Speaker Cable

Speaker Cables are used to connect receivers or power amplifiers to speakers and are also used for the internal wiring of the speakers themselves.


What material is Speaker Cable made from?


Most commonly it will be copper material with PVC insulation. Performance of a Speaker Cable depends on the quality of this material, therefore high-conductivity copper will have better performance to that of oxygen-free copper cable. Another material available is silver-plated copper.


What is Speaker Cable length?


Here at RS Components, we believe in two simple rules for choosing the length of speaker cable:


  • Less is best. Buy the shortest cable possible for the application

  • More is best. Buy the largest gauge speaker cable you can afford

What is gauge?


The thickness of the wire is referred to as a gauge. Types of gauge:


  • 14-gauge wire - suitable for many applications

  • 12-gauge wire - used for transmitting clear audio signal

  • 10-gauge wire - used for transmitting clear bass

The longer the speaker cable runs, the lower the gauge should be, because greater cable length results in greater resistance.


Does the resistance affect the performance of Speaker Cable?


In general, the higher the cable resistance, the lower the power level getting to the speaker, resulting in poor speaker performance due to damping.


What is damping factor?


Damping factor is a simple mathematical equation. It equals the load (i.e. speaker) impedance divided by the output impedance of the amplifier (i.e. the impedance across the output terminals). It’s one measure of the ability of an amplifier to control speaker motion.


Single wire or Bi-wire connection?


When it comes to sound quality single wire will always out-perform the bi-wire. You can find a bi-wiring system in Hi-Fi and home cinema speakers. The single wire speaker cable has 2 quality conductors comparing to the bi-wire cable which has 4 conductors.



Features and benefits of Speaker Cables


Speaker cables may come with special features that make them suitable for running behind walls and underground. Those looking to run speaker cables in these applications should buy cables that are designed for these purposes.


In-wall Speaker Cables


These are made for running speaker cables behind the walls. Extra insulation around the wire prevents the cable from overheating and then causing a fire. Regular speaker cables can create a fire hazard.


Outdoor Speaker Cables


Burial speaker cables are considered the best for this environment. They provide more insulation and more substantial casing to protect the wire from animals and water.


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RS-stocknr. 372-9906
Fabrikantnummer4030.4089
FabrikantS2Ceb-Groupe Cae
65,06 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.75 mm² 100m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 24/0.2 mm -25 (Static) °C, -5 (Dynamic) °C +70 (Dynamic) °C, +70 (Static) °C Flat Copper - PVC 24 EuroClasse Eca
RS-stocknr. 365-7750
Fabrikantnummer268-542-000
FabrikantVan Damme
216,25 €
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 2.5 mm² 50m 10.25mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 50/0.25 mm - - Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - PVC 50 -
RS-stocknr. 365-7744
Fabrikantnummer268-525-060
FabrikantVan Damme
328,25 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 2.5 mm² 100m 7.6mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 147/0.15 mm -30°C +80°C Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - PVC 147 -
RS-stocknr. 427-515
Fabrikantnummer268-575-060
FabrikantVan Damme
143,43 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.75 mm² 100m 5.6mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 42/0.15 mm -30°C +80°C Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - PVC 42 -
RS-stocknr. 372-9934
Fabrikantnummer4030.7126RN
FabrikantS2Ceb-Groupe Cae
120,51 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 100m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 30/0.25 mm -25 (Static) °C, -5 (Dynamic) °C +70 (Dynamic) °C, +70 (Static) °C Flat Copper - PVC 30 EuroClasse Eca
RS-stocknr. 379-3648
Fabrikantnummer268-565-060
FabrikantVan Damme
461,25 €
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 6 mm² 50m 14mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 189/0.2 mm -30°C +80°C Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - PVC 189 -
RS-stocknr. 365-7772
Fabrikantnummer268-502-000
FabrikantVan Damme
388,83 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 2.5 mm² 100m - PVC/Neoprene 46/0.1 mm - - Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - Foam PE 46 -
RS-stocknr. 783-2797
FabrikantRS PRO
57,02 €
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 25m 3mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 63/0.1 mm - +80°C Twisted Pair Bare Copper - PVC 63 -
RS-stocknr. 768-2157
Fabrikantnummer268-501-000
FabrikantVan Damme
163,80 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.75 mm² 100 m 10 x 3mm PVC/Neoprene 7 x (14 x 0.10 mm) - - Twisted Pair Copper - PVC - -
RS-stocknr. 372-9912
Fabrikantnummer4030.5067G
FabrikantS2Ceb-Groupe Cae
69,64 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.75 mm² 100m 2.1 x 4.2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 24/0.2 mm -25 (Static) °C, -5 (Dynamic) °C +70 (Dynamic) °C, +70 (Static) °C Flat Copper - PVC 24 EuroClasse Eca
RS-stocknr. 379-3632
Fabrikantnummer268-545-000
FabrikantVan Damme
279,50 €
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 4 mm² 50m 11mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 50/0.3 mm - - Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - PVC 50 -
RS-stocknr. 372-9855
FabrikantnummerFHP215.1
FabrikantS2Ceb-Groupe Cae
199,52 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 100m 6.2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 30/0.25 mm -20°C +70°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 30 -
RS-stocknr. 783-2788
FabrikantRS PRO
71,26 €
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 2.5 mm² 25m 3.5mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 46/0.1 mm - +80°C Twisted Pair Bare Copper - PVC 46 -
RS-stocknr. 413-245
Fabrikantnummer9708 368U1000
FabrikantBelden
638,10 €
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.78 mm² 305m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 16/30 -20°C +60°C Multicore 1 high conductivity bare copper conductor, 1 high conductivity tinned copper conductor 4.2 A PVC 16 -
RS-stocknr. 111-6134
Fabrikantnummer10460911
FabrikantBedea
101,24 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.75 mm² 100m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 24/0.2 mm - - Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 24 -
RS-stocknr. 852-5456
FabrikantnummerSC-4-50
FabrikantCable Power
142,62 €
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 1.5 mm² 50m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS-stocknr. 444-1146
Fabrikantnummer278-575-080
FabrikantVan Damme
171,60 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.75 mm² 100m 5.6mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 42/0.15 mm - - Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - LSZH 42 -
RS-stocknr. 365-7722
Fabrikantnummer268-515-060
FabrikantVan Damme
213,20 €
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1:5 mm² 100m 6.5mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 84/0.15 mm -30°C +80°C Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - PVC 84 -
RS-stocknr. 852-5465
FabrikantnummerSC-4-300
FabrikantCable Power
747,57 €
1 Reel of 300 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 1.5 mm² 300m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS-stocknr. 852-5440
FabrikantnummerSC-2-150
FabrikantCable Power
208,82 €
1 Reel of 150 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 150m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -