AudioQuest Ruby Speaker Cables

4.23/5 (22 Reviews)


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Interconnect Cable


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ho Kim Soon a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: October 29, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Buy this interconnect after reading a HiFi magazine, which highly recommended it. At first I borrowed the Ruby from a friend, and it match my Marantz Cd players and Cyrus Amp. It soften the overall sound a bit which I like. Not really excellent but value for money at this price here. Great link

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Singapore



Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by b318isp a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 30, 2003

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Audioquests after comparing them to the cheap OEM cable which came with my CD player. I heard them in my dealer and bought them on the spot.

I was very happy with them for many years until I bought some shop soiled Cable Talk i/c's for my home cinema kit and decided to trial them in comparison.

I originally thought the Audioquest would maul the Cable Talk but was stunned on the differance. The Cable Talk were much clearer throughout the frequence range, was faster, gave tighter bass and more energy.

However, they reduced the fullness of bass considerably.

I am not sure if the Audioquests just deteriorated over time or that the Cable Talks are just much better but the Ruby's now are used for the subwoofer link beteen by DVD and AV amp.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1995



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Art S. a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: November 13, 2001

Bottom Line:   
A better sounding cable than some other's in it's price range. Good amount of detail retrieval, and well-balanced overall. The Ruby's are one of the better cable values in hi-fi.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ed S a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: August 27, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I bought these Rubies to upgrade a pair of Topaz in portable headphone system consisting of a TEAC 300, heavily damped with sorbethane, and Koss E90 electrostatics. The contacts are treated with Pro-gold. While I have used a large number of Monster Cable 950's in various locations, I found I preferred the Topaz sound in this particular set-up, partularly of their dynamics in the mid-range frequencies. I had hoped that the Rubies would give more detail and can say that indeed they do. After about 50 hours of break-in, the sound is similar to the Topaz, with more detail and more dynamics. While I still prefer the 950's in other locations, this particular set-up just seems to sound best with the Audioquest products. Even though the Koss system is much cheaper and generally seems inferior to several Stax systems I have used over the years, I find that I like this particular set-up now quite a lot. Maybe your ears just need a change now and then. The 950's sound somewhat mushy and bland in this set-up, whereas in three Stax set-ups they sound well-balanced, and poised.
This experience again shows that you can change the sound of a system sigificantly with accessories and that it is hard to predict how any two components or accessories will
sound until you try them out.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $59.00

Purchased At:   hcm audio



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Wayne Butler a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: July 11, 2000

Bottom Line:   
I love this cable. Just right for the Marantz Monoblocks running my system. They are very detailed although do not use them on harsh or cheap electronics! The build is great, they should last a lifetime.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   1998




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