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AudioQuest believes good cable design is all about damage control. In AQ's view, the perfect cable would be one that adds nothing no noise, no distortion to the original signal. Even AudioQuest's affordable Evergreen cables embody this philosophy. They bring together some of AQ's most advanced designs and materials, for excellent sound quality from a single joined cable that's relatively thin and lightweight.
One of the most important materials that goes into an audio cable is the metal used for its conductors the parts of the cable that actually carry the signal. Unlike lesser cables, AudioQuest's Evergreen features conductors made from solid Long-Grain Copper rather than stranded metal, for improved performance and better transparency.
While many cables use a single path for both the ground and shield, AudioQuest uses a design they call "double-balanced asymmetrical geometry." This design separates the ground and shield paths for clean, quiet performance.
All the details of the cable's construction are well thought-out. For instance, the Evergreen's connectors are cold-welded, rather than soldered, which eliminates a common source of distortion found in many other audio cables.
MICHAEL, Livonia, MI
Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: good value
Sound is amazing
Pros: Clear sound
Cons: Little pricey
Good quality, protective shield on RCA plug is too large and prohibits plugging in other cables next to it on my older Mac 4100, newer amplifiers that I own don't seem to have this issue.
Great cables at a good price. Crutchfield service was excellent and helped me find exactly the right AV cables for my sound system.
It took me a while to pull the trigger on these cables because of conflicting reviews from audiophiles whose cable purchases equal my months rent. Since I have limited knowledge of the cable industry I decided to pick up the phone & call Crutchfield and explain my needs. I talked to a young man at Crutchfield who , after I told him what I was looking for, recommended these cables. They didn't quite live up to what I thought they would do but it did open my eyes on the use of these cables. The cable was connecting my CD player to my receiver and it did clarify the signal between the units compared to the standard RCA cables but also dropped the volume. Not to be deterred, I wanted to hear the difference in my A/V receiver/cable box connection with these cables and bam! That is where they belonged, almost as if they made it that way. Needless to say, I bought another pair within days to supplement my other A/V system in another room and enjoy the movie theater experience. I'm sure there are better cables at 3x the price but if you want to hear the difference a cable can make, start here. You will not be disappointed. I gave these three stars from an audio standpoint , but will give them a 4 for your home audio/video system.
High quality cables at a reasonable price.
Audioquest cables are very good cables. Even there entry level cables are gr3at quality and have never let me down.
I currently have this cable interconnecting between my Alpine head unit and my Kicker BassStation. Absolutely a well made, quality product! No noise, just a bright, clean signal.
Pros: Secure, snug fitting RCA connectors. Very well-made cable. Flow arrows on each collector's backshell, for the best of the cable's efficiency.
Look good sound great and decent price
Very nice quality Works perfectly
Super quality cables for all of your connection needs ! HIGHLY Recommended !
Never thought cables could make such a difference. Pricey, but worth it.
Works fine. No complaints. Much better than what I had been using. Built well. Star rating could be four or five stars, I have no way to distinguish a difference.
good, solid RCA Cables
Great advice and direction from the online advisor made it an easy decision and process. Delivery was as said, the price was fair. The product is good quality and fits the posts firmly. Not sure if the sound quality was that noticeable on my system. But, it has cut way down to almost no times of static and the large variances in volumes. I think I will order more to replace the cheaper cables I have had a long time. I would recommend Crutchfield and this product.
Pros: good quality and fits the post firmly and helps to clean and neaten up the cable maze.
Cons: not a con, just an idea. If they came in different colors it would be easier to identify each one of the components
Great, quality made product
Made the CD music sound so much clearer than with the RCA cables I had connection my CD player to my receiver.
Pros: Awesome quality of the product. My CD music never sounded so good.
I bought these because you can't go wrong with anything from Crutchfield, I've had good experience with AudioQuest, and most importantly, my wife hates wires. The single wire construction makes them easier to conceal. The lack of "spread" is not an issue and makes for a nice, tidy connection. I'll probably order another one to replace a double wire connection on another component. I trust they will hold up over time. Recommend.
Pros: Nice tidy, connection; nice fit
Average at best, if that. Absolutely no discernible improvement over the generic RCA cables the CD player came with. In that sense it is a complete waste of money, I mostly wanted something that is built better to last longer until I get the cables that I really want - which are not Audioquest.
Pros: Reputable brand, good quality construction of product, cheap cost
Cons: Absolutely no discernible improvement over the generic RCA cables the CD player came with. In that sense it is a complete waste of money, I mostly wanted something that is built better to last longer until I get the cables that I really want - which are not Audioquest.
I bought these Evergreens to rid my new turntable (also from Crutchfield) of an annoying hum when the volume was turned up. Mission accomplished, the hum is gone. I decided to buy these after other readers said these cables addressed their hum/feedback issues.
Pros: Got rid of my hum/feedback issue
I gave it 5 stars because I don't know any better.... the cable works great & looks good, as far as I know I've never had any better cable. I bought it here because it is Crutchfield. No worries with Crutchfield.
Great cables for the price - very low noise for my turntable. Definitely better than the cables that came with my unit.
Pros: Looks good + works great.
Nicely built cable, a lot thinner than I expected, and pretty flexible. Purchased to replace some DIY work I did with replacing a vintage turntable cable with patch cable. Im currently using the Evergreen cable to run from my preamp to a set of powered speakers. Slight improvement on audio quality but Im still working on improving my signal chain. Note: If you have left and right rca terminals more than 3 inches away from each other, these are not your cable. My preamp terminals are 3 inches apart and these cables barely fit. Otherwise they are great.
