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AudioQuest G-Snake

Stereo interconnect cables with RCA plugs (9 meters/29.5 feet)

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by Steve Kindig
AudioQuest

AudioQuest's G-Snake analog audio cables use a combination of quality materials and thoughtful design to transfer signals with minimal noise and signal loss.

AudioQuest G-Snake

Each cable features two solid copper conductors to resist electrical and magnetic interference that can add brittleness to the sound. The center conductor is surrounded by a layer of PVC insulation, which prevents information smearing and keeps the sound natural. Triple shielding surrounds both conductors, eliminating almost all electronic noise, for the cleanest signal possible.

G-Snake cables feature precision gold-plated RCA connectors attached with AQ solder for a low-distortion connection. All solder tends to impede the signal, but AudioQuest's special solder blend has been optimized to provide a solid connection and excellent performance.

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Highlights:

  • two solid 24-gauge Long Grain Copper conductors per cable
  • PVC insulation
  • triple shielding (foil/mylar/foil) minimizes interference
  • conductors labeled for proper direction of signal flow
  • RCA plugs are gold-plated to resist corrosion
  • black/blue textile braid jacket
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 9-Meter (29.5') stereo RCA cable

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Features

Conductors: G-Snake has identical conductors for the positive and ground connections. Underneath the 100% coverage foil shield is a bare conductor, exactly the same as the insulated center conductor. The conductor under the shield does double duty as a low distortion audio connection, and as the drain wire connecting the shield to ground.

Metal: G-Snake's LGC (Long Grain Copper) allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding "loss," without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.

Insulation: The PVC used in G-Snake has too much loss to be used in a quality video cable, but it has a very benign distortion profile through the audio range, keeping G-Snake's sound pleasant and natural.

Terminations: Precision gold plated plugs are carefully attached with the very best solder. Through choice of flux and metallurgy, audioquest solder has been optimized to make a low distortion connection. AQ Solder does not have a high silver content because the more silver there is in solder, the more difficult it is to make a good connection.

 
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Anonymous, minneapolis, Mn on Friday, November 15, 2013
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Snug fit, flexible, noticeable improvement in images.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest G-Snake

Written By Me, OHIO on Monday, November 04, 2013
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Worth the extra money. The sound is clear
Pros:
Nice quality
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

I now know what Clarity means

Written By Bernie, Rochester, NY on Thursday, October 10, 2013
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I purchased these cables because i was on a budget but needed to upgrade the old crusty ones on my Thorens TD-146. Before i did i set my receiver at a certain volume listened with the original cables, replaced them and listened again. First thing i noticed was a substantial volume increase. along with that the sound was much clearer and much less distorted like the old ones did. At times i could not even believe i was playing through the same system and still cannot believe the sonic difference from such a simple modification! I highly reccomend these cables to anyone if you are a seasoned Audiophile or just a beginner testing the waters on a budget. BUY THESE! You will not regret it!
Pros:
look great, sound amazing, gold plated connections
Cons:
6 foot lengths were the only ones available. Not really a con because it allows for the ability to move your turntable or whatever component these connect but just a little long for my personal application.
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4 out of 5

Audioquest G-Snake interconnects

Written By Aman Chug, Chicago on Friday, October 04, 2013
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The audioquest cables are reasonably good and a good value for money. I am using them to hook up my Oppo 105 to my receiver for the analog 5.1 set-up. The sound is clear and detailed.
Pros:
Good quality, reasonably priced
Cons:
none that I see currently
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest G-Snake

Written By Chuck, Buchanan, Ga. on Thursday, August 01, 2013
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A bargain for my app. Using mine to feed a pair of powered subs.

Length is perfect, so far performance matches.
Pros:
Price is great.
Cons:
None for me.
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4 out of 5

AudioQuest G-snake

Written By MDA, South West Michigan on Friday, June 07, 2013
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Great product, easy to use and I am a believer in quality cables bring quality sound.
Pros:
Longer length than supplied cables make installation easier. Sounds great.
Cons:
Should be supplied when you buy quality components.
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5 out of 5

Audioquest cables

Written By AB, Naples FL on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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solid cables, very good price. excellent company, products can get expensive but you're paying for quality.
Cons:
none at all
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5 out of 5

sound quality

Written By Jim from Erie, Erie PA on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
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There is a significant difference in sound quality with this cable over another good cable. Better bass, sound seems better defined in all ranges. Worth every $.
Pros:
sound quality
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Great Cables

Written By JoeMc, Orland Park on Friday, April 19, 2013
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Audioquest makes great products and I am very happy with this set or cables. I am using them for my CD player and they are workign out great. I caught them on a special price which makes them even a better value.
Pros:
Great sounding cable
Cons:
Non
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5 out of 5

Great speaker cable

Written By pericp, San Diego, CA on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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Amazingly great speaker cable!
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5 out of 5

Great for Pre Pros,to Amplifiers!.

