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). Its 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-artikelnummer 714-0316
VarumärkeRS PRO
332,53 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 0.4 mm² 100m 2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 13/0.2 mm - +80°C Multicore Tinned Copper 2 A PVC 13 -
RS-artikelnummer 365-7722
Tillv. art.nr268-515-060
VarumärkeVan Damme
2 119,70 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
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-artikelnummer 372-9906
Tillv. art.nr4030.4089
VarumärkeS2Ceb-Groupe Cae
554,40 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
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-artikelnummer 260-6335
Tillv. art.nrPKFE0022000188
667,72 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 0.25 mm² 100m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 11/0.15 mm -5°C +70°C Multicore Copper - PVC 14 -
RS-artikelnummer 852-5440
Tillv. art.nrSC-2-150
VarumärkeCable Power
2 051,41 kr
1 Reel of 150 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 1.5 mm² 150m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS-artikelnummer 714-0304
VarumärkeRS PRO
185,94 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 0.34 mm² 100m 1.8mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/0.25 mm - 80°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 7 -
RS-artikelnummer 852-5465
Tillv. art.nrSC-4-300
VarumärkeCable Power
6 888,34 kr
1 Reel of 300 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
4 1.5 mm² 300m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS-artikelnummer 372-9934
Tillv. art.nr4030.7126RN
VarumärkeS2Ceb-Groupe Cae
1 049,96 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
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-artikelnummer 852-5459
Tillv. art.nrSC-4-100
VarumärkeCable Power
2 661,77 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
4 1.5 mm² 100m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS-artikelnummer 365-7744
Tillv. art.nr268-525-060
VarumärkeVan Damme
3 360,50 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
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-artikelnummer 111-6128
Tillv. art.nr10460111
VarumärkeBedea
948,75 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 0.75 mm² 100m - Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 24/0.2 mm - - Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 24 -
RS-artikelnummer 365-7766
Tillv. art.nr268-582-000
VarumärkeVan Damme
4 678,85 kr
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
8 2.5 mm² 50m 15.8mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 50/0.25 mm - - Multicore Oxygen Free Copper - PVC 50 -
RS-artikelnummer 372-9912
Tillv. art.nr4030.5067G
VarumärkeS2Ceb-Groupe Cae
554,30 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
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-artikelnummer 852-5456
Tillv. art.nrSC-4-50
VarumärkeCable Power
1 353,61 kr
1 Reel of 50 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
4 1.5 mm² 50m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS-artikelnummer 852-5431
Tillv. art.nrSC-2-100
VarumärkeCable Power
1 443,61 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 1.5 mm² 100m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS-artikelnummer 714-0313
VarumärkeRS PRO
182,29 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 0.34 mm² 100m 2mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/0.25 mm - 80°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 7 -
RS-artikelnummer 852-5447
Tillv. art.nrSC-2-300
VarumärkeCable Power
3 303,29 kr
1 Reel of 300 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 1.5 mm² 300m - Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) 30/0.24 mm -25°C +90°C - Annealed Copper - PE - -
RS-artikelnummer 714-0307
VarumärkeRS PRO
185,94 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 0.34 mm² 100m 1.8mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/0.25 mm - 80°C Multicore Bare Copper - PVC 7 -
RS-artikelnummer 187-6124
Tillv. art.nr70048LV.00500
VarumärkeBelden
52,794 kr
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2 4 mm² - 8.6mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - - - Multicore Copper - LSZH - PB00179
RS-artikelnummer 783-2784
VarumärkeRS PRO
1 887,38 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 2.5 mm² 100m 3.5mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 46/0.1 mm - 80°C Flat Bare Copper - PVC 46 -