Pros: -Nicely built - thin, but still sound great - flexible
Cons: - the "y" connection may limit your use. Be sure your RCA connections are close.
Quality made cables. The music sounds great.
These AudioQuest Evergreen cables are great wires. I'm using them to replace wires in a Dual 1219 turntable I've had since 1969. After I put the AudioQuest wire in place, I noticed that I'm using 40% less gain. Nice strong signal down a 100' line. Thanks for offering such a superior product. I'll be buying more equipment from you. Chip
Pros: Nice strong signal, tough construction which should last longer than I'll be alive. Whoever ends up with my stereo should get many years use from them.
Cons: AudioQuest wires are a bit expense, but are well worth it.
So happy that Crutchfield recommended this cable. The prefect length and super quality to connect my NAD components. Cheap connections only degrade the sound we strive for in good units. This cable helps to maintain superior sound with low to no noise.
Sounds so much better than the cheap ones thay replaced
Distortion. That should not happen with a cable that supposedly is of the highest quality. I get better performance from my cheap cable. With the amount of distortion/feedback/low hum that I get from this cable it's almost unusable. Maybe I got a bad cable and was unlucky. Either way, I am very disappointed with this purchase.
Cons:Crutchfield response on 9/11/2017 Jeff contacted our Customer Support team and set up a return. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.
Works like it should. Simple to use and excellent quality.
I purchased a new Onyko CD player and wanted to be certain it would be compatible with an older model Onyko receiver. Aaron who assisted me with my purchase suggested the cables to be certain I would get a first quality sound. He was right. I am amazed at the quality. Highly recommend! Dee
Pros: Everything was super easy to connect.....
Does the job well
This is a well made cable that works exactly like it's supposed to.
I was hoping that these cables would be a little beefier. As others have stated that they are thin, I didn't realize how thin until I seen them. They sound fine as I am using them to connect my emerald physics B.O.M. to my pre-amp through the tape monitor loop and I already have a maze of wires back there as it is ,so these 2' cables work great
Pros: They come in short lengths like 2' and thats all I need. Also like that the left and right channel is single cable
Cons: They are hard to grip when you have to remove them
Good quality, but expensive for an RCA cable.
Bought three sets now to connect a Music Hall turntable to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 ADC, then from there, to my iMac27 then to a a Schiit DAC and Schiit headphone amplifier out to Audio Engine 5+ and an 8" AudEng SUB. Learning Pure Music and Pure Vinyl to get some of my late Fathers' vinyl into the digital realm so I can listen at night and on the road and not have to flip it every 30 minutes!!! I also have two of their USB cables to help make things hook up
Pros: Sweet cables at a very fair price. Compliments from the wife on how nice the room/cabling looks (or lack of cabling looks) !!!!!!
Cons: Zero - none- Zero
Well built, nice looking sound fine, But these cables are solid and can be used on tape decks, CD plyers and other things that the connections are very close together. I got them to connect a crossover for my sub-woofer and the connections are apx. 3" apart, NO GO. The ends are at a fixed separation and can not be split. The down thing is the green color has red and a silvery white print, very hard to see in poor light that is found behind a system.
Pros: Well built, sound good, look good also
Cons: Hard to see print, ends at a fixed distance
I am hearing my subwoofer going off and on and there is no music or sound being played.
Cons: I am hearing my subwoofer going off and on and there is no music or sound being played.
I don't claim to be an audiophile but I had a slight hum with my pro-Ject carbon dc and my Vincent preamp with a Marshall Woburn speaker but the hum is gone after switching out the $6 standard RCA cables with these AQ evergreens. Worked for me.
This is a very well built cable! I used it to connect my Marantz SR6011 AVR to my Marantz MM7025 2 channel amp to run my front Klipsch R-28F's so I could run a 7.2.4 Atmos setup. The cable packaging is great. The cable itself is of superior build quality. 1 thing that is not mention on the product description is that the cable is directional. Listening to old music is like I've heard it for the 1st time. Bottom line is the cable is worth the few extra bucks when you're putting together a nice home theater/music room!
Pros: Great quality, great packaging, excellent signal tranfer
Cons: Little pricy
Quality made cables. There was an improvement in clarity over regular off the rack cables. How much improvement you'll see depends on the equipment you're using.
Pros: Quality construction, gold plated connectors.
Cons: If the RCA jacks on your equipment are far apart, these cables won't work for you. The left and right channel wires only have 2 inches between the end of the RCA plug and the block that fastens the wires together into one single cable.
Quality constructed cable but barely separates at the ends. If your LR RCA's are more than 2" apart, look elsewhere. No audioquest RCA will fit (or if it does, it will be pulling on the jacks.) If you're set on AQ brand cables and these will not fit, buy two sub woofer cables. For sound quality, they sound good. But admittedly, I don't notice a difference between these and my generic cables. Any differences that I can hear are so small that I can convince myself whether or not I really notice them. For reference, I'm using an Oppo 203 to play a standard CD through an Integra DRX-3 to Emotiva A300 amp to Focal 706's.
Great value and very good quality overall. I have always used Audio quest cables and another major brand that I won't mention, but I have to say I have never been disappointed in their product. Highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great cable at a fantastic price.
The best way to describe the difference is to say these cables cleared up what I would call muddiness ,also the most important thing is that the cables are not made of large insulation which can put too much force on the rca connectors which can lead to bad solder joints. They are made from small flexible material. They made a difference I could hear with the new speakers I ordered.
Pros: Better Sound
Great product for the price point.
Quality product. Carry great sound from my CD player to receiver.
The AudioQuest Evergreen cables are the best cables i have ever purchased in terms of quality and performance. The attention to details in manufacturing is amazing ! ... and the sound quality is excellent !!
