Audioquest K2 - Genuine or Fake


Please, I buy used Audioquest K2 cables. Seller write me, that cables bought in auhorized shop. But after I receive cables, I was sceptic about this. cables, what I receive are silver plated copper.
Photos are on http://santami.rajce.idnes.cz/Audioquest
Are these cables genuine or fake?
santami
It's certainly fake.
http://www.audioquest.com/flat-rock/k2
Yeah, I agree with Czarivey. Those don't look quite right. Sorry, but I'm afraid you got scammed.
Yes certainly fake.

AQ Wires

Good Listening

Peter
It is a fake one from China. When you would send them to Audioquest, they will cut it in pieces.

This one is made in China. I already find 2 factories who make fake Audioquest cables. I informed Audioquest about it.

I also found out that an internet shop in Germany sells many different brands like: Purist Audio, Audioquest, Kimber, Nordost and many more. They ask 10 times the price they have to pay for it in China. It is difficult to stop it. I informed all the different brands about their fake cables.

You can easilly find the companies who sell these fake cables. They often use copper and steel.

The K2 is a very expensive cable, people need to use their common sense when you buy them. Normally used you pay at least 40% of the new price.
How do you know that the OP's cables are fake? Looking at both pictures I'm not sure if I see the difference.
The terminals are very cheap. Audioquest do not use these.

http://www.hifisupply.nl/data/articles/images/lightbox/big/audioquest-k2-dbs-speakerkabel-vanaf-1_0m_24295_1.jpg

It is ful silver as on the picture.

Audioquest does not use their name on the backside of the dbs.
Thanks. I see exactly what you are talking about.
You're welcome!