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AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

14-gauge wire (30 feet, Gray)

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Overview

Our take on the AudioQuest X2 Speaker Cable

Compared to commonplace 16-gauge wire, AudioQuest's X2 speaker cable reduces resistance over longer runs, so your high-quality components and speakers will get the cleanest, most accurate signal possible. As a general rule, the lower the gauge, the thicker the wire, and the better its capacity to pass amplified audio signal.

Compared to commonplace 16-gauge wire, AudioQuest's X2 speaker cable reduces resistance over longer runs, so your high-quality components and speakers will get the cleanest, most accurate signal possible. As a general rule, the lower the gauge, the thicker the wire, and the better its capacity to pass amplified audio signal.

AudioQuest's cable designs come from years of in-house research and careful engineering. Their X2 speaker cables use a special semi-solid concentric arrangement that keeps the bundled strands in the same position throughout the length of the cable. The signal encounters less potentially damaging interactions and shifts in magnetic environment, resulting in sound that's clearer and more dynamic. The conductors are made of long-grain copper to ensure efficient signal transfer with minimal loss.

Product Highlights:

  • flexible 14-gauge speaker cable
  • long-grain copper conductors
  • semi-solid concentric packing to minimize signal interference
  • PVC cable jacket
  • stripe on cable helps you make the right connection
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 30' length of 14-gauge speaker wire (unterminated) in dark gray PVC jacket
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Overview: This package contains a 30-foot length of Audioquest X2 speaker cable. This 14-gauge wire comes in a dark gray PVC jacket. The speaker wire is unterminated, allowing you to add your own optional connectors. The jacket features a red stripe along one conductor to help you make the proper connections.

Design: Audioquest X2 speaker cable features Semi-Solid concentric packing. In conventional multi-strand speaker wire, strands can change position within the bundle. Electrical and magnetic interaction are compounded as each strand changes position, causing distortion. Audioquest's Semi-Solid concentric packing, the long-grain copper strands within the smaller, tighter concentric bundle do not change position, significantly reducing distortion.

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Why did you buy this?

