When deciding to buy a speaker wire that you need for your audio system, what specifications should be considered do you know? What is AWG? Most people will not know it excluding some people learned physics. Actually, it is not hard to choose a suitable speaker wire for your home audio system. PrimeCables.ca give you some tips on choosing speaker wire.
The first thing you should find out is the size of your audio system, the length of the wire between speaker and power source (amp). Do not trust yourself so much, using the measuring tool to make sure the specific length. After all, intuition is not accurate. As usual, 10 to 20 feet or more is typically for home. PrimeCables.ca provides different length of speaker wires to meet your demand, and the price is absolutely lower than other online shops or traditional stores.
Deciding which gauge wire you should use for your particular situation is especially important for the equipment. SWG was derived from the British Standard Wire Gauge, dropping the British part eventually. In comparison, AWG stands for the American Wire Gauge and it originates from North America, which is composed of the US and Canada. We talk about the different AWG today. The common gauges are 12 AWG, 14 AWG, 16 AWG, 18 AWG. As a general guide, you should use 12 AWG wire on up to 30-foot runs; 14 AWG wire on up to 18-foot runs; and 16AWG wire on up to 10-foot runs. The higher the gauge number, the smaller the diameter and the thinner the wire. Since thicker wire carries more current because it has less electrical resistance over a given length, thicker wire is better for longer distances.
Different material of speaker wires will affect your system. If you’re using high-quality components (amplifier, speakers, head unit), opt for high-quality speaker wire as well. Higher-quality speaker wire will deliver the best sound quality, last longer and be more resistant to interference from other audio/video cables in your system. PrimeCables speaker wires made of oxygen-free copper work well with the high end speakers. It also transfers high-level audio signals. Specially designed, high purity, oxygen-free copper for wide frequency range, low signal loss and enhanced emphasis on the low end for loud, clear and bold audio reproduction are perfect for home audio system.