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AudioQuest Black Lab

Subwoofer cable (12 meters/39.4 feet)

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Overview

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AudioQuest's Black Lab cable delivers all the deep bass goodness your powered subwoofer is capable of. This cable features two identical conductors, and each conductor is a single, unbroken strand of AudioQuest's high-purity Long-Grain Copper. Solid conductors eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can make multi-strand conductor cables sound brittle.

Help your subwoofer sound its best

AudioQuest Black Lab

AudioQuest's Black Lab cable delivers all the deep bass goodness your powered subwoofer is capable of. This cable features two identical conductors, and each conductor is a single, unbroken strand of AudioQuest's high-purity Long-Grain Copper. Solid conductors eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can make multi-strand conductor cables sound brittle.

High-quality connectors eliminate the weakest link

Black Lab features RCA connectors made of gold-plated copper. The connectors are fastened by cold welding — a solder-less process that uses high pressure and silver paste to minimize signal loss. By contrast, solder tends to impede the signal, and heating the copper conductor can negatively affect its performance.

Product Highlights:

  • two solid Long-Grain Copper conductors eliminate "strand-interaction" distortion
  • air-filled foamed-polyethylene insulation minimizes energy storage and its associated distortion
  • 100% coverage metal shield with AQ's Noise Dissipation System to resist RFI interference
  • cold-welded gold-plated RCA connectors for reliability and resistance to corrosion
  • built-in ground wire with spade lugs to prevent hum
  • smooth PVC jacket
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 39.25" Mono-RCA subwoofer cable (w/ a male RCA connector and 8" ground wire on each end)
Reviews

AudioQuest Black Lab Reviews

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(77 Reviews)

AudioQuest Black Lab

Robert from Aston, PA on 5/27/2018

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Good quality. Exactly what I needed

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Anonymous from Secaucus, NJ on 5/14/2018

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Excellent subwoofer cable.

Pros: Good Quality

Cons: none.

Good basic sub cable

Kevin from Kent, OH on 4/24/2018

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Seems to be well built but quite thin in appearance. Using in a small room with sound treatment on two jl audio d110 subs. Not now for the deepest bass but punchy and works excellant in two channel system. Good sub cable for the ptrice.

Pros: Well built nice asstetics. No loss in proformance.

Cons: None so far.

Get the most from your sub.

Duane from Hartland, WI on 4/22/2018

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It make sense to use good cables. These are great cables.

Pros: Flexible high quality cable.

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Worth it

Jeffrey from Seattle, WA on 4/17/2018

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Very good quality cable. It does indeed reduce hum/noise. Highly recommended.

Pros: High quality

Cons: spendy

AudioQuest Black Lab

Leon from Kent, WA on 4/15/2018

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Works as promised, isn't exorbitantly expensive, and very flexible, which is something I really like for routing.

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Anonymous from Novato, CA on 4/2/2018

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Flexible cord, secure connections and sounds are great!

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Anonymous from Clearfield, UT on 3/19/2018

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Great cable great price

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Patro R from Coleman Falls, VA on 3/5/2018

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The Sounds is excellent and moving.

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Great cable!

Nicholas from Akron, OH on 3/1/2018

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Quality cable. Improvement over my bestbuy sub cable and at a reasonable price!

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Cable

Bryan from Tavares, FL on 2/19/2018

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A little more expensive but worth it, very easy to hookup.

Pros: Well made, easy to install

Cons: None

AudioQuest Black Lab

Clifford from Memphis, NY on 2/18/2018

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Great cable for the money.

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All you need

David from Yuba City, CA on 1/1/2018

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This makes my sub sing! Just be sure to point the little arrow on the connector towards the sub for best performance. Build quality and appearance is top notch. A good sub requires a good cable and this is the one to use. No need to spend more.

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AudioQuest Black Lab Subwoofer Cable

Robert from Birmingham, AL on 12/28/2017

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Replaced a 10' subwoofer cable with a 16' AudioQuest Black Lab cable. Sound quality is excellent and there's no drop off in performance with the additional length. I'm very pleased with this product.

Pros: Great performance and sound quality. 16 Ft length allows for hidden cable run from the receiver to the sub with no perception of drop in sound or response.

Cons: None

AudioQuest Black Lab

Anonymous from Greenwood, IN on 12/21/2017

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So far so good the humming stopped coming through my subwoofer. Having that ground wire hook up really helped, thank you great product

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Anonymous from Hanover, PA on 11/22/2017

There are more inexpensive or more expensive subwoofer cables practically everywhere, this cable does what is required. Though I am convinced the subwoofer quality is more important than the cable, this Black Lab does not interfere with any musicality. Build materials are more than adequate and frankly it looks good.

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Anonymous from Grand Rapids, MI on 9/10/2017

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Great sounding and we'll built cable.

