1.888.955.6000
crutchfield.com
Crutchfield

AudioQuest SUB-A

Subwoofer cable (2 meters/6.6 feet)

Zoom
  • AudioQuest SUB-A

    Front

  • AudioQuest SUB-A

    Cable center

Item #: 703SUBA2M
 

Review Summary

DISCONTINUED
 
This item is no longer available to purchase.
 
Contact us for other options
 
Call   Email  
 
 
 
 
 

Our take on the AudioQuest SUB-A

by Kristen Schaub
AudioQuest

AudioQuest's cable designs come from years of in-house research and careful engineering, so it's no surprise that even their entry-level subwoofer cable is a strong performer. Enjoy clear, accurate bass from your powered subwoofer with the AudioQuest SUB-A.

Solid conductors improve accuracy and clarity
This cable features two identical conductors, one positive and one negative. Each of the conductors is a single, unbroken strand of long-grain copper. It has a simpler grain structure and fewer impurities than normal oxygen-free copper, so it can provide clearer sound. Solid conductors help eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can add brittleness to the sound with multi-strand conductor cables.

High-quality shielding, insulation, and connectors
Both conductors are enclosed by a layer of double sided aluminum foil shielding to virtually eliminate electronic noise. The SUB-A cables feature brass RCA plugs with gold plating to guard against corrosion. AudioQuest attaches the connectors with its own specially formulated silver solder for efficient signal transfer.

See more info on this item

Highlights:

  • two solid long-grain copper conductors
  • double sided aluminum foil shield with 100% coverage for noise-free signal transfer
  • 24k gold-plated RCA connectors
  • built-in ground wire with spade lugs
  • black with black striped PVC cable cover
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Product Research
What's in the box?

  • 2-Meter mono RCA subwoofer cable (with an 8" ground wire on each end)

Our Product Research Team

At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

Overview: The Audioquest CinemaQuest Sub-A cable is a high-quality subwoofer interconnect that uses solid conductors that virtually eliminate distortion. The cable has a chassis ground wire on each end to prevent hum.

Construction: The Sub-A uses identical solid Long-Grain Copper conductors for both the positive and negative to minimize distortion. The simpler grain structure and fewer impurities within Long-Grain Copper provide significantly clearer sound than normal OFHC (Oxygen-free High-Conductivity Copper). Gold-plated, high-conductivity plugs are attached with specially formulated AQ Solder.

Chassis Ground Wires: On each end of the Sub-A cable are 8" ground wires, terminated with a spade connector. If a hum problem exists when your receiver/processor and subwoofer are connected to each other, you can attach the wires to the metal chassis of the subwoofer amp and to the chassis of the sending component.

 
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

AudioQuest SUB-A Reviews

Average Customer Review:

24 people say:

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left
Filter by rating:
5 out of 5

AudioQuest SUB-A

Written By Anonymous, Richmond, VA on Monday, March 10, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Works as advertised. Simple plug and play.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
1 out of 5

sub cable

Written By Bob F, Draper UT on Friday, March 07, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Was too short!!! had to buy another one
Pros:
Hate short wires
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

AudioQuest SUB-A

Written By lmhatx, Austin, TX on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Seems to transmit signals flawlessly.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Peace of Mind

Written By Bill B, Tampa Bay, FL on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I didn't want to connect my new system with "cheap" cables that so many people state is all you need. I got peace of mind with this cable without spending "crazy" money for it. I connected my entire system using entry level Audioquest cables and connectors and it sounds fantastic!!!
Pros:
Great price
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

AudioQuest SUB-A

Written By Greg, Fairfax Co, VA on Saturday, February 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Can't beat it for the price. To me, it's all most users will need. Also has grounding wires if needed.
Pros:
Very flexible cable, won't kink up, and works great. Good sound.
Cons:
None that I know of.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

AudioQuest sub A

Written By Mark C, Twinsburg, Oh on Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
This product was recommended by your staff and fixed my problem as soon as I connected it. The hum is gone. Thank you and your staff.
Pros:
Works!!!!!
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

audioquest sub A

Written By ogl, Terre Haute, In on Monday, December 30, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
excellent cable with Marantz MCR610 and Andrew jones subwoofer
Pros:
excellent sound when matched with a good subwoofer
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

AudioQuest SUB-A

Written By BetoV, Ontario, CA on Friday, December 27, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Great quality cable. Excellent, very satisfied,
Pros:
great value.
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Great cable

Written By Pam, El Cerrito,Ca on Friday, December 27, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I really like this cable and appreciated the ground wires on each end. I was picking up some "hum" and grounding both ends to sub and receiver did the job. Great recommendation
Pros:
Great cable
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Awesome product

