AudioQuest 48G and eARC-Priority

HDMI Cables

AudioQuest 8K-10K 48 and eARC Priority
  • Better Audio from 2K- and 4K- Based Systems, Plus 100% Capable of Optimizing 8K Systems
  • 8K-TV Ready
  • Industry’s Only eARC-Priority HDMI Cables Maximize Audio Return Channel Performance for Soundbars and Other ARC Components

Sound first.  While 8K and other compelling video/gaming features make the HDMI headlines, AudioQuest’s 48 and eARC-Priority Series HDMI cables are our best-sounding HDMI cables yet. The precision and tighter manufacturing tolerances required to deliver HDMI cables that transfer up to 48Gbps bandwidth allow all of AudioQuest’s tried-and-true ingredients and techniques to matter every bit as much as before. And, of course, judiciously applied and newly learned techniques and materials are introduced.

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HDMI LLC’s Ultra High Speed Certification

AudioQuest’s entry models, Pearl 48 and Forest 48, were the first HDMI-2.1 cables to receive HDMI LLC’s Ultra High Speed certification; now all AudioQuest 48Gbps models are certified. HDMI only certifies a bare minimum, though of course no AudioQuest cable is only a “bare minimum.”


The 48Gbps bandwidth necessary for all of HDMI’s new and future features is made possible by upgrading the 4 balanced audio/video channels from 6 to 12Gbps.

AudioQuest 48Gbps HDMI cables can transfer up to professional 10K Ultra-HD video, including resolutions/refresh rates up to 8K/60 and 4K/120. All 48G cables are completely backwards compatible with existing 4K displays.

Further, AudioQuest 18Gbps and 48Gbps HDMI cables are compatible with all varieties of HDR (including HDR10+ and Dolby Vision), which can be found on Ultra-HD Blu-ray and all major streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, and others.

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AudioQuest 8K-10K

1.25% Silver Conductor

Increasingly thick layers of silver plating are applied to AudioQuest’s Long-Grain Copper (LGC) conductors to improve Noise-Dissipation. Placing the superior metal on the outside of the conductor produces the greatest benefit on overall performance—a superbly cost-effective way to maximize a digital cable.


Traditional “100% shielding” is not enough against today’s increasingly prevalent Wi-Fi, Cellular, and Satellite radiation, especially because all metal conductors act as antennae, picking up Radio-Frequency Noise.

In AudioQuest HDMI cables, all 19 conductors, including the critically important eARC and power pairs, are Direction-Controlled, dissipating noise and draining it away from the most sensitive electronics to where it will cause the least harm.

Direction-Control is our foundational, Level 1, Noise Dissipation. AudioQuest HDMI cables employ multiple levels of Noise-Dissipation technologies, each adding layers of superior high-loss materials to combat RF Noise. Our most advanced and comprehensive defense against noise, Level 6 Noise Dissipation, employs AQ’s patented Dielectric-Bias System (DBS) with a Level-X RF Noise Trap that effectively “pulls” RF noise out of the cable.

Level 2 Noise Dissipation

ARC 1.25% Silver Level 2 Noise Dissipation

Because sound matters, eARC gets equal love and affection with the same superior metals, Direction-Controlled Conductors, and Noise-Dissipation technologies as the main AV data pairs.

HDMI’s Audio Return Channel (ARC) sends audio from a TV to a soundbar or AV receiver for greater simplicity and flexibility in system setup. Hardware’s previous ARC capabilities max out at lossy (compressed) 5.1-channel surround sound.

Today’s HDMI 2.1 hardware supports enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), which increases the digital bandwidth dramatically to support uncompressed and lossless high-resolution multichannel audio, including Dolby TrueHD and Atmos, and DTS-HD Master Audio and DTS: X.

AudioQuest’s eARC-Priority models include 4 Silver-Plated Forest 48-level audio/video data pairs—but with a far superior single data pair for the TV’s audio output. By upgrading the eARC data path only, audiophile quality is made possible at a fraction of the cost of upgrading all 5 data pairs.


A look inside AudioQuest’s FireBird 48 HDMI cable. Direction-Controlled conductors continue to be the foundation of AudioQuest’s effective Noise-Dissipation, but now this is taken to its logical extreme. In AudioQuest HDMI cables, all 19 conductors, A/V and eARC signals, all Ground-Reference drains, control and power conductors, are controlled for the most efficient dissipation of Radio-Frequency Noise.

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8K-10K HDMI (48Gbps)

AudioQuest 48 Series HDMI Cables

HDMI Pearl 48
Pearl 48
HDMI Forest 48
Forest 48
HDMI Cinnamon 48
Cinnamon 48
HDMI Carbon 48
Carbon 48
HDMI Vodka 48
Vodka 48
HDMI Thunderbird 48
ThunderBird 48
HDMI FireBird 48
FireBird 48
HDMI Dragon 48
Dragon 48

AudioQuest eARC-Priority Series HDMI Cables

HDMI Vodka 48 eARC
Vodka eARC
HDMI Thunderbird 48 eARC
ThunderBird eARC
HDMI Dragon 48
Dragon eARC
4K-8K HDMI (18Gbps)

AudioQuest 18G Series HDMI Cables

HDMI Passive Pearl
Pearl
HDMI Passive Forest
Forest
HDMI Blueberry
BlueBerry
HDMI Cinnamon
Cinnamon
HDMI Chocolate
Chocolate
HDMI Carbon
Carbon
HDMI Vodka
Vodka
HDMI Coffee
Coffee
HDMI Diamond
Diamond

AudioQuest Long-Length HDMI Cables for 8m and up

HDMI Active Pearl
Pearl
HDMI Active Forest
Forest
HDMI Cinnamon
Cinnamon
HDMI Cherry Cola
Cherry Cola