Written By Zero, Fl. on Monday, February 25, 2013
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These are good Cables for using Amplifiers,from A/V Receivers,and Pre amps!. They work really well for Unbalanced connection to amps. Like Multie channel amplifiers. Each cable has an ARROW showing Audio direction flow: The Arrow goes to the Amplifiers RCA INPUTS! PS: I Guess The EVERGREEN Is G-snakes Replacment! These Cables days are Numbered! I don't know how many G-snake cables Crutchfield Has in stock! From what I researched,these cables are Being Discontinued!. So Get them while there Hot!!!. Crutchfield is The BEST!! place To BUY A/V Equipment From! as Well as CUSTOMER SERVICE!!. You Won't end up with Second Hand Merchandise with Crutchfield!!!...
Pros:
These Cables Usually Cost about $45.00 to $55.00 at any online retailer! THIS is the best Price on These Cables!.
Cons:
NONE!!!!.
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5 out of 5

g-snake

Written By marty44, va beach on Sunday, February 24, 2013
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The rca to rca connections are good. not too tight but a nice grip. the tone is fine and the cable is flexible. the two cables are not joined so just add a cable tie at both ends. great sale price so i ordered an extra set.
Pros:
see review
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Deacon Blue 55

Written By Deacon Blue 55, Dallas Ga. on Wednesday, February 06, 2013
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I got these on sale to replace my Evergreens. They were good but these opened up the soundstage, improved separation, and tightened the bass up and made it punchier. Add to this the price and smokin hot shipping from the boys at CF and you got a deal my friend. Get Em before they run out!!! Take it from a white haired audiophile...for the bucks they can't be beat. $9.99 each...what do you want, an egg in yer beer!!!
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
Nothing
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4 out of 5

audio quest G- snake cables

Written By Tom N, chicago IL on Tuesday, February 05, 2013
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Great Bargain cable, natural sounding good construction . But rca ends could be better.
Pros:
natural sounding, cool looking
Cons:
don`t like the plastic covered rca ends. but they do the job.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

hooking up

Written By pmarc, Staunton, VA on Monday, December 10, 2012
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to connect my new sub-woofer I needed a longer cable and found that this set was available to me at a sale price (i believe it was what is called Black Friday). sounding like more than i really needed i was in a sporty mood and went for them, imagining i was getting a fairly straight forward, quality set of cables that could be had for less somewhere else... but i am spoiled by one stop shopping. received, opened, i was surprised by the gold-plating which i apparently did not pick up on in my discussions with the helpful Crutchfield tech-sales fellow; and then that they were separates - not bound to each other but separate strands with white and red id arrows on the plug. if you care about such things they are a pleasure to look at slithering across your floor and 'feel' good when you handle them because of the woven fabric covering (not unlike bungee-cords but without the stretch). They were precisely what i required with the added benefit of feeling more like a minor component than a simple accessory. nice stuff, these...
Pros:
utilitarian, aesthetically pleasing
Cons:
makes your other cables look like ...what they are.
1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Really Nice

Written By Anonymous, PA on Sunday, October 07, 2012
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I've never been one to buy expensive cables, since they really can't improve your sound. What they can do is make sure that your sound isn't degraded at all. These do that job very well.

I like the look and the build quality of these cables. Normally that wouldn't matter, however, I move these cables around a lot. I also wrap them for travel often, so the build quality helps them hold up to that.

As far as price... I'm not sure they're really worth it unless you NEED a cable that will hold up to a lot of stresses. In my opinion, these are great... but ask yourself, do you need them?
Pros:
Great quality, looks awesome
Cons:
Price... performance?
2 out of 5 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good value for a high quality cable

Written By GregBur, San Antonio, TX on Sunday, August 26, 2012
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I purchased this cable to connect a PS Audio pre-amp to a pair of Outlaw M2200 amps to replace a very cheap generic cable that would randomly drop the left channel, probably due to a bad connection inside the cable itself. The outputs on the preamp are about seven inches apart which puts a lot of strain on most cables have both left and right in a single jacket. Since this is packaged as two separate cables, one for each channel, it worked perfectly for my application. I'm a "cable skeptic" with regard to whether or not the sound quality of my system improved. It _SEEMS_ to have improved, but that may just be placebo. Regardless, it was well worth the price of admission.
Pros:
Good build quality. The cable is very flexible but doesn't feel cheap.
Cons:
I would have liked the RCA connectors to grip the jacks a bit tighter, hence the 4-star rating. I use AudioQuest Evergreen cables for all of my other analog interconnects and they have a nice, snug grip on the RCA jack.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Good sound quality, and on clearance sale..