Reasonable price w high quality
Pros: Top Quality fair price
Good connections. Had trouble removing the plugs due to the taper.
Pros: Good connections.
Cons: Slick housing makes the cables difficult to remove.
These are the best looking and best sounding cables I have ever used. I have Audioquest cables for my home stereo and these are the best I have found for car stereo use.
Pros: Fit well and very nice looking cables with lots of lengths available for a professional looking install.
Solid product, fair price.
Pros: Well made. Long lasting.
Great value on this interconnect. If you're wondering if you should use the cable that comes with your gear, try one of these inexpensive AQ's and you'll see why a market exists. I'm running these from a Squeezebox to Audioengine A2's and noticed better clarity and sound staging than cheap cord.
Pros: Midrange clarity, sound staging
Used as CD to Integrated-Amp interconnect. Solid interconnects, work great. Very good insulating material. Tight connection at RCA interface (not loose). Recommended.
My old pair form 20 years ago died. These sound awesome and are nicer than the old ones.
I'm a cable snob, I'll admit it. Most of my system (and recording studio) is cabled in top shelf Mogami and Canare wire. So this time around, when installing a new turntable/pre-amp I thought I'd try something different. I purchased these AudioQuest Evergreens to replace some older Monster 250's when I upgraded to a U-Turn Audio Turntable and their matching Pluto Pre-amp. The difference in sound quality was immediately apparent! I've got a really revealing system with Bryston power amps and Quested monitors. On a pure analog source (like a turntable) you really need some wire that's not going to get in the way or cause any degradation. Upgrading to the Evergreens opened up the sound. Smooth low end, silky high end. It's almost like getting closer to the music. I found myself comparing several prints of the same recording and actually being able to quantify the differences. Well done AudioQuest - I'm a fan!
Pros: Excellent build quality, very affordable, noticable sound quality improvement!
Cons: They are green.:)
These cables are flexible and easy to maneuver from one piece of equipment and connect to another. The sound is clean and natural. They provide a noticeable improvement over the standard red and white cables that are included with many pieces of equipment. The manufacturer offers them in various lengths to suit ones' needs.
Pros: Flexible and easy to connect. Natural sound.
Cons: An additional cost compared to the cheap red and white cables often included with stereo components.
These were recommended by Crutchfield staff and did the job. A nice, if somewhat subtle, upgrade from the stock cables that came with the unit. The price is good and it made a noticeable difference in sound performance, mostly in boosting the input levels to my integrated amp.
Pros: price quality
What a great, affordable addition to my Yamaha CD-S300. Having tried the "in box" connectors, there is a significant, audible improvement the the AudioQuest Evergreen connectors. They are a simple, affordable way to increasing sound quality to your system.
Pros: Easy to install. Significant difference in audio quality. What more is there to say?
Solid cable for a decent price.
Pros: Solid. Decent price.
Quality interconnects Do make a difference.
Pros: Sturdy but flexible... Super tight end connectors. Improve the audio signal path.
I am not used to spending this amount for wires. but they were easy to attach in a cramped space and the sound is fantastic thought I don't know how much these wires add to the sound of an excellent NAD CD player but the whole package is excellent!
Pros: excellent sound ease of attachment
Straight off the bat I was noticing a much better difference in detail compared to my old RCA cables. Something about AudioQuest makes anything sound clean.. I ordered 2 pair and they work great!
Pros: Clean sound Great material Noise dissipation
Cons: Tight grip pulled RCA collars off female RCA input on amp
This cable has always served me well. It was my first entry level cable many years ago and I still find myself getting it. Great sounding cable at an affordable price and should one be looking to upgrade from this their better off getting silver conductors because any other solid copper cable like this will make absolutely no difference being that this cable is of high quality copper. I believe the stranded vs solid conductors and the copper vs silver to make the most difference in audiophile cables.
Pros: Solid built quality, sound great, solid conductor.
Excellent soud quality can't go wrong!!
High Quality Materials and Excellent Build Construction.
Pros: Good Value. Highly Recommended
Nothing to compare to but sound is great so cables are effective.
Cable makes the sound on my speakers sound amazing. Highly recommend.
Replaced store bought cables. The quality out of the box is apparent. Nice cables, sound great.
Pros: Great quality.
Sound great! Looks are a little deceiving. Used to a thicker, heavier split cable.
I'll never buy another pair of these! The geniuses who decided to make the connectors (which connect very tightly) slick and smooth are idiots! You can't hardly get a grip on these to pull them out! They should have been made of a rubbery type material or they could have made them with a ridge to grab onto, any number of ways other than a hard, slick, smooth surface that offers no grip whatsoever!
It was very easy to hook up the receiver to the CD player
Pros: good quality and easy to use
These stereo interconnect cables with RCA plugs are very high quality! They transmit the audio signals really well, so the music sounds clear and natural. The high pitched sound are not too bright, and the low pitched sounds are tight -- not bland and not loose.
Pros: Well engineered audio cables!
Simply the best cables you can buy. Expensive, but worth the price if you want the best sight and sound from your equipment...
Pros: Good Quality...
The sound quality is top notch. I used them from my turntable to my receiver.
This is much higher quality cable than the generic one that usually comes in the box.
Pros: A very good connection and looks good too.
No complaints...I'm not necessarily a believer that interconnects can perform audio miracles, but I get good, clean sound using this cable with my system, and it's about as attractive as an interconnect can be.
Very quick shipment, thanks.
A noticeable very nice sound difference over the factory wires. These are good.
Pros: good clarity
The difference between the AudioQuest Evergreen cables are definitely worth the money. Much improved sound with these cables!!
