AudioQuest Introduces 48G HDMI Cables

Do your existing HDMI cables support 8K? Maybe that’s not something you need to panic about right now, but if you are putting together a system and need cables, you may want to consider Ultra High Speed certified ones like those in AudioQuest’s new 48Gbps lineup.

According to AudioQuest, its 48Gbps cables are the first to receive Ultra High Speed certification from HDMI.org. What’s that entail? A certified Ultra High Speed cable needs to provide 48Gbps bandwidth to support the full menu of next-gen HDMI 2.1 features including 8K/60Hz and 4K/120Hz video, Dynamic HDR, and Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC).

AudioQuest says its 48Gbps cables incorporate performance-enhancing materials such as polished Long-Grain Copper (LGC), Silver-Plated LGC, and 100% Perfect-Surface Silver (PSS), along with direction-controlled conductors to dissipate noise. The lineup includes eARC-Priority Series cables designed to improve audio quality in systems that depend on a TV’s eARC connection. The company has also “turbo-charged” its HDMI packaging with icons that help define and differentiate each cable in the line.

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AudioQuest’s 48Gbps cables are available in lengths from 0.75 meters to 5 meters, and at prices ranging from $39.95 to $2,199.95. For more info, visit the company’s website.

COMMENTS
SuicideSquid's picture

Totally baffled as to why you fawningly regurgitate the BS of these scam artists. It makes me seriously question the reliability of S&V.

Deus02's picture

From listening to the "experts", until we get 12 bit monitors and native 8K material, the 48Gps spec is irrelevant. LG has cut back the rating on their 2020 models to 40 Gps because that is all current and future video cards can handle and it generally only might apply to PC gamers with the "state of the art" Nvidia card anyway who want to use their television as the monitor.

In any case, I just took delivery of 3 Monoprice 6 ft. cables that have the same spec as the Audioquest for under $30.00. In addition to being considerably more expensive the Audioquest look prettier.

jeffhenning's picture

Let me agree with the previous two posts, but state this:

Along with every type of cable, there are only two things a cable needs to do which are:
• Pass the signal with no degradation
• Transmit no interference into other cables and accept no interference from other cables

If a cable does these things, it's perfect.

When you're looking at HDMI cables, they either work or they don't. If there is a problem, you'll have a degraded picture with very noticeable artifacts or no signal at all.

This BS that a cable can "incorporate performance-enhancing materials" is absurd. If a HDMI cable works, it works and the cable won't make the picture or audio any better.

Touting $2K+ HDMI cables really does not bolster your magazine's credibility.

Really, just stop doing this.

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