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You won't find AudioQuest Black Mamba II interconnect anywhere else. It's an Audio Advisor exclusive. Black Mamba II features the same ultra-smooth PSC+ Perfect Surface Copper used in AudioQuest King Cobra ($229/1M) interconnect for superior signal transfer. It also includes silver-plated $80-per-set RCA-800 plugs.
Black Mamba II offers focused, detailed sound at a ridiculously low price. So how can Audio Advisor and AudioQuest offer so much performance for such a bargain price?
The Black Mamba II Story
Some time ago, AudioQuest founder and president, Bill Low, stopped by Audio Advisor for a visit.
"What's selling?" Bill asked.
"Our best selling product just happens to be one of your cables," I answered. "AudioQuest Black Mamba audio interconnect is flying out the door. We have customers who've heard it coming back to order two, three – even six or ten pairs – more. Unfortunately, we are going to run out soon."
"No wonder it's selling. You are putting my $80-a-set RCA-800 silver RCAs on a $110 cable." Observed Bill. "That makes it a fantastic bargain. Plus, Black Mamba uses PSC+ copper, which is very smooth and detailed. You've really got a killer product there."
Bill thought for a minute and then said, "I may have another cable for you. Let me make a phone call."
A short time later, Bill returned with good news. "I have a few dozen spools left of another cable that's very similar to Black Mamba. In fact, I think it's probably a little better. Want to hear a sample?" We absolutely did.
We received the finished sample a few days later, and Bill was right. This new cable sounds remarkably similar to Black Mamba, but is just a touch more focused and detailed. We decided to name it "Black Mamba II". Sort of like a sequel movie, but this time the sequel is better than the original. Supply is very limited, so grab the Black Mamba II cables while they last!
Audio Advisor Review - Audioquest Black Mamba II Premium Audio Interconnect
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|A change for the better|
I was a tad skeptical that this or any cable upgrade would be audible. My system is on the low end of mid-fi so I was not sure this was a smart investment. While the change was not mind blowing it deffinetly has toned down a brightness and quieted the noise floor. Cable upgrades do work.
|- CRAIG S, WA|
|Great Value and Outstanding Performance|
As with Pangea products AA has done it again with the affordable Black Mamba IIs. Nice warm sound without being dull, lifeless, or too much of a good thing. Good balance all the way around. I dont know how long they take to run in but sound great after 3 days of use!
|- Scott A, CA|
|I was a skeptic!|
Tim convinced me to get this cable. I wanted Hero Kimber at twice the price, and he said Black Mamba II was even better. I was xtremely skeptical because I didnt care for the Diamond Backs by audioquest. I liked Kimber PBJ much better. Now after only 2 hours of burn-in, I am a true believer in Mamba II! Better background quietness,focus, staging, tonal balance, naturalness, detail, emotional involvement. My recommendation is to try this cable before you try anything else. Thanks, Tim!
|- Phil M, CA|
What an remarkable difference the Black Mamba II made compared to my Monster interconnects! I ran the Black Mambas from my pre-amp to my main amp. They made my music literally come alive. The soundstage opened up, there was more depth to the music, and I heard details never heard before. I never thought a cable could make such a difference. This was an amazing upgrade at an even more amazing price. Thanks.
|- Del H, CA|
|A deal too good to pass up|
Ive long been a believer that cables can make a dramatic difference in ones system. Not too long ago, I discovered through the purchase of several Pangea power cords that they too could make a very demonstrable difference in my system, and have been thoroughly satisfied with my purchase of the Pangea AC-9 power cord for my Adcom GFA-5800 amp, as well as two Pangea AC-14SE cords for my Parasound PLD-1100 preamp and Marantz SA-8001 SACD player. So, what could I do now to improve my system further, that wouldnt require a large outlay of cash? I was already using Monster M-1000i interconnects from my preamp to my power amp, and was very pleased. Then, I spotted the Audioquest Black Mamba II cables, and my wife paid for my order of a set for my Fathers Day gift. WOW! I know interconnects make big differences, but I wasnt quite prepared for as many different improvements the Black Mamba II made: better imaging; noticeably deeper soundstage; improved clarity and definition; and a dramatic reduction of what I would term mid-range screech which certain CDs, though rarely SACDs, exhibit. At $160 for a 3 meter set, the Black Mamba IIs are an out and out steal.
|- Ed M, SC|
|worth the money|
much better than the monster i400 it replaced. i just cant believe how much clearer the midrange is now. its not a cheap cable, but it was worth the price.
|- nick e, CA|
|Beautiful smooth sound|
These are wonderful cables especially for the price. Had a lower cable of the same mfg. and these just so much more articulate sounding and they are not even fully broken in yet........... Nice.
|- Stephanie C, CA|
I purchased the original version of the Black Mamba. Ive been using it in my office in conjunction with a tube amplifier driving Stax headphones, and I decided to take these interconnects home. I replaced them with Monster Cable, just a bit above their mass market stuff, and then forgot I had done that. I was listening to Debussys Prelude to an Afternoon with a Faun, and in the middle of this piece, I thought to myself, Somethings not right about the sound Im hearing. The whole reason for using a tube amp was to avoid the irritating sound of strings through a transistor amp. And then I remembered I had switched the cables. I immediately put them back, and switched them back and forth a couple times, and the difference in sound was repeatable. I had never heard cables make a difference in sound before! Definitely recommended!
|- Sam F, WA|