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AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

14-gauge cable, connectors optional (50 feet, Gray)

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by Kristen Schaub
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Compared to commonplace 16-gauge wire, AudioQuest's X2 speaker cable reduces resistance over longer runs, so your high-quality components and speakers will get the cleanest, most accurate signal possible. As a general rule, the lower the gauge, the thicker the wire, and the better its capacity to pass amplified audio signal.

AudioQuest's cable designs come from years of in-house research and careful engineering. Their X2 speaker cables use a special semi-solid 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. The conductors are made of long-grain copper to ensure efficient signal transfer with minimal loss.

Highlights:

  • flexible 14-gauge speaker cable
  • long-grain copper conductors
  • semi-solid concentric packing to minimize signal interference
  • PVC cable jacket
  • stripe on cable helps you make the right connection
  • warranty: 5 years
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  • 50' length of 14-gauge speaker wire (unterminated) in dark gray PVC jacket

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Features

Overview: This package contains a 50-foot length of Audioquest X2 speaker cable. This 14-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 red stripe along one conductor to help you make the proper connections.

Design: Audioquest X2 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

AWESOME WIRE

Written By Anonymous, SO CAL on Monday, April 21, 2014
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THIS IS AN AWESOME WIRE. MAJOR DIFFERENCE FROM STANDARD WIRE UPGRADE. SOLID DESIGN AS STATED. HUGE DIFFERENCE IN SOUND QUALITY (CLEARER AND LOUDER VOCALS AND BACKGROUND).
Pros:
OUTSTANDING DESIGN
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5 out of 5

Was definitely an upgrade...

Written By jmg, Charlotte, NC on Saturday, March 29, 2014
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It is true your system will only sound as good as its weakest link. Mine was the speaker wire. I was using some wire I had found around the house for my "listening room". A small room where I have a 9 yr old Arcam amp with a 30 yr old Dual 1264, tied to PSB Alpha 1 bookshelf speakers. The difference with this new speaker wire was astounding. The sound was much richer, fuller, and lifelike. The sound improvement was definitely noticeable. Highly recommend if you are using a basic, thin (high # gauge) speaker wire.
Pros:
Great sound!!!
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

Written By E Lake, Effingham, Il on Saturday, March 22, 2014
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Affordable, priced wire; can't beat it! Definitely can tell diff between 14 ga & 16 ga wire
Pros:
Cable marked on which direction & stiff enough
Cons:
Wish could get in longer footage
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

Written By Anonymous, White Lale NY on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Replaced some 15 year old run of the mill stuff with this cable. Had to think twice seemed a lot of money to me .It was worth it a real improvement . M30 year old Warfedale diamonds sparkle.
Pros:
great sound
Cons:
a bit heavy but worth it
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5 out of 5

Good wire for a good sound Speakers

Written By Star, Rapid City, SD on Friday, December 06, 2013
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Was using Monster's speaker cable between my Yamaha RX-A3020 and Paradigm speakers. Now I am using AudioQuest x2 and am very happy with it.
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest X2 cable

Written By RB, Ashburn, VA on Friday, November 15, 2013
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High quality, as advertised.
Pros:
Cable quality. Heavy cable and shielding.
Cons:
Heavy cable causes cable strain that pulls cable out of the Monster bent pin connectors.
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5 out of 5

Good quility speaker cable

Written By Gary, Chillicothe, Ohio on Tuesday, October 01, 2013
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Easy to use good quality speaker cable
Pros:
Excellent signal
Cons:
expensive, but you get what you pay for in this case
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5 out of 5

Apparently All Speaker Cable is Not Created Equal

Written By UR2, North Texas on Monday, July 29, 2013
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Was using Monster's XP Compact Precision speaker cable between my Yamaha RX-A830 and Klipsch speakers. The sound quality was good, but felt that it should have been better considering the quality of my receiver and speakers. Decided to take a chance on AudioQuest's X2 speaker cable, since I had earned some Crutchfield bonus dollars that would take some of the sting out of the high purchase price. Well, the soundstage and sonic quality of music improved quite markedly through the AudioQuest X2 speaker cables. There seemed to be less distortion and more instrumentation/note separation in the music with both classical and rock. To be fair, I also changed out my Sewell Pro-Maestro banana plugs with AudioQuest SureGrip-BFA gold plated banana plugs; so it could have been a combination of the speaker cable and banana plugs.
Pros:
Crystal Clear Sonic Reproduction and Note Separation
Cons:
Pricey
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

