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About AudioQuest

AudioQuest’s founder and chief designer, William E. Low (Bill), sees AudioQuest as a company that develops tools for enhancing the in-home experience of audio and video entertainment. Be it a speaker cable, HDMI cable or a portable digital audio product, AudioQuest’s varied offerings provide value and performance to the retailer and enthusiastic consumer alike.
AudioQuest has been the most significant cable supplier to the high-end specialist market for many years. With its offerings sold in several thousand outlets in over sixty countries, AudioQuest focuses on delivering excellent value and performance in every product the company develops.

The History of AudioQuest

Welcome to AudioQuest & The World of Audio
Welcome to AudioQuest & The World of Audio
Making An Invisible Cable
Making An Invisible Cable
In the Cable Assembly Room
In the Cable Assembly Room
In the Sound Room
In the Sound Room
DragonFly: An Intelligent Cable
DragonFly: An Intelligent Cable
Quality Control
Quality Control
  • 1980: AudioQuest is Founded

    1980: AudioQuest is Founded
    In 1978 William (Bill) Low began manufacturing custom audio cables for his new one-man hi-fi shop. Two years later, Bill got serious about making cables for the rest of the world, so in 1980, he founded AudioQuest.

  • 1982: AudioQuest Phono Cartridges

    1982: AudioQuest Phono Cartridges
    AudioQuest begins selling phono cartridges and achieves almost instant success with the AQ-404 moving coil cartridge. The AQ analog tradition continues to this day!

  • 1985: Advanced Metallurgy

    1985: Advanced Metallurgy
    AudioQuest becomes the first US high-performance wire company to introduce advanced conductor technology in its cables. From the “Linear Crystal” conductor of 1987 to the Perfect-Surface Metals of today, AQ remains at the forefront of conductor technology.

  • 1988: HyperLitz Conductor Construction

    1988: HyperLitz  Conductor Construction
    AudioQuest introduces its patented “HyperLitz” construction, significantly altering the standards for audio interconnect and speaker cable.

  • 1989: High-Performance Video Cables

    1989: High-Performance Video Cables
    AudioQuest introduces high-performance video cables, bringing “low-distortion” sensibility to a world previously only concerned with loss.

  • 1990: AudioQuest Music

    1990: AudioQuest Music
    AudioQuest Music was founded to record great music by world-class artists, resulting in a flood of great reviews in the music and audio press.

  • 2004: Dielectric-Bias System

    2004: Dielectric-Bias System
    AudioQuest introduces its patented Dielectric-Bias System, changing forever notions of cable “break in” and dramatically reducing insulation-induced distortion.

  • 2005: HDMI Cables

    2005: HDMI Cables
    AudioQuest introduces its first line of HDMI A/V cables, applying AQ’s accumulated knowledge of low-distortion metallurgy, insulation and cable construction to this radically new method of transferring high-speed digital A/V signals.

  • 2012: Enter the DragonFly

    2012: DragonFly
    AudioQuest revolutionizes the portable DAC market by introducing the DragonFly DAC, bringing true high-performance sound quality to computer audio based music lovers.

  • 2014: NightHawk Headphone

    2014: NightHawk Headphone
    AudioQuest enters the headphone market by introducing innovative and well-received NightHawk headphones.

  • 2015: The Niagara Series

    2015: The Niagara Series
    AudioQuest introduces the Niagara 7000, redefining the science of power conditioning.

  • 2016: DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red

    2016: DragonFly Black and DragonFly Red
    AudioQuest releases the next generation of DragonFly DACs, now firmware-upgradeable and compatible with smartphones and tablets.

  • 2016: NightOwl Carbon Headphone

    2016: NightOwl Carbon Headphone
    AudioQuest introduces the closed-back NightOwl Carbon, providing listeners with exceptional isolation from external noise and even deeper sonic immersion.

  • 2017 - Storm Series AC Cables

    2017 - Storm Series AC Cables
    AudioQuest causes a revolution in AC cable technology by introducing the incredibly well received Storm Series of AC cables.

  • 2018 - Mythical Creatures Speaker Cables

    2018 - Mythical Creatures Speaker Cables
    AudioQuest redefines the science of speaker cable technology by introducing the Mythical Creature line of speaker cables.