AudioQuest Black Lab | Subwoofer Cable
Increase the Bass Slam in your Home Cinema System with our AudioQuest PREMIUM Level Black Lab Subwoofer Cable
- Solid Long-grain Copper (LGC) conductors for exceptional sound quality
- Cold-welded Gold-plated RCA connectors with built-in ground wire with spade lugs to prevent hum
- Metal shield with AudioQuest Noise Dissipation System to resist RFI
- Air-filled foamed-polyethylene insulation minimizes distortion
For high-resolution premium-sounding audio, the superiority of the craftsmanship, engineering, and cable terminations matter. AudioQuest has been the most significant cable supplier to the high-end specialist market for years. Their portfolio has sold in several thousand outlets in over sixty countries, and we feel they deliver excellent value and performance to maximize and highlight your listening experience.
The Black Lab Cable represents our Premium Level upgrade for your subwoofer analog interconnect.
Solid Long-grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
Solid Long-grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. Solid conductors prevent strand interaction, a major source of distortion. The 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.
Symmetrical Coax Geometry
Identical positive (+) and negative (-) conductors prevent the shield from being used as an inferior audio conductor.
Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy. Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile, Foamed-PE, with its high air content, causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Metal-layer Noise Dissipation
It's easy to accomplish 100% shield coverage. Preventing captured radio-frequency interference (RFI) from modulating the equipment's ground reference requires AQ's Noise-Dissipation. Traditional shield systems typically absorb and then drain noise/RF energy to component ground, modulating and distorting the critical "reference" ground plane, which in turn causes a distortion of the signal. Noise-Dissipation "shields the shield," absorbing and reflecting most of this noise/RF energy before it reaches the layer attached to ground.
Cold-welded, Gold-plated Terminations
This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Instead of solder, the process employs a high-pressure technique. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal used can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.
- Metal: Solid Long-grain Copper (LGC)
- Geometry: Symmetrical Coax
- Dielectric: Foamed-Polyethylene
- Noise-Dissipation: Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation
- Jacket: Black w/ White Stripes CL3/FT4 Rated PVC
- Termination: Cold-Welded, Gold-Plated RCA to RCA
- AudioQuest Limited Lifetime Warranty