Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Very well fabricated. My experience of SQ with the new cables for Left/Right/Center mains (AudioQuest Subwoofer different model cable) is excellent quality. Clarity, sound stage improves, sound floor lowered. Admittedly, I also added a PS Audio PPP and Star Sound Technologies audio points/platform to isolate speakers, audio and video equipment (except HDTV LCD). Everything vastly improved with those additions/changes. I cannot really discern what the actual improvement with AudioQuest's DIELECTRIC-BIAS SYSTEM (72v for the CV-8) amounts to with it. The DBS is designed to begin with cables performing optimally without warm-up interval required. I do not believe the DBS system eliminates the need for break in period. What I can say is that I replaced Monster Reference Z2 cables with AudioQuest CV-8 and discerned an increase in clarity and more expansive sound stage. Perhaps that experience was augmented by the DBS system after all. Though expensive, the cables are worth, IMO, the investment. I have no comparison experience with the CV-4, and while it may not always be true that higher price means better performance, my experience of the CV-8 has been nothing but positive judging by what I am hearing (not what i spent). YMMV. As always the service from Crutchfield and the sales agent I always place my orders with was outstanding. Their service support is excellent.