Cable by reel
INCRECABLE provides one of best bulk speaker cables at the middle possible price.
All of our bulk cables are slim and highly flexible quality cable, meets the required standard of home theater system and suitable for all amplifier to speaker connections.
How much wire do you need?
To figure out how much speaker wire you need, run a string from your receiver or amplifier location to each of the speaker locations. Measure the string, and then add a few extra feet (to provide some slack for easier connection to your gear).
What gauge do you need?
Wire thickness is identified by its American Wire Gauge (AWG) number. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the wire. Thicker wire presents less resistance to current flow.
Thick wire (14 or 16 gauge) is recommended for long wire runs, high power applications, and low-impedance speakers (4 or 6 ohms).
For relatively short runs (less than 50 feet) to 8 ohm speakers, 18 gauge wire will usually do just fine. It’s cost-effective and easy to work with. Ask your advisor to recommend the proper gauge for your installation.
Identify the positive and negative leads of your speaker wires, and make sure you connect them accordingly to your speakers and your amp or receiver. If you get one of the connections crossed, your music won’t sound right.
If you decide to hook up your wire without connectors, use a wire stripper to take about 3/8-inch of insulation off the ends of each lead, exposing the bare wire strands. Twist each lead's bare wire strands tightly, so no stray strands are sticking out. Loose strands could make contact with the cable's other lead and cause a short circuit, potentially damaging your components.
From left to right: bare wire, pin connectors, spade connectors, single banana connectors, dual banana connector.
Speaker wire terminals
Speakers have one of two different types of speaker wire terminals — spring clips and binding posts (see illustration below).
Spring clips are very easy to work with. Simply press down on the clip, insert the speaker wire, and release. The spring-loaded mechanism holds the wire in place. Spring clip terminals can accept bare wire and pin connectors, but not spade connectors, banana plugs, or dual-banana plugs.
Binding posts provide a very solid connection for your speaker wire.
Unscrew the collar to reveal the hole used to connect bare wire and pin connectors.
Banana and dual banana plugs connect directly into the hole in the center of a binding post.
A spade connector slides around the collar and is secured once you screw the collar back down.