AudioQuest Black Lab
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AudioQuest's Black Lab cable delivers all the deep bass goodness your powered subwoofer is capable of. This cable features two identical conductors, and each conductor is a single, unbroken strand of AudioQuest's high-purity Long-Grain Copper. Solid conductors eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can make multi-strand conductor cables sound brittle.
Black Lab features RCA connectors made of gold-plated copper. The connectors are fastened by cold welding — a solder-less process that uses high pressure and silver paste to minimize signal loss. By contrast, solder tends to impede the signal, and heating the copper conductor can negatively affect its performance.
Average Customer Review(s):
Great sounding and we'll built cable.
It's one of those products you don't know you need until you actually have one. The lows are so clean it's almost like I have a new surround sound set up.
Seem to work very well, I've used other Black Lab cables and been very happy. Fair price with high quality.
Pros: high quality
The cables are of great quality and certainly marked at a great price. Couldn't complain
Pros: The cables are of great quality and certainly marked at a great price. Couldn't complain
It works perfectly to connect my subwoofer to the AV receiver.
Pros: It works perfectly.
Glad I did invest in a 10 foot cable for subwoofer (enough slack). Can't make any comparison, WHY my first subwoofer and first H.T.S. SIMPLE hook-up.
Pros: It's doing what it's suppose to do!
Cons: NONE so far
Typical excellent Audioquest build quality. Perfect for what I needed and works well with the sub, no ground hum.
Pros: Good quality for the price. Easy to run.
Seems to work as it should, but it is on a new sub so I can't compare the sound performance quality to my old cable. My old sub- woofer cable was a lot more solidly constructed - the actual cable was at least twice as thick and the RCA plugs were much more substantial; but it was too short for my new SVS sub. Maybe the "look" of the cable does not affect its performance, but for the price, I guess I expected more. Also, the grounding wires on this AudioQuest cable are a nice feature, but there was no place to ground it to on the sub.
Pros: Works fine, as it should.
Cons: Construction was good, but not as substantial as my old cable that it replaced. Also, no place to ground cable on sub-woofer.
I've spent a decent amount of cash on my prior AudioQuest and Monster Cable subwoofer cables. Neither was long enough for my new subwoofer placement. 20 meters gives me the slack I need and the thin nature of this cable makes it much more convenient to place vs my prior overly thick cables. But most importantly did it change the sound? Nope. A good cable doesn't detract from the sound. And there is no grounding hum caused by the cable, so I'm happy.
Pros: Does not detract from sound, no grounding issue (helps to have a grounding wire), and is flexible and easy to work with.
Cons: None for me! But I could see: Doesn't have braiding (I didn't want it, but if you did) and is not a thick show off cable. Cons to some.
Great cable Great price. Love how thin it is made hiding it easy. My subwoofer did not need the external ground but glad it came with one just in case. Shipping as always was quick. Thanks Crutchfield
Pros: Thin. Has grounding wire. Carries signal well.
Great cable for sub woofer and so easy to hook up. All should be this easy and sounds great!
This is my second AudioQuest subwoofer cable purchase since I now have 2 subwoofers. My old one was a Monster cable which worked fine, but this is a little cheaper and feels like better quality. Also it is non directional, the ground wire is available in case of hum. Not an issue in my case.
Don't know if it was any better!!!
Great cable, high quality. Just make sure you get one long enough!
Pretty basic. I'm assuming that the little grounding thingy does what it's supposed to if needed. I didn't need it ... My Infinity sub sounds pretty awesome using this connection.
Cons: good god it cost this much
Great sub-woofer cord.
I have not had any feedback or humming/ interference issues. Quality seems up to par for the price. I would purchase again.
Pros: Excellent sound/ Reliable
Great price and provides deep bass.
I really like the thin cable size. It makes routing easier and my signal seems to be clear as can be.
It works greats! No hums, just works!
Pros: It works
What more can you say? But the grounding wire is a nice feature, and it is long enough to reach grounding screws on the receiver and subwoofer, without being so long that it gets in the way of other cables.
So easy the exwife couldnt screw this up. Lol
Perfect cable to connect my SVS sub to my surround receiver. Just the right length, delivers the bass !!
Pros: Good price for the quality
Well, it's just a cable, but it does the job. And thanks to Kevin for mentioning it (I did need it for my new subwoofer), and for being patient holding on the phone, while I measured the distance.
