Save on an Audio Advisor Exclusive – A Great Cable with 'No Frills' Packaging
AudioQuest type 8 speaker cable is an exclusive Audio Advisor product!
Hear all the details that lesser speaker cables veil with AudioQuest Type 8. Type 8 boasts exceptionally pure solid copper conductors, sophisticated Circular-Array Geometry, and Spread Spectrum Technology.
The Return of a Best Selling Cable
For many years, AudioQuest Type 8 was our best selling high-end speaker cable at Audio Advisor. Audiophiles loved the sound and also the option of bi-wiring Type 8 for their speakers with two sets of speaker cable binding posts. But recently AudioQuest informed us that Type 8 was discontinued. No more cable was available. We vigorously protested! AudioQuest scoured their warehouses in California, the Netherlands, and Hong Kong for additional spools, but they found none.
Months went by. Then one of AudioQuest's warehouse employees in Hong Kong discovered a entire pallet of spools of Type 8 which had been misplaced in a corner of the warehouse. They called us to ask, "Are you sill interested?" Of course we answered, "Yes!" Then we struck a deal to buy all the Type 8 they had discovered.
This is your last chance to save on this excellent speaker cable at a price you will never see again. Hurry!
Only the Purest Copper Conductors
Type 8 uses a carefully finessed combination of Long-Grain Copper (LGC) and extremely high purity Perfect-Surface Copper (PSC) conductors. The gauge of this cable is 2 x 12 AWG with a 10mm outer diameter.
All conductors are solid, which prevents strand interaction, a major source of distortion. Surface quality is critical because a conductor can be considered as a rail-guide for both the electric fields within a conductor, and for the magnetic fields outside the conductor.
LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance. The astonishingly smooth and pure PSC further eliminates harshness and greatly increases clarity compared to OFHC, OCC, 8N, and other coppers.
Sophisticated Circular-Array Geometry
The relationship between conductors defines some of a cable's basic electrical values (capacitance and inductance). Independent of these values, the relationship between conductors can be varied in ways that greatly effect performance. The circular-spiral construction of Type 8 allows for significantly better dynamic contrast and clarity than if the same conductors were run in parallel or as multiple twisted pairs.
Spread Spectrum Technology (SST)
Any single size or shape of conductor has a characteristic distortion profile. Even though radially symmetrical conductors (solid round or tubular) have the fewest discontinuities, each size still has a sonic signature. Type 8 uses a precise combination of four different size conductors in order to significantly reduce the audibility of these character flaws.
Get More and Pay Far Less with 'No Frills' Packaging
We go the extra mile terminating Type 8 speaker cable. Our factory-trained 30-year veteran technician hand-terminates each and every Type 8 cable using the highest-purity WBT Silver Solder.
Both the banana and spade termination are made of high quality copper with a gold plating. The bananas are a BFA-type with expanding contact area. The barrel on the bananas is chromium-plated. The spades are a 'double-notched' type, which will fit either 1/4" or 5/16" binding posts with ease.
The cables are then color coded with the highest-grade heat shrink to ensure proper installation.
After we hand-terminate the cables, we wrap them in protective plastic. You don't get a fancy box, but you save a lot of money with our 'No Frills' packaging.
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|Get these cables|
My speakers are Monitor Audio Bronze 2, which sounded very good with the prvious speaker cables. These speakers have clarity that is top notch with no decirnible colorations in the sound. Imaging is holographic, you can place instruments and singers in the sound stage. The speakers tonal balance is neutral but a little bass shy. I wanted to try a differant set of speaker cables to bring out the bass. After much reading and comparing reviews, I went with the AudioQuest type 8 After letting the cables to break in for a couple hours , all I can say there is a differance. Instruments are more defined in space, Treble is a bit clearer, Bass is also more defined and there is a bit more punch, the bass shyness is all but gone, midrange is cleaner and more fluid. . The differances are noticable. I am very happy with my purchase. I did not think these speakers could sound much better, excellant speakers the Montor Audio Bronze 2 and excellent cables!. The cable terminationsin are beautifully done. Randy does good work! These cables are well worth getting.
