About the AudioQuest Pearl 48
AudioQuest continues their trend of superior build quality with the new 48 Series HDMI cables. These HDMI 2.1 cables represent a big, feature-packed leap forward for your home theatre system. Their whopping 48Gbps bandwidth, combined with AudioQuest's premium manufacturing techniques and materials, means that they can deliver the very best audio and video quality possible.
Pearl 48's ingredients for quality performance
The entire 48 Series uses long-grain copper (LGC) conductors. While higher-end cables use more advanced versions of this conductor material, as well as better noise dissipation, Pearl 48 cables offer these features for solid performance:
- Tinned copper ground reference conductors
- Long-grain copper A/V and eARC conductors
- "Level 1" noise dissipation: all of its conductors are directionally controlled to dissipate radio frequency noise
Get the best from all your gear
If you are planning a home theatre upgrade — especially your TV, receiver, or gaming gear — these 48 Series HDMI cables are a great way to make sure your gear delivers all the features you are paying for. They can all pass the latest surround sound formats like Dolby® Atmos and DTS:X from your TV to your receiver or sound bar with support for enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC).
They can help deliver premium picture quality, too, with resolutions up to 10K and refresh rates of 60Hz for 8K and 120Hz for 4K. Dynamic HDR formats like HDR10+ are supported for contrast and colour that are optimized on a scene-by-scene basis.
These cables also help deliver a smooth, lag-free gaming experience with support for both Auto Low-Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR).
- bandwidth up to 48Gbps
- supports HDMI version 2.1 features:
- 4K/120Hz, 8K/60Hz, and 10K resolution
- dynamic HDR formats like HDR10+, for contrast and color optimized scene by scene
- HDCP 2.3
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) & Auto Low-Latency Mode (ALLM) for improved gaming experience
- enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC) for sending lossless high-resolution multichannel audio from the TV back to an A/V receiver
- long-grain copper (LGC) A/V and eARC conductors
- tinned copper ground reference conductors
- PVC jacket
- "Level 1" noise dissipation
- warranty: limited lifetime
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # HDM48PEA225
What's in the box:
- 7.5' (2.25m) HDMI cable
AudioQuest Pearl 48 reviews
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More details on the AudioQuest Pearl 48
Pearl 48 HDMI: AudioQuest's Pearl 48 features high-purity Long-Grain Copper conductors that have been direction-controlled for the most efficient dissipation of radio-frequency noise. The Pearl 48 HDMI cable offers greater precision and tighter manufacturing than previous AudioQuest HDMI cables to guarantee transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth for ultra high-definition 8K/10K video and high-resolution multichannel Dolby Atmos/DTS:X audio.
- Long-Grain Copper Solid Conductors: In AudioQuest Pearl 48 HDMI cables, Solid Long-Grain Copper improve Noise-Dissipation and overall performance.
- Level 1 Noise Dissipation: This is the foundation of AudioQuest's Noise-Dissipation technologies. Traditional 100% shielding is not enough to guard against the increasingly prevalent effects of WiFi, cellular, and satellite radiation. In AudioQuest HDMI cables, all 19 conductors are Direction-Controlled to minimize the RF Noise that damages performance by directing or draining it away from the most vulnerable circuits.
HDMI 2.1: AudioQuest's Pearl 48 supports the latest HDMI 2.1 specifications - including 48Gbps bandwidth, 8K/10K video, and eARC.
- 48Gbps: AudioQuest 48 HDMI cables can transfer up to professional 10K Ultra-HD video. The 48Gbps bandwidth is made possible by 4 balanced audio/video pairs capable of 12Gbps each. The precision and tighter manufacturing tolerances required to produce HDMI cables that transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth mean many of AudioQuest’s tried-and-true ingredients and techniques are more important than ever before.
- 8K/10K: AudioQuest 48Gbps HDMI cables have the bandwidth required for video with resolutions up to 10K and resolutions/refresh rates up to 8K/60 and 4K/120. All AudioQuest HDMI cables are completely backwards compatible with existing 4K displays.
- eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel): Today's HDMI 2.1 hardware supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), which increases the digital bandwidth dramatically to support uncompressed and lossless high-resolution multichannel audio - including Dolby TrueHD and Atmos, plus DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS: X. The AudioQuest Pearl 48 includes four Silver-Plated Pearl 48-level audio/video data pairs, but with a far superior single data pair for the TV’s audio output. By upgrading the eARC data path only, audiophile quality is made possible at a fraction of the cost of upgrading all five data pairs.
In-Wall Rated PVC Jacket: AudioQuest Pearl 48 HDMI cables feature a PVC jacket that is CMG (CL3/FT4) in-wall rated.
Limited Lifetime Warranty: AudioQuest Pearl 48 HDMI cables are precisely manufactured to ensure a high level of reliability and are backed by a non-transferable, limited lifetime warranty. Proof of original purchase is required; other restrictions apply.
The AudioQuest Pearl 48 replaces these items
- supports 4K/60Hz and HDR (18 Gbps maximum bandwidth)
- solid-core, high-purity Long Grain Copper conductors for superior signal transfer
4 questions already asked
Huge Improvement!! ...better sound and picture greatly improved. I've neglected my HDMI cables for a while... The Audioquest Pearl 48 are more than I was expecting! And always, the customer service at Crutchfield is top notch!! Thank you
Robert from Warner Robins, GA