• Multicore Speaker Cable
    Multicore Speaker Cable

Multicore Speaker Cable

Ideal for multistage use in halls and outdoor events.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Eight-core speaker cable.
  • Ideal for use with a line array speaker.
  • Oxygen-free copper conductors.
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Multicore Speaker Cable

Type Model Sales
units
Nom.
O.D.
Weight Composition Electrical characteristics
No. of
cond.
Cross sec.
area and cond. comp.
Cond.
O.D.
Cond. DCR Nom.
capacitance*
m mm kg/100m mm2 /(AWG)
Q'ty/mm
mm ohm/100m pF/m
8s15g drawing
Jacket color:
BLK
8S15G 100 14.9 33.0 8 2.49(14)
98/0.18(OFC)
3.26 0.7 51
  • Insulation: polyethylene, Jacket: PVC, Dielectric strength: 500V AC/min.
  • *Capacitance between adjacent conductors

Key Features and Benefits / 8S15G

  • Eight-core speaker cable ideally suited for use with Neutrik speaKON NL8 and a line array speaker.
  • 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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