I asked Crutchfield for help. I bought what they suggested. [ STEPHEN  Nov 06, 2018 ]
needed high quality speaker cable [ C  Nov 02, 2018 ]
Great cables!!!!! [ Justin  Oct 24, 2018 ]
I thought I needed it to connect my speakers [ Peter  Oct 10, 2018 ]
Not sure if the speakers are bluetooth [ Daniel  Oct 04, 2018 ]
fidelity [ Robert  Sep 23, 2018 ]
that was all showing I would like banana plugs [ Tony  Aug 21, 2018 ]
recommended [ BENJAMIN  Jun 27, 2018 ]
Getting a new system and it was recommended by Crutchfield. I just needed to find the right length of cable to meet my needs. [ Timothy  Jun 09, 2018 ]
Oliver helped to me to decide. [ Monette  May 17, 2018 ]
Large gauge [ Ryan  Mar 25, 2018 ]
talked with one of your techs [ thomas  Dec 14, 2017 ]
Advisor CJ suggested this speaker cable would improve my experience with the new speakers. [ willo  Dec 08, 2017 ]
My speaker wire is very old! [ Lynn  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Recommended accessory by crutchfield [ Robert  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Needed better then norm wire but not ready to buy the good stuff [ Jason  Nov 27, 2017 ]
On my last system I used plain wire - this cable should help provide the best listening experiance [ Patrick  Nov 22, 2017 ]
Advisor recommend and previous brand purchase. [ Chuck  Sep 18, 2017 ]
These cables were recommended to me. [ Robert  Aug 15, 2017 ]
installation of MartinLogan speakers [ Greg  Jul 24, 2017 ]
Recommended by my Crutchfield Advisor, Cosmo. [ James  Jul 20, 2017 ]
Recommended by CJ [ Joel  Jul 14, 2017 ]
Advisor recommendation [ Randall  Jul 11, 2017 ]
Quality of wire. [ Mark  May 24, 2017 ]
Recommended by THE EXPERT Gene, a superb assistant and a fine human being. [ J  May 19, 2017 ]
It looked easy to use and a decent quality of speaker wire. [ Laura  May 19, 2017 ]
Fine quality product. [ Kevin  Mar 21, 2017 ]
Recommended by Marshall [ Jim  Mar 21, 2017 ]
quality [ newbie  Dec 29, 2016 ]
good price, have had good luck with audio quest brand [ David Erickson  Dec 29, 2016 ]
Experience using the cables before. I want to thank Ringo for his recommendations on my order [ LUIS  Nov 15, 2016 ]
Good customer feedback concerning the quality of the product and the difference the cable made in the audio sound. [ M  Nov 12, 2016 ]
need some reliable speaker wire [ ronald  Nov 11, 2016 ]
Great value and quality [ Eric richard  Oct 20, 2016 ]
I relied upon the information contained in Crutchfield's evaluations of various cables, and found this was best suited for my home theater setup [ R  Sep 25, 2016 ]
I respect Crutchfield's opinion. [ James  Sep 04, 2016 ]
low noise and power loss. [ dan  Aug 26, 2016 ]
High rating from many reviewers. [ James  Aug 01, 2016 ]
Needed heavier cables for my new speakers. Will post my opinion after I receive and install them. [ Ross  May 22, 2016 ]
Peyton suggested it and when I reviewed it was good quality. I wanted something that was OFC AWG14 Peyton's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=183 [ MARQUIS  May 20, 2016 ]
Recommended by advisor as quality wire. Decided to go with the heavier 14 gauge to be sure of solid connection. [ Mark  May 11, 2016 ]
Needed for quality connection. [ Daniel  May 09, 2016 ]
I needed a decent price, quality cable, for my new JBL Arena 170 home speakers. [ Rickey  May 07, 2016 ]
These are the best speaker cables for a reasonable price. [ Floyd  Apr 14, 2016 ]
basic no frills 14 gauge speaker wire. [ Josh  Mar 15, 2016 ]
because my brother told me that the cables are vary good [ Erik  Feb 12, 2016 ]
I have used Onkyo and Infinity" for my cinema [ Clive  Feb 11, 2016 ]
high quality for a good price [ Chrarles  Jan 30, 2016 ]
The 50 foot run of cable I got for my surround sound setup wasn't quite long enough. [ Philip  Jan 07, 2016 ]
Good price and a pretty good quality cable great reviews [ Darion  Dec 27, 2015 ]
I wanted good wire to carry all those watts to my tower speakers and 14ga is the best [ Richard  Dec 19, 2015 ]
Legendary quality cables for hi-fi audio [ Sridhar  Dec 09, 2015 ]
was investing a lot in speakers so I though might as well spring for some cables to match. Reviews looked good as well. Will test when they arrive. Looking forward to it! [ Michael  Dec 06, 2015 ]
just need some type of good speaker cables [ Clive  Dec 05, 2015 ]
Looking to upgrade speaker wires and Audioquest X2 has some great reviews. [ Hobart  Sep 23, 2018 ]
I trust AudioQuest to make a reliable, high-quality product. [ N  Feb 28, 2018 ]
I was looking for some better wire and the description and testamonials about this product closed the deal. I'm sure its great stuff. No need in my experience to pay more usually just diminishing returns. If I manage to repair/upgrade the troublesome speaker wire terminals on the Adcom amp I use for my desktop I'll be back for more. [ George  Jan 23, 2018 ]
I was upgrading my speakers and decided to go with some fresh speaker wire as well. [ stickywicked447  Jan 10, 2018 ]
ITS GOOD WIRE AND YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. [ Gary  Dec 03, 2017 ]
Looking for a quality cable system for my surround system [ George  Jun 26, 2017 ]
I needed some good quality speaker wire for an amp I am installing [ Shane  Apr 21, 2017 ]
part of the install kit [ Brian  Jan 08, 2017 ]
The reviews i read about this product were all good. I chose 14 gauge instead of 16 in the hope of achieving a better listening experience. [ Enoch  Feb 27, 2016 ]
Better conduit for my tower speakers, which translates into cleaner sound. [ Domingo  Jan 11, 2016 ]
Replacement for old cable. Prefer 14 gauge [ LAURA  Jan 09, 2016 ]
recommended by a friend who is into sound system [ Muller St  Oct 24, 2018 ]
to replace old speaker wire. [ Tony  Aug 24, 2018 ]
I have other Audio Quest. [ Anthony  Jun 28, 2018 ]
Recommendations from Joey and customer reviews. [ Jay  Apr 04, 2018 ]
BECAUSE OF THE GREAT REVIEWS FROM CRUTCHFIELD CUSTOMERS AND AUDIOQUESTS REPUTATION. [ GARY  Feb 07, 2018 ]
This looks like a quality product, yet is not above the level of equipment that I am pairing it with (price and performance). It also had many great reviews. [ Hans  Dec 20, 2017 ]
I needed to run 2 speakers over 10 ft [ Donald  Oct 09, 2017 ]
My JBL speakers require 14 gauge wire or heavier,the Audioquest is highly rated. I expect to be ordering some Audioquest rca to rca component cables.Don't know the length yet.This is for my '69-'70 vintage equipment. [ David  Sep 14, 2017 ]
I tried it and it sounds good. works for me [ william  Dec 19, 2016 ]
High quality and flexibility plus excellent experience with Audioquest products. [ ROBERT  Oct 19, 2016 ]
Quality [ fred  Sep 02, 2016 ]
I have X2 speaker cable for my Front L/R/C channels and it made a noticeable difference in audio quality from the Monster Cable I was using. With this purchase, I'm going to replace the Rear L/R speaker cabling. As an added bonus, the wife gave me the Okay to spend the $100.00 on this as it will match the carpets better than the Monster Cable does! [ Nathan  Jul 05, 2016 ]
Looks to be of great quality and seems like more copper than my old Monster Cable. Haven't hooked them up yet but I expect to be completely satisfied. [ Michael  Apr 18, 2016 ]
Want to try something new, and the cable perform very well. My system sound great [ The  Mar 30, 2016 ]
Brand reputation [ JORGE  Dec 24, 2015 ]
Needed to connect a couple of Klipsch 502 surrounds, so I wanted a good quality wire. I have used this for some other speakers and really like it. [ Kevin  Sep 14, 2018 ]
The specs look good but I also have several alternatives. [ Douglas  Sep 11, 2018 ]
suggested by crutch field team [ Kyle  Jul 30, 2018 ]
Tonal quality and color fits decor [ James  Apr 17, 2018 ]
Great wire, easy to use [ Kevin  Oct 28, 2017 ]
Brand reputation and reviews. I own the more expensive Audioquest cables for my main stereo and am very happy with them but for my secondary system I can't justify spending all that money so I bought this wire. [ stephen  Oct 22, 2017 ]
First it needed it to be white. Would have bought Monster brand but I couldn't tell what the gauge was so I went with AudioQuest. [ Christopher  Jun 27, 2017 ]
For the best possible sound quality [ George  Jun 15, 2017 ]
Simply a high quality cable for high quality speakers. [ David  Mar 14, 2017 ]
Met requirements of my installation for the right price . [ PAUL F.  Feb 09, 2017 ]
Quality build and sound reproduction. [ DAVID  Nov 01, 2016 ]
looked good for my stereo [ jeffrey  Aug 24, 2016 ]
Excellent quality copper wire and handles a high-current amp output without any distortion. Easy to work with and strip inssulation to reveal conductor [ Dave  May 19, 2016 ]
I have sonus faber speakers and great suggestion by Chuck. [ Gretchen  Dec 14, 2015 ]
Independent research led me to choose this product. [ M  Dec 04, 2015 ]