Pros: Great sound improvement at a reasonable price.
Pros: one cable for both left + right channels, is nice plus. good quality plugs. signal from preamplifier out to NILES power amp is very good.
Cons: not cheap.
I BOUGHT ONE FOR 1 WEEK AND THEN I ORDER 3 MORE AFTER THAT IT IS VERY GOOD RCA FOR MONEY IT IS CLEAR SOUND IT IS VERY BEST RCA FOR THIS BUDGET
Pros: VERY GOOD
Always a pleasure doing business with Crutchfield. Helped me out countless times. I always go to Crutchfield first.
I bought these cables to connect my Cambridge Audio 752bd to my Rotel RA-12 integrated amp. The amp is powering the new B&W 683s. The set up sounds great. I have not compared these cables to any others in my set up, so I don't know how they stack up against the competition. I can say that I don't hear anything that I don't like with them connecting things up.
Pros: Solid construction, nice length.
Cons: None that I'm aware of.
Needed a well insulated 5 meter pair of interconnects for a special installation and the Audioquest Evergreen was just the ticket. Also that both L & R channels blend into one jacket shortly after the RCA terminations was a plus too as it kept the wiring to a minimum and provided for a super clean installation. As for the sound? It imposes no will of its own lives up to Audioquest's mantra of "doing no harm". Just pure signal transference. Bravo Audioquest on making a well designed product at the exact length I needed and at a very manageable price.
Pros: Well built, single jacket design that performs great at a good price!
Cons: None that I can think of.
Quality cable.QUALITY SOUND FOR MY Subwoofer.
Pros: Priced right.
great cable works very well
Very clean sounding cable, brought out the mids and highs out of my speakers. Bass is a bit light, but tight.
Pros: Crystal clean upper end.
Cons: Lacking bottom end.
It does the job. Haven't had any issues.
Pros: High quality.
Cons: None so far.
very good quality for the $$
noiseless, flexible,great color, well made. easy to route!
Pros: noiseless. directional.
Cons: needs better grip on end pieces, hard to remove or install into female rca. needs larger tag and better color contrast on lettering.
Great cables. I noticed the difference from my older cables I had in my BRP. The length is more than enough and they are of sturdy construciton. Noticeable especially on the terminals. Only con is that they are a bit pricey. They could be a little cheaper.
Pros: Sturdy construction. Noticibly better sound. Perfect length.
Cons: Price a bit steep.
It is good, I guess...
Pros: No way of knowing. Bought it just for the peace of mind.
Cons: Not sure
Not really sure if these are sonically better than the cheaper ones; I was getting a new CD player, so I ordered them to see if they made a difference. Still not sure, but the player/interconnect upgrade sounds good. how much of the better sound is due to the Evergreen? Unknown...
Provides a high quality analog connection. The fitting is quite snug. When only the best will do, try this cables.
Pros: Solid performer, available in short runs
Cons: Cheaper alternatives
The Audioquest Evergreen is being used in my Audio system. It replaced an order interconnect and now the music just a wonderful realistic sound that I'am going to change out all my other interconnects with Audioquest! Highly Recommened!!
Pros: Lifelike sound.
Cons: Jacket color is boring.
It looks very nice and strong.
Pros: Easy to install
Nice cables, Fit nice, Good contact, Well made.
Pros: Reduces Clutter
Cable was exactly as described as far as length, number of channels and color. The cable is easy to install and works great, haven't had a single issue with it. Definitely the best quality cable you can get with 25+ feet in length for under $100.
Pros: Long Durable Easy to install Affordable Effective
Great cable that doesnt fit the jacks with an iron grip.sometimes you will get cables that fit so tight you cant get them off and it breaks your ends(monster cables especially!) these look as good as they perform.they are a little pricey compared to other brands but if your looking for clarity in your mids and highs,dont buy high end componets and cheap out on the signal cable.
Pros: Great look and easy to use,clarity is top notch
Cons: none in my book
Well priced and well packed! I was very surprised with how flexible the cord was. No more thick, large unruly cables for me! These deliver the same if not better sound with less bulk. My new cord of choice for sure, these are wicked awesome!
Pros: They replaced the standard black and white "stock" turntable cord. It made a huge difference for very little money.
Cons: would like to see a lower price so I can change out all of my Monster cables.
I have the cable between my CD Player (Yamaha CDS-300) and my amplifier (NAD 356BEE). While I do not buy into the idea that cables can make your music sound better, it did provide a faster access to my 16GB USB Thumb Drive I insert in the USB port of the CD Player. The thumb drive has around 3K songs and anytime you turn the CD player on or insert the thumb drive, it has to read all the song titles, etc first before it plays. The amount of time (saved) is probably only a minute or two but it was a noticeable difference. Bottom line, this cable transfers data faster. It is worthy to note, however, that the Rocketfish cable was longer. In any case, I would advise anyone to spend the extra money for a cable such as this vs. Rocketfish. No brainer.
Pros: Quicker access to the data on my USB drive. Obviously superior quality vs. Rocketfish; worth the extra money.
I gave this five stars because I don't know how else to rate it. It certainly connects well and everything sounds good, but I also upgraded my CD player and never tried connecting the old, generic cable. The instructions specify that it should be connected according to in and out arrows on the connectors (out from the CD player and in to the amp). I did that, of course, and there are no problems.
Pros: Seems to be fine but I really haven't compared it to any other cable.
Cons: None that I can think of.
I didn't expect that it could noticeably improve the sound but it definitely did. The more expensive cables Sydney are better but the difference is not that big.