Pros: Just the length I needed, with just the right slack. Connected easily. Cable has ground wires if needed. Reasonably priced.
Doubled up as suggested by sub. manufacturer. Trust Audioquest for optimal performance.
Pros: choice of length, quality.
Very simple to connect.
Pros: Quality of overall product
Well constructed. Performed as advertised.
Pros: Puts out a really good soumd
Long subwoofer cable I was looking for. Liked ground wire as a bonus
Pros: Long, well designed, ground wire, worked flawlessly, no noise or hum from subwoofer.
works as advertised
Pros: does what it supposed to do
Cons: none yet
Appears to be a high quality accessory. Works well.
Pros: Integral grounding wire is an added benefit and safeguard.
Cons: None with the product. Should have ordered longer one for my particular installation.
Works Well, appears durable
The old. Onkyo Receiver, Bose 6.1 system that's 10 years old, still sounded good and was working well, buy It was out of date. No bluetooth, wifi, usb, etc... In with the New! Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 purchased from a different online retailer. Everything else is from Crutchfield. Cables are AudioQuest Pearl & Cinnamon HDMI. Speaker cables are AudioQuest Type 4 & Rocket 33 for speakers & Black Lab for Sub. SVS SB-1000 Sub (Scratch & Dent) Focal Chorus 705 Bookshelf Speakers & Focal Chorus 716 Floor Speakers. Center Channel Klipsch RP-440C. And all housed in a Rosewood 7ft x 9ft entertainment center with a 3 yr old LED Samsung 50 in TV. I probably spent $3K 10 yrs ago and I did not use AudioQuest cables. The old system was nice, but my ears have matured away from Bose since upgrading my car system to Focal, listening to Hi-Res music files with a DAC, and having high end Headphones and Earbuds. I understand there are much nicer systems for a lot more money. But, for the money, I am a very happy customer. I would have loved to use a Focal Center, but I needed a center that could hold my TV, and Klipsch had one. The sound is amazingly Smooth, balanced, and powerful! Everything blends well despite being a front facing 5.1 system. I get Great separation on movies, music, and TV programs. Yamaha does an excellent job of processing and I don't miss having speakers behind or beside me. Very clean Highs, Mids & Lows singing in perfect harmony...
Pros: Build Quality! Sound! Warranty!
Quality Sound Reproduce
Pros: True Sound Coming Thru
great subwoofer cable, no complaints
My Crutchfield advisor added this cable to my order when we specced out a system. I needed an LFE cable, but this much for this thing??? I was surprised when I saw the price in the order confirmation. I'm alright with buying heavier gauge copper wires for high end speakers and whatnot, to an extent. I have 20 year old monster cable that still works great. But here I think you get about 20 dollars worth of actual value and 30 dollars hype out of these. It's an LFE cable, how fancy must it be?
Pros: Nice looking
Cons: expensiiiiive, can't really tell it makes a signal difference.
Very well made sturdy cables
Pros: great product
Nice cable that has a decent length that facilitates speaker placement in the listening area. It made a distinct difference in the sub woofers performance.
Pros: Price is not excessive and the addition of grounding wires can prevent humming noise issues that occurs with other cables.
I have the (255C-RT) and in walls (RC55i's) and 2 Polk Subs (PSW 108 and 111) for a 7.2 effect. It's a great combo for the size of room I have!
I was very pleased with this cable. The sound quality is great and it is flexible enough for tight spaces.
Pros: Quality of construction and sound.
I needed a subwoofer wire and this is what was recommended by advisor and they work great
Pros: Simple as can be great functioning
Cons: The only downside is I wish they would make this in a shorter wire the sub woofer is right beside the wall and it would be nice to have a short subwoofer wire
Great cable - sound quality is fantastic, and the cable was relatively easy to feed through the wall.
needed the cord for Samsung HD 4k TV and Subwoofer. Worked perfect after install. RAdio Shack cords didn't work as well. had to return.
Awesome subwoofer cable made my subwoofer sound twice as loud and clear. Another great product from AudioQuest. Also thank you for the great customer service from Crutchfield.
