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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
|Write Your Own Review|
|Black Mamba Surprise!|
No it's not a pasta dish, it's how I felt after hooking these things up. Talk about lifting a veil! Wow! Super clean and open with extension throughout the audio spectrum. Some people say cables don't make a difference. These do, and do it exceptionally well! Cables are no more than a link in the chain. If you have an amazing amp and crappy cables, then you will get crappy sound. No potential can be realized unless you have a way to transfer it from the source to your amp. As far as Im concerned, these were one of my best audio investments yet, and for what I paid for them, one of the cheapest expense-wise! Thank You Randy!
|- Jim D, CA|
AudioQuests idea of "Do No Harm" to the signal is in this cable too. The silent spots are dead quiet, flat response from every record I've played and know well is really good. Just landed an exceptional tape deck with DBX, of course I've ordered another pair of these.
|- JOHN J, NC|
I bought a pair of Black Mamba 2 cables to connect my preamp and power amp. They bring out every detail in the music. Very clean & smooth sound. Quality is top notch. I recommend these!
|- Mike, MS|
|Better than my older AQ cables|
Bought a pair to run from my new Oppo Blue-ray to my preamp. Just for kicks I tried them between my Bryston amp and preamp. I was very surprised they sounded more detailed than my older AQ King Cobra cables which cost twice as much. I bought a second set of Black Mamba and retired the King Cobra. Highly recommended.
|- Marty L, NC|
The focus and clarity of these interconnects are exceptional. Did I also say how smooth they are? Trust me you cannot go wrong with these in your system. Good Work AA as always good service and good advice..
|- Richard A, PA|
|miles in the room|
nice up front sound. goes good with the laid back Vandy 3a speakers.
|- vincent d, NY|
|Audiophile cables at an unbelievable price.|
I am convinced that these are the absolute best rca interconnects that you can get for 100.00. I have tried many. And none at this price even COME CLOSE to the build quality of these cables. The sound is accurate, detailed with layers of decay fades I never noticed on tracks that Ive heard a hundred times. Stunning bass performance with a vivid and true, realistic midrange. My highest recommendation.
|The best cables you can get for anywhere near their price.|
As an avid audiophile and sound professional, I love these cables. Used them from my OPPO 105D outputs into my Yamaha RX-A3040 for 5.1 and they sound amazing! Takes full advantage of the fine ESS Technology SABRE32 Reference ES9018 DACs. Needs to be burned in as all audio components do, but the time spent is worth it. Highly recommended!
|- Dave M, CA|
|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|
|Awesome HDMI CABLE!!|
This is a very high quality hdmi cable that doesnt cost too much. I wanted to keep with audioquest but when comparing there hdmi cables to Panega HDMI cables this cable made it easy to select. Its very stiff and the connectors are very tight when inserting them into ther inputs. Which is nice, I will never buy cheap hdmi cables ever again. My other ones are now garage saling material. Thanks AA, you got a great panega product line.
|- Bart O, KS|
|Great Interconnect with a great price!!|
Audioquest is one of the only cables I use anymore. When I first heard the cv-8 speaker cables I was sold. I own a wide varity of audioquest interconnects, and this is a great cable. I like the copperheads but there no longer being sold. So was comparing the sydneys to the black mambas ii and decide with the mambas due to the price difference. I was really happy with AA house audioquest cable. The rca interconnect its self is worth its own. There nice and have a sleek look to them. I want to replace them all with the mambas in my ht system and computer system.
|- Bart O, KS|
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|