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AudioQuest Golden Gate

Stereo interconnect cable with RCA plugs (3 meters/10 feet)

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AudioQuest bases its cable designs on real-world testing — lots of experimenting, listening, and tweaking.

AudioQuest bases its cable designs on real-world testing — lots of experimenting, listening, and tweaking.

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About the AudioQuest Golden Gate

AudioQuest bases its cable designs on real-world testing — lots of experimenting, listening, and tweaking. With its Golden Gate cables, AudioQuest has hit a "sweet spot" that puts high-end performance within the price range of many music lovers. These cables 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.

AudioQuest bases its cable designs on real-world testing — lots of experimenting, listening, and tweaking. With its Golden Gate cables, AudioQuest has hit a "sweet spot" that puts high-end performance within the price range of many music lovers. These cables 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.

Solid Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) conductors

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. The Golden Gate's conductors are made from a material called "Perfect-Surface Copper." It's a breakthrough cable technology that can translate into a not-so-subtle improvement in sound quality, compared to lesser conductor materials. The conductor's solid (rather than stranded) metal composition and astonishingly smooth surface allow for optimal signal transfer with a minimum of distortion.

Advanced cable geometry

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.

Cold-welded, gold-plated connectors

All the details of the cable's construction are well thought-out. For instance, the Golden Gate's connectors are cold-welded, rather than soldered, which eliminates a common source of distortion found in many other audio cables.

This cable is equipped with dual RCA connectors at each end. Mini-to-mini and mini-to-RCA versions are also available.

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Product highlights:

  • length: 3 meters/10 feet
  • stereo cable with dual RCA connectors at each end
  • solid Perfect Surface Copper (PSC) conductors for excellent performance
  • foamed polyethylene insulation for low distortion
  • metal-layer NDS (Noise Dissipation System) shields against RF interference
  • double-balanced asymmetrical cable geometry separates the ground and shield for quieter performance
  • black and red braided jacket
  • cold-welded, gold-plated RCA plugs feature a solder-less design for lower distortion
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # GOLDG03R

What's in the box:

  • 3-Meter stereo RCA cable

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Golden Gate Series Stereo RCA Cable: The AudioQuest Golden Gate stereo RCA cable is terminated by a gold-plated male stereo RCA connectors on each end. The AudioQuest Golden Gate stereo RCA cable is available in the following lengths.

  • 0.6 meter (2')
  • 1 meter (3' 4")
  • 2 meter (6' 7")
  • 3 meter (10')
  • 5 meter (16' 5")
  • 8 meter (26' 3")

Solid Perfect-Surface Copper Conductors (PSC): Perfect-Surface Copper has an astonishingly smooth and pure surface. Proprietary metal-processing technology protects the wire's surface at every stage of drawing and fabrication. When high-purity low-oxide copper is kept as soft, pure and smooth as possible, it becomes a wonderfully low-distortion conductor. Electrical and magnetic interaction between strands in a conventional cable is the greatest source of distortion, often causing a somewhat dirty, harsh sound. Solid conductors are fundamental toward achieving Golden Gate's very clean sound

