Find the Right Stinger Speaker Wire for Your Car Audio System
A good vehicle audio system has many admirable qualities, but it takes good power and speaker wire to set those qualities free. Stinger speaker wire uses oxygen-free copper for wiring intended for audio use. Here is some information to help you find the right wiring for your audio system.Does oxygen-free copper audio wiring make a difference?
Aluminum-core wiring dipped or clad in copper, CCA wire is appropriate for systems utilizing low power. Copper wire treated a solution of electrically charged sulfuric acid and copper sulfate is called oxygen-free copper (OFC.) The OFC process removes impurities such as iron, which can cause resistance in copper’s conductor abilities. This process assists conductivity at certain levels and helps low-frequency sound transfer.
When power transfer matters, as it does with speaking wiring, oxygen-free copper wiring is an appropriate choice. No oxygen in the copper means less corrosion in the copper wiring over time. Corrosion causes copper in wiring to degrade which quickly affects and reduces your sound clarity and quality. Humidity, room temperature, and other factors impact wiring corrosion and degradation. Amplifier, A/V connector cables, and Stinger speaker wires often have oxygen-free copper used in the manufacturing process.How do you choose car audio wire?
Here is some important information to keep in mind:
- Size: Make sure to obtain power and speaker wiring large enough for your audio system.
- Current: Check your vehicle’s specifications to make sure it can handle the demand for electrical current from your audio system as well as other accessories.
- Gauge for vehicle specs: Choose the correct wire thickness, or gauge to handle the current your audio system wants to consume.
- Amp draw: Know what the draw, or amperes, will be on your amplifier.
- Optimal cable length: Determine what your cable length should be, that is the distance from your amp to your battery
- Gauge: Use the draw and cable length to determine what cable gauge is necessary to power your system.
- Component wiring: Make sure your components, meaning your speakers and subwoofer, have wiring compatible with your amp gauge wiring
AWG stands for American wire gauge, a standardized way to measure all wiring manufactured in the United States. Developed in 1867, AWG has a list, or tables, showing measurements for a single conductor or round cable.
AWG provides a method to state the number of metal strands present in a solid cable. This is important because higher numbers of metal strands carry more power than a thin cable with few metal strands. A Gauge of 0 or 1 is the largest cable carrying the highest number of metal strands in the gauge standard.Content provided for informational purposes only. eBay is not affiliated with or endorsed by Stinger.