|- Larry S, IL|
|Cable Skeptic Convinced|
Let the say straight off I’ve been a cable skeptic for my whole life. As an engineer, I just couldn’t understand how a transmission wire could make any difference in the sound. I know AudioQuest is a good company with lots and lots of technical innovations baked into their products so finally I decided to give these cables a try. I replaced older zip-cord I probably bought at the hardware store or got free with some speaker setup years ago. It took only a few minutes to hear a sonic change when I first plugged these in. The sound was clearer and the instruments were appearing in a more defined space. I thought the system was sounding bright at first, but later I decided it was just that the older cables were dull because the system sounded more natural in the highs. I think the main gain I hear is in the mids. I like opera and the tonal character of the tenors and baritones sound richer and more natural. There’s also a heaviness to the baritones I wasn’t hearing before. This is a good product and a good upgrade for me. Thanks to Audio Advisor for the great service. They’ve always been spot-on in service accuracy.
|- Alec K, CA|
|Exceptionally Good Cables|
Audio Advisor is the place to get these, the end terminations are done with perfection. I can't do a direct comparison. From Heresy IIs with Type 4, to Forte IIIs with vertical bi-wire Type 8. I do know the old speakers got 80 wpc from my amp, the new ones bi-wired get 50% more to each. The sound reproduction I'm getting does not sound like it is re-produced. I can get lost in it no matter the volume. It is that much better. The 4 is equivalent to 15 gauge in mass, this Type 8 is equivalent to a 12 gauge. That's only mass, it doesn't account for the engineering done for these cables to nurture the electric particles toward the speakers. Only wish I could have gotten two sets of this Type 8 for true bi-wire. "Hey Mikey... Try it, You might like it" Well I tried it, and I'm hooked!
|- JOHN J, NC|
|Great speaker cables!|
These cables will bring your music alive. Lots of details and great sound stage. Much more realism to the sound. Glad I made this purchase. Worth every penny !
|- Mike, MS|
They absolutely do make a big difference and are a huge step up for those who are into audiophile quality sound.
|- Andy C, NH|
|Inexpensive Investment In Your System|
This speaker cable is a long time favorite of Stereophile and The Absolute Sound. You will hear things that you have never heard before on familiar recordings, especially subtle inner details that have been masked or veiled by other cables .These bring new life to your system at a very affordable price and it is fun to hear what you've been missing all those years. Very happy with this purchase.
Great cables, very transparent clear sound, with great resolution of detail, soundstage and imaging, extension of high / low frequencies... and... good value compared to other high priced cables.
|- Bell A, NV|
|Yes, you should do this|
Audioquest has got it going on. I have been a big fan of the company for some time now. Take it from an old audiophile, you can do no better for the money. I just bought these cables and they smoked my hand made designer cables. I unhooked my expensive sub and stuck it in the closet....I don't need it anymore. These cables brought out the beast in my Martin Logan towers. I am elated to say the least. Take the horse blankets off your speakers and give them the hookup without a second mortgage.
|- Sandy H, NJ|
I m very satisfied with the overall performance that these cables are producing the highs are sharp and the mids are smooth the bass is deep if you are considering upgrading your speaker cables put them on your shopping list you will not be disappointed
|- Fernando L, HI|
These cables are ridiculously good, with my Martin Logan Electrostatic Speakers. ESL. Fantastic upgrade from what I was using before.
|- AZ T, MT|
Audioquest make some great cables. This series is very transparent and without the coloration that you have with ordinary generic speaker cable. Music just feels alive, especially at volume
|- HB, IL|
|AUDIOQUEST TYPE 8|
GLAD I FOUND THESE CABLES... I HAD SOME A LONG TIME AGO AND ALWAYS LOVED THEM.. ITS GREAT TO SEE THEY STILL HAVE THEM AROUND.. THE SOUND IS VERY CLEAR ..
|Unbelievable for the price|
I just received the cables today via USPS. They made a huge difference, better detail in the music Tighter bass response, More open soundstage The pair I ordered are Bi Wired. They go very well with my new speakers I purchased from Audio Advisor. Its almost like having a new component in my system. Am I happy.
|- MARK FORSELL, CT|