AudioQuest Emerald Speaker Cables

4.27/5 (11 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ken a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Having gone through several interconnects with my system(Rotel 1090/1080 and a/d/s L1290s & L1090s), I finally settled on Audioquest Opals. Got the upgrade bug and bought Emeralds in .5m($95) for preamp to amp and 1m for cd(rotel 991 AE) to preamp.
The Emerald was the next upgrade to the Opal and best copper cable Audioquest made at the time. The main difference is the use of teflon. While subtle, they produce somewhat crisper and more open highs and better soundstage and tighter, more extended bass but still maintain the sweetness of the Opals. They sound similar to the Wireworld Polaris but sweeter and have a larger soundstage.
For this price point, I am very satisfied and think they are a great value. As a matter of fact, I prefer Audioquest's older cables to their newer line-up.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $125.00

Purchased At:   Used



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric Chan a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
With the AQ emerald first connected on my system, it sounded like I had replaced a more powerful amp on my system, sound faster in every respect, clearer on midhig. As I only paid for it for US90. If it wasn't a best buy then what else could it be ?

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   used



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jimmyjames a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2001

Bottom Line:   
Sadly out of production now. A great used cable bargain. Almost gets to XLO Signature but probably closer to XLO Reference. Was the top of the line copper cable by AQ and was actually part of the AudioTruth line. Fast, detailed but warm sounding. May be prefered over the faster XLO's which also can sound lean or cold but are very fast, accurate and ultra revealing. Teflon is the secret ingredient here.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999

Purchased At:   used



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eduardo Gutierrez a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2000

Bottom Line:   
By far if you are looking for a great cable with great cost/performance ratio, this is one serius alternative.
I only recomend that you ballance adequately the tonal and sonic character of your system electronics and speakers with the characteristics of the cable itself.
This cables doesn't color or help anyone, so you just will hear all good or all bad your system is...
Also think or evaluate the Harmonic Technology's line... are superb to..

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Josh Urda a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 8, 1999

Bottom Line:   
I have to agree the performance of these cables doesn't match the price point, the diamonds are better, but much more expensive (unless you get them used). Try harmonic technologies or Silver Audio in the same price range. They are better than a 1 though, thats for Monster and Radio Shack.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998




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