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. Golden Gate 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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Per many reviews, AudioQuest seems to be the best. From audioquest, I didn't go for the most/least expensive one. So I ended up on Golden Gate. Hoping to enjoy a quality sound... Yonas, mpls. [ Y  Sep 04, 2019 ]
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Good reviews and not TOO expensive! [ Scott  Apr 24, 2019 ]
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it was recomended [ Shane  Feb 21, 2019 ]
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Most important interference/noise protection is on your analog cables, which is why I got these. [ Steven  Dec 28, 2018 ]
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These cables will go to a tasty mini tube amp for the headphones. The jazz, classical, rock and world music will sound live and sweet. [ Robert  Dec 03, 2018 ]
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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 ]
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Quality at a great price point! [ Richard  Feb 03, 2018 ]
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I chose these specific cables and length in order to control power loss and maintain strong connectivity as much as possible. [ Joshua  Dec 18, 2017 ]
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40 year old rca were beat,hopefully this will sound terrific [ David  Jul 06, 2017 ]
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Had an older set of Audio Quest G-Snakes, wanted to see the difference with my Onkyo CD-7030 as well as my Yamaha C600, ended up using the Golden Gates on the Onkyo, and Big Sur's I have on the Yamaha, Both are noticeably better than the G Snakes after break-in [ ANDREW  Apr 15, 2017 ]
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looking for a high quality short length RCA to connect my Phono PreAmp to my Record Player. This seemed to be one of the best. [ M  Feb 21, 2017 ]
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audioquest is a world class cable company! [ darrell  Aug 04, 2016 ]
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High quality [ MATTHEW  Jun 23, 2016 ]
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Excellent value for the money. If you are after maximum performance, this cable delivers the best performance for the dollar spent. You can buy more expensive cables, but the difference in performance is incrementally better. Save your money. [ Jesse  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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High quality cable for subwoofer signal pass thru to next amp. [ titanium man  Jan 18, 2016 ]
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I picked these items again because I had and make it different in my audio system LOVE IT [ steven  Nov 01, 2019 ]
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AudioQuest products have met the test of performance in our entertainment equipment over the years. Using B&W speakers, Nad electronics and the new 4K HDR TVs, we have found AQ's cables have matched more expensive cables performance at a reasonable cost. What's not to like? [ Robert  Nov 26, 2018 ]
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Fidelity [ Robert  Sep 23, 2018 ]
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Good quality / value [ Tom  Sep 19, 2018 ]
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Lori great adviser assisted me with this choice! [ Cornelius  Mar 31, 2018 ]
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Good quality product for the price! [ Richard  Feb 08, 2018 ]
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Audioquest has good quality cables and they also look good to detail my system. [ H  Oct 18, 2017 ]
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I have AudioQuest cables in my equipment and there great! [ hugo  Sep 15, 2017 ]
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Recommended by Mick vs. Monster brand I have previously used. [ Mark  May 07, 2017 ]
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reputation [ George  Feb 24, 2017 ]
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recommendation from crutchfield representative [ D  Feb 09, 2017 ]
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To connect my turntable to my integrated amplifier. [ SANTHOSH  Feb 05, 2017 ]
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Excellent value for the money. If you are after maximum performance, this cable delivers the best performance for the dollar spent. You can buy more expensive cables, but the difference in performance is incrementally better. Save your money. [ Jesse  Feb 25, 2016 ]
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AudioQuest is a leader in audio/video interconnects and the build quality and sound/picture signal transfer is superb! And it's from Crutchfield the only place I buy on-line audio/video gear because of the selection, free tech support and excellent customer service! [ FRANCIS E  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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recommended by your technician, trevor [ clinton  Jul 27, 2018 ]
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Quality, Past experience with improved audio. [ Bud  Jun 11, 2018 ]
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after reading the reviews I couldn't resist! [ RON  Apr 03, 2018 ]
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This product is highly rated for pure audio connections. [ ADRIAN  May 17, 2017 ]
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good if not excellent quality for an unbeatable price [ finis  Apr 09, 2017 ]
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AudioQuest brand recommended by Carson. I selected Golden Gate based on AudioQuest website. Brilliant brand! Thanks Carson! Carson's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=199 [ Thaddeus  Jul 06, 2016 ]
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They look the business. [ Greg  May 10, 2016 ]
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Needed a longer cable than what I bought before. Love these cables [ JON  Mar 06, 2016 ]
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Audioquest is a leader in audio/video interconnects and the build quality and sound/picture signal transfer is superb! And it's from Crutchfield the only place I buy on-line audio/video gear because of the selection, free tech support and excellent customer service! [ FRANCIS E  Feb 19, 2016 ]
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Crutchfield recommended type -- returning 2' cables as not long enough. [ LAURA  Jan 14, 2016 ]
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Have several audioquest products in my system, always with good sounding results. [ DavidEFLube  Feb 03, 2019 ]
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For use to connect phono amp to pre amp [ Wayne  Jan 02, 2019 ]
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matches sound system [ Eric  Jun 02, 2017 ]
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I'm hoping that more wire more signal will improve my subwoofer like the Evergreen and proved it over the Amazon interconnect. [ scott  Mar 22, 2019 ]
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For a Sub Woofer [ Robert Smith  Nov 22, 2018 ]
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Good reputation [ Bruce  Sep 13, 2017 ]
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Read the review - was looking for a high quality cable [ Malcolm  Mar 20, 2019 ]
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Will this work on a car amplifier?
[ MarioL  Jun 12, 2017 ]
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hi MarioL, I don't know if those cables can be used with a car amp. I suggest you speak to a crutchfield sales rep or contact an audioquest cable specialist. They will be happy to answer any of your questions! take care...
[ darrell  Jun 13, 2017 ]
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I don't know. Good question though. It's probably best to ask the manufacturer.
[ Marvin  Jun 13, 2017 ]
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Yes, they are still just standard RCA cables (just high quality ones)
[ ANDREW  Jun 12, 2017 ]

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