16 gauge 2 core OFC speaker cable
- According to IEC and BS Standard
- Approved by ISO, CE, SGS
- Place of Origin: Henan, China
- HS Code: 8544492100
- Packing: 100 Meters
- Number of Cores: 2
- MOQ: 1000 Meters
16 gauge speaker wire is a common electrical wire that is used in audio systems connecting between the speaker and amplifier. 16 gauge speaker wire in mm is 1.31 mm². 16 awg speaker wire is made of PVC-wrapped stranded copper or copper-clad aluminum conductors and sometimes adopts a transparent sheath for easy inspection of cable condition and quickly identify positive and negative poles. 16 gauge speaker cable and 14 gauge speaker wire are the universal and cost-effective choices for most typical home audio systems with moderate power requirements and relatively short wire runs. However, for high-power speakers, very long cable runs, or critical audio applications, thicker wire gauges like 12 gauge speaker wire or 10 gauge speaker wire may be preferred to minimize signal loss and maintain audio quality.
16 gauge speaker wire Specification:
- Voltage Rating: 450/750V
- Conductor: Plain annealed copper Class 5
- Insulation Types: PVC
- Sheath Color: Black, Red, Transparent
- Test Voltage: 1.5kv /5Min
- Temperature Range: Min -20°C to Max 75 °C
FAQ about 16 gauge speaker wire
The max length for running a 16awg speaker wire depends on the power requirements and impedance of the speaker. Below are the maximum lengths of 16-gauge audio wire for different impedances:
- For 4-ohm speakers, a 16 gauge wire can be used for runs up to 24 feet.
- For 6-ohm speakers, a 16 gauge wire is suitable for runs up to 36 feet.
- For 8-ohm speakers, a 16 gauge wire can be used for runs up to 48 feet.
In electrical cables and wires, “thickness” usually refers to the diameter of the cable; the larger the diameter, the greater the current-conducting capacity, and insulation thickness also has an effect on the overall diameter.
16 gauge ofc speaker wire insulation is 0.7 mm, and the overall diameter is 5.56 mm.
16awg speaker cable is sufficient for most home theater systems and average-power speakers, and it’s less expensive than a 14-gauge wire. However, if you’re using low-impedance speakers(e.g., 4 ohms) or need to run long distances, the 14-gauge wire may be a better choice.