Audio Cable


14/4 AWG Outdoor Direct Burial Audio Cable - 500ft
14/4 AWG Outdoor Direct Burial Audio Cable - 500ft
AC-DB-14-2-500
This 14/4 Direct Burial Audio Cable is perfect for powering outdoor speakers.   The conductors are made from pure oxygen free copper and the cable offeres an outter PVC jacket with insulated 14AWG connductors.  This jacket is designed to withstand the harsh outdoor elements.  

MSRP


$338.00
$219.70

14/2 AWG In-wall (CL2), Oxygen Free (OFC) Audio Cable - White - 500ft
14/2 AWG In-wall (CL2), Oxygen Free (OFC) Audio Cable - White - 500ft
AC-IW-14-2-500
Thie 14/2 AWG audio cable can be ran inside walls.  This cable is made of pure oxygen free copper conductors to make sure your sound system provides the best audio possible.

MSRP


$175.40
$122.25

18/2 AWG In-wall (CL2), Oxygen Free (OFC) Audio Cable - White - 500ft
18/2 AWG In-wall (CL2), Oxygen Free (OFC) Audio Cable - White - 500ft
AC-IW-18-2-500
Thie 18/2 AWG audio cable can be ran inside walls.  This cable is made of pure oxygen free copper conductors to make sure your sound system provides the best audio possible.

MSRP


$77.50
$56.10




Ethernet Cable Basics:

Category 5 Cable
Category 5e cable is an enhanced version of Category 5 that adheres to more stringent standards. It is capable of transmitting data at speeds of up to 1000 Mbps (1 Gigabit per second).

Category 6 Cable - 
Category 6 cable was designed to perform at frequencies of up to 250 MHz and offers higher performance for better transmission of data at speeds up to 1000 Mbps (see comparison chart below). Some properly installed Category 6 cable will also support 10 Gigabit speeds, but likely with limitations on length (look for our upcoming Category 6A / 10 Gig tutorial).

Augmented Category 6 (6A)
Category 6A cable is the latest twisted-pair cable type defined in February 2008 under the newest version of the TIA 568-B standard (568-B.2-10). Category 6A operates at frequencies of up to 500 MHz and can support transmission speeds at 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps).

UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair) - 
Used primarily for data transmission in local area networks (LANs), UTP network cable is a 4-pair, 100-ohm cable that consists of 4 unshielded twisted pairs surrounded by an outer jacket. Each pair is wound together for the purposes of canceling out noise that can interfere with the signal. UTP cabling systems are the most commonly deployed cable type in the U.S.



Solid vs. Stranded Cable : 

Solid-conductor cable is designed for backbone and horizontal cable runs. Use it for runs between two wiring closets or from the wiring closet to a wallplate. Solid cable shouldn’t be bent, flexed, or twisted repeatedly. Its attenuation is lower than that of stranded-conductor cable.

Stranded cable is for use in shorter runs between network interface cards (NICs) and wallplates or between concentrators and patch panels, hubs, and other rackmounted equipment. Stranded-conductor cable is much more flexible than solid-core cable. However, attenuation is higher in stranded-conductor cable, so the total length of stranded cable in your system should be kept to a minimum to reduce signal degradation.