Pros: Clear sound, price
These are great cables. They seem to be vary well built and the sound quality is excellent. They are not the most expensive cables Audioquest makes, but everything seems put-together very nicely and they have a very smooth, natural sound. I purchased several for my system and am very happy! I highly recommend these.
Pros: Build quality is great; sound is smooth and natural. Price is excellent.
These cables work great with my Audioengine A5+ speakers the cables are flexable and are well make. I have other Audio Quest cables and all of them proform well.You can notice a diffrence in sound with these's Evergreen cables.compared to cheap one's.
Pros: EXCELLENT CABLES, VERY CLEAN SOUND
The Evergreen cables don't seen to add or subtract from the sound at all. The "less damage" philosophy certainly applies here. They appear well made and are flexible enough to twist and bend to make the connection even with the short 0.6meter length.
Pros: Nice tight connections at the RCA ends.
Cons: None noted.
I used this cable to connect Musical Fidelity V-DAC II to V-CAN II. The RCA plugs fit both sides quite well - not too firm (but quite strong) and not too lose. This was quite a difference from a supposedly high-grade, quite expensive Monster cable I used once, where fit was so tight that I thought I would break my components. Trying to adjust that cable I broke off a few pieces from RCA plug so I just threw the cable away. For the record, my upgrade included not only this cable but also AudioQuest USB cable and Musical Fidelity V-PSU II so the effect was cumulative. Before the upgrade, I was already quite happy with the sound from the V-DAC II/V-CAN II but knowing a good reputation of AudioQuest cables, I decided to upgrade the cable as well, considering the price was very reasonable and if nothing else I would be sure I was not loosing any performance. After installing AudioQuest RCA/USB cables and V-PSU II I turned on my system and tried to listen to Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" through Beyerdynamics DT990/600 Ohm headphones. In short, I was shocked to the point I did not recognize my system! Sound became so sharp, detailed, and crystal clear with very strong and accurate bass that I felt like I was listening to completely different DAC and headphone amplifier! Few times I heard sound passages, loud and clear, that I never heard before - on recording that I listened to like 1000+ times. Great product, well worth the price!
Pros: Excellent quality, just right fit when connecting RCA plugs. Significant improvement in frequency response, upper mids to highs. More overall clarity. Much better lows but I would probably attribute that to V-PSU II upgrade in my case.
I connected the 2' Evergreen between an older 24bit/96KHz CD/DVD player and integrated amp going to Polk A3 speakers. They were a huge step up from the free red/white cables. The highs were clearer and sounds were separate and distinct. I have to assume difference was from attenuation from capacitance in the free cables. The L/R channel separation seems to have improved too but this could be just because the highs are clearer. I also purchased a Monster 400i cable ($31 on sale) for comparison and although it had much better low and mid throughput, I was disappointed in the highs with the 400i so I have to say that the Evergreen worked better with my setup. I compensated with a 4dB boost in bass and loudness for movies and used CD direct + line straight for most music.
Pros: Very clear and distinct highs.
Cons: The low/mid throughput of the Monster 400i was better, possibly because of a larger conductor with lower impedance in my system. I would like a cable that has the high frequency response of the Evergreen balanced with the low/mid of the 400i so I could use the CD direct setting for everything.
I opted for what I thought were pricey cables but I am so glad I did. The difference in the sound is unbelievable!. I highly recommend. Plus the delivery was so fast! Worth every penny to have such great, clean audio.
Great cables. Well built and easy to put on and take off. Excellent sound. Worth the extra money.
Pros: All good.
A/B comparisons between this Evergreen cable and the RCA cables that manufacturers provide with their audio products reveals that spending roughly $30 on the Evergreen cable is worth the money. A/B comparisons between this Evergreen cable and my friend's $300 total audiophile cable revealed no distinguishable characteristics, by either my friend or me. Following that A/B comparison, my friend asked me the brand of the Evergreen cable, so he could buy one for himself.
I just replaced all of my 25 year old RCA cables with these Evergreens. Old cables were Nakamichi "top of line at one time". Yes I could tell a differance in sound quality.
Pros: Recommend highly....
Evergreen Series Stereo RCA Cable: The AudioQuest Evergreen stereo RCA cable is terminated by a gold-plated male stereo RCA connectors on each end. The AudioQuest Evergreen stereo RCA cable is available in the following lengths.
Solid Long-Grain Copper Conductors (LGC): Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Evergreen's solid 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.
Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Evergreen uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on both conductors because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy; preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.
Double-Balanced Asymmetrical Geometry: Purposely designed for single-ended applications, Double-Balanced Asymmetrical Geometry offers a relatively lower impedance on the ground for a richer, and more dynamic experience. While many single-ended cable designs use a single path for both the ground and the shield, Double-Balanced designs separate the two for cleaner, quieter performance.
Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated Plugs: This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion.
Directional: Arrows on the connectors indicate the preferred signal path from the source component to the input.
