Speaker Wires

Speaker wires? What’s so special about speaker wires? Can’t you just run to the hardware store, or even the drugstore, and pick them up?

Of course you can. That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.

Speaker Wires

You’ve probably spent a lot of time choosing the perfect speakers for your home theater or audio system, and it’s likely you’ve spent a good deal of money on them as well. But even the finest, most expensive, state-of-the-art speaker system can’t deliver the sound you expect if the wires connecting them to your audio source don’t measure up. And the speaker wires you just pick up at your local store aren’t going to be able to faithfully reproduce the high-quality audio experience which today’s Blu-ray players and high-end home theaters can create.

Cmple’s speaker wires can. We have an enormous selection of cables designed to deliver optimal audio to your surround sound or digital audio speaker system, all available at extremely reasonable prices. These speaker wires can also be used with older, analog systems and will still deliver terrific sound.

Our collection of high-quality speaker wires is available in all commonly-used thicknesses, which are measured by their gauge and expressed in numbers according to AWG standards. We have thick 18 gauge wire which is optimal for runs shorter than 25 feet, 16 gauge speaker wire for lengths up to 80 feet, 14 AWG for cable runs up to 200 feet, and 12 AWG wire if you have to place the speakers even further away. Those numbers aren’t hard and fast, though, since surround sound systems with more signal to transport often perform better when speaker wire that’s thicker than normal is used. Some people also prefer to go one size up in selecting a gauge of speaker wire in order to lower the work an amp or receiver has to do to power a speaker system. In any event, we have exactly the thickness you need – because we have all of them in stock.

Speaker Wires

Our speaker cable comes in either two-conductor or four-conductor configurations. Two conductors are usually used to connect a loudspeaker to a source, but four conductors are sometimes desirable for bi-wiring a tower speaker to an amp. This involves using two different crossover filters, and then sending the high frequencies and low frequencies to the speaker separately. Some experts insist this technique doesn’t make a difference, but others will tell you that when used with high-end equipment, the technique results in softer treble and more control over bass. The four-conductor cable can also be used to use run a single length of cable over a long distance, with two of the conductors used for a speaker in the middle of a run and the other two continuing on to a loudspeaker that’s further away. All of the conductors, whether in a two-wire or four-wire cable, are constructed with multi-twist, rope lay braiding, and have color-coded inner jackets and clear polarity markers to simplify the job of knowing which wire to attach to which terminal.

Speaker Wires

It’s not just the number of conductors you can choose when buying Cmple speaker cable, it’s also the type of wire: aluminum, copper-clad aluminum or high-purity copper. Each is carefully constructed to deliver a signal with high fidelity, low loss and the widest possible frequency range. Whichever speaker wire you choose, you’ll be getting crisp, clear and loud audio faithfully reproduced and only limited by the quality of the components you are using.

While we’re on the subject of choice, you’re also able to choose cables which can be run anywhere you need them to go. Our standard speaker wire comes sheathed in a tough and durable PVC (polyvinyl chloride) jacket, the type of jacket that’s used for most cables (of all sorts). It is built to withstand the normal stress of installation and everyday use, providing protection against the aggravating breaks which so often take place with speaker wires. We also offer CL2 rated cable, whose PVC jackets are made from the special heat-resistant material which allows them to be placed in walls, ceilings or run just anywhere else except building plenums. And we have several different PVC-jacketed CL2 rated cables able to withstand the elements, which can be run outdoors as well as in indoor walls and ceilings.

How long are these speaker wires? Again, that’s up to you. Most of our cabling is available in a great selection of lengths so you can choose the amount of wiring that’s needed for your application: 50- and 100-foot long cables, 250- and 500-foot spools, and a full 1000 feet of bulk speaker wire for whole-home installations (and also for smart contractors who take advantage of our low Cmple prices). Bulk discounts are available as well. All of these speaker cables terminate in bare wires, giving you complete flexibility on their use; they’re compatible with common connectors like banana plugs and RCA plugs, and can also be used to attach directly to terminals.

Most of our Cmple speaker wire cables (even the ones rated for in-wall installation) feature a white PVC jacket which is perfect for in-room wiring, since it will easily blend in with walls or baseboards, or anywhere else you want to tuck them away. However, we also offer clear-jacketed compact speaker wire which can provide a high-tech look to any room, adding a touch of authenticity to a high-end home theater or audio component system. Our indoor/outdoor cables have super-tough black PVC jackets. All speaker wire comes on a carefully-designed spool which will let you play out the cable without any worries about it kinking or knotting up, and are covered with PE wrap for complete protection during shipping.

We don’t have to tell you that Cmple specializes in cables of all sorts; you can certainly tell that just from a quick look at our website. But we take special pride in our huge variety of speaker wires, because our goal was to create an entire line of cabling which can provide outstanding audio signal reproduction with virtually no signal loss. We believe we’ve succeeded, and we think that once you hear the difference between ordinary speaker wire and Cmple’s specially-crafted speaker cables, you’ll agree.

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Speaker Wires

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