AudioQuest Black Lab Subwoofer Cable
Two Solid Long-Grain Copper Conductors Eliminate "Strand-Interaction" Distortion
Air-Filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation
Cold-Welded, Solderless Gold-Plated RCA Connectors
Availalbe In Various Lengths
The AudioQuest Black Lab Subwoofer Cable is a favourite brand of AV customers world-wide simply because it offers reasonable quality and a bargain basement price. You may be surprised about that news because AQ started by specialising in high-end cables. Trickle down technology has delivered cables like the Black Lab Subwoofer Cable featured here.
About AudioQuest Black Lab Subwoofer Cable
AudioQuest's Black Lab cable delivers deep bass to your powered subwoofer and features two identical conductors, and each conductor is a single, unbroken strand of AudioQuest's high-purity Long-Grain Copper. Solid conductors eliminate electrical and magnetic interference that can make multi-strand conductor cables sound brittle.
Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors: Solid conductors eliminate strand-interaction distortion. Black Lab’s solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. OFHC is a general metal industry specification regarding “loss” without any concern for distortion. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.
Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation: Any solid material adjacent to a conductor is actually part of an imperfect circuit. Wire insulation and circuit board materials all absorb energy (loss). Some of this energy is stored and then released as distortion. Black Lab uses air-filled Foamed-Polyethylene Insulation on both conductors because air absorbs next to no energy and Polyethylene is low-loss and has a benign distortion profile. Thanks to all the air in Foamed-PE, it causes much less of the out-of-focus effect common to other materials.
Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System (NDS): 100% shield coverage is easy. Preventing captured RF Interference from modulating the equipment’s ground reference requires AQ’s Noise-Dissipation System. Noise-Dissipation System prevents a significant amount of RFI from reaching the equipment’s ground plane.
Symmetrical Coax Geometry: Identical + and – conductors prevent the shield being used as an inferior audio conductor.
Cold-Weld Gold-Plated Plugs: This plug design allows for a connection devoid of solder, which is a common source of distortion. Because the ground shells are stamped instead of machined, the metal can be chosen for low distortion instead of machinability.
Grounding: Sometimes there is a hum problem unless the subwoofer and AV receiver (or surround-sound processor) are attached to each other using a separate wire. If you hear noticeable hum in your system after connecting your subwoofer, please attach the subwoofer cable's ground lead to your audio gear. Some audio equipment has a ground (GND) connection on the back-panel, if not, attach the ground spade lugs to any screw on the equipment chassis of both the source and the subwoofer. Usually, this extra wire will not be needed.
Trivia: Contrary to their name, Black Labs’ heritage actually traces back to Newfoundland in the 1700s, when they were first known as “Saint John’s Dogs.” When this large Newfoundland-based breed was mixed with smaller water dogs, the result is the dog now known as the Labrador. Labradors (Black or otherwise) are known for their dedication to duty, their highly developed sense of smell and hearing, and their endless capacity for playing “fetch” (they are “retrievers” after all!). These traits combine to make Labradors excellent service dogs for the handicapped as well as wonderful pets.
AudioQuest has been the largest cable supplier to the high-end specialist market for several decades and is sold in over sixty countries. Founder Bill Lowe is especially pleased that this success has been possible despite his insistence that the foundation of the company, and the foundation of AudioQuest marketing, must be the performance of the product and when he visited Audio Trends a couple of years back we were convinced of this by his genuine sincerity. In the audio world, many professionals have learned that it is not always convenient to listen to the products they sell … they might learn something they don’t want to know! Bill has always understood the challenge of basing the existence of AudioQuest on the performance of the product. However, to Bill, this is the only reasonable way to do business and the only acceptable way to combine his passion for music (and all things high performance), with his need to make a living.
Main Features & Specifications
- Product Description: AudioQuest Black Lab subwoofer cable,
- Terminations: Single RCA plug on each end
- Cold-Welded and Gold-Plated
- Geometry: Symmetrical Coax Geometry
- Conductors: Two Solid Long-Grain Copper (LGC) Conductors
- Dielectric/Insulation: Foamed-Polyethylene (FPE) Insulation minimises energy storage and its associated distortion
- NDS: Metal-Layer Noise-Dissipation System
- Jacket Colour: Black//White stripe PVC
- Ground Wire: With spade lug at each end to minimise hum...if required
- Available Lengths: 2 Metre; 3 Metre; 5 Metre; 8 Metre; 12 Metre; 16 Metre; 20 Metre
- AudioQuest Product Code: AQ-BLACKLAB/2
- Manufacturer's Australian Warranty: 5 Years - Does not cover misuse or abuse
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE