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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Description Price Number of Cores Cross Sectional Area Reel Length Outer Diameter Sheath Material Core Strands Minimum Operating Temperature Maximum Operating Temperature Cable Shape Conductor Material Current Rating Insulation Material Number of Strands Series
RS Stock No. 749-2598
BrandRS PRO
PHP5,024.76
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 100m 6.6mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 78/0.15 mm -20°C +60°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 78 -
RS Stock No. 714-0307
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,129.93
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.34 mm² 100m 1.8mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/0.25 mm - 80°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 7 -
RS Stock No. 783-2797
BrandRS PRO
PHP3,676.16
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 Stock No. 714-0300
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,152.50
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.34 mm² 100m 1.8mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/0.25 mm - +80°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 7 -
RS Stock No. 783-2804
BrandRS PRO
PHP10,301.65
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 6 mm² 25m 6.1mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 37/0.1 mm - +80°C Twisted Pair Bare Copper - PVC 37 -
RS Stock No. 714-0304
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,129.93
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.34 mm² 100m 1.8mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/0.25 mm - 80°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 7 -
RS Stock No. 783-2788
BrandRS PRO
PHP4,690.14
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 Stock No. 749-2608
BrandRS PRO
PHP10,740.55
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 2.5 mm² 100m 7.3mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 129/0.15 mm -20°C +60°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 129 -
RS Stock No. 783-2784
BrandRS PRO
PHP12,140.51
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 2.5 mm² 100m 3.5mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 46/0.1 mm - 80°C Flat Bare Copper - PVC 46 -
RS Stock No. 783-2794
BrandRS PRO
PHP14,320.99
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 4 mm² 100m 5mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 73/0.1 mm - +80°C Flat Bare Copper - PVC 73 -
RS Stock No. 136-8132
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,976.57
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.75 mm² 100m 4.2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 24/0.2 mm -25 (Static) °C, -5 (Dynamic) °C +70 (Dynamic) °C, +70 (Static) °C Flat - - PVC 24 EuroClasse Eca
RS Stock No. 714-0313
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,129.93
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.34 mm² 100m 2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/0.25 mm - 80°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 7 -
RS Stock No. 136-8134
BrandRS PRO
PHP4,339.18
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 100m 5.2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 48/0.2 mm -25 (Static) °C, -5 (Dynamic) °C +70 (Dynamic) °C, +70 (Static) °C Flat - - PVC 48 EuroClasse Eca
RS Stock No. 714-0316
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,964.15
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.4 mm² 100m 2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 13/0.2 mm - +80°C Multicore Tinned Copper 2 A PVC 13 -
RS Stock No. 783-2790
BrandRS PRO
PHP6,417.72
1 Reel of 25 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 4 mm² 25m 5mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 73/0.1 mm - +80°C Twisted Pair Bare Copper - PVC 73 -
RS Stock No. 714-0310
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,964.15
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.4 mm² 100m 2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 13/0.2 mm - +80°C Multicore Copper 2 A PVC 13 -
RS Stock No. 783-2781
BrandRS PRO
PHP9,125.03
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 100m 3mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 63/0.1 mm - 80°C Flat Bare Copper - PVC 63 -
RS Stock No. 176-2088
Mfr. Part No.8762 060250
BrandBelden
PHP8,428.55
1 Reel of 76 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 - - 5.1816mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/28 AWG -20°C +60°C Twisted Pair Copper 3.9 A PE 7 8762
RS Stock No. 823-128
Mfr. Part No.8762.01152
BrandBelden
PHP26,105.73
1 Reel of 152 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.5 mm² 152m 5.18mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/28 - - Twisted Pair Tinned Copper - PE 7 -
RS Stock No. 822-894
Mfr. Part No.8205.01305
BrandBelden
PHP20,735.60
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 0.5 mm² 304m 4.57mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/28 - - Twisted Pair Tinned Copper - PVC 7 -
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