Pros: Better sound
Works Great with My new Sub. Produces great Quality
This is a amazing cable and you get what you pay for. All my cables for my home theater system are Audio Quest and yes good cables make a big difference in picture and sound. Thank you Crutchfield
Pros: Only Audio Quest
No hum. Quality cable
Great subwoofer cable. Worth the extra money . Can defiantly hear the different from the last cable I bought.
Pros: Great value. Nice thick cable.
Cons: Nothing as of yet.
Very nice quality, and does its job very nicely. No hums, statics or problems what so ever. Highly recommend.
Pros: No hums, or static. And seems to be nice quality.
Cons: none, wish I would have got a longer one:P
New to Audioquest but the cables seem to do well.
Pros: New to brand so still listening
Great speaker wires! Crutchfield gave me a good recommendation!
Pros: Good Clarity
Exactly what I ordered
No hum, just great sound!
Great sound! Worth the price!
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Wish it were less expensive...but worth it for the great sound quality
A few months ago I purchased a powered sub-woofer (from Crutchfield). After hooking up to an old sub-woofer cable which ran ~ 35 feet under my living room, I noticed a hum in certain locations of the room. With the advice of my Crutchfield salesperson, I began adjusting the amount of gain and low pass frequency on the new sub-woofer. This seemed to work on and off for a few days. However, since this humming annoyance continued to repeat itself, my salesperson had me examine the old cable and I noticed the end from the receiver differed from the end going to the sub-woofer. This wiring had been installed by someone else and there was a short extension cable at both ends of the sub-woofer cable to meet the distance required! So my salesperson had just the answer with this 39.4 foot Audio Quest Black Lab cable. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed great bass and freedom from hum! ZILCH! I also think the price for this lengthy cable was very reasonable and I might add even better with some reward points!
Pros: Not bulky or "stiff" so easy to thread through a small hole to run beneath a floor and be out of view. Allows for a clean and "healthy" bass sound with no hum or interference.
Cons: None to date.
So far so good. The Sub sounds great! Good quality cable.
Pros: Great quality, and great sound from my sub.
Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Black Lab'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: Black Lab 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): AudioQuest's Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.
Symmetrical Coax Geometry: Identical positive (+) and negative (-) conductors prevent the shield being used as an inferior audio conductor.
Cold-Welded Gold-Plated Plugs: This plug design allows for a connection without the use 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 instead of machinability.
Grounding: If you hear noticeable hum in your system after connecting your subwoofer, please attach the subwoofer cable's ground leads to your audio gear. Some audio equipment have a ground (GND) connection on the back-panel, if not, attach the ground spade lugs to any screw on the equipment chassis of both the source and the subwoofer. Usually, this wire will not need to be connected.
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It is the length I needed.[ Cynthia Aug 05, 2017 ]
Excellent quality product. Reasonable priced and easy ordering and shipping.[ Sal Apr 23, 2017 ]
It was the only choice[ H May 11, 2017 ]
Because you guys had it on hand, not to many stores carry a sub cable that long.[ Michael David Mar 13, 2017 ]
I wanted a high-quality, in-wall (CL3) rated LFE cable.[ ERIC Jun 01, 2016 ]
Completely satisfied with this item.[ Emmanuel Mar 13, 2016 ]
rating and price[ CHRISTOPHER Feb 25, 2016 ]
Needed long run and quick availability. Thanks for coming through!![ John Dec 13, 2016 ]
Ziggy recommends.[ Judah Oct 13, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield staff for the equipment I was ordering[ Richard C. Oct 04, 2017 ]
Advisor recommendation[ Garry Oct 03, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield sales associate[ William Sep 30, 2017 ]
