How Does Speaker Wire work – Explaining the what, why, and How!

‘Speaker wire’ is a common request home theater enthusiasts make. Speaker wire is used across thousands of Canada’s home theater systems for hi-fi sound. If you’re searching for the right speaker wire for your setup, you’ve come to the right place.


There’s a lot of specifications to keep in mind when searching for the right speaker wire gauge. For example, resistance is usually talked about as the predominant guide to what wire to use. Low-resistance speaker wire allows more power to go to the speaker whereas high-resistance accomplishes the opposite. There are three things influencing resistance – conductivity, length, and thickness.


Conductivity measures how fast electricity is flowing through a wire. Note that all PrimeCables’ branded speaker wires are made with oxygen-free copper (OFC) which ensures the highest conductivity. Regarding length, the longer the wire, the more resistance you’ll have. Therefore, you’ll have to get a wire that has some good resistance to it or you’ll need to increase its power in order to accomplish the same sound from a shorter wire. Thirdly, thickness decreases the resistance in a wire. Therefore, for longer distances, thicker wires should be used.


In the PrimeCables catalogue, you’ll find a lot of different speaker wire to browse. You’ll find 12 AWG speaker wire available in 50 ft. for $19.99 or 100 ft. for $34.99, 14 AWG speaker wire in 50 ft. for $14.99 or 100 ft. for $24.99, 16 AWG speaker wire in 50 ft. for $12.99 or 300 ft. for $106.99, 18 AWG speaker wire in 100 ft. for $15.99, and CL2 rated in-wall speaker wire in 50 ft. for $17.99, 100 ft. for $34.99, and 250 ft. for $69.99. Needless to say, there’s plenty of options to choose from. And, if one buys in bulk, they’ll receive fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada on orders above $49!


There’s plenty of speaker wire accessories to browse as well including high quality banana plugs, copper clad aluminum speaker wire, and more. There’s enough here to get your home theater system set up with something real nice!


Cheap high quality speaker wire in Canada has never been this easy to find. Buy from PrimeCables alongside other products and finally receive everything you need to create a personalized, unique home theater system for your home. If you have any speaker wire questions, please feel encouraged to check out our guide on what to look for in buying speaker wire. Shop PrimeCables!

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