• Speaker Cables (Single)
    Speaker Cables (Single)

Speaker Cables (Single)

Four-conductor configuration minimizes noise and polyethylene insulation reduces induction rate to boost frequency characteristics

Key Features and Benefits

  • 4-conductor style construction.
  • Star Quad design reduces EMI noise.
  • Low capacitance and resistance.
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4-conductor Speaker Cable

Type Model Pair
cross-
sec.
Sales
units
Nom.
O.D.
Weight Composition Electrical characteristics
No. of
cond.
Cross sec. area (AWG)
mm2 /(AWG)
Cond. comp
Q’ty/mm
Twist
pitch
Cond. DCR Nom.
capacitance*
mm2 m mm kg/100m mm ohm/100m pF/m
4s6 drawing
Jacket color for
4S6:
Gry Blk Red Blue Crm
4S8, 4S11, 4S6G:
Gry Blk
4S8G, 4S11G:
Gry
4S6 1.0 100
200
400
6.4 5.4 4 0.51(20) 20/0.18A 45 3.7 125
4S8 2.5 8.3 9.5 4 1.27(16) 50/0.18A 70 1.5 145
4S11 4.3 10.7 16 4 2.18(14) 41/0.26A 100 0.9 146
4S6G 1.0 6.4 5.4 4 0.51(20) 20/0.18(OFC) 45 3.7 145
4S8G 2.5 8.3 9.5 4 1.27(16) 50/0.18(OFC) 70 1.5 145
4S11G 4.3 10.7 16 4 2.18(14) 41/0.26(OFC) 100 0.9 146
  • Insulation: polyethylene (red, translucent red, white, translucent white), Jacket: PVC, Dielectric strength: 500V AC/min.
  • *Capacitance between conductors

Key Features and Benefits / 4S6, 4S8, 4S11

  • High-performance PVC jacket, resistant to bending and twisting.
  • 4S6 designed to fit snugly with Cannon XLR.

Key Features and Benefits / 4S6G, 4S8G, 4S11G

  • The G versions feature oxygen-free copper (OFC, JIS H3510) conductors.

4-conductor Speaker Cable for Fixed Installation

Type Model Pair
cross-
sec.
Sales
units
Nom.
O.D.
Weight Composition Electrical characteristics
No. of
cond.
Cross sec. area (AWG)
mm2 /(AWG)
Cond. comp
Q’ty/mm
Twist
pitch
Cond. DCR Nom.
capacitance*
mm2 m mm kg/100m mm ohm/100m pF/m
4s10f drawing
Jacket color for
4S10F, 4S12F, 4S14F, 4S18F:
Gry Blk
4S10FG, 4S12FG:
Gry
4S10F 3.5 100
200
400
1000
9.6 15 4 1.75(15) 33/0.26A 100 1.1 144
4S12F 5.6 11.6 22 4 2.81(13) 35/0.32A 120 0.7 152
4S14F 8.0 14.0 32 4 4.02(12) 50/0.32A 120 0.5 -
4S18F 14.2 17.5 53 4 7.08(9) 88/0.32A 150 0.3 -
4S10FG 3.5 9.6 15 4 1.75(15) 33/0.26(OFC) 100 1.1 144
4S12FG 5.6 11.6 22 4 2.8(13) 35/0.32(OFC) 120 0.7 152
    • Insulation: polyethylene (red, translucent red, white, translucent white), Jacket: PVC, Dielectric strength: 500V AC/min.
    • *Capacitance between conductors.

Key Features and Benefits / 4S10F, 4S12F, 4S14F, 4S18F

  • Special supple jacket designed for use in building conduits

Key Features and Benefits / 4S10FG, 4S12FG

  • The G versions feature oxygen-free copper (OFC, JIS H3510) conductors.

Technical Note

Four-conductor Configuration Minimizes Noise

Speaker cable must accommodate relatively high signal levels, typically tens to hundreds of watts of RMS power. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can radiate from these speaker lines directly into adjacent low voltage cables (i.e. microphone, video, lines, etc.). Canare solves this problem by using a 4-conductor “Star Quad” configuration in all of our 4S-series speaker cables. Because every conductor is located the same distance from center, the opposing magnetic fields are cancelled out. Attenuation of magnetic field radiation is superior when compared to a standard 2-conductor speaker wire.

  • Four-conductor cable

  • Two-conductor cable

Selecting the Right Speaker Cable

Always try to keep speaker cables as short as possible and select cable models that offer a higher damping factor; 20-50 for music (i.e. connect sound) and 10-20 for speech (i.e. sport stadiums).
The greater the damping factor (DF), the better the ability to control speaker excursion to create sharp, clear quality in the low end frequency range

As the above formula shows, a higher conductor resistance causes a lower damping factor, which prevents even top quality power amps from performing at peak optimum levels.

Speaker Cable Length obtained from the Damping Factor (reference)
Model Cross-sec. Area Cond. Resist. Cond. Resist.
for Total Loop
Cable Length (m)
mm2 /AWG ohm/100m ohm/m DF = 20 DF = 50
4S6(G) 1.02/17 (pair) 1.85 0.037 9.5 3.0
4S8(G) 2.52/14 (pair) 0.75 0.015 23.3 7.3
4S11(G) 4.36/11 (pair) 0.45 0.009 38.9 12.2
4S10F(G) 3.50/15 (pair) 0.55 0.011 31.8 10.0
4S12F(G) 5.62/13 (pair) 0.35 0.007 50.0 15.7
4S14F(G) 8.00/12 (pair) 0.25 0.005 70.0 22.0
4S18F(G) 14.16/9 (pair) 0.15 0.003 116.7 36.7
S410-*P 2.00/18 (pair) 0.95 0.019 18.4 5.8
2S7F(G) 1.27/16 1.5 0.030 11.7 3.7
2S9F(G) 2.18/14 0.9 0.018 19.4 6.1
2S11F(G) 3.62/12 0.5 0.010 35.0 11.0
2S14F(G) 5.63/10 0.3 0.006 58.3 18.3
2S15G 2.49/14 0.7 0.014 25.0 7.9
  • Conditions: Speaker impedance = 8 ohm, Power amplifier output impedance = 0.05 ohm

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