The Oak speaker cables you see here is Audioquest’s “starter” model under their Double Counter-Spiral series. Their top of the range model, the WEL Signature, is a highly acclaimed model and their 6ft pair retails for $20,800! So for four levels down and at $2,100 MSRP, the Oak is a bargain. Compared to the Redwood (retails for $5,300 for a similar 6ft pair), which is just one level above it, the Oak shared many of the same qualities with a little bit of sacrifice in the “volume” and the voluptuous full sound the Redwood is known for. And that’s when we are really picky during the auditioning of the cables. For the money now, they are a steal.
Cosmetically, the cable is in great shape. Minor scuff marks from use but nothing major. We have the original box and will securely pack it for safe shipping.