In this video, I take a closer look at the latest variants of the Type 4, Rocket 33, and Rocket 44 speaker cables. I bought the audioquest type4 because i believe the price you pay vs performance of a product in a given budget is key.also the synergy or matching of components to one another is the other factor.they work great with my SANSUI AUD9 INTERGRATED AMP,PARADIGM MONITOR 5 V.2,MINT DUAL 621 TURNTABLE.not great gear but good for mid hifi.for the guy from HONG KONG who hates them,nothing against MCINTOSH AMPS.but listen to a CARY amp or another high end tube amp and you will hate your MAC. Natural, warm sound at a bargain price. This cable tamed the bright metal tweeters on my monitors, make the music dynamic, and I get great lows and great high-end detail. Perfect match for my slightly "bright" tweeters. AudioQuest Rocket 33: $389.95/10ft pair ★ AudioQuest's 14AWG, solid-core Rocket 33 speaker cable offered an exciting leap in performance over SM's RadioShack Flat Megacable speaker wire, infusing music with more low-level resolution, transient speed, clarity, and physicality. As always, we welcome Audioquest and/or any other cable vendor to furnish us proof of their claims, and cable samples for us to conduct our own testing for verification purposes. In the Forest, Audioquest has produced a cable that's a very close rival to Chord's all-powerful Supershield A real entertainer, thanks to the chunky bass delivery and enthusiastic presentation Smooth operator with refined and pleasing sound, and a really well-made feel. I didn’t want to explore that area though, I found it more interesting to see what the better cables could do for my system, while keeping the starting point at a level that I think any serious music lover would be willing to spend. I'm trying to see which one is considered the better cable. All Rights Reserved. And I didn't break my budget. I really must say that they are very good for the money, as good or better than any $500 cable that I've come across. I was shocked! remember, lots of these salesman work on commission, don't give a crud what their selling you, so you need to be prepared and educated, pick up some hi fi mags, read those articles, and slowly hi fi will begin to de mystify itself. All Rights Reserved. Instruments sound right, and voices sound absolutely natural. AudioQuest cables and other audio products combine solid conductors, high-purity metals, specialized geometries, and stable dielectrics to enable naturally beautiful sounds and images. I am tempted to buy some more and save it for that "rainy day". I bought this on a caprice when I saw it was on sale at Music Direct. June 2018 in 2 Channel Audio. I've got to say, that with everything I listened to this year--the Type 4+ pulled things together at a great price. If it was bad, I could return it and be ready to try something else. "Keep it" he said. The CV-8 in the bigger system absolutely blew me away! Price; Good quality solid conductor; cable jacket. I have these cables hooked up to some Dali Opticon 2 speakers (another great find). Not the last word in soundstage, but extremely good. These cables have been in my system(s) for a long time, with quite a few suitors coming and going through the duration. Straightwire, Transparent ,MIT, Cardas, etc. Its roots go all the way back to the late 1980s. No listener fatigue. A certified Ultra High Speed cable needs to provide 48Gbps bandwidth to support the full menu of next-gen HDMI 2.1 features including 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video, Dynamic HDR, and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC). Hosa CPR-202 Dual TS to Dual RCA. i recommend in the future going about 5 steps further and getting cardas cables. - Tame "lively" tweeters, Very well made cable given its price. Parasound HCA-1500 (2 amps/bi-amp'd) User rating, 4.8 out of 5 stars with 373 reviews. | audioreview.com. Blue jeans cable is my go to interconnect and speaker vendor. | audioreview.com, 8 solid conductors for superior performance, Speaker cables with pre-attached banana plugs. roadbikereview.com | This review is from AudioQuest - X-2 30' Speaker Cable - White/Gray audioreview.com and the ConsumerReview Network are business units of Invenda Corporation. A highly recommended cable! I bought them as a tide-me-over, as a demo off my audio shop's floor for some sum of less than $100 (can't even remember). Think of the difference between a 1980's CD and the same CD remastered today. 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