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AudioQuest Pearl

High-speed, low-jitter CAT-7 Ethernet cable (1.5 meters/5 feet)

Item # 70376662

Ethernet is a great way to move digital media — photos, movies, and music — around your home.

Ethernet is a great way to move digital media — photos, movies, and music — around your home.

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About the AudioQuest Pearl

Designed for high-definition digital audio

Ethernet is a great way to move digital media — photos, movies, and music — around your home. Unlike other types of digital data, audio requires precise timing of the signal to produce maximum musical realism. For sending digital audio from Point A to Point B, AudioQuest's Pearl Ethernet cable offers several advantages: high-speed, plus extremely low timing jitter and time delay (latency). You can count on bit-perfect transfer over significant distances (up to 328 feet without an active booster or repeater).

Designed for high-definition digital audio

AudioQuest Pearl Ethernet

Ethernet is a great way to move digital media — photos, movies, and music — around your home. Unlike other types of digital data, audio requires precise timing of the signal to produce maximum musical realism. For sending digital audio from Point A to Point B, AudioQuest's Pearl Ethernet cable offers several advantages: high-speed, plus extremely low timing jitter and time delay (latency). You can count on bit-perfect transfer over significant distances (up to 328 feet without an active booster or repeater).

Superior engineering and construction

Pearl uses eight solid copper conductors, which eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Each pair of wires is individually shielded to minimize crosstalk between pairs. One of the challenges of cable design is that any solid material adjacent to a conductor actually becomes part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation absorbs energy (loss), and some of this energy is stored and then later released as distortion. Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry while minimizing insulation-induced phase distortion.

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Product highlights:

  • high-quality Ethernet cable
  • high-speed CAT-7 design (up to 10-gigabit bandwidth)
  • for use with computers, NAS drives, cable and DSL modems, routers, and more
  • solid Long-Grain Copper conductors for superior sound quality
  • individually shielded wire pairs minimize crosstalk between pairs
  • Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation minimizes insulation-induced phase distortion
  • rugged PVC jacket
  • gold-plated RJ-45 connectors with 100% shield coverage
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # RJEPEA01.5

What's in the box:

  • 5' Ethernet cable (w/ a male RJ-45 connector on each end)

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AudioQuest Pearl

Crutchfield customer from Mechanicsville, VA on 9/8/2019

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High quality high end cable. Love everything about cable.

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AudioQuest Pearl

Crutchfield customer from Nutley, NJ on 5/1/2019

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Top quality network cable perfect for all high-end audio devices .

Pros: High quality and very well-made very good connection .

Cons: None

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AudioQuest Pearl

Sean Steven from Chandler, AZ on 4/8/2019

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Well-made cable for perfect data transfer.

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fast ethernet cable for 4k

Mark from Eden Prairie, MN on 12/8/2018

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I bought this CAT 7 ethernet cable to insure a fast connection to my Apple TV. Works as expected and at the right price point.

Pros: great bang for your buck

Cons: none

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High quality high speed

Kert from Canyon Country, CA on 3/18/2018

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Very high quality wire looks amazing made my set up quick and easy.

Pros: Built and feel really good Works amazing as described

Cons: None

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I returned them

Earl from Tucson, AZ on 1/14/2017

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Let me start off by saying I love Crutchfield. Always have and always will. I bought a top of the line AVR so I fell for the hype. Bought these data cables, and they would not snap into my router so the connection was not secure. I did stream music and video through them but couldn't tell a difference. Then I started asking some network engineers I know, about CAT7 cables. (I am in the software business). The response from them was all the same. Unless you are running lengths of 200 feet or more cat 5 is fine. There is no difference. Claims of tighter bass, more transparent music, a cleaner mid range, is snake oil. These are digital cables 1s and 0s. Either they work or they don't. You can spend your money as you please, but I returned them after I came to my senses and ordered from an on-line dealer that specializes in quality cables, minus the snake oil.

Pros: None

Cons: Price, false claims by Audio Quest.