3 questions already asked

It is pliable. Personal preference [ Jared  Dec 28, 2017 ]
This wire is very easy to work with. It does not pull out the banana plug however heat shrinking it will increase strength I would have done it but I don't have the tools to do that with. This is a great wire I've had it for about two years now it's absolutely fantastic for the money. [ Darion  Nov 28, 2017 ]
There's an important piece of information missing from the question: the length of the run. Assuming the runs to each speakers aren't "long," which to me means anything exceeding 10 feet, I would answer no: it doesn't make any difference if you use 14 or 16 gauge. [ PHILIP S  May 06, 2016 ]
Strip all the way to bare copper, only as far back as you need to avoid possibly shorting against adjacent wires. There are hand tools that you can purchase at an electronics store that will help you do this properly and avoid cutting into the copper . This stuff is way too tough to use your teeth. [ C  Apr 25, 2014 ]
Hi, Kathy. Definitely strip it down to the wire...but just where the connection is. Best, Jon [ JONATHAN C  Apr 25, 2014 ]
It dosen't have an inside jacket, when you stripe you get directly to the copper. By the way these are excellent audio cables. Still loving them after 2 plus years. [ JOSE C  Apr 25, 2014 ]
Kathy, strip the wires so the jacket is removed exposing 1/2 inch of the conducting wire. You'll want the exposed conductor to make good contact with the conductor of the speaker port or wire your attaching it to. I hope this helps. [ PETER J  Apr 25, 2014 ]
Remove about 3/4-1"at the connector end. Bare wire if you use the hole in the post twist the wire as tight as possible.then thred it thru the hole in the post .one for +,one for - .there's a stripe on one of the conductors if you use this for positive at speaker end do same at amp end. If you're handy with a souldering iron tin the bare ends of the cables it will make for a neater job with no stray wires . [ PAUL  Apr 25, 2014 ]
I stripped it all the way to bare wire. [ MICHAEL T  Apr 25, 2014 ]
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