Winner of What Hi-Fi’s Best Speaker Cable 2018 & 2019, AudioQuest’s Rocket 11 is an excellent speaker cable for the money. By utilising technology used in the construction of both the FLX/SLiP and Rocket 33, the Rocket 11 speaker cable a best of both worlds speaker cable, offering ground-breaking performance and flexibility at an affordable price. When complimented with AudioQuest’s SureGrip 100 or 300 Silver plugs, Rocket 11 can outperform rival speaker cables by a landslide.
The AudioQuest Rocket series is one of the most successful AudioQuest speaker cables due to its excellent design and construction. The Rocket series is an ideal speaker cable for entry to mid-level range Hi-Fi and AV systems. This latest cable in the Rocket series, is constructed from a mix of the award-winning AudioQuest FLX/SLiP 14/4 and AudioQuest Rocket 33 speaker cables.
The Rocket 11 speaker cable utilises both stranded and solid ‘Long-Grain Copper’ semi-solid true-concentric conductors, a first for AudioQuest. The combination of ‘Long-Grain Copper’ and true-concentric conductors ensures the Rocket 11 delivers a more balanced, dynamic and cleaner sound. Rocket 11 is available as both single wire and bi-wire configuration.
“True-Concentric” is an industry-standard term for when each layer of strands in a concentric conductor is spiralled in the opposite direction from the layer below, eliminating the lines of contact between the layers, and increasing contact pressure at the points of contact. The downside is much more machine time and higher cost – the upside is a better sound you can hear. True-Concentric construction significantly furthers the beneficial effect of the skin-effect by dramatically increasing layer autonomy.