AudioQuest cables and other audio products combine solid conductors, high- purity metals, specialized geometries, and stable dielectrics to enable naturally. March AudioQuest Sky Interconnects and Volcano Speaker Cables. by Marc Mickelson. “Sky [is] a reference-level interconnect, one of the very best on the. Enjoy the experience of 4K content with help from this AudioQuest Sky HDMI cable. The 4-foot length lets you connect components without leaving extra.

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In both cases, I can’t say that the sound was initially “very good,” as with Volcano alone. Its midrange was finely textured and full, with strong image outlines.

It sounded just a touch sweet when compared to the bulk of speaker cables I’ve heard, some of which sound more whitish and others more coppery. The smoothness, air and quietude these cables bring to music are very convincing and, moreover, seductive. Other listeners may prefer a leaner presentation, which may impart a greater sense of perceived not actual transparency.

AudioQuest Sky and Volcano are a sonic accomplishment, and even at their prices represent good skky given their competition. The DBS consists of an insulated anode and uninsulated cathode inside each cable run that are connected to a pair of 36V battery packs affixed to the cable’s downstream end.


I immediately wondered if some particular amount of DC voltage was optimal, or if more voltage was mo’ better. The battery packs keep the cable’s dielectric constantly charged with 72V DC and thereby ensure that the dielectric never drains its energy as distortion, providing “considerably better transparency and dynamics than are possible even from a cable in continuous use.

Aydioquest especially like the Wky, which are not locking types but still fit snugly around the jack, and the flexibility of the cable itself. Detail is never thrust at you — there is no forwardness or aggression — but every musical gesture, no matter how small, is present and accounted for.

Does the dielectric’s charge drain as soon as the battery audloquest are disconnected? As far as I’m concerned, those listeners who say they can’t hear the effect of the DBS aren’t letting it charge or drain, aren’t listening closely enough, or are letting their biases cloud their judgment.


During its history, Audipquest has produced highly praised interconnects and speaker cables that were expensive Diamond and Sterling and inexpensive Turquoise and Type 4 and, from an outside observer’s viewpoint, has never stopped pushing the limits of cable performance, even as its products have seemingly sold at a brisk pace.

Volcano sounded very good from the beginning, and I can’t say that its sound changed over time. It’s hard to convey in words the effect of this confluence of air, smoothness and blackness, but it was very easy to hear. Five years parts and labor. What I see from AudioQuest is not an attempt to blind with science, as all of Sky’s and Volcano’s design features seem to make sense and are carefully implemented, not simply for show.

If they are the standard-bearers of some new kind of specialization in high-end audio, Skky say bring it on! Its bass was very good, though not quite up to the sheer power and slam of that of the networked speaker cables I’ve used. Given this, I thought it prudent to use both separately and then together, so I could report on any differences I hear in their presentations and then how well they work together.

Golden Reference sounded rather like the Volcano speaker cables alone — very good at everything with nothing calling attention to itself. Use “It seemed apparent from the outset that AudioQuest’s claim that its DBS kept the cables in a ready-to-use state was the truth. Features Sky uses “Perfect-Surface Silver PSS solid conductors, which are said to minimize ‘distortion caused by grain boundaries that exist within any metal conductor,’ and Teflon Air-Tube insulation, which has ‘almost nothing but air around the PSS conductors.

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The soundstage of the AudioQuest cables seemed a bit wider and deeper than that of the Cardas cables, but nothing was compressed with Golden Reference, so this may have been due to LMV listener mood variation more than anything real.

I feel confident in proclaiming AudioQuest Sky a reference-level interconnect, one of the very best on the market, and a sure Reviewers’ Choice. Also, the cables I receive are almost always from the same grouping in a company’s product line and often use the same sudioquest. It was as though there were more sonic pixels and they were nudged closer together, presenting a soundscape that was sharp, rich and vibrant all at the same time.


Specialization applies to audio cables as readily as audio electronics and speakers.

SoundStage! Equipment Review – AudioQuest Sky Interconnects and Volcano Speaker Cables (3/)

I’m no engineer, so I can’t comment with any sort of credentials about AudioQuest’s Dielectric-Bias System, but I can say that it sounds like it works.

Speakers, for instance, can comprise more than one cabinet per channel, and CD and LP playback may require more than one chassis each. Still, I was interested in AudioQuest’s DBS and in discovering if it did indeed represent sk credible new approach to specialization in audio cables.

There was extreme air and extreme smoothness coupled with a more absolute sense of background silence — a combination that made it easier to hear deeply into recordings and never feel as though some ugly byproduct was lurking around the corner.

Sky is AudioQuest’s top-of-the-line interconnect, while Volcano is a step down from Everest in terms of speaker-cable offerings. Sky’s conductors are welded at amps to the interconnect’s RCA or XLR connectors, both of which are audiioquest deep blue and have the cable’s name audioqusst on their outer casings.

Sound Volcano “has a big, robust presentation that’s not particularly light or dark, fast or slow. No matter — it’s a very good speaker cable, one I would be happy to use long-term.

However, in combination with Sky, Volcano took on a slightly lighter, more energetic character that I preferred to Golden Reference. After that I reinserted Volcano and went completely AudioQuest. Volcano “has a big, robust presentation that’s not particularly light or dark, fast or slow.

The RCAs are especially noteworthy because they look to be proprietary and are direct silver plated. Current Issue Equipment Reviews.