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Anonymous from Los Angeles, CA on 8/24/2017

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It's one of those products you don't know you need until you actually have one. The lows are so clean it's almost like I have a new surround sound set up.

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Great quality, great price

Luke from Lincoln, NE on 8/14/2017

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The cables are of great quality and certainly marked at a great price. Couldn't complain

Pros: The cables are of great quality and certainly marked at a great price. Couldn't complain

Cons: N/A

Economical and effective

John from Essex, VT on 7/30/2017

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It works perfectly to connect my subwoofer to the AV receiver.

Pros: It works perfectly.

Cons: None

I'm Satisfied

Randy from Chicago, IL on 4/4/2017

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Glad I did invest in a 10 foot cable for subwoofer (enough slack). Can't make any comparison, WHY my first subwoofer and first H.T.S. SIMPLE hook-up.

Pros: It's doing what it's suppose to do!

Cons: NONE so far

Great cable for a sub

Bill from KANSAS on 3/21/2017

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Typical excellent Audioquest build quality. Perfect for what I needed and works well with the sub, no ground hum.

Pros: Good quality for the price. Easy to run.

Cons: None

AudioQuest Black Lab

Alan from Mineola, NY on 3/15/2017

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Seems to work as it should, but it is on a new sub so I can't compare the sound performance quality to my old cable. My old sub- woofer cable was a lot more solidly constructed - the actual cable was at least twice as thick and the RCA plugs were much more substantial; but it was too short for my new SVS sub. Maybe the "look" of the cable does not affect its performance, but for the price, I guess I expected more. Also, the grounding wires on this AudioQuest cable are a nice feature, but there was no place to ground it to on the sub.

Pros: Works fine, as it should.

Cons: Construction was good, but not as substantial as my old cable that it replaced. Also, no place to ground cable on sub-woofer.

Great cable

Anonymous from Jarrettsville, MD on 2/20/2017

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Great cable Great price. Love how thin it is made hiding it easy. My subwoofer did not need the external ground but glad it came with one just in case. Shipping as always was quick. Thanks Crutchfield

Pros: Thin. Has grounding wire. Carries signal well.

Cons: None

AudioQuest Black Lab

Anonymous from Boston on 2/11/2017

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Works great

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Anonymous from Monroe, CT on 2/6/2017

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Great cable for sub woofer and so easy to hook up. All should be this easy and sounds great!

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Chip from Fort Collins, CO on 2/5/2017

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This is my second AudioQuest subwoofer cable purchase since I now have 2 subwoofers. My old one was a Monster cable which worked fine, but this is a little cheaper and feels like better quality. Also it is non directional, the ground wire is available in case of hum. Not an issue in my case.

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James from Orlando, FL on 11/17/2016

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Great cable, high quality. Just make sure you get one long enough!

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Anonymous from Exeter, RI on 11/4/2016

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Pretty basic. I'm assuming that the little grounding thingy does what it's supposed to if needed. I didn't need it ... My Infinity sub sounds pretty awesome using this connection.

Pros: Works.

Cons: good god it cost this much

AudioQuest Black Lab

Anonymous from Manteca, CA on 10/25/2016

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Great product!

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Anonymous from Campbell, CA on 10/1/2016

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Great sub-woofer cord.

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Excellent quality

Keith from Bel Air, MD on 9/19/2016

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I have not had any feedback or humming/ interference issues. Quality seems up to par for the price. I would purchase again.

Pros: Excellent sound/ Reliable

Cons: None

Its all about the bass

Mark from Lacey, WA on 9/17/2016

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Great price and provides deep bass.

Pros: Fantastic

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Thin is in.

Kenneth from Deerfield Beach, FL on 9/7/2016

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I really like the thin cable size. It makes routing easier and my signal seems to be clear as can be.

Pros: Thin

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Theo from Sidney, OH on 8/3/2016

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It works greats! No hums, just works!

Pros: It works

Cons: None

Works great

Alan P from Columbia, SC on 8/2/2016

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Works perfect

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It's a cable

Rick from Washington, DC on 7/10/2016

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What more can you say? But the grounding wire is a nice feature, and it is long enough to reach grounding screws on the receiver and subwoofer, without being so long that it gets in the way of other cables.

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Home Sub woofer cable

Cowboy from Pekin,in on 7/5/2016

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So easy the exwife couldnt screw this up. Lol

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Bass, the right way

Lefty Carmine from Ruskin, FL on 5/30/2016

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Perfect cable to connect my SVS sub to my surround receiver. Just the right length, delivers the bass !!

Pros: Good price for the quality

Cons: None

Cable meets my needs

Fox from White Plains, NY on 5/24/2016

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Well, it's just a cable, but it does the job. And thanks to Kevin for mentioning it (I did need it for my new subwoofer), and for being patient holding on the phone, while I measured the distance.