Written By Anonymous, Soddy Daisy Tn on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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Great Cable For Running Under My House To Conceal Speaker Wires. Easy To Install And Looks Neat And professional!!!!!!!!
Pros:
Strong And Tough Easy To pull
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5 out of 5

Top Quality Cable

Written By MikeW, Troy, Mi on Thursday, June 13, 2013
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This is a high gauge quality cable. It has a thick jacket and is somewhat inflexible. Note that when you run it, the arrows on the cable should be in the direction of the speakers. Due to the thicker gauge and jacket, it will take up more room if running through furniture with pre cut openings.
Pros:
High Quality
Cons:
Thick cable.
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5 out of 5

Great Cable

Written By Ken, Maplewood NJ on Friday, May 03, 2013
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Great cable, using with front Polk speakers in HT, should have started with this vs standard XP, very significant improvement in all respects; detail, bass, etc, in my HT very nearly the equal of AudioQuest Type 4 - which I have used to biwire the center channel speaker,

Also the X2 is much heaver than the G2 that I have used - in a different application,
Pros:
sounds great,
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

14 is bigger than 16?

Written By Emmanuel, Lubbock, TX on Sunday, April 21, 2013
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Did you know that a 14 guage wire is bigger than a 16 gauge wiring? Niether did I. And did you know that the thickness of your wiring could affect the signal your speaker receives? All these little infos are the kind of things the average buyer looking for a speaker wiring easily overlooks. But don't worry I got a solution for those of you that are technically challenged like myself; just buy a quality wiring like the audioquest X2.

I didn't know where to begin when I started looking for a wire but after talking to a Crutchfield Advisor named Josh about an infinity speakers he suggested I asked him to suggest a good/solid speaker wiriing that won't break the bank he suggested the X2 and boy was he right on both counts. The sound coming out of my Infinity P363 has as much to do with the speaker drivers as it does with the wiring.

Sadly, I failed to give Josh the advisor his due credit when I placed my order from Crutchfield. Please help me rectify that guys.
Pros:
Quality and value Deliver stron clean signals
Cons:
Uh...can't think of any
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3 out of 5

x2 cable

Written By mr. ed, puerto rico on Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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good quality but overpriced.
Pros:
quality construction.
Cons:
very overpriced for what it is.
3 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest x2 speaker cable

Written By John, Riverdale, NY on Thursday, January 17, 2013
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Excellent heavy duty cable that will last. Coupled with Infinity Primus P363 speakers the sound was excellent.
Pros:
Heavy quality covering and red marking on one lead makes life easier on making the proper connections to receiver and speakers. Also markings to show the proper direction for running cable from receiver [never realized there was a difference] and footage.
Cons:
Little pricey.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

TOTALLY AWESOME CALBES

Written By Samuel, Poulsbo, WA on Monday, August 27, 2012
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I received the white X2 speaker cable today and was VERY IMPRESSED by the QUALITY and size of the cable. I own a pair of Klipsch Icon VF-36 floor standing speakers and I am able to Bi-wire them and that is what I did. I am playing the cd player to burn in the cables. I have noticed a quicker and more detailed sound even at very low volume, this is quite a feat as I was in the artillery when I served in the military and I lost a lot of high end in my hearing , so for me to hear detail at low level speak volumes for the ability of these cables to deliver sound clearly and fully. I will be buying more AudioQuest products in the very near future.
Pros:
DETAIL, SPEED,SMOOTHNESS, OPENNESS
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

high quality cable worth the money

Written By william t., paducah ky. on Saturday, August 25, 2012
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this cable improved the quality of my system i have a nad integrated amp and polk speakers,and the X2 cables cut out distortion improved definition so i can hear everything better,and i had a good pair of speaker cables before these.the red marking makes it much easier to connect the X2 cables than any cable ive used before,i am pleased and recommend these cables,and the price is really good too.the crutchfield advisor recommended the monster dual banana plugs and i am glad he did,they are less expensive than some connectors and better in my opinion.
Pros:
great quality at a reasonable price making listening more pleasurable.
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Audio Quest 14ga Cable

Written By Boxerboy, Connecticut on Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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Excellent sound quality, as I have used a run of 20 feet each from my speakers to receiver.
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5 out of 5

Great Speaker Cable

Written By nuclearmedicine4u, Shreveport, LA on Saturday, April 02, 2011
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This is GREAT speaker wire. I changed this out from another brand cable that
had preattached banana plugs. The sound from my rear speakers in particular
seems much cleaner now as I could was getting a strange light noise before I
could not trace down to anything but the other brand speaker wire. I did add
the "M" brand gold banana connectors to ease with connectivity and I would
highly recommend this product.
3 out of 7 people found this helpful
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