreg, erie, pa. on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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These speaker cables were perfect for my job, couldn't have been better.
Pros:
thickness and ease of working with.
Cons:
none.
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5 out of 5

AuduiQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Written By RS, New Jersey on Friday, March 28, 2014
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Now that I have used this cable, will not go back to the Monster Brand. I used the cable to feed my two newly installed rear in ceiling speakers. It is a better made cable with the thicker cooper strands, that makes a dramatic difference in the sound quality. Will be uprading all my spaeker cables to the audio quest brand.
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5 out of 5

Great Wire!

Written By Meredith, Sikeston, MO on Friday, March 21, 2014
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High quality wire and a great price!
Pros:
High Quality
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5 out of 5

Great Speaker cable

Written By Carlos, New Mexico on Thursday, March 13, 2014
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This is an affordable speaker cable but don't be misguided by its low price, it is quality cable. I used to use cheap speaker cable in most of my speaker connections. Once I bought the original monster cable but did not hear much of a sound improvement. I purchased this cable together with the monster flex pin gold plated connectors and the sound improvement is amazing. I can now hear sounds in my music I've never heard before. I strongly recommend this cables as an upgrade to any one who has regular speaker cables. You will not regret it.
Pros:
Affordable, quality speaker cable, improves sound quality of your system.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

great wire

Written By MZH, Elkridge, MD on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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great wire, great price. quality.
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5 out of 5

audioquest G2 speaker cable

Written By ogl, Terre Haute, In on Monday, December 30, 2013
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excellent cable.when matched with high quality components
Pros:
excellent cable
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Very Impressed after conducting A|B testing

Written By Matt, Burlington, VT on Saturday, September 28, 2013
 
I've just put together my first "higher-end" home system after dabbling in car audio for over a decade. I had a Marantz 1060 fully restored and built a pair of monitor sized speakers on stands. I like to do a lot of research on whatever I buy, and read that "high quality cables" make a difference. So I picked up some AudioQuest "evergreen" series for signal from my TV to amp and 3.5mm headphone jack to amp. After more research, I found what I've been calling "RCA's" are really referred to as "interconnects" and that "cables" are actually speaker wire.

I had purchased "Home Wired" 12 gauge speaker wire "cables" to connect my amp to my speakers. Thinking 12 gauge was super thick, and each run was only 8ft. After more research, I found 2 camps on the internet- one saying speaker wire is speaker wire, it's just copper, so get thick stuff and you'll be fine. Another camp said cables made a "massive difference."

I decided to give the lower end G2 cables a try, thinking that it would be a great (low cost experiment) for $40. Long story short, the G2 did indeed make a "massive" difference.

I even did A/B testing with the old wire, skeptical of improvement. It's best described as; these cables make it sound like there was a stack of pillows in front of your speakers before. Did everything sound great before? Yes. But I would say the sound is far less "muffled" and much more "detailed." Measurable differences include: I had to re adjust my treble settings down 40% from before.
Pros:
-16 gauge G2 sounds MUCH better than 12 gauge generic speaker wire - Highs are more detailed - Mids are more separated - Bass is cleaner - I can only imagine what the "type 4's" sound like - $40 isn't really much more than generic wire, I'd say it's cheap
Cons:
-None
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Written By Q, San Jose. CA on Sunday, June 02, 2013
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very good
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Written By marty g, va beacb on Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Once I straightened out the cable it was easy to fit in with my speaker locations. The darker color blended with the room. The sound was an upgrade from the older Monster cable. I plan to use it again in another room.
Pros:
dark gray color, vg sound
Cons:
none, other than having to remove the curls from the spool, all of 15 min for 50'.
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5 out of 5

BEST!

Written By Music Lover, Florida on Sunday, January 20, 2013
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Probably best speaker available. Just used it to replace older cable between a high quality amplifier/tuner and speakers.
Pros:
Heavy-duty insulation on wires and yet easy to strip insulation from ends.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

excellent

Written By phil, staten island on Sunday, January 06, 2013
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Great quality , Easy hook up, n yes I do notice a difference in the sound
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

audio quest speaker cable

Written By ph, Long Island, NY on Saturday, September 29, 2012
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Recommended by the Crutchfield folks for use with a recently purchased MArantz SA8004 CD player and Focal Power Bird speakers - an already awesome system was improved. Thanks for the tip!
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3 out of 5

good product, but dfisappointing feature

Written By Dominic I, Lake worth, Florida on Thursday, July 05, 2012
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I specifically purchased this item because I was interested in the polarity feature which is displayed in advertising this cable. All the advertising clearly shows one of the cables marked in red so that polarity can be clearly identified. However, the cable I received had no such marking, therefore I was greatly disappointed. The cable is adequate and seems strong. I can't understand how the pictured illustration shows the marked polarity on the cable, yet mine had none.
Pros:
Cable is strong and firm.
Cons:
Polarity is not clearly marked on cable
6 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Written By Matt, Greenwood, IN on Friday, June 29, 2012
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I am very pleased with this cable and it is quality shows even before it's connected. I am using it to connect my Cambridge Audio Azur 650R receiver to my 651BD blueray and I will say that the sound is great.
Pros:
A high quality speaker cable.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Good cables

Written By Steve, Maryland on Wednesday, October 07, 2009
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I moved a while back, and left behind my good-quality speaker wire which was built in to the wall. I then bought speaker wire from well-known electronic chain. However, recently my speakers had been sounding very poorly, and I was thinking of replacing them (I thought they might have been damaged in the move), but I decided to try new wire first. When I removed the old cable, I noticed corrosion and that the small wires inside had started falling apart. When I stripped the insulation off the Audioquest wire, I immediately noticed a difference, even from when the chain-store wires were new. The Audioquest cable, like the other cables, are composed of a bundle of smaller wires inside a thick insulation. The internal wires in the Audioquest cable are organized and lie together so that it is easy to attach them to the contact. The chain-store wires were always kind of a mess. Also, the overall quality of the materials in the Audioquest cable looks and feels much higher.

And the best part--my system--an Onkyo amp and pre-amp, and high-end speakers-- sounds great again!
48 out of 51 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

Is the product only for home audio? Can it be used on a car amp and car speakers? [ Jonte  May 10, 2014 ]
2 answers
  • I am not an expert, but I would think so. If you are going from a head unit to speakers, than you shouldn't be pushing a lot of wattage, and if you are going from an amp to speakers, as long as the distance is not too long (under 5 feet), then you should not need a heavy gauge cable. [ FRED   May 12, 2014 ]
  • Yes, i have it hooked up to a couple of subs using banana connectors while trying different hookup configurations. works just fine. little bulky for hiding under trim if your limited on room [ JOHN   May 10, 2014 ]

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