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AudioQuest Evergreen

Stereo interconnect cable with RCA plugs (5 meters/16.4 feet)

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Our take on the AudioQuest Evergreen

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 single joined cable that's relatively thin and lightweight.

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 single joined 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.

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

Product Highlights:

  • length: 5 meters/16.4 feet
  • stereo cable with dual RCA connectors at each end
  • 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
  • cold-welded, gold-plated RCA plugs 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 RCA cable

Great cables at a good price. Crutchfield service was excellent and helped me find exactly the right AV cables for my sound system.

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Evergreen Series Stereo RCA Cable: The AudioQuest Evergreen stereo RCA cable is terminated by a gold-plated male stereo RCA connectors on each end. The AudioQuest Evergreen 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")
  • 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.

Directional: Arrows on the connectors indicate the preferred signal path from the source component to the input.

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Good quality Audio Cables are as important as any other HD component. Analog sound equals better sound. [ Rafael  Nov 13, 2018 ]
Price and customer reviews. [ Rosamund  Oct 16, 2018 ]
My home theater has audioquest cinnamon cables and they work beautifully. [ Edward  Oct 08, 2018 ]
Read the reviews and recommemdations and also the price point. [ jonathan  Sep 12, 2018 ]
I am using these cables on a Harley Davidson with alot of vibration. The fairing needs removed to service these. I wanted a good quality cable for durability and sound quality. [ Kenneth  Jul 22, 2018 ]
Replacing some older Monster cables connecting the 7.1 outputs of my new Oppo UDP-203 to my Marantz SR7007 receiver. I know these cables will sound great and I like the design of these cables particularly. They will "tidy up" my cable nest considerably. [ WILLIAM  Jun 20, 2018 ]
It was recommended as an accessory on your website [ David  Jun 05, 2018 ]
It popped up as an accessory for the Russound amp I selected and, since I needed a good quality interconnect I hit it. [ James F.  May 06, 2018 ]
Nephew recommendation [ Marvin  Apr 30, 2018 ]
Quality only. Item pricey. [ I  Mar 27, 2018 ]
Reconfiguring my stereo system [ Scott  Mar 14, 2018 ]
Help with hum that is associated with turntables [ DAVID  Jan 29, 2018 ]
Didn't have any [ Earl  Jan 21, 2018 ]
Comments/reviews [ Cecilia  Dec 17, 2017 ]
My current cables are old and I wanted to get the best performance possible from the CD player. [ Jonathan G.  Nov 27, 2017 ]
recommended by your associate Joey [ thomas  Nov 27, 2017 ]
I've used audioquest cables in the past and I think that they are a quality cable. I've never had an issue and performance is better than cheaper cables. [ Mark  Nov 23, 2017 ]
The Audio Quest cables are superior. I was looking for 50' and 100' RCA Audio Quest cables, but they are too expensive. I use the shorter Audio Quest cables for "in the rack" locations. Thanks for offering such good products. [ CHARLES W  Oct 16, 2017 ]
High quality cables to connect hi-res audio player to receiver. [ Steve  Aug 17, 2017 ]
brand and price [ Rafael  Aug 10, 2017 ]
Recommended as good quality [ Stephen  Jul 22, 2017 ]
Risk of humming detected by users in reviews due to bad Quality RCA cables [ Alexander  Jul 20, 2017 ]
It was recommended [ B  Jul 13, 2017 ]
Not sure what I was looking for really. It wasn't at the low end nor at this high end. So I went with what looked like it had the basic requirements for adding my phono input into a home theater setup. Also looking to man up my man cave in my new house. [ John  Jul 07, 2017 ]
need it [ john  Jul 05, 2017 ]
length....hate when they are too long [ john  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Advisor helped [ MESIROW  Jun 21, 2017 ]
So I can connect my new unit [ Carl  May 24, 2017 ]
to improve upon my old cables [ Tim  Mar 16, 2017 ]
Replacing old cords along with old equipment. Reviews looked good and price was reasonable. Second set of Evergreen cords have purchased. Happy with the first set. [ CRAIG  Mar 11, 2017 ]
It is a quality connector, and that is needed. [ Laura  Mar 10, 2017 ]