I'm installing this cable in a wall, so I wanted a higher quality cable. I also didn't want to spend the time working with raw RG6 cable and RCA connectors.[ Ken Aug 08, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield representative.[ joseph May 21, 2017 ]
Best seller[ Timothy Mar 18, 2017 ]
ONKYO HAS GREAT EQUIPMENT WITH GREAT RELIABILITY. 3RD RECEIVER IN A ROW CUZ HAD UPGRADE WITH THE TECHNOLOGY[ JEFFREY Mar 17, 2017 ]
It was the length I needed[ Russell Feb 09, 2017 ]
price, quality[ P Jan 26, 2017 ]
Recommended by Sonny @ Crutchfield[ Rex Dec 29, 2016 ]
Quality. Recommended by a friend.[ Thytho Dec 15, 2016 ]
It was recommended by Jane, your support person.[ Jeffrey Dec 13, 2016 ]
Klipsch R-112SW connection.[ Derrell Dec 07, 2016 ]
Recommended by adviser[ Kevin Nov 29, 2016 ]
Hooking up a subwoofer to my home theater[ Jim Nov 27, 2016 ]
I've never had a sub before. Hogan knows my goals and this is the cables to do it with. Excellent service product knowledge and price it is fun once again to buy equipment. I hate speaker bars and people telling me that's surround sound. Towers, receivers,wpc. speaker design it ALL affects what we hear , we each hear different or else they would make only one speaker system.[ MIKE Nov 23, 2016 ]
Good price, right length for where I am placing the subs[ Kyle Sep 26, 2016 ]
Needed a quality subwoofer cable at a decent value.[ BRIAN Jul 31, 2016 ]
Recommended by ClarenceClarence's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=70 [ Theodore Jul 08, 2016 ]
seeking quality bass sound[ L. Raul Jun 14, 2016 ]
Good quality cable with a built in ground. I have had feedback issues in the past with other subwoofer cables and rca cables that could have been prevented with this simple ground wire.[ Brian May 31, 2016 ]
Audio quest are the best cables out there period.[ Andrew May 17, 2016 ]
Needed a quality sub cable and Audioquest gives you great value.[ CARMINE T May 05, 2016 ]
I wanted to get the best cable for the money.[ Rodney Mar 23, 2016 ]
It was the only option for a short (6') cable[ Stephen Feb 04, 2016 ]
The sound from my sub improved when I switched to this cable.[ mitchell Dec 16, 2015 ]
Don't have a dedicated sub cable and after reading the information on your site I ordered it.[ Thomas Oct 13, 2017 ]
Good quality at a reasonable price.[ David Oct 11, 2017 ]
the best sub wire around[ LARRY Sep 16, 2017 ]
I chose the AudioQuest Black Lab cable because it was the right length I needed, and it didn't cost an arm and a leg.[ Terri Sep 04, 2017 ]
Had a Monster Cable SW cable but plug shield broke off (threads stripped) [ David Aug 22, 2017 ]
Audio Quest makes very good quality cables,and anytime i want sub cables or HDMI cables i always purchase them first.[ Anthony Jun 15, 2017 ]
Best seller through crutchfield[ STEVEN K May 16, 2017 ]
AudioQuest brand and specs.[ E May 09, 2017 ]
The price was a large factor, but I needed a shielded audio cable to run down the inside of a wall for a basement reno project that I am working on.[ James May 07, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield advisor Wade.[ SCOTT A. May 02, 2017 ]
In wall installation, read reviews and LOVED the warranty.[ rene Mar 08, 2017 ]
Seemed like a good value to get me started hooking up my sub.[ MMA02ME Mar 02, 2017 ]
Brand name and reviews on Crutchfield; plus very good selling price.[ Randolph Feb 10, 2017 ]
Reviews[ Lloyd Feb 07, 2017 ]
New electronic equipment accessories needed[ Tracy L. Dec 19, 2016 ]
Quality[ John Dec 13, 2016 ]
Recommended by Rusty.[ D Dec 02, 2016 ]
Audioquest has been around forever and their products have proven to be of excellent quality.[ Kenneth Nov 30, 2016 ]
Recommended by technical staff.[ Tyler Nov 28, 2016 ]
Recommended by Tyler[ ANDREW Nov 26, 2016 ]
Recommended by Cructhfield as I added my speakers to my cart - great customer reviews, and I needed one for my system.[ Sean Nov 20, 2016 ]
Length was perfect from AV closest and includes the extra ground wire on the cable.[ Daniel Nov 14, 2016 ]
Highly recommended.... absolutely love AudioQuest cables in general[ nancy Jun 29, 2016 ]
Good product[ David Feb 27, 2016 ]
Recommendation from tech support[ Philip Jan 23, 2016 ]
