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. 111-6162
Mfr. Part No.10479711
BrandBedea
SGD305.67
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 100m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 30/0.25 mm - - Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 30 -
RS Stock No. 111-6156
Mfr. Part No.10469711
BrandBedea
SGD153.86
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 Stock No. 852-5459
Mfr. Part No.SC-4-100
SGD427.01
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 1.5 mm² 100m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS Stock No. 372-9934
Mfr. Part No.4030.7126RN
SGD148.22
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 Stock No. 427-515
Mfr. Part No.268-575-060
BrandVan Damme
SGD232.09
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 Stock No. 444-1168
Mfr. Part No.278-525-080
BrandVan Damme
SGD532.67
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 2.5 mm² 100m 7.8mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 50/0.25 mm - - Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - LSZH 50 -
RS Stock No. 372-9912
Mfr. Part No.4030.5067G
SGD81.77
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 Stock No. 852-5437
Mfr. Part No.SC-2-50
SGD119.12
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 50m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS Stock No. 365-7750
Mfr. Part No.268-542-000
BrandVan Damme
SGD373.41
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 Stock No. 379-3648
Mfr. Part No.268-565-060
BrandVan Damme
SGD795.69
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 Stock No. 852-5456
Mfr. Part No.SC-4-50
SGD219.63
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 Stock No. 187-6122
Mfr. Part No.70046LV.00100
BrandBelden
SGD500.01
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 2.5 mm² - 8mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - - - Multicore Copper - LSZH - PB00179
RS Stock No. 111-6134
Mfr. Part No.10460911
BrandBedea
SGD154.44
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 Stock No. 187-6124
Mfr. Part No.70048LV.00500
BrandBelden
SGD7.083
Each
units
2 4 mm² - 8.6mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - - - Multicore Copper - LSZH - PB00179
RS Stock No. 187-6121
Mfr. Part No.70045LV.00100
BrandBelden
SGD306.36
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² - 6.8mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - - - Multicore Copper - LSZH - PB00179
RS Stock No. 187-6123
Mfr. Part No.70047LV.00500
BrandBelden
SGD8.153
Each
units
4 2.5 mm² - 9.5mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - - - Multicore Copper - LSZH - PB00179
RS Stock No. 372-9928
Mfr. Part No.4030.5122G
SGD107.32
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1 mm² 100m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 32/0.2 mm -25 (Static) °C, -5 (Dynamic) °C +70 (Dynamic) °C, +70 (Static) °C Flat Copper - PVC 32 EuroClasse Eca
RS Stock No. 162-3158
Mfr. Part No.70045.00100
BrandBelden
SGD316.94
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 1.5 mm² 100m 6.3mm - 30/0.25 mm -30 °C, -5 °C +60 °C, +70 °C Twisted Pair Oxygen Free Copper - FRNC 30 -
RS Stock No. 162-3161
Mfr. Part No.70047.00100
BrandBelden
SGD922.40
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
4 2.5 mm² 100m 8.5mm - 50/2.5 mm -30 °C, -5 °C +60 °C, +70 °C Twisted Pair Oxygen Free Copper - FRNC 50 -
RS Stock No. 372-9990
Mfr. Part No.4030.6250
SGD327.94
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Reel(s)
2 2.5 mm² 100m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 140/0.15 mm - - Flat Oxygen Free Copper - PVC 140 -
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