Written By Donna S, Manchester, MI on Friday, December 27, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Does the job, great price and service. Thanks again, Crutchfield.
Pros:
price, sounds great
Cons:
watch directions of cables-a bit tricky
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

AudoQuest SUB-A

Written By Perfect length, Birmingham, AL on Thursday, October 24, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Good cable with ground, perfect length
Cons:
NONE
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Audioquest cable

Written By Dan R, Cincinnati, OH on Sunday, June 30, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Works just fine; the assistance provided by your representatives is top-notch; they are all very patient and tolerant of my electronic ignorance!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Sounds Great

Written By K Miller, Atlanta, GA on Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
For the money it sounds great. Have heard some that sound better but many times the cost and not quite worth the cost to me.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

AudioQuest Sub-A

Written By Dave, N. Brookfield, MA on Sunday, April 14, 2013
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
This single cable was all I needed to connect a Polk subwoofer to my Yamaha R-S700. I don't think a more expensive cable is needed for a small home system.
Pros:
good quality and price
Cons:
none
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Audio Quest SUB-A cables

Written By Bill, Zanesville, Oh on Thursday, November 22, 2012
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I am not a Techie. I only know what I like. (lots of base). With hearing that favors the higher registers, I usually have the Base turnred higher than most people enjoy. Even so, these cables are able to carry smoothe, clear, undistorted base at volumes even I find too much.
Pros:
Excellent value.
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

subwoofer cable

Written By butch r, Minersville, Pa. on Sunday, October 07, 2012
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Excellent, very satisfied, was recommended by a Crutchfield adviser . Great Quality cable.
Cons:
None
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Audio quest sub a

Written By Js, Ny, ny on Thursday, September 27, 2012
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Works perfectly. Powers paradigm monitor sub 12. Shakes my bones.
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Works fine for me

Written By bobafet512, IL on Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
So far so good. Works well with my Sony receiver to my Polk Sub. though I did not need to use the ground connections... yet.
Pros:
Seems solidly built, ground connections a plus
Cons:
None so far
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Great cable, Easy to install....

Written By Brad C., Yukon, Ok. on Sunday, August 19, 2012
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
This cable works well but what makes it good is the ground wires at each of the ends to help get rid of ground loop hum that is caused by the cable TV cable input to the TV. Also watch the arrows for proper direction of flow...
Pros:
Good product, works well for it's design. Very good having the ground wires...
Cons:
NONE
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

A Great Sub Cable!

Written By Dave S, Greensboro, NC on Saturday, May 12, 2012
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
For the money, this cable worked great for my application. Nice quality.
Pros:
Would use this product in any future applications.
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

3 meter Subwoofer cable

Written By Chuck, Ga. on Friday, June 17, 2011
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I have mixed feelings about this product. It appears to be of very high quality, and features an external ground wire if you suffer with a 60Hz hum. I also have an inexpensive cable that seems to perform as well as this one. Any chain is only as strong as it's weakest link, so I'm using this connector. You will also need a Y connector on the sub end to make use of your powered subs' built in crossover adjustments. If the need arises for another, I'd likely go with one that features a built in Y for connector for use at the sub. It appears to be a good product, but for the cost it could be better.
5 out of 5 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

AudioQuest SUB-A

Written By CervantesP, Quincy, FL on Monday, March 07, 2011
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
Very Good accurate bass response. Made my sub come to life!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
5 out of 5

Good Value for Money

Written By John S, Westchester County, NY on Monday, November 22, 2010
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
I am not sure why one would buy one of the subwoofer cables that costs many times
more. This low priced cable performs just fine and I would buy it again.
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 
4 out of 5

More show than go

Written By Darrell, Shelbyville, Kentucky on Monday, September 08, 2008
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
 
The cable does a nice job of of transmitting the sound but I am not so sure that it is that much better than far less priced cables. I am sure there is a difference when put on instruments but the human ear is not that discrimininating. I am a HAM radio buff and I own some very expensive equiptment for trouble shooting problems. I tried some of the cables that I purchased and found that there was a slight difference, particularly in the ability to carry low frequency sound bursts. The difference was still quite small between a $90.00 cable and a $20.00 cable. I doubt anyone could tell the difference between them. The real difference is in looks. Few people want a $2000.00 system and dull, small diameter connection cables. I know better but I like for every thing to look like it matches the equiptment. I just think every thing looks better when it matches.
28 out of 30 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 

For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the AudioQuest SUB-A, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_703SUBA2M/AudioQuest-SUB-A-2-meters-6-6-feet.html ).