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AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

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

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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.

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.

Quality product, very substantial and flexible insulation - good sound

Anonymous, Wellington, OH

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What's in the Box:

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

Product 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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AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

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(41 Reviews)

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Anonymous from Wellington, OH on 11/8/2016

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Quality product, very substantial and flexible insulation - good sound

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Great speaker wire! Maybe too much insulation though.

Matt from Brighton, CO on 9/20/2016

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The wires contain high quality copper that is easy to work with. The insulation is very thick though. When 6 speakers worth is bunched together, the insulation adds up. Insulation is pliable and easy to strip.

Pros: Easy to work with.

Cons: Maybe too much insulation.

Does the job!

Nicholas from Buffalo, NY on 9/4/2016

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Great speaker wire for a relatively low price.

Pros: Price

Cons: None

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Anonymous from Harrisonburg, VA on 8/31/2016

I was impressed by the quality of the AudioQuest speaker cable. Paired with the Monster Quicklink Banana connectors, they made an easy, solid connection with great sound.

Pros: Easy, secure connections.

Cons: None

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

michael z from Pasadena, MD on 8/21/2016

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great quality wire.

Pros: great quality

Cons: none

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

raulmeza from Sioux Falls, SD on 7/30/2016

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This is a heavy duty professional grade speaker cable. It provides excellent clarity for my Polk TSX330 speakers. Very happy with my purchase.

Pros: Heavy duty; excellent quality.

Cons: None

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michigan city, IN from Michigan City, IN on 5/29/2016

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The cable is working well!

Pros: ITS Cable and work well

Cons: None

Better Built Than Competitor

Omar from los angeles, CA on 3/28/2016

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Seems to work fine, but is hard to compare. Better built than other cables with funny "cool" names; it has no plastic rod infill like others, all cooper wire.

Pros: Built quality.

Cons: Price and color.

Wired for Sound

Dave G from beaver dam, WI on 3/28/2016

When determining how to optimize sonic clarity originating from my new top-of-the-line receiver and CD Player and emanating from my existing studio monitors, I gladly accepted Crutchfield's recommendation to purchase Audioquest G2 speaker cable. While the cable's 16-gauge wire and supple sheathing made installation a breeze, the improved clarity of sound was instantly apparent. For the first time the distinct sound of harpsichord plectra and gentle clacking of tracker pipe organ mechanicals could be heard - particularly at low to medium volume. Now, there is no weak link in my state of the art music system!

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Exceeded expectations

David P from Denton, TX on 2/21/2016

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I originally wanted a pair of AudioQ Type 4's for my speakers, but they are so old they don't have banana connections. So, I reluctantly ordered some G2 instead. I must say I have been very impressed. Like many of the reviews say, the cable was easy to strip and work with. Once stripped you notice the quality of the copper you are dealing with. I easily attached a couple of spade connectors to the speaker end, and a couple of bananas for the other end to run into my receiver. While the cables haven't truly been broken in yet, everything still sounds great! If you have some vintage gear, I'd strongly recommend upgrading with the G2!

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John J

John J from Colorado on 1/13/2016

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Perfect cables for Audio System at the wright price, don't spend more.

Pros: Good Cables

Cons: None

Good, easy to use.

CharW from North Carolina on 12/22/2015

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Good easy to use speaker wire. Cut easy, split easy and stripped as easy as wire ever does.

Pros: Good, easy to use.

Cons: None.

So far so good

James in Kentucky from Kentucky on 12/14/2015

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Early impressions very good. Time will tell, but these were easy to work with and there are no sound problems.

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Good Clean sound

Brendan from Washington on 11/29/2015

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I bought some new speakers, I figured what better time to upgrade to a better speaker wire. I already had some decent wire, and I used this for the first time on brand new speakers that I had never listened to, So hard to say about any sound improvement. But I like the white color, blends in better. and the sound is great from the new speakers. Very crisp and clean.

Pros: Not a bad price for some great wire

Cons: None

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

AudioQuest Speaker Cable from Florida on 11/2/2015

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These speaker cables are some of the best & most expensive. Use the monster bananna plugs forconnection.

Pros: make your sound awesome

Cons: none

Nice cable

Rob from South Carolina on 7/1/2015

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Nice cable. Easy to rout. Flexible.

Pros: Low price

Cons: None

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Lynn from Pennsylvania on 7/1/2015

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Good price superior product

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AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Anonymous from Georgia on 6/29/2015

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These are high quality speaker cables. The white is a nice choice for hiding the wire along white baseboards. Easy to install with small finish nails down center channel of the insulated area.

