Help me identify my Audioquest Speaker Cables


I received these on a trade. Picture in my "Getting Started" Systems post.

Audioquest rep says they are AQ Red from several years ago and sold for $500/pr. Supposed to have "Surface Only" conductors, a plastic center section wrapped by multi-stranded wires. A high end product from back in the day.

Friend in the biz says no way, Audioquest Ruby, sold for maybe $100/pr at best.

Trying to figure out whether to use them or sell them to fund a set of decent interconnects.

My system is in pieces at the moment, so no listening tests.

Can anyone here shed some light on these fat red cables?
montague2
Ruby was Audioquest INTERCONNECT, not speaker cable. AQ always had different names/models for ICs and speaker cables. I think what you have are either Type 2 or Type 4. I sold these on a bulk roll when I had my store. There were $2.00 per foot, if I recall correctly.
That looks awfully like Audioquest Type 2 or 2+ speaker cable in single-wire configuration, only the photo makes it look Apogee purple whereas my Type 2+ is closer to brick red.

There are four conductors, two of them smaller in gauge than the others. A single-wire configuration has each smaller-gauge conductor twisted together with a larger one to make twin double runs of the same equivalent gauge.

I have a couple of lengths of Type 2+ in smaller systems. Price was about $2 a foot, as Mofimadness says. Not bad-sounding for the price.

You've confirmed my suspicions.

The cables are indeed brick red and $2 a foot would put my set at about $100 retail, as a friend suggested. I won't mention the name of the Audioquest rep who got my hopes up.

John
Ruby, those are at least a decade old.