Save on a Great Cable with 'No Frills' Packaging
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.
We hand terminate these cables ourselves using silver-base solder and high-quality gold connectors. Then 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.
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.
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.