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"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (2 meters/6.6 feet)
Our take on the AudioQuest Cinnamon by Crutchfield's Amanda P.
If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Cinnamon. It's rated "High Speed with Ethernet," so it can carry the highest-resolution video available — all the way up to 4K at 60 frames per second. Connecting your components with AQ Cinnamon will prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.
Supports 4K video
Cinnamon is one of AudioQuest's more affordable HDMI cables, but it's made with premium materials throughout to maximize the crystal-clear picture and sound quality available from the latest high-definition digital sources. AudioQuest HDMI cables are designed to carry 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including 1080p and 4K video, HDR, and multichannel high-resolution audio.
AudioQuest Cinnamon is fully backward-compatible with HDMI 1.3 and earlier cables. Bit Error Rate testing ensures that every cable passes signals as accurately as possible.
Silver-plated solid core conductors for better signal transfer
AudioQuest is known for their superior build quality, and their Cinnamon HDMI cables are no exception. They use high-purity copper, solid-core conductors plated with a very thin layer of silver. High-frequency HDMI audio and video signals travel almost exclusively on the surface of the conductors. 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. It's a cost-effective way to build a very high-performance HDMI cable.
While an excellent, full-feature & well-built cable - gave iut 4 stars due to uinwarranted high price.
Steve, Schaumburg, IL
What's in the Box:
- 2-Meter HDMI-to-HDMI cable (with clear plastic protectors on each connector)
- supports HDMI version 1.4 and 2.0 features:
- maximum bandwidth of 18 Gbps
- 1080p and 4K video @ 60p
- bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components
- audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver
- 30-gauge, silver-plated, solid-core copper conductors (silver layer is 1.25% of total conductor)
- solid polyethylene insulation
- gold-plated contacts resist corrosion
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Solid 1.25% Silver Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion and reduce jitter. Solid silver-plated conductors are excellent for very high-frequency applications, like HDMI audio and video. 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.
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. Cinnamon HDMI uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation 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.
High Speed Data Capacity: All AudioQuest HDMI cables up to 10 meters (32.8') meet or exceed the 10.2 Gbps maximum data rate for HDMI and are approved High Speed cables. This means that all AudioQuest cables up to 10 meters are capable of transmitting 100% of the data required for all of HDMI's current audio/video features including multichannel high-resolution audio, 1080p and 4k video, and 3D video from Blu-ray. All AQ HDMI cables will deliver 100% of the data required for 120Hz/240Hz/600Hz displays.
Note: AudioQuest HDMI cables which are 12 meters (39.3') to 20 meters (65.6') are Standard Speed with support for up to 1080p (not 4k).
HDMI 2.0: All AudioQuest High Speed HDMI cables (up to 10 meters) are capable of transmitting 18 Gbps signals, including 4K@60p and 4K 3D, when used with HDMI 2.0 electronics.
ARC & Ethernet Enabled: AQ's HDMI cable supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) which allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable. The AQ HDMI cable also adds high-speed networking to it HDMI link, allowing you to take full advantage of your IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.
Gold-Plated Connectors: The Audioquest HDMI cable features gold-plated HDMI standard size (Type-A) connectors for maximum signal transfer.
Directionality:All AQ HDMI cables are directional. The correct direction is determined by listening to every batch of metal conductors used in every AudioQuest HDMI cable. All signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction in AudioQuest HDMI cables, and care is even taken to run the conductors used in the Audio Return Channel in the opposite direction to ensure the best performance for that application. Arrows are clearly marked on the connectors to ensure superior sound quality.
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Why did you buy this?
