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14 Gauge 4-Conductor Oxygen Free Burial Rated In Wall Speaker Cable CL3 (50ft - 250ft)

Product code: JA-14-4

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Features & Specifications

This specially designed in-wall/outdoor speaker wire is perfect for outdoor speakers, low voltage lighting and many other outdoor or direct burial applications. The cable features a specially formulated white polyethylene jacket that is U/V resistant and provides protection against water damage. The audiophile grade wire contains 41strands of 99.9% pure copper conductors.


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A reasonably priced alternative to Monster® Cable. This wire is perfect for outdoor speakers, low voltage lighting and many other outdoor or direct burial applications. The cable features a specially formulated white polyethylene jacket that is U/V resistant and provides protection against water damage. The audiophile grade wire contains 41strands of 99.9% pure copper conductors. The high strand count provides improved skin effect.


17 Questions & 17 Answers
from Globe az asked:
September 1, 2018
What color are the wires?
1 Answer
Hi Anthony: The four internal conductors; red, black, white, and green. Typically we recommend red; right positive, black; right negative, white; left positive, and green; left negative. But it doesn't matter how you connect each conductor as long as both ends match. Note, both of our 16/4 and 14/4 have the same colored jackets TL/5190
Tim Leahy
on September 2, 2018

from CT asked:
July 19, 2018
Who is the manufacurernof this wire? I normally use honeywell direct burial speaker cable and want to ensure that I would be getting similar quality wire.
1 Answer
HI Bob: There are a couple of different levels of Honeywell Direct Burial Speaker Wire branded under the Genesis wire brand which was their house brand created bu ADI a Honeywell company that is a major distributor of security products. The standard line is basic strand count and CL2 rated. Our supplier is one of the biggest OEM suppliers in China (and very well be making cables for Genesis as well). Our basic cable now available in a black or white jacket is CL3 rated which is more expensive than CL2. CL2 is residential only, CL3 is residential and most commercial applications. It can not be run in heating or cooling ducts. That would need to be Plenum rated for all commercial applications. This is also more expensive than the CL3 jacket. Honeywell also offers a step up cable that has a higher strand count and is CL3 rated. Higher strand count offers more flexibility and a little better conductivity. We both have our cables made to spec... TL/5117
Tim Leahy
on July 23, 2018

from Texas asked:
December 22, 2017
Is this cable white? do you have it available in black?
1 Answer
Hi AS: This cable is available in white only. I believe some companies stock black but we do not get enough demand merit us stocking it ourselves. TL/4707
Customer Service - Q&A
on December 24, 2017

Terry Myers
from Pennsylvania asked:
July 26, 2017
The features and specs states "improved skin effect". This seems like an artificial specification as the skin effect is a bad thing and only needs to be taken into account at hundreds of thousands of volts. Therefore since you may be inflating this cables performance with audiophool terminology how can I expect that your other specs that I care about (materials of construction, UV protection, etc) are genuine. Can you please provide some certifications or assurances that this cable is indeed somewhat UV stabilized
1 Answer
HI Terry: The "Improved Skin Effect" has been removed. It has nothing to do with the particular cable. