Stereo mini-to-RCA adapter cable (5 meters/16.4 feet)
Our take on the AudioQuest Evergreen by Crutchfield's James Ralston
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 cable that's relatively thin and lightweight.
Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) 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. Unlike lesser cables, AudioQuest's Evergreen features conductors made from solid Long-Grain Copper rather than stranded metal, for improved performance and better transparency.
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 Evergreen's connectors are cold-welded, rather than soldered, which eliminates a common source of distortion found in many other audio cables.
- length: 5 meters/16.4 feet
- stereo cable with a male miniplug (3.5mm) connector at one end, and dual RCA connectors at the other
- solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors help improve 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
- green and black striped PVC jacket
- cold-welded, gold-plated connectors feature a solder-less design for lower distortion
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- 5-Meter stereo minijack-to-RCA audio cable (with a male stereo 3.5mm connector on one end and a pair of stereo RCA male audio jacks on other end)
The AudioQuest Evergreen is a well constructed, high quality interconnect. I purchased it to match the other interconnect between source components and amplifier in my system. I am happy with the result.
Chet, Media, PA
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Evergreen Series Stereo Audio Minijack-to-RCA Cable: The AudioQuest Evergreen stereo audio minijack-to-RCA cable is terminated by a gold-plated male 3.5mm stereo connector on one end and a pair of gold-plated stereo RCA male connectors on other end. The AudioQuest Evergreen stereo audio minijack-to-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")
- 12 meter (39' 5")
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.
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Why did you buy this?
Audioquest is a highly respected brand and the build quality is incredible. I chose this cable for these two reasons alone. This cable will work perfectly to deliver high quality audio to my stereo via Apple Airport Express. Thanks Crutchfield! [ Jon Jan 18, 2018 ]
Good price and reliable company [ yongsoo Dec 20, 2017 ]
well made, what I needed [ JAMES D Nov 16, 2017 ]
Confidence in Audioquest & need short lenght [ MARYLYN Sep 30, 2017 ]
Picked this because I needed this type of adapter between my Onkyo Tx-8160 and Bluesound device. This was the specific item/brand recommended by Manny. [ Patrick Jun 22, 2017 ]
Nice cable and reasonable price. [ Patrick Aug 02, 2016 ]
needed connect headphone transmitter to the music device. [ Sunny Mar 25, 2016 ]
I needed a high quality cable connection between a digital audio player and amplifier. [ Cliff Jun 16, 2018 ]
Needed an affordable, better than basic cable to provide output from my digital audio player to my headphone amp. [ Larry Apr 30, 2018 ]
high quality reputation at a reasonable price. [ mike Feb 19, 2018 ]
recommended by tech support [ Robert Jan 09, 2018 ]
Was recommended b.y Customer service representative [ Waltraud Jan 06, 2018 ]
A step up in quality over the base offerings of the same product. [ Mark Dec 02, 2017 ]
Need to play I pad files or pandora through McIntosh MX-135 [ STEVE Dec 02, 2017 ]
High quality sound [ Tim Sep 18, 2017 ]
Needed to provide output from 4 Channel JLAudio Amp to input on 1 channel JL Audio amp for sub. [ U Aug 31, 2017 ]
Great quality cable at a great price. Needed a couple more for other stereo systems in the house. [ Brian Aug 19, 2017 ]
I HAVE OTHER AUDIOQUEST EVERGREEN PRODUCTS AND THINK THEY ARE GOOD CABLES AT REASONABLE PRICES. [ John Aug 15, 2017 ]
recommended by support [ NELSON D Mar 08, 2017 ]
was advised this is the cable to pair the Bose Music System with the Denon turntable -- needed the length so items could be placed on 2 different shelves [ Joan Feb 12, 2017 ]
Cable works great for my Klipsch soundbar. I have a shorter version of the same cable, but with my new TV I needed a longer cable. [ MICAH Jan 22, 2017 ]
This was recommended by one of your reps. [ Benjamin Dec 08, 2016 ]
I like audioquest cable [ Luis Oct 17, 2016 ]
to use with my tv/ niles balun/sonos connect amp [ Todd Aug 22, 2016 ]
So I could stream Pandora [ Brad Aug 09, 2016 ]
Great cable based on other reviews. I can't tell if the sound was any better or worse than any other cable I used. But they didn't fall apart like Monster cables do. [ William Jul 25, 2016 ]
Recommended by the service adviser, Abe, as a good choice to connect the computer speakers to my Mac. Abe's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=156 [ GARY Jun 16, 2016 ]
AudioQuest makes the best cables around. I needed one to connect my iPhone to my receiver. [ David Feb 02, 2016 ]
Needed a quality cable for my sons Ipad for music connected to my receiver. [ Jay P. Jan 30, 2016 ]
Needed a low-noise mini-plug/RCA cable to connect an AudioQuest Jitterbug USB noise filter & AudioQuest Dragonfly DAC mini-plug output stack to my receiver's aux input. AudioQuest has been a great go to for all my digital music considerations. The DAC, USB Filter & low noise cable performance what I'm counting on for the best sonic quality possible for my listening pleasure, both with headphones and floor standing speakers. Thanks Crutchfield! [ Stephen Dec 16, 2015 ]
Value [ ANN-KATRIN Dec 10, 2015 ]
Looked like good product [ Nicole Jun 14, 2018 ]
Quality 1/8" to RCA [ Todd May 15, 2018 ]
it was recommended by a crutchfield rep. [ Gregory May 05, 2018 ]
It's Audioquest. I've always like their cables [ Paul Apr 14, 2018 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield Advisor Tatum. Thanks, Tatum ! [ George Mar 22, 2018 ]
Impressive bang for the buck. [ DAVID Dec 18, 2017 ]
low noise [ Linda Dec 03, 2017 ]
I need a 3.5mm to RCA adapter that won't fall apart in two months. [ A Nov 03, 2017 ]
Best cable I could quickly find. A local box store's web site said these cables were in stock and I can pick them up in one hour. However, after my order was placed, I was notified that these cables were not in stock and they could get them to me about October 12. From experience, I know Crutchfield usually delivers my orders in about three days. So, I cancelled my order with the local box store, and placed this order with Crutchfield. [ Daniel Sep 29, 2017 ]
Great quality cable for the price. [ Michael Aug 05, 2017 ]
When listening to music on my PC I have an annoying hum. If I touch or move the audio cable I get terrible feedback . I am hoping this better quality cable will resolve those 2 issues. I recently bought AudioQuest Evergreen Stereo mini-to-mini cable to connect iPod to Bose to resolve same cheap cable hum. So far so good. [ JANICE Jun 09, 2017 ]
I choose it because of the quality. [ Keith Mar 14, 2017 ]
higher quality as recommended by Buddy. [ Jeffery Jan 25, 2017 ]
Had an old aux cord that I used often, it had an issue with outside interference, then it got a short in it one day, decided it was time for a replacement, hooked this one up, not only did it solve all my sound issues, the sound was so much smoother and clean, this is an excellent brand in cables, totally worth it. [ Basshead 1990 Sep 09, 2016 ]
I currently have generic cables running from my PC to my Marantz receiver. Part of my purchase was admittedly O.C.D. (I want to have all of my cables the same brand). I'm also hoping this will help widen the sound stage a bit given I spent a lot of money on an aftermarket sound card. If this does produce a noticeable difference in my front L/R speakers, I'll replace the other two Mini-to-RCA cables as well. [ Nathan Jul 05, 2016 ]
WELL THOUGHT OF AS A COMPANY [ ROY Jan 29, 2016 ]
I have purchased this brand before and was able to find this longer mini to RCA audio cable that is reasonably price. I also like the color of the cable and plugs. [ Aubrey Jul 28, 2018 ]
I RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW AMP, AND LIKE YOU SAID, YOU DO NOT PUT $50 TIRES ON A MERCEDES. [ JEERAN Jun 28, 2017 ]
Recommended [ Mike Jun 12, 2017 ]
Quality build and sound reproduction [ DAVID Nov 01, 2016 ]
Bryce's advice Bryce's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=75 [ Ronald Jun 09, 2016 ]
I have a turn table and wish to continue using my vinyls. [ George Jan 12, 2016 ]
For my new TV [ Wally Mar 27, 2017 ]
Audioquest makes high quality products at reasonable prices. I have previously purchased several of their audio interconnect and speaker cables and am quite happy with them. These particular cables will connect my preamp fixed output to one of several headphone amplifiers I use. [ Jeffrey Jenkins Dec 25, 2016 ]