GOOD REVIEWS [ ARIEL M Jun 01, 2017 ]
great review [ PAUL May 14, 2017 ]
Besides the customer friendly approach from Crutchfield I've had no regrets from my brief experience with Audioquest so far? [ baron May 01, 2017 ]
Audio Quest's quality products. [ Louis May 01, 2017 ]
Optimal signal xfer from satellite box [ Alan Apr 29, 2017 ]
Excellent Cables! [ Lee Mar 16, 2017 ]
I needed a 3D hdmi cable and my son said cheap dont work. Crutchfield had a large variety . Amazon didn't esp some with quality, i couldn't afford the really good ones but this AudioQuest seemed lie a very good choice. [ WILLIAM Mar 07, 2017 ]
I have two of them and I can detect a boost in audio and also a bit better video. These cables are very well made and I'm converting all of my TV's to them. Love the product!! [ Bruce Feb 28, 2017 ]
Previously bought and liked the quality and performance. [ ROBERT Jan 07, 2017 ]
It's a well rated cable and still reasonably priced. [ Gary Dec 23, 2016 ]
Quality [ Henry Dec 21, 2016 ]
Good reviews [ Dana Nov 14, 2016 ]
I want the best signal from HDMI [ FRANCIS Nov 04, 2016 ]
Came highly recommended [ Scott Oct 08, 2016 ]
I have the pearl cable made by Audioquest after reading about the cinnamon which is a upgrade I decided to go with this one hope for ever more of a improvement in my video/audio update after I receive and hook it up [ M Oct 07, 2016 ]
For use with Panasonic 4K Blue-ray disc player, Onkyo Blue-ray player, and DVR cable box. [ Robert Oct 05, 2016 ]
need it [ Sunjay Sep 17, 2016 ]
Quality of the hdmi cable. I have other AudioQuest cables and they are great in quality. [ ENEYDA Aug 15, 2016 ]
I have other Cinnamon cables and wanted them all to be the same [ FRANK H Jul 18, 2016 ]
Advice of Crutchfield advisor. [ JOHN Jun 30, 2016 ]
Got a new Samsung Curved 65" series 8 and want to get the best images out of my new tv [ ANASTACIO Jun 06, 2016 ]
The TV I purchased along with sound bar are only as good as the cables, these are superior [ Gregory Apr 18, 2016 ]
Need quality HDMI for 4k signal [ Roy Apr 15, 2016 ]
because of the quality it was made of [ ROBERT A Apr 01, 2016 ]
Recommend for better performance. [ Tim Feb 21, 2016 ]
I have Directv and need high speed HDMI cable for the 4K content [ ALBERT W Jan 21, 2016 ]
Top high end brand!! [ ISIDRO Jan 20, 2016 ]
I only use AudioQuest cables for my HiFi needs, they are the best value for your dollar.... [ Aaron Jan 03, 2016 ]
highly rated product at a great price [ Wayne Dec 29, 2015 ]
Right length from my Denon amp. which I perched from you to my Sony Blu-Ray UBP 800 player I'm waiting to receive from you later this week. [ Richard Apr 11, 2017 ]
Get what you pay for [ PAUL Feb 05, 2017 ]
Have purchased Audioquest cables in the past and have found them to be an excellent piece of equipment. [ Tom Nov 11, 2016 ]
Great HDMI cable and company brand. [ Jeff May 06, 2017 ]
good if not excellent quality for an unbeatable price [ finis Apr 09, 2017 ]
For quality hdmi cables [ LAURA Mar 02, 2017 ]
I already own one. I can't tell you if it's better than a cheaper cable but with all the money I have tied up in my AV system I'm not taking any chances! The one I already have seems to work great. [ Chip Feb 26, 2017 ]
Probably should have gone with the Pearl, but as it's a present, couldn't resist the color..... [ Art Dec 10, 2016 ]
value [ peter Nov 28, 2016 ]
I been using audioquest for years they are good high in cables. [ Shedrick Nov 15, 2016 ]
For connection of Onkyo TX NR 747 receiver to Panasonic 4K television with ARC channel. [ Robert Oct 05, 2016 ]
Advice of assistant. [ JOHN Aug 18, 2016 ]
The tech adviser strongly recommended that I needed to upgrade to the best hdmi chord (AudioQuest Cinnamon 2 meters/6.6 feet) they had available in order to fully enjoy the 4K experience that my Samsung un48js9000fxza curved TV offered. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable so I decided to trust his expertise. [ carol Jul 15, 2016 ]
because of the quality [ ROBERT A Apr 01, 2016 ]
high quality cable [ Philip Mar 05, 2016 ]
Excellent value for the money. 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 ]
I plan on upgrading my current 4k 65" Samsung to a 78" SUHD later this year and thought I would upgrade from my current Pearl cables to the Cinnamon. So every month or so I'll buy another Cinnamon until I have the four I need. Spread the cost out a bit! Maybe they make a difference, maybe they don't, we'll see in the Summer or Fall when I order the TV. [ Victor Jan 20, 2016 ]
Good past experience. [ Ricky Nov 04, 2016 ]
Cable brand and reliability [ Alex Oct 08, 2016 ]
Because Crutchfield suggested and why buy an expensive tv and cheap out on the cables. This is what Crutchfield does. [ Alan Mar 13, 2016 ]
2 questions already asked
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. [ Kenny May 17, 2017 ] Staff
yes the hole length is braided [ ALLAN Aug 08, 2016 ]
ask audio quest as I did [ RICHARD O Aug 07, 2016 ]
The three meter Cinamon HDMI cable is NOT braided. BTW, I do have some one meter Cinamon HDMI cables and they ARE braided. [ Louis Aug 07, 2016 ]