Written By Brad C., Yukon, Ok. on Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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As I stated in the evergreen review, I just replaced all of my 25 year old RCA cables. Old cables were Nakamichi "top of line at one time". Yes I could tell a differance in sound quality.
Pros:
Price !!!! Quality. Watch the flow arrows on the cables..
Cons:
NONE
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great cables for a good price!!

Written By Anonymous, Santa Clara, CA on Monday, July 16, 2012
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Bought these cables since I saw a recommendation for Audioquest products on an audio forum. Wasn't expecting much since I was already using some old Monster cables that were good. But I was surprised by the the improvement in the music I heard. The music overall got clearer, the soundstage became bigger, and made it more enjoyable. Now I'm interesting in getting more products from Audioquest since they offer great products at good prices. I would recommend these cables.
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest G-Snake

Written By EdgarLB, Orchard Park, NY on Friday, June 29, 2012
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Nice & Quality Made RCA Connectors. Incredible Sound integrating the Yaqin SD-CD3 Tube Buffer with my vintage NAD Stereo Receiver 7140 into a hybrid unit.
Pros:
Quality RCA Connectors.
Cons:
Nothing to complain about.
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4 out of 5

g snake

Written By Jay, maryland on Friday, June 22, 2012
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Good rca plugs useing them to connect a cd player to my amp in analog deep tight base good clear highs and mids.for the price it is a good cable.
Pros:
made well
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Amazing quality

Written By Stharling, New york on Friday, June 08, 2012
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Excellent cables, Top quality in the market PERIOD!
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5 out of 5

Great cable

Written By M. D, New York City, NY on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Works great. It'll boost your sound for sure. Because of it, i ordered more of these to change all my current ones.
Pros:
good quality and it does the job well.
Cons:
none
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great connect choice!

Written By Tony C., San Leandro, CA on Saturday, May 12, 2012
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I used these cables to connect a new Cambridge 550C cd player to a vintage Yamaha A1020 integrated amp a month ago and the results are excellent! The signal quality is clean and workmanship of the cable is excellent. The connection has a taut just right feel to it and the length of one meter worked perfectly. And they were an excellent value for this price on sale!
Pros:
Clean signal & excellent workmanship.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Nice!

Written By Joe, IN on Friday, April 13, 2012
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Really nice cable. Replaced another well known brand cable because after reading the specs, it just made since. I think some cables are like throwing a "blind eq" into your audio by using multiple gauge strands of copper, other materials and "technology". Where as this is just one solid piece of long grain copper. Audio does sound more accurate and precise, believe it or not. If there's one thing besides having a good quality amp, it's feeding it a clean and accurate signal before amplification. I believe these cables do that. I also like that I can disconnect these cables without wondering if I'm going to rip off the rca connections on my equipment. As I have done that with those other well known brand cables.
Pros:
Transfers a nice clean signal and the connections are tight. Not overly tight.
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

G-snake interconnects

Written By Peter, NJ on Thursday, October 27, 2011
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Used to connect my Denon CD player to my NAD Integrated Amp. Solid performers, if you can't afford the next line up of Audiquest's
Pros:
Very good value for the money.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Good Choice for the price

Written By Tom, Rochester NY on Friday, August 26, 2011
 
I'm using these to connect Nuforce udac2 to Bose Companion 2 speakers in desktop system. Work very well in this setup. Have also used GSnakes between subs and Panamax wall surge protectors, worked well there also, bass was tight.

These are basically a "blue collar" option, versatile for many applications, and just does the job. There's no real "wow factor" but also no degradation in sound.

Would rate these as average quality-wise, compared to other Audioquest/Monster options, but above average for price/performance.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

AudioQuest's G-Snake analog audio cables

Written By Wayne, Lower Alabama on Friday, February 05, 2010
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As always Crutchfield shipped promptly. The cables meet my expectation to interconnect
my Peachtree Decco and Polk Audio subwoofer.
3 out of 5 people found this helpful
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