16 Gauge Speaker Wires/Cables at Sonic Electronix

16 Gauge Speaker Wire

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Twisted pair wire is used to reduce unwanted noise. Found in the higher end speaker wire and RCA cables, twisted pair wire increases the overall quality of the sound and can help cancel out extra noise.
The measurement of the diameter of wire. As the gauge number increases the size of the wire decreases. As the wire gauge number decreases, the diameter of the wire increases. For example, an 8 gauge wire is going to be larger than a 16 gauge wire.

When purchasing wire, make sure that you know what size, or gauge of wire is needed.

This is the main color of the item.
The material that the wire is made of. Copper & aluminum are the most commonly used materials. OFC - Oxygen Free Copper is the ideal choice for wire material. Copper is a superior electrical conductor, & does not expand or contract with heat. CCA - Copper-Clad Aluminum is a suitable choice for lower powered or budget applications. The power transfer is not on par with OFC, but this material offers significant savings.
Since 1857, The AWG (American Wire Gauge) system has been the standard for measuring the diameter of wire. AWG standard is the measure of bare wire to find true gauge. Companies that do not follow AWG Standards include the thickness of the wire jacket which means the actual wire is not "True to Gauge".
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16 AWG speaker cable priced by the foot and spool. 16 gauge wires work well with most car speaker installs. We recommend 16 gauge for installations under 100W RMS per speaker/channel.
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