i preferred gold connections over cheaper cables [ david  Mar 07, 2017 ]
Purchased to upgrade to gold plated plugs. [ John F.  Feb 27, 2017 ]
Needed RCA cables for the Yamaha tuner [ Brandon  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Never used this vendor and C. recommended them, and I need new cable. [ Robert  Feb 23, 2017 ]
I wanted GoldenGate, but out of stock, not expected for a month. g [ Greg  Feb 09, 2017 ]
to connect my pre amp for the turntable , was suggested by the guys at Crutchfield [ robert  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Quality [ T  Feb 01, 2017 ]
Good quality product! [ DERRICK A  Jan 22, 2017 ]
Affordable quality cable. [ Kevin  Dec 28, 2016 ]
recommended and needed for new CD player [ John  Dec 21, 2016 ]
Positive reviews and a fair price [ REYNOLD  Dec 17, 2016 ]
I need them to connect the CD player to my stereo system correctly. [ Charles T.  Dec 15, 2016 ]
Recommended by adviser and great reviews. [ Patrick  Dec 14, 2016 ]
I need a cable that is not too long and 2 feet is perfect for my application. [ Everett  Dec 13, 2016 ]
Used it for the best cable for hooking into my turntable preamp. Very good quality [ MIKE  Dec 07, 2016 ]
You get what you pay for and AudioQuest is one of the best. [ EnlightMent  Dec 01, 2016 ]
to upgrade cables connecting vintage turntable, pre-amp, and power amp. [ Kevin  Nov 13, 2016 ]
my opinion...i think audioquest make the best cables. [ Andrae  Oct 30, 2016 ]
great performance at this price point. [ mike  Oct 26, 2016 ]
High quality product at a reasonable price...very good reviews! [ mwbdcrown  Aug 22, 2016 ]
I bought these to use as patch cables. I've used them before and they perform well. [ Tech head  Jul 09, 2016 ]
Recommend by Kirk. He was very helpful walking me through lots of questions and choices. Kirk's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=198 [ Merrick  Jun 19, 2016 ]
I honestly do not know. [ Virginia  Jun 12, 2016 ]
because of Lee Lee's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=79 [ BRETT  May 26, 2016 ]
To make my new turntable compatible with my old receiver [ J  May 19, 2016 ]
I needed cables and these were recommended by customer service rep before I even asked about cables [ DEAN  May 01, 2016 ]
I'm looking for an enter level upgrade for my vinyl collection. Hopefully more upgrades to come. Thank you Crutchfield! [ Emil  Mar 26, 2016 ]
Thats all that is left in my receiver. Too many gaming systems. [ Scott  Feb 18, 2016 ]
I only use AudioQuest cables for all my audio needs. They produce the best sound for you dollar... [ Aaron  Dec 31, 2015 ]
Have one at primary residence. Great product. This is for second residence [ George  Dec 20, 2015 ]
Because the cables that I have are not up to the quality sound that I am looking for. These cables will improve the quality of sound. [ Steven  Dec 12, 2015 ]
We are currently updating a great room and wanted a top-quality audio cable. [ Michael  Mar 23, 2018 ]
for subwoofer [ Susan L.  Feb 14, 2016 ]
Quality [ thomas  Oct 25, 2018 ]
Length [ Kevin  Oct 15, 2018 ]
rated best seller and I have purchased the brand before [ Kurt  Sep 19, 2018 ]
Colt recommended it [ Matt  Aug 08, 2018 ]
Performance, quality, good reviews [ Scott  Jun 11, 2018 ]
I needed RCA cables - these seemed a reasonable product based on reviews [ john  Apr 11, 2018 ]
I've purchased these and are of good quality [ TIMOTHY  Mar 19, 2018 ]
Not the cheapest & not the best. Usually the middle one works good enough for me. [ Duane  Feb 19, 2018 ]
Familiar with AQ and love their cables. Your price is good and I don't need more than evergreen in the tuner to amp connection on home stereo. [ Andrew  Feb 08, 2018 ]
Audio quest makes great cables. [ Randy  Jan 23, 2018 ]
Confidence in products sold by Crutchfield. [ W  Jan 19, 2018 ]
Hoping to eliminate turntable feedback (hum) [ Michael  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Recommended by staff [ JACOB  Dec 27, 2017 ]
Because my husband told me to. LOL [ Donna  Dec 06, 2017 ]
Good choice for component interconnects. Already use this type but need more. Good performance versus price. [ Charles  Nov 21, 2017 ]
Great product [ jesus  Nov 14, 2017 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield [ Edwin  Nov 09, 2017 ]
have same cable for my left and right, this is for my new upgraded center channel [ BILL  Sep 21, 2017 ]