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Needed a new RCA cable between my preamp and power amp. Plan on testing this against some of the more basic cable options. [ Edward Nov 26, 2018 ]
Good quality Audio Cables are as important as any other HD component. Analog sound equals better sound. [ Rafael Nov 13, 2018 ]
Price and customer reviews. [ Rosamund Oct 16, 2018 ]
My home theater has audioquest cinnamon cables and they work beautifully. [ Edward Oct 08, 2018 ]
Read the reviews and recommemdations and also the price point. [ jonathan Sep 12, 2018 ]
I am using these cables on a Harley Davidson with alot of vibration. The fairing needs removed to service these. I wanted a good quality cable for durability and sound quality. [ Kenneth Jul 22, 2018 ]
Replacing some older Monster cables connecting the 7.1 outputs of my new Oppo UDP-203 to my Marantz SR7007 receiver. I know these cables will sound great and I like the design of these cables particularly. They will "tidy up" my cable nest considerably. [ WILLIAM Jun 20, 2018 ]
It was recommended as an accessory on your website [ David Jun 05, 2018 ]
It popped up as an accessory for the Russound amp I selected and, since I needed a good quality interconnect I hit it. [ James F. May 06, 2018 ]
Nephew recommendation [ Marvin Apr 30, 2018 ]
Quality only. Item pricey. [ I Mar 27, 2018 ]
Reconfiguring my stereo system [ Scott Mar 14, 2018 ]
Help with hum that is associated with turntables [ DAVID Jan 29, 2018 ]
Didn't have any [ Earl Jan 21, 2018 ]
Comments/reviews [ Cecilia Dec 17, 2017 ]
My current cables are old and I wanted to get the best performance possible from the CD player. [ Jonathan G. Nov 27, 2017 ]
recommended by your associate Joey [ thomas Nov 27, 2017 ]
I've used audioquest cables in the past and I think that they are a quality cable. I've never had an issue and performance is better than cheaper cables. [ Mark Nov 23, 2017 ]
The Audio Quest cables are superior. I was looking for 50' and 100' RCA Audio Quest cables, but they are too expensive. I use the shorter Audio Quest cables for "in the rack" locations. Thanks for offering such good products. [ CHARLES W Oct 16, 2017 ]
High quality cables to connect hi-res audio player to receiver. [ Steve Aug 17, 2017 ]
brand and price [ Rafael Aug 10, 2017 ]
Recommended as good quality [ Stephen Jul 22, 2017 ]
Risk of humming detected by users in reviews due to bad Quality RCA cables [ Alexander Jul 20, 2017 ]
It was recommended [ B Jul 13, 2017 ]
Not sure what I was looking for really. It wasn't at the low end nor at this high end. So I went with what looked like it had the basic requirements for adding my phono input into a home theater setup. Also looking to man up my man cave in my new house. [ John Jul 07, 2017 ]
need it [ john Jul 05, 2017 ]
length....hate when they are too long [ john Jul 02, 2017 ]
Advisor helped [ MESIROW Jun 21, 2017 ]
So I can connect my new unit [ Carl May 24, 2017 ]
to improve upon my old cables [ Tim Mar 16, 2017 ]
Replacing old cords along with old equipment. Reviews looked good and price was reasonable. Second set of Evergreen cords have purchased. Happy with the first set. [ CRAIG Mar 11, 2017 ]
It is a quality connector, and that is needed. [ Laura Mar 10, 2017 ]
i preferred gold connections over cheaper cables [ david Mar 07, 2017 ]
Purchased to upgrade to gold plated plugs. [ John F. Feb 27, 2017 ]
Needed RCA cables for the Yamaha tuner [ Brandon Feb 24, 2017 ]
Never used this vendor and C. recommended them, and I need new cable. [ Robert Feb 23, 2017 ]
I wanted GoldenGate, but out of stock, not expected for a month. g [ Greg Feb 09, 2017 ]
to connect my pre amp for the turntable , was suggested by the guys at Crutchfield [ robert Feb 03, 2017 ]
Quality [ T Feb 01, 2017 ]
Good quality product! [ DERRICK A Jan 22, 2017 ]
Affordable quality cable. [ Kevin Dec 28, 2016 ]
recommended and needed for new CD player [ John Dec 21, 2016 ]
Positive reviews and a fair price [ REYNOLD Dec 17, 2016 ]
I need them to connect the CD player to my stereo system correctly. [ Charles T. Dec 15, 2016 ]
Recommended by adviser and great reviews. [ Patrick Dec 14, 2016 ]
I need a cable that is not too long and 2 feet is perfect for my application. [ Everett Dec 13, 2016 ]
Used it for the best cable for hooking into my turntable preamp. Very good quality [ MIKE Dec 07, 2016 ]
You get what you pay for and AudioQuest is one of the best. [ EnlightMent Dec 01, 2016 ]
to upgrade cables connecting vintage turntable, pre-amp, and power amp. [ Kevin Nov 13, 2016 ]
my opinion...i think audioquest make the best cables. [ Andrae Oct 30, 2016 ]
great performance at this price point. [ mike Oct 26, 2016 ]
High quality product at a reasonable price...very good reviews! [ mwbdcrown Aug 22, 2016 ]
I bought these to use as patch cables. I've used them before and they perform well. [ Tech head Jul 09, 2016 ]
Recommend by Kirk. He was very helpful walking me through lots of questions and choices. Kirk's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=198 [ Merrick Jun 19, 2016 ]
I honestly do not know. [ Virginia Jun 12, 2016 ]
because of Lee Lee's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=79 [ BRETT May 26, 2016 ]
To make my new turntable compatible with my old receiver [ J May 19, 2016 ]
I needed cables and these were recommended by customer service rep before I even asked about cables [ DEAN May 01, 2016 ]
I'm looking for an enter level upgrade for my vinyl collection. Hopefully more upgrades to come. Thank you Crutchfield! [ Emil Mar 26, 2016 ]