I use only AudioQuest HDMI cables, and I'm pleased with performance. Ergo .............................[ Dean Jan 18, 2016 ]
I only use Audioquest cables for all my audio needs. They have the best cables for the money producing the best sound...[ Aaron Dec 31, 2015 ]
you said it was good[ James Aug 03, 2017 ]
It was recommended by Ryan[ Murray Jul 01, 2017 ]
I already have other ELAC floorstanding speakers and like them.[ Alexander May 21, 2017 ]
Troy advised me that I needed it for the hook up.[ Deanna May 20, 2017 ]
Needed a new quality cable to replace an old monster cable.[ Jeffrey May 03, 2017 ]
Have this cable in 2 meters; need longer run.[ Randolph Feb 21, 2017 ]
It's feeding a Klipsch RT10d. Another cable didn't work. This cable is a little expensive, but it works okay.[ DWIGHT D Feb 18, 2017 ]
Price and the 16.4 length.[ Rudy Feb 03, 2017 ]
I need a 15 ft length subwoofer cord and this one is 16 ft. and had good reviews.[ Paul Jan 30, 2017 ]
Quality of the AudioQuest product line.[ ADRIAN Jan 17, 2017 ]
Highly rated by customers. Need longer cord for second sub.[ JEFFREY S Nov 27, 2016 ]
it was 16'[ ERIC W Nov 13, 2016 ]
Audioquest cables seem to be # 1 for SQ today. I am using it in all my devices in my HT system. Very impressed..[ SOUND EQ GUY Sep 23, 2016 ]
I needed it for my base speaker[ teresa Sep 01, 2016 ]
Recommended by Brandy who assisted me with the selection of my purchase.Brandy's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=2 [ Chris Jul 23, 2016 ]
It seemed to be a good quality item for a reasonable price.[ DANIEL Jun 10, 2016 ]
Ann recommended this cable to connect my Klipsch SW-110 subwoofer to my Onkyo TX-SR607 receiver. I trust the folks at Crutchfield and know that they stand behind everything they sell.Ann's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=55 [ Tom May 24, 2016 ]
Great product[ Benjamin Feb 03, 2016 ]
quality.[ J Jun 25, 2017 ]
AudioQuest makes a very high quality product![ melissa Apr 17, 2017 ]
It was recommended by one of Crutchfield's outstanding associates whom I trust to know his stuff.[ Ricky Apr 13, 2017 ]
I have a powered sub wolfer and i needed a longer cable.[ Joe Feb 10, 2017 ]
i'm hoping that audioquest has good quality control on their products, as opposed to cheaper brands.[ ben Jan 03, 2017 ]
Trying to solve a ground problem in my existing system.[ JC 978 Dec 29, 2016 ]
It was recommended to me by the chat staff. They have helped me sufficiently with past purchases.[ DAVID Dec 09, 2016 ]
Quality and features[ John Dec 01, 2016 ]
Advisor recommendation.[ James Nov 29, 2016 ]
Needed accessory for powered subwoofer purchase. With Crutchfield return policies, if it's not right I can always return/exchange.[ JOHN V Dec 19, 2015 ]
Yes you can run this in your wall .I have mine running under the sub floor and carpet no problems.The sound quality from the Infiniti sub is excellent[ MICHAEL Jul 02, 2015 ]
The cable is perfectly acceptable, but the problem will be snaking the thick cable through the walls. So unless you are addressing new construction or a substantive remodeling job, you might want to consider cable raceways or channels.[ GARRETT Jul 01, 2015 ]
Hi Aaron, Yes it is. Unfortunately I had mine go bad but they come with a five year warranty. So I sent it back to audio quest and they sent me another. I have two but of course the one that went bad was the one in the wall. I hope this helps. Don.[ DONALD Jun 30, 2015 ]
Yes it is. I pre-wired my house with two of these for my theater. Just remember not to run the wire parallel with the electrical in your home.[ Christopher Jun 30, 2015 ]
I used it in the wall and it seems to work just fine.[ Steve Jun 30, 2015 ]
I Put it inside my wall and haven't had any problems with it.[ Steven Jun 30, 2015 ]
Sorry for the delayed respond. I'm guessing you. I would think the connections are the same. I only use it for my sub but it works like any other audio cable.[ Chase A. Jan 06, 2016 ]
No for a powered sub not for center[ TIMOTHY M Jan 04, 2016 ]
Yes. I use it for my center speaker.[ Lee M. Jan 04, 2016 ]
Arrow faces sub.[ edgar paul May 08, 2017 ]
silver-plated solid copper conductors for superior sound quality (silver layer is 0.5% of total conductor)
red-striped PVC jacket