I strive to get the best possible sound through my Paradigm floor standing speakers. I am an audio enthusiast and love to hear all of what is recorded onto the digital music that I will be playing. I was a DJ at a major university and love being around high end audio equipment. Especially specialized gear that brings out all of the sound in Apple iTunes for which I am still learning how to download to my IPOD. I am and older guy for whom turned the BIG 50 this year. [ MICHAEL  Sep 15, 2017 ]
I need to replace my 35 yr. old RCA cables all the reviews I have read about these AudioQuest Evergreen cables have very good so I chose to buy these. And Crutchfield customer service and quick delivery makes it a no brainer to buy them here. Dennis H [ DENNIS  Aug 22, 2017 ]
Needed quality RCA cables for TT and Tube pre-amp connection. [ U  Aug 21, 2017 ]
I have purchased this cable in the past and have had zero issues with this brand. The connection it makes is solid. [ Aaron  Jul 08, 2017 ]
A real upgrade in quality from cheap RCA cables, for a reasonable price. [ E  Jul 07, 2017 ]
Stereophile magazine review [ Robert  Jun 22, 2017 ]
Required good patch cables from precuts on receiver to power amp, nice cables. [ STEPHEN  May 08, 2017 ]
Suggested by Rusty [ Guadalupe  Apr 27, 2017 ]
These were recommended to me by Tim, my Crutchfield technical advisor. [ G  Apr 21, 2017 ]
I have purchased these before, the quality is great, and I would highly recommend. [ ASH  Apr 20, 2017 ]
Upgrade from what was provided with components. [ John F.  Mar 09, 2017 ]
I have two complete systems at my house and I'm always looking for better sound. The second system is mainly made up of older gear so I've been upgrading all of the wires and interconnects. I have found the Evergreen cables work great , and they save space - due to the single cable , there is less clutter. No problem recomending these cables ! [ David  Mar 07, 2017 ]
price/quality [ ric  Feb 25, 2017 ]
reputation [ George  Feb 24, 2017 ]
Needed a high quality cable to connect my phono preamp to my receiver. [ John  Feb 03, 2017 ]
High quality, competitive cost, expert service! [ Anthony  Feb 02, 2017 ]
I wanted a quality cable that would fit a cramped installation, and based on many reviews, this seemed like a good choice. I can't comment on the sound at this time, but I look forward to hearing how they sound. [ Daniel  Jan 25, 2017 ]
Replacement for skinny generic cables. [ Lawrence  Jan 12, 2017 ]
PRICE [ B  Jan 09, 2017 ]
Yes [ RAVI  Dec 31, 2016 ]
I have used AudioQuest cables in the past and was satisfied with the performance and quality. Better sound quality compared to stock cables. [ CORNELIUS  Dec 10, 2016 ]
same reason for all 3 cables purchased. [ Kevin  Nov 13, 2016 ]
High quality audio cable, works well with my receiver. [ WILLIAM R  Oct 31, 2016 ]
Wanted a good RCA cable for my source. [ Rob  Oct 28, 2016 ]
I bought this because it was recommend by Abe and was told it will give me better transfer of my music. [ mark  Oct 02, 2016 ]
High quality [ Hart  Aug 15, 2016 ]
To hook up an Amp in the trunk of my car. [ Nathan  Aug 15, 2016 ]
Easy connection to the amp and to speakers. Made installation quick and un-complicated. [ Jose  Jul 26, 2016 ]
good products...packaging design is WAY overdone...they (audioquest) should tone down the packaging and lower the cost of their products...WHY DO I NEED A FANCY BOX THAT'S MOST LIKELY GOING IN THE TRASH 15 minutes after I open it???? [ V  May 09, 2016 ]
Highest Rating for the price [ William  May 02, 2016 ]
Wanted to give a higher end cable a try with the new Yamaha CD-S300BL purchased. Intrigued by the directional installation of the cables. [ Roger  May 01, 2016 ]
Prior experience [ C  Mar 18, 2016 ]
crutchfield recommendation [ dr susan  Feb 24, 2016 ]
there were some good review on this product. [ Alen  Jan 23, 2016 ]
I only use AudioQuest cables for all my audio needs, they produce the best quality for the dollar... [ Aaron  Dec 31, 2015 ]
I have used these in the past and they seemed to be moderately better than the very basic audio cables. [ Gordon  Dec 17, 2015 ]
to connect to the Marantz SR-7012 AV receiver [ John  Aug 16, 2018 ]
Seems to be a good value for the price. [ JOSEPH  Jun 14, 2018 ]
Purchasing a new system and it was recommended by Crutchfield. All I needed to do was find the right length of cable. [ Timothy  Jun 09, 2018 ]
recommended and had the length and quality I wanted [ David  Apr 10, 2018 ]
need it [ Bruce  Mar 19, 2018 ]
needed quality RCA cables for two CD players to connect to a NAD integrated amp [ melvin h.  Mar 01, 2018 ]