Thats all that is left in my receiver. Too many gaming systems. [ Scott Feb 18, 2016 ]
I only use AudioQuest cables for all my audio needs. They produce the best sound for you dollar... [ Aaron Dec 31, 2015 ]
Have one at primary residence. Great product. This is for second residence [ George Dec 20, 2015 ]
Because the cables that I have are not up to the quality sound that I am looking for. These cables will improve the quality of sound. [ Steven Dec 12, 2015 ]
We are currently updating a great room and wanted a top-quality audio cable. [ Michael Mar 23, 2018 ]
for subwoofer [ Susan L. Feb 14, 2016 ]
Recommended by staff [ eric Nov 27, 2018 ]
Quality [ thomas Oct 25, 2018 ]
Length [ Kevin Oct 15, 2018 ]
rated best seller and I have purchased the brand before [ Kurt Sep 19, 2018 ]
Colt recommended it [ Matt Aug 08, 2018 ]
Performance, quality, good reviews [ Scott Jun 11, 2018 ]
I needed RCA cables - these seemed a reasonable product based on reviews [ john Apr 11, 2018 ]
I've purchased these and are of good quality [ TIMOTHY Mar 19, 2018 ]
Not the cheapest & not the best. Usually the middle one works good enough for me. [ Duane Feb 19, 2018 ]
Familiar with AQ and love their cables. Your price is good and I don't need more than evergreen in the tuner to amp connection on home stereo. [ Andrew Feb 08, 2018 ]
Audio quest makes great cables. [ Randy Jan 23, 2018 ]
Confidence in products sold by Crutchfield. [ W Jan 19, 2018 ]
Hoping to eliminate turntable feedback (hum) [ Michael Dec 27, 2017 ]
Recommended by staff [ JACOB Dec 27, 2017 ]
Because my husband told me to. LOL [ Donna Dec 06, 2017 ]
Good choice for component interconnects. Already use this type but need more. Good performance versus price. [ Charles Nov 21, 2017 ]
Great product [ jesus Nov 14, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield [ Edwin Nov 09, 2017 ]
have same cable for my left and right, this is for my new upgraded center channel [ BILL Sep 21, 2017 ]
I strive to get the best possible sound through my Paradigm floor standing speakers. I am an audio enthusiast and love to hear all of what is recorded onto the digital music that I will be playing. I was a DJ at a major university and love being around high end audio equipment. Especially specialized gear that brings out all of the sound in Apple iTunes for which I am still learning how to download to my IPOD. I am and older guy for whom turned the BIG 50 this year. [ MICHAEL Sep 15, 2017 ]
I need to replace my 35 yr. old RCA cables all the reviews I have read about these AudioQuest Evergreen cables have very good so I chose to buy these. And Crutchfield customer service and quick delivery makes it a no brainer to buy them here. Dennis H [ DENNIS Aug 22, 2017 ]
Needed quality RCA cables for TT and Tube pre-amp connection. [ U Aug 21, 2017 ]
I have purchased this cable in the past and have had zero issues with this brand. The connection it makes is solid. [ Aaron Jul 08, 2017 ]
A real upgrade in quality from cheap RCA cables, for a reasonable price. [ E Jul 07, 2017 ]
Stereophile magazine review [ Robert Jun 22, 2017 ]
Required good patch cables from precuts on receiver to power amp, nice cables. [ STEPHEN May 08, 2017 ]
Suggested by Rusty [ Guadalupe Apr 27, 2017 ]
These were recommended to me by Tim, my Crutchfield technical advisor. [ G Apr 21, 2017 ]
I have purchased these before, the quality is great, and I would highly recommend. [ ASH Apr 20, 2017 ]
Upgrade from what was provided with components. [ John F. Mar 09, 2017 ]
I have two complete systems at my house and I'm always looking for better sound. The second system is mainly made up of older gear so I've been upgrading all of the wires and interconnects. I have found the Evergreen cables work great , and they save space - due to the single cable , there is less clutter. No problem recomending these cables ! [ David Mar 07, 2017 ]
price/quality [ ric Feb 25, 2017 ]
reputation [ George Feb 24, 2017 ]
Needed a high quality cable to connect my phono preamp to my receiver. [ John Feb 03, 2017 ]
High quality, competitive cost, expert service! [ Anthony Feb 02, 2017 ]
I wanted a quality cable that would fit a cramped installation, and based on many reviews, this seemed like a good choice. I can't comment on the sound at this time, but I look forward to hearing how they sound. [ Daniel Jan 25, 2017 ]
Replacement for skinny generic cables. [ Lawrence Jan 12, 2017 ]
PRICE [ B Jan 09, 2017 ]
Yes [ RAVI Dec 31, 2016 ]
I have used AudioQuest cables in the past and was satisfied with the performance and quality. Better sound quality compared to stock cables. [ CORNELIUS Dec 10, 2016 ]
same reason for all 3 cables purchased. [ Kevin Nov 13, 2016 ]
High quality audio cable, works well with my receiver. [ WILLIAM R Oct 31, 2016 ]
Wanted a good RCA cable for my source. [ Rob Oct 28, 2016 ]
I bought this because it was recommend by Abe and was told it will give me better transfer of my music. [ mark Oct 02, 2016 ]
High quality [ Hart Aug 15, 2016 ]
To hook up an Amp in the trunk of my car. [ Nathan Aug 15, 2016 ]
Easy connection to the amp and to speakers. Made installation quick and un-complicated. [ Jose Jul 26, 2016 ]
good products...packaging design is WAY overdone...they (audioquest) should tone down the packaging and lower the cost of their products...WHY DO I NEED A FANCY BOX THAT'S MOST LIKELY GOING IN THE TRASH 15 minutes after I open it???? [ V May 09, 2016 ]
Highest Rating for the price [ William May 02, 2016 ]
