The Venustas is the workhorse of our cable lines. The presentation is a little further back than the Aqueous, and it can handle pretty much anything you throw at it. Its Ferox© shielding dissipates heat well, especially for the power cable. Its 8 AWG conductors in the speaker cables can handle speaker loads that run 70 dB efficient. The Venustas has more extension in the top end with a good mid-range.