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AudioQuest Pearl Ethernet

James from Cocoa, FL on 5/16/2016

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The Audio Quest Pearl Ethernet cables are excellent. Very high quality product.

Pros: quality Ethernet cable

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GILBERT from California on 3/6/2016

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Just received these cables Friday install them they were great I'm glad I got them anyone looking for optical cables these are the ones you won't regret it

Pros: Sound is incredible

Cons: Easy to install with no problem

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AudioQuest Pearl

JT191919 from miami beach, FL on 1/27/2016

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Great cable

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nice obvious improvement

william t. from ky. on 10/23/2014

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this cable impressed me immediately with a less distorted,less harsh cleaner sound with a quieter background.

Pros: notable sonic improvement over old cable.

Cons: none

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Works

Chris from Austin, TX on 7/24/2014

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Connect a Denon receiver to a AirPort Express. It works!

Pros: It works.

Cons: None

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Features

Ethernet Cat-7 Cable: Ethernet Cat-7 is the ideal cable for fast internet downloads, multi-player PC games, and movie or music streaming. AudioQuest's Pearl series Ethernet cable meets or exceeds the highest industry CAT-7 specifications. This Ethernet cable will deliver speeds up to 10 Gbps and uses individually shielded pairs to minimize crosstalk.

Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid long-grain copper conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like Ethernet audio. These signals, being such a high frequency travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductor. As the surface is made of high-purity silver, the performance is very close to that of a solid silver cable, but priced much closer to solid copper cable. This is an incredibly cost effective way of manufacturing very high quality Ethernet cables.

Solid-High-Density Polyethylene Insulation: Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry while minimizing insulation-induced phase distortion.

RJ-45 Connectors (Directional): A gold-plated, nickel RJ-45 connector with 100% shield coverage is used on each end of the Ethernet cable. These gold-plated, nickel connectors maximize signal transfer and resist corrosion. Arrows are clearly marked on the RJ-45 connectors to ensure superior sound quality. For best results have the arrow pointing in the direction of the flow of music. For example, NAS to Router, Router to Network Player.

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I have purchased AudioQuest HDMI cables and I am impressed with their quality. I am looking for CAT-7 ethernet cables for connections from my new OLED TV and a few streaming media devices to my home wireless router. I am anticipating that the ethernet cables will be excellent! [ James  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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reviews [ KERTTON  Feb 21, 2018 ]
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Because audio quest high quality items [ Willie  Sep 08, 2019 ]
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Perfect product for my needs [ Mike  Jan 21, 2019 ]
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I have purchased AudioQuest HDMI cables and I am impressed with their quality. I am looking for CAT-7 ethernet cables for connections from my new OLED TV and a few streaming media devices to my home wireless router. I am anticipating that the ethernet cables will be excellent! [ James  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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Shielding and durability. These cables will be used for a TV and audio equipment in outdoor installation. [ Thomas  Sep 06, 2017 ]
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Quality [ Charles  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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Technician suggested that I change the HDMI cable to see if it would resolve issue with intermittent crackle with audio on ARC HDMI channel. [ Thomas  Jul 04, 2019 ]
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2 questions already asked

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Would this ethernet cable be compatible with a home network to connect a desktop computer to a wireless router/modem? I was looking for faster internet speed and a high-quality network cable instead of the generic cable provided with the manufacturer's equipment.
[ DAVID  Oct 30, 2017 ]
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David, I use it from my router into my 4k tv for netflix I see no reason why you cant go into your computer with it!
[ Mario  Oct 31, 2017 ]
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most office and home uses CAT-6, or something slower, This CAT-7 shall work for anything.
[ Shyng-Tsong  Oct 30, 2017 ]
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Yep I was doing about 30mbps before I had switch now I'm doing 200 I switch modem to to help but these cables or legit
[ BASIL  Oct 30, 2017 ]
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is this cord good for gaming online?
[ Markus  Apr 23, 2017 ]
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Yes. Cat 7 is currently the fastest ethernet cable available for home use.
[ James  Apr 23, 2017 ]

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