AudioQuest Gibraltar Speaker Cables

4.83/5 (6 Reviews) MSRP : $700.00


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Apocalypse a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 23, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I've had this cable for about half a year.
This cable has an obvious personality, it is full sounding, very clean with soft highs and good bass response, not the tightest you will come across, but tighter than most.
But, I actually think part of this is an effect of the lack of dynamics. Not that it sounds dull, but it just hasn't got the most spectaculary extended and dynamic highs. Everything comes trough, but it comes through in an controller and relaxed way.
In some situations this will come as e benefit, are you looking to chill the sound sof your system, or is it a little lean sounding or hasr, this will be the cable for you, but when you are looking to pull the maximun out of your system look further.
I found the cable to best most cables though in overall performance.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2008



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

Date Reviewed: October 6, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Mine is 12ft pair full-range with silver spades. Retail is $912, but got some discount for it. It was my first +$500 cable.
Of course it is awesome, but decided to go for a mammoth. The result is, gibraltar is better!!! Don't know how to explain, try it yourself. like it buy it, hate it ignore it.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2003



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by A-Audiophile a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2004

Bottom Line:   
Actually I have the Granite which has the same PSC+ and PSC as the Gibaltar except it has one less PSC+ in the bass section. Anyways, I too have Kimber 8TC in my system before this cable, my Kimber sounded good but like the other reviewer said it does sound jerky or to me never fully broken in or not consistant from listening session to listening session and all different types of music. Kimber 8TC on comparison is a little more airy and the bass is not quite as full and deep as the AQ. With the AQ all music comes thru as it was recorded and the highs never go wild like with the Kimber, the AQ cable is warmish being so because the bass is full and the back ground is dead quiet which is why it only seems to be warmer than Kimber but really it adds nothing in terms of warmth. AQ just lets the natural bass lines of music come thru like it was supposed to from the start. With Casandra Wilson -Walking Miles I noticed clearly every note in the bass region on her tracks and the bass line was there like never before, deeper and fuller more musical than before, the highs are perfect shimmering and clear vocals are tight and clear and the soundstage is deep and wide. I also noticed some instruments that I never heard before and like I said the highs never get out of control as with the Kimber at times. My system consists of Adcoms top of the line CD player, Anthem Pre 2L pre-amp with NOS tubes, Aragon 8008 amp and Dynaudio speakers I also use AQ Diamond IC's which are great as well.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Purchased At:   store



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Damir Matacin a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 6, 2001

Bottom Line:   
First cable what is better than my Kimber 8TC.Much more musical and natural then 8TC.Kimber sound very rough and harsh,and jerky compared to Gibraltar.Maybe only bass is not as deep and firm like 8TC, but the cable was not full break-in.
My system:
Pass Aleph L (active version with Kimber AGSS wired)
Pass Aleph 3
Sonus Faber Grand Piano Home
Sony CDP-XA5ES as a transport
MSB LINK III NELSON with upsampler
Kimber KCAG
Kimber 8TC
Kimber Illuminati D-60
Audioquest Gibraltar
LAT AC-2 power cord
Cardas Qudlink 5c power cord

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $560.00

Purchased At:   Media Audio



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Hard Cash a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: June 8, 2001

Bottom Line:   
After experiment and tried a few speaker cable such as cable talk,ixos,monster,cardas,etc and other audioquest model for a year. Apparently, i have decide and settle with audioquest gibraltar after auditioned it, i felt this is a good investment to match my overall system. For those who like to purchase this stuff, my advice go for biwiring as recommended in the hi-fi magazine for better separation and stereo imaging depend on speaker capabality. This stuff have been sounded amazingly on my current equipment.
Great work and well done AQ !

my system consist of:-
1) AFA(Hera)power cord use to brand'x'power distributor coincide with two Audio Prism Quietline
2) LAT AC2 power cord use to Transport(Audio Note cdt-zero)
power cord replacing soon to AQ AC12
3) LAT AC2 power cord use to DAC(Audio Alchemy DDE v3.0)
4) AQ AC12 power cord use to Classe intergrated amp cap-151
5) IXOS 105 digital cable
6) TaraLab Ref Gen2 interconnect
7) AQ Gibraltar biwire speaker cable
8) Totem Arro Acoustic speaker

Note: cable matching is important for best result.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Sound Art Singapore




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