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 822-894
Tillv. art.nr8205.01305
VarumärkeBelden
2 740,45 kr
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
Rulle(ar)
2 0.5 mm² 304m 4.57mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/28 - - Twisted Pair Tinned Copper - PVC 7 -
RS-artikelnummer 162-3162
Tillv. art.nr70048.00100
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4 464,66 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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2 4 mm² 100m 8.6mm - 56/0.3 mm -30 °C, -5 °C +60 °C, +70 °C Twisted Pair Oxygen Free Copper - - 56 -
RS-artikelnummer 822-888
Tillv. art.nr8205.00U152
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1 497,80 kr
1 Reel of 152 Metre(s)
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2 0.5 mm² 152m 4.57mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/28 - - Twisted Pair Tinned Copper 3.7 A PVC 7 -
RS-artikelnummer 176-2080
Tillv. art.nr8205 0601000
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3 435,10 kr
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
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2 - - 4.572mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/28 AWG -20°C +60°C Twisted Pair Copper 3.7 A PVC 7 8205
RS-artikelnummer 162-3160
Tillv. art.nr70046.00100
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2 244,68 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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2 2.5 mm² 100m 7.3mm - 50/0.25 mm -30 °C, -5 °C +60 °C, +70 °C Twisted Pair Oxygen Free Copper - - 50 -
RS-artikelnummer 187-6121
Tillv. art.nr70045LV.00100
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2 055,01 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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2 1.5 mm² - 6.8mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - - - Multicore Copper - LSZH - PB00179
RS-artikelnummer 162-3161
Tillv. art.nr70047.00100
VarumärkeBelden
5 139,96 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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4 2.5 mm² 100m 8.5mm - 50/2.5 mm -30 °C, -5 °C +60 °C, +70 °C Twisted Pair Oxygen Free Copper - - 50 -
RS-artikelnummer 162-3158
Tillv. art.nr70045.00100
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1 415,44 kr
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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-artikelnummer 823-128
Tillv. art.nr8762.01152
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2 274,70 kr
1 Reel of 152 Metre(s)
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2 0.5 mm² 152m 5.18mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/28 - - Twisted Pair Tinned Copper - PE 7 -
RS-artikelnummer 176-2088
Tillv. art.nr8762 060250
VarumärkeBelden
1 610,52 kr
1 Reel of 76 Metre(s)
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2 - - 5.1816mm Polyvinyl Chloride PVC 7/28 AWG -20°C +60°C Twisted Pair Copper 3.9 A PE 7 8762
RS-artikelnummer 413-245
Tillv. art.nr9708 368U1000
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3 947,70 kr
1 Reel of 305 Metre(s)
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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-artikelnummer 187-6123
Tillv. art.nr70047LV.00500
VarumärkeBelden
60,77 kr
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4 2.5 mm² - 9.5mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - - - Multicore Copper - LSZH - PB00179
RS-artikelnummer 187-6122
Tillv. art.nr70046LV.00100
VarumärkeBelden
3 354,05 kr
1 Reel of 100 Metre(s)
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2 2.5 mm² - 8mm Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) - - - Multicore Copper - LSZH - PB00179
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 2509146975
Tillv. art.nr9712 3681000
VarumärkeBelden
2 120,30 kr
1 Reel of 304 Metre(s)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 2508289585
Tillv. art.nr1192A B59500
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5 795,53 kr
1 Reel of 152 Metre(s)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
RS-artikelnummer 2509146969
Tillv. art.nr9708 368500
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2 139,02 kr
1 Reel of 152 Metre(s)
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- - - - - - - - - - - - - -