Pros: Just the length I needed, with just the right slack. Connected easily. Cable has ground wires if needed. Reasonably priced.

Cons: None.

Reliable

Dave from Elk Grove Village, IL on 4/27/2016

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Doubled up as suggested by sub. manufacturer. Trust Audioquest for optimal performance.

Pros: choice of length, quality.

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AudioQuest Black Lab

Anonymous from Brandon, FL on 4/18/2016

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Very simple to connect.

Pros: Quality of overall product

Cons: None

AudioQuest Black Lab

David from Nc on 3/30/2016

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Well constructed. Performed as advertised.

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great solid product

hyperblue subyman from Wasington DC on 2/21/2016

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Long subwoofer cable I was looking for. Liked ground wire as a bonus

Pros: Long, well designed, ground wire, worked flawlessly, no noise or hum from subwoofer.

Cons: none

AudioQuest Black Lab

Anonymous from springfield ga. on 2/15/2016

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works as advertised

Pros: does what it supposed to do

Cons: none yet

AudioQuest Black Lab Subwoofer Cable

Joe C from Boston, MA on 2/8/2016

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Appears to be a high quality accessory. Works well.

Pros: Integral grounding wire is an added benefit and safeguard.

Cons: None with the product. Should have ordered longer one for my particular installation.

Good Product

Jon from New York on 1/17/2016

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Works Well, appears durable

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Awesome Cables

Dunamis from Hawaii on 1/10/2016

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The old. Onkyo Receiver, Bose 6.1 system that's 10 years old, still sounded good and was working well, buy It was out of date. No bluetooth, wifi, usb, etc... In with the New! Yamaha Aventage RX-A840 purchased from a different online retailer. Everything else is from Crutchfield. Cables are AudioQuest Pearl & Cinnamon HDMI. Speaker cables are AudioQuest Type 4 & Rocket 33 for speakers & Black Lab for Sub. SVS SB-1000 Sub (Scratch & Dent) Focal Chorus 705 Bookshelf Speakers & Focal Chorus 716 Floor Speakers. Center Channel Klipsch RP-440C. And all housed in a Rosewood 7ft x 9ft entertainment center with a 3 yr old LED Samsung 50 in TV. I probably spent $3K 10 yrs ago and I did not use AudioQuest cables. The old system was nice, but my ears have matured away from Bose since upgrading my car system to Focal, listening to Hi-Res music files with a DAC, and having high end Headphones and Earbuds. I understand there are much nicer systems for a lot more money. But, for the money, I am a very happy customer. I would have loved to use a Focal Center, but I needed a center that could hold my TV, and Klipsch had one. The sound is amazingly Smooth, balanced, and powerful! Everything blends well despite being a front facing 5.1 system. I get Great separation on movies, music, and TV programs. Yamaha does an excellent job of processing and I don't miss having speakers behind or beside me. Very clean Highs, Mids & Lows singing in perfect harmony...

Pros: Build Quality! Sound! Warranty!

Cons: None

Audio Quest Black Lab Subwoofer

Mr, D. from South Carolina on 1/9/2016

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Quality Sound Reproduce

Pros: True Sound Coming Thru

Cons: None

subwoofer cable

Jeff M from Georgia on 1/6/2016

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great subwoofer cable, no complaints

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Does what a 15 dollar cable does

freedomfries from California on 12/12/2015

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My Crutchfield advisor added this cable to my order when we specced out a system. I needed an LFE cable, but this much for this thing??? I was surprised when I saw the price in the order confirmation. I'm alright with buying heavier gauge copper wires for high end speakers and whatnot, to an extent. I have 20 year old monster cable that still works great. But here I think you get about 20 dollars worth of actual value and 30 dollars hype out of these. It's an LFE cable, how fancy must it be?

Pros: Nice looking

Cons: expensiiiiive, can't really tell it makes a signal difference.

Wonderful Product

Robert - Boyne City from Michigan on 11/27/2015

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Very well made sturdy cables

Pros: great product

Cons: none

Decent AV Accessory

HBarker_Stroudsburg_PA from Pennsylvania on 11/21/2015

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Nice cable that has a decent length that facilitates speaker placement in the listening area. It made a distinct difference in the sub woofers performance.

Pros: Price is not excessive and the addition of grounding wires can prevent humming noise issues that occurs with other cables.

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7.2 Surround

Anonymous from North Carolina on 11/17/2015

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I have the (255C-RT) and in walls (RC55i's) and 2 Polk Subs (PSW 108 and 111) for a 7.2 effect. It's a great combo for the size of room I have!

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Good Quality Cable

Jim from Denver, CO on 10/27/2015

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I was very pleased with this cable. The sound quality is great and it is flexible enough for tight spaces.