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Internal speaker wiring

crazymike from Washington on 6/12/2015

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I needed some 16ga wire to replace internal speaker wires and this was one of the most cost effective options for higher purity copper. The nickel plated steel binding posts had to go in the trash where they belong and there would be little point reconnecting the new posts with the zip cord that was previously used. I won't argue that such a short run of slightly lower quality wire makes a significant difference but the galvanized steel clip probably didn't help. Since I was already in there, it made sense to do it right (copper wire, silver solder, copper posts). Crutchfield had one of the best prices, free shipping, and quickly delivered the product to me in under a week.

Pros: Decent price for higher quality copper wiring.

Cons: Made in China

Great product

irishman from Ellamore, West Virginia on 3/8/2015

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Great product

Pros: everything

Cons: nothing

AMAZING SOUND IMPROVMENT

Chuck67 from Dallas, TX on 1/8/2015

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Hard to believe the dramatic sound improvement after installing this speaker cable. So clean and clear. Makes the music sparkle

Pros: All positive

Cons: None

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Jin from Fullerton, CA on 12/23/2014

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Very good cables. High quality. The individual copper wires are thicker and hard to bend than some others that were less expensive. Sound quality is good.

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AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

George from San Anselmo, CA on 8/10/2014

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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

Speaker wires , AudioQuest G2

Roger from Middle River , Md. on 7/27/2014

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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

Advertising is not reality

Woody from Boston, MA on 6/10/2014

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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.

Very good cable

vma from seattle,wa on 5/21/2014

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Great cable for my bookshelf speakers, improves sound quality over "M" cable I had.

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awesome speaker cables

loraleigreg from erie, pa. on 4/3/2014

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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.

AuduiQuest G2 Speaker Cable

RS from New Jersey on 3/28/2014

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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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Great Wire!

Meredith from Sikeston, MO on 3/21/2014

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High quality wire and a great price!

Pros: High Quality

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Great Speaker cable

Carlos from New Mexico on 3/13/2014

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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.

great wire

MZH from Elkridge, MD on 2/11/2014

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great wire, great price. quality.

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ogl from Terre Haute, In on 12/30/2013

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excellent cable.when matched with high quality components

Pros: excellent cable

Cons: none

Very Impressed after conducting A|B testing

Matt from Burlington, VT on 9/28/2013

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

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Q from San Jose. CA on 6/2/2013

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very good

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AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

marty g from va beacb on 2/16/2013

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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'.

BEST!

Music Lover from Florida on 1/20/2013

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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

excellent

phil from staten island on 1/6/2013

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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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ph from Long Island, NY on 9/29/2012

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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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good product, but dfisappointing feature

Dominic I from Lake worth, Florida on 7/5/2012

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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

AudioQuest G2 Speaker Cable

Matt from Greenwood, IN on 6/29/2012

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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

Good cables

Steve from Maryland on 10/7/2009

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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!

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Features

Overview: This package contains a 30-foot length of Audioquest G2 speaker cable. This 16-gauge wire comes in an off-white 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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Recommended by advisor C.J. [ Kevin  Nov 29, 2016 ]
I did a lot of research on the Definitive Technology system I was purchasing, and it did not make sense to pair 10 dollars of lamp cord from a box store with such a high-end investment. [ Jeremy  Aug 18, 2016 ]
old speaker wires are ancient [ Linda  Jun 13, 2016 ]
It was recommended to me by Mr. Stone your representative. Stone's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=188 [ Michael  Jun 01, 2016 ]
I've had good experience with Audioquest products. [ Omar  Mar 15, 2016 ]
Recommended by advisor; also read reviews [ Anthony  Mar 10, 2016 ]
Good quality & price. [ Larry  Feb 27, 2016 ]
I was looking for good speaker wires in order to deliver the best sound through my speakers without compromising quality of my audio system. [ Frederick  Nov 29, 2016 ]
Needed some more speaker wires. [ Andrew  Aug 16, 2016 ]
Peyton recommended this speaker cable, no point in skimping on speaker wire when picking up the blessed RP-280F Klipsch bad boys! Peyton's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=183 [ Mark  Aug 12, 2016 ]
Needed white speaker wire for rear surround speakers. [ John  Mar 04, 2016 ]
Previously purchased and needed additional cable for home theatre setup purchased from Crutchfield. GREAT PRODUCT !!! [ TAMMI  Nov 21, 2016 ]
I choose this because I have heard this is one if not the best speaker cable around. [ Ugochukwu  Jul 02, 2016 ]
It was a choice between this and Monster. AudioQuest seemed to have better reviews. I really wasn't sure. [ Gordon Burns  Dec 21, 2015 ]
Good cable that carries a crisp clear sound [ teresa  Sep 01, 2016 ]
Necessity. [ frederic  Apr 18, 2016 ]
Marantz 2325 & bose 901 series iii [ william  Jan 28, 2016 ]

1 question already asked

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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