This cable will connect my Cambridge Audio DacMagic 100 to my NAD 320BEE integrated amplifier. I bought it based upon AudioQuest's reputation and the item's reasonable price. [ JEFFREY  Feb 13, 2018 ]
Top seller and good reviews [ George  Jan 10, 2018 ]
Comments from other users indicated the supplied turntable cables introduced hum [ RONALD  Nov 19, 2017 ]
Quality audio connectors - you'll hear the difference [ Ken  Mar 23, 2017 ]
Advisor suggestion [ Richard  Feb 03, 2017 ]
Needed for new DAC/Music streamer, needed more than the standard 1 meter cable. [ JEFF  Feb 02, 2017 ]
Recommended by my advisor [ Steve  Jan 29, 2017 ]
i have other evergreen cables, and the quality of the cables is EXCELLENT !!!! [ Thomas  Nov 30, 2016 ]
With the holidays coming and i bought a 4k tv the other day,a project turntable rpm1,and a multidisc cd player today i wanted to make sure my cables were long enough and heavy enough to carry a good signal no matter where i set it. Hogan is now i can say my friend. That's when you know you've got great products from a great company. The team is on my side. [ MIKE  Nov 23, 2016 ]
I have tons of AudioQuest cables. Love them. [ Brett  Aug 30, 2016 ]
AudioQuest has reputation for awesome products. [ Christopher  Aug 18, 2016 ]
I like AudioQuests quality of there products. I already have some of there carbon HDMI cables and are very happy with them. [ WAYNE  Jan 21, 2016 ]
Better sound output from my turntable, compared to lower quality material rya cables. [ Domingo  Jan 11, 2016 ]
advisor recommand [ Young  Oct 31, 2018 ]
Great quality and price [ Justin  Oct 19, 2018 ]
Connect amp and sub [ Jeffrey  Jul 26, 2018 ]
Connect amp to subwoofer [ Jeffrey  Jul 16, 2018 ]
good entry level cable [ FRANCESCO  Dec 08, 2017 ]
Great product to help me rip my vinyl to my computer through a FocusRite Scarlett. [ Lamar  Jul 17, 2017 ]
1. Happy with current audio quest products i use. 2. audio quest name. 3. reviews. Using this connect for a subwoofer in my 2-channel stereo setup [ Warren  May 30, 2017 ]
I have used AudioQuest Cables for quite some time. They represent good value especially in the Evergreen series. [ RONALD  Mar 03, 2017 ]
Abe recommend as a better performing cable. [ Paul  Dec 16, 2016 ]
Recommended by Chad to hook my NAD amp to powered sub. [ BRYAN  Oct 12, 2016 ]
advisor recommended [ Blake  Sep 05, 2016 ]
Very happy to find this cable, I had tried other cheaper versions that caused noise in my system. I think this will take care of the problem. [ Douglas  Mar 28, 2018 ]
I heard of AudioQuest, that's about it... But I have dealt with Crutchfield over the years... I have complete trust in them... [ DON  Dec 10, 2017 ]
Wanted a good RCA cable for my sub-woofer. [ Rob  Oct 28, 2016 ]
I have bought a variety of different cables manufactured by Audioquest and have been very happy with their performance and quality. [ STEVEN T  Jun 17, 2016 ]
Excellent interconnects that add nothing to the sound. Good solid plugs. [ Michael  Jun 05, 2016 ]
chat tech recommended [ blake  Apr 11, 2016 ]
I was struggling with how to set up a subwoofer in Zone 2 (the living room with stereo speakers, only) while maintaining another sub in the TV Theater room while operating it all from Denon AVR X4400. The answer seems to be using the AudoQuest cable into one of the RCA channels. Haven't set it up yet, so we'll see how it goes... BTW, Thanks Mac for your diligent efforts figuring this out. [ MJ  Sep 07, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ Philip  Mar 29, 2017 ]
Hooking up a turntable. This had the length that I needed. It works great. [ Phoneman  Aug 30, 2016 ]

4 questions already asked

As Kevin has stated; much depends on what you are trying to accomplish. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our online chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx [ Ryan  Apr 04, 2018 ]  Staff
It would depend on what you are trying to do. Listening to music on a two-channel system or multi-channel home theater. I would need to know what you plan on doing with this set up. Thx. [ Kevin  Apr 02, 2018 ]
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. [ Krissy  Apr 16, 2014 ]  Staff
Yes. The arrow should correspond with the signal flow. [ JOSEPH  Apr 28, 2016 ]
Yes, correct it is direction of signal flow. [ Raymond  Apr 28, 2016 ]
Yes, the RCA output from your network player should be connected to one of the RCA audio inputs to your amp (CD, Aux, etc). [ Chris  Apr 27, 2016 ]
no [ ANTONIO  Jan 30, 2017 ]
Sure any amp with rca plugs. [ Raymond  Jan 11, 2016 ]
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