Wanted to give a higher end cable a try with the new Yamaha CD-S300BL purchased. Intrigued by the directional installation of the cables. [ Roger May 01, 2016 ]
Prior experience [ C Mar 18, 2016 ]
crutchfield recommendation [ dr susan Feb 24, 2016 ]
there were some good review on this product. [ Alen Jan 23, 2016 ]
I only use AudioQuest cables for all my audio needs, they produce the best quality for the dollar... [ Aaron Dec 31, 2015 ]
I have used these in the past and they seemed to be moderately better than the very basic audio cables. [ Gordon Dec 17, 2015 ]
to connect to the Marantz SR-7012 AV receiver [ John Aug 16, 2018 ]
Seems to be a good value for the price. [ JOSEPH Jun 14, 2018 ]
Purchasing a new system and it was recommended by Crutchfield. All I needed to do was find the right length of cable. [ Timothy Jun 09, 2018 ]
recommended and had the length and quality I wanted [ David Apr 10, 2018 ]
need it [ Bruce Mar 19, 2018 ]
needed quality RCA cables for two CD players to connect to a NAD integrated amp [ melvin h. Mar 01, 2018 ]
This cable will connect my Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 to my NAD 320BEE integrated amplifier. I bought it based upon AudioQuest's reputation and the item's reasonable price. [ JEFFREY Feb 13, 2018 ]
Top seller and good reviews [ George Jan 10, 2018 ]
Comments from other users indicated the supplied turntable cables introduced hum [ RONALD Nov 19, 2017 ]
Quality audio connectors - you'll hear the difference [ Ken Mar 23, 2017 ]
Advisor suggestion [ Richard Feb 03, 2017 ]
Needed for new DAC/Music streamer, needed more than the standard 1 meter cable. [ JEFF Feb 02, 2017 ]
Recommended by my advisor [ Steve Jan 29, 2017 ]
i have other evergreen cables, and the quality of the cables is EXCELLENT !!!! [ Thomas Nov 30, 2016 ]
With the holidays coming and i bought a 4k tv the other day,a project turntable rpm1,and a multidisc cd player today i wanted to make sure my cables were long enough and heavy enough to carry a good signal no matter where i set it. Hogan is now i can say my friend. That's when you know you've got great products from a great company. The team is on my side. [ MIKE Nov 23, 2016 ]
I have tons of AudioQuest cables. Love them. [ Brett Aug 30, 2016 ]
AudioQuest has reputation for awesome products. [ Christopher Aug 18, 2016 ]
I like AudioQuests quality of there products. I already have some of there carbon HDMI cables and are very happy with them. [ WAYNE Jan 21, 2016 ]
Better sound output from my turntable, compared to lower quality material rya cables. [ Domingo Jan 11, 2016 ]
Currently own audio quest products and I'm very happy! [ Jesse Nov 26, 2018 ]
advisor recommand [ Young Oct 31, 2018 ]
Great quality and price [ Justin Oct 19, 2018 ]
Connect amp and sub [ Jeffrey Jul 26, 2018 ]
Connect amp to subwoofer [ Jeffrey Jul 16, 2018 ]
good entry level cable [ FRANCESCO Dec 08, 2017 ]
Great product to help me rip my vinyl to my computer through a FocusRite Scarlett. [ Lamar Jul 17, 2017 ]
1. Happy with current audio quest products i use. 2. audio quest name. 3. reviews. Using this connect for a subwoofer in my 2-channel stereo setup [ Warren May 30, 2017 ]
I have used AudioQuest Cables for quite some time. They represent good value especially in the Evergreen series. [ RONALD Mar 03, 2017 ]
Abe recommend as a better performing cable. [ Paul Dec 16, 2016 ]
Recommended by Chad to hook my NAD amp to powered sub. [ BRYAN Oct 12, 2016 ]
advisor recommended [ Blake Sep 05, 2016 ]
Quality of audioquest products [ scott Nov 22, 2018 ]
Very happy to find this cable, I had tried other cheaper versions that caused noise in my system. I think this will take care of the problem. [ Douglas Mar 28, 2018 ]
I heard of AudioQuest, that's about it... But I have dealt with Crutchfield over the years... I have complete trust in them... [ DON Dec 10, 2017 ]
Wanted a good RCA cable for my sub-woofer. [ Rob Oct 28, 2016 ]
I have bought a variety of different cables manufactured by Audioquest and have been very happy with their performance and quality. [ STEVEN T Jun 17, 2016 ]
Excellent interconnects that add nothing to the sound. Good solid plugs. [ Michael Jun 05, 2016 ]
chat tech recommended [ blake Apr 11, 2016 ]
I was struggling with how to set up a subwoofer in Zone 2 (the living room with stereo speakers, only) while maintaining another sub in the TV Theater room while operating it all from Denon AVR X4400. The answer seems to be using the AudoQuest cable into one of the RCA channels. Haven't set it up yet, so we'll see how it goes... BTW, Thanks Mac for your diligent efforts figuring this out. [ MJ Sep 07, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Philip Mar 29, 2017 ]
Hooking up a turntable. This had the length that I needed. It works great. [ Phoneman Aug 30, 2016 ]
As Kevin has stated; much depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan Apr 04, 2018 ] Staff
It would depend on what you are trying to do. Listening to music on a two-channel system or multi-channel home theater. I would need to know what you plan on doing with this set up. Thx. [ Kevin Apr 02, 2018 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Apr 16, 2014 ] Staff
Yes. The arrow should correspond with the signal flow. [ JOSEPH Apr 28, 2016 ]
Yes, correct it is direction of signal flow. [ Raymond Apr 28, 2016 ]
Yes, the RCA output from your network player should be connected to one of the RCA audio inputs to your amp (CD, Aux, etc). [ Chris Apr 27, 2016 ]
no [ Antonio Jan 30, 2017 ]
Sure any amp with rca plugs. [ Raymond Jan 11, 2016 ]