Pros: Quality of construction and sound.

Cons: Cost

Just a great wire

Dad from Washington on 10/18/2015

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I needed a subwoofer wire and this is what was recommended by advisor and they work great

Pros: Simple as can be great functioning

Cons: The only downside is I wish they would make this in a shorter wire the sub woofer is right beside the wall and it would be nice to have a short subwoofer wire

Great cable

Flodon from Menomonee Falls on 6/3/2015

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Great cable - sound quality is fantastic, and the cable was relatively easy to feed through the wall.

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Worked great after install with SoundSystem

renee from Georgia on 4/10/2015

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needed the cord for Samsung HD 4k TV and Subwoofer. Worked perfect after install. RAdio Shack cords didn't work as well. had to return.

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AudioQuest black lab subwoofer cable

Anonymous from Petaluma California on 4/3/2015

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Awesome subwoofer cable made my subwoofer sound twice as loud and clear. Another great product from AudioQuest. Also thank you for the great customer service from Crutchfield.

Pros: Better sound

Cons: None

Black Lab

Anonymous from Rhode Island on 1/22/2015

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Works Great with My new Sub. Produces great Quality

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Great Cable

Mark L. from California on 1/19/2015

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This is a amazing cable and you get what you pay for. All my cables for my home theater system are Audio Quest and yes good cables make a big difference in picture and sound. Thank you Crutchfield

Pros: Only Audio Quest

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Black Lab

Brian from New Jersey on 1/18/2015

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No hum. Quality cable

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Amazing cable

Matt from Queens, New York on 1/11/2015

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Great subwoofer cable. Worth the extra money . Can defiantly hear the different from the last cable I bought.

Pros: Great value. Nice thick cable.

Cons: Nothing as of yet.

Very nice cable

Dan from West Virginia on 1/5/2015

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Very nice quality, and does its job very nicely. No hums, statics or problems what so ever. Highly recommend.

Pros: No hums, or static. And seems to be nice quality.

Cons: none, wish I would have got a longer one:P

Audio Quest

Mark from Nebraska City on 12/29/2014

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New to Audioquest but the cables seem to do well.

Pros: New to brand so still listening

Cons: None

Audio Quest Black Lab

Lee H. from Atlanta, Ga on 11/29/2014

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Great speaker wires! Crutchfield gave me a good recommendation!

Pros: Good Clarity

Cons: None

AudioQuest Black Lab

Anonymous from ca on 11/8/2014

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Exactly what I ordered

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Great Sub Cable

KW from Austin, TX on 9/9/2014

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No hum, just great sound!

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AudioQuest Black Lab

JB from Shingle Springs, CA on 9/4/2014

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Great sound! Worth the price!

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Wish it were less expensive...but worth it for the great sound quality

Go Bye-Bye Hum

BUBS from Charlottesville, VA on 6/23/2014

A few months ago I purchased a powered sub-woofer (from Crutchfield). After hooking up to an old sub-woofer cable which ran ~ 35 feet under my living room, I noticed a hum in certain locations of the room. With the advice of my Crutchfield salesperson, I began adjusting the amount of gain and low pass frequency on the new sub-woofer. This seemed to work on and off for a few days. However, since this humming annoyance continued to repeat itself, my salesperson had me examine the old cable and I noticed the end from the receiver differed from the end going to the sub-woofer. This wiring had been installed by someone else and there was a short extension cable at both ends of the sub-woofer cable to meet the distance required! So my salesperson had just the answer with this 39.4 foot Audio Quest Black Lab cable. Since then I have thoroughly enjoyed great bass and freedom from hum! ZILCH! I also think the price for this lengthy cable was very reasonable and I might add even better with some reward points!

Pros: Not bulky or "stiff" so easy to thread through a small hole to run beneath a floor and be out of view. Allows for a clean and "healthy" bass sound with no hum or interference.

Cons: None to date.

AudioQuest Black Lab Subwoofer Cable

Alex from Great Bend KS on 5/27/2014

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So far so good. The Sub sounds great! Good quality cable.

Pros: Great quality, and great sound from my sub.

Cons: None

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Features

Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Black Lab'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: Black Lab 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): AudioQuest's Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment's ground plane.

Symmetrical Coax Geometry: Identical positive (+) and negative (-) conductors prevent the shield being used as an inferior audio conductor.

Cold-Welded Gold-Plated Plugs: This plug design allows for a connection without the use 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 instead of machinability.

Grounding: If you hear noticeable hum in your system after connecting your subwoofer, please attach the subwoofer cable's ground leads to your audio gear. Some audio equipment have a ground (GND) connection on the back-panel, if not, attach the ground spade lugs to any screw on the equipment chassis of both the source and the subwoofer. Usually, this wire will not need to be connected.

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