Terminated with Premium Pangea Audio 'Locking Connectors'
Our AudioQuest Type 8 speaker cable with No Frills packaging is one of the best deals in a high quality cable that you'll find anywhere. Now it's an even better buy when you give your Type 8 a performance boost by ordering it with new premium Pangea Audio spade or banana connectors.
For high current flow and low resistance, these one-piece solid connectors from Pangea Audio are machined from 100% Tellurium Copper then coated with pure 24 Carat Gold. Other connectors may be shinier, but none are made from higher purity materials.
But great engineering doesn’t stop with the materials. Both connectors have a special spring-compression feature that locks them securely in place with little effort. They won’t easily loosen or slide out like ordinary connectors. Yes, they cost a bit more, but your connection security is worth it!
And you save a bundle buying Audio Advisor's 'No Frills Packaging' version of Type 8! See below for details…
Only the Purest Copper Conductors
AudioQuest Type 8 speaker cable 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 Randy Kaboos hand-terminates each and every Type 8 cable using the highest-purity WBT Silver Solder. 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.
Pangea Audio Xtreme Spade Connectors
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|Best upgrade yet|
This was the best upgrade i have experienced in my 25 years as an audiophile. It's on par with my last major upgrade to Vandersteen 2C speakers but this cable makes the Vandersteen sound much better - clearer treble, rich midrange and rock solid bass. I chose the premium connectors because i know connections are so important. They are beautiful connectors and grip like a son-of-a-buck.
|- Charles S, MA|
Admittedly, I have never had any super expensive, exotic cables in my system, so I am only comparing to pretty basic 10 gauge, braided wire that I terminated myself with inexpensive banana plugs, but this cable is a definite upgrade in sound. Everything sounds crisper, and more detailed. Not radically better, but a solid 10+% improvement, and for the very reasonable price, I think a wise investment.
|- Robert J, OR|