New Speaker Cables

Our range of speaker cables has been extended and we now stock cable with gauges 18, 16, 14, 12 and 4 mm (~10 AWG) with versions spanning in-wall, underground and oxygen free premium interconnect usage. We have also added a wider range of drum sizes so that small jobs can be handled in a cost effective manner.

All cables are UL certified to CM and CL3 assurance. This means they are rated for commercial use in class 3 circuits. They are made to the highest standards to facilitate reliable and durable operation.

Spools for all 100 m (and some 50 m) rolls of cable are made of robust, safety edged plywood with bolted formers and all other rolls are on plastic spools. All Cables are polarity marked and metre marked.

The cable descriptions below also indicate possible applications for each wire type. These are meant as a guide only. Reference to lengths of cable run can be better assessed by referring to the table at the end of this document. Reference to amplifier RMS power is based on the following guide:

Low Power: 1 W to 20 W

Medium Power: 20 W to 50 W

High Power: 50 W and up

IN-WALL SPEAKER CABLE

This range offers both two core and four core drums containing 50 m or 100 m of cable. Cable sheaths include a rip cord, contain talc and are easily stripped with appropriate tools. They are available in both black or white depending on the required gauge. These are a great general purpose cabling solution for most speaker installations requiring in-wall (hidden) or interconnects where the cables may be on view.

Black Range

18 gauge 2 core (with red and black conductors) is suitable for short cable runs and low power background music applications.

ISC4017-18-2B-50 is a 50 m roll on a plastic spool.

ISC4017-18-2B-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool.

18 gauge 4 core (with red, black, green and white conductors) is suitable for short cable runs and low power background music applications.

ISC4017-18-4B-50 is a 50 m roll on a plastic spool.

ISC4017-18-4B-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool.

16 gauge 2 core (with red and black conductors) is suitable for medium cable runs and low to medium power music applications.

ISC4017-16-2B-50 is a 50 m roll on a plastic spool.

ISC4017-16-2B-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool.

16 gauge 4 core (with red, black, green and white conductors) is suitable for medium cable runs and low to medium power music applications.

ISC4017-16-4B-50 is a 50 m roll on a plastic spool.

ISC4017-16-4B-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool.

White Range

14 gauge 2 core (with red and black conductors) is suitable for longer cable runs and medium power music applications.

ISC4017-14-2W-50 is a 50 m roll on a wooden spool.

ISC4017-14-2W-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool.

14 gauge 4 core (with red, black, green and white conductors) is suitable for longer cable runs and medium power music applications.

ISC4017-14-4W-50 is a 50 m roll on a wooden spool.

ISC4017-14-4W-100 is a 100 m on a wooden spool.

12 gauge 2 core (with red and black conductors) is suitable for long cable runs and/or high power music applications.

ISC4017-12-2W-50 is a 50 m roll on a wooden spool.

ISC4017-12-2W-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool.

12 gauge 4 core (with red, black, green and white conductors) is suitable for long cable runs and/or high power music applications.

ISC4017-12-4W-50 is a 50 m roll on a wooden spool.

ISC4017-12-4W-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool.

DIRECT-BURIAL / OUTDOOR SPEAKER CABLE

This range has the same exacting electrical characteristics as the in-wall cable but the outer sheath has been enhanced so as to be thicker and UV resistant thereby offering an assured outdoor rating.

NOTE: Although this cable is referred to as “Direct-Burial”, it (or any other cable for that matter) should never actually be buried without being fully enclosed in a watertight PVC conduit.

DSC6017-14-2B-100 is a 100 m roll of 2 core (14 AWG red and black conductors) suitable for longer cable runs and medium power outdoor music applications. The cable is on a wooden spool.

DSC6017-14-4B-100 is a 100 m roll of 4 core (14 AWG red, black, green and white conductors) suitable for longer cable runs and medium power outdoor music applications. The cable is on a wooden spool.

PREMIUM SPEAKER CABLE

Our range of oxygen free, clear jacketed, cable rope twisted, multi-stranded speaker cable will satisfy the needs of all you audiophiles out there. OFC (Oxygen Free Cable) means that oxygen levels within the copper have been reduced to less than 0.001% which purportedly results in superior electrical properties and hence a better ability to carry audio current from the amplifier to the speaker.

The clear jacket of the larger cables is of rectangular cross section allowing the cable to lay better and be dressed more easily. These cables can be installed in-wall or exposed to view but we do not recommend that they be used outdoors since there is no protective jacket around the conductor pair.

A red stripe identifies the +Ve conductor.

18 gauge 2 core is suitable for short cable runs and low power background music applications.

SC8017-18-30 is a 30 m roll on a plastic spool. There are 7 ropes each with 7 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

SC8017-18-50 is a 50 m roll on a plastic spool. There are 7 ropes each with 7 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

SC8017-18-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool. There are 7 ropes each with 7 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

16 gauge 2 core is suitable for medium cable runs and low to medium power music applications.

SC8017-16-30 is a 30 m roll on a plastic spool. There are 7 ropes each with 10 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

SC8017-16-50 is a 50 m roll on a plastic spool. There are 7 ropes each with 10 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

SC8017-16-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool. There are 7 ropes each with 10 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

14 gauge 2 core is suitable for longer cable runs and medium power music applications.

SC8017-14-30 is a 30 m roll on a plastic spool. There are 7 ropes each with 15 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

SC8017-14-50 is a 50 m roll on a plastic spool. There are 7 ropes each with 15 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

SC8017-14-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool. There are 7 ropes each with 15 x 0.16 mm strands per conductor.

4 mm (~10 AWG) OFC 2 core cable is suitable for long cable runs and/or high power music applications.

SC8017-4MM-30 is a 30 m roll on a plastic spool. There are 7 ropes each with 72 x 0.10 mm strands per conductor.

SC8017-4MM-50 is a 50 m roll on a plastic spool. There are 7 ropes each with 72 x 0.10 mm strands per conductor.

SC8017-4MM-100 is a 100 m roll on a wooden spool. There are 7 ropes each with 72 x 0.10 mm strands per conductor.

NOTE: The 4 mm cable range is an ideal product to install for the front speakers of a 5.1 surround sound system.

Below is a chart to help in deciding what gauge of cable would be suitable for your application. If in doubt, always choose a larger cable than theory might predict.

2 Ohm Speaker

4 Ohm Speaker

8 Ohm Speaker

22 Gauge

1 m

2 m

4 m

20 Gauge

1.5 m

3.5 m

7 m

18 Gauge

2.5 m

5 m

11 m

16 Gauge

4 m

6 m

16 m

14 Gauge

7 m

13 m

27 m*

12 Gauge

10 m

20 m*

40 m*

10 Gauge (4 mm)

16 m

32 m*

64 m*

Courtesy of Yamaha Sound Co.

*For purists, cable lengths more than 16 m should be avoided even if the cable size is adequate as the ability of wire to transfer high frequency sound is diminished regardless of the cable gaugeBest performance is achieved by moving the amplifier(s) closer to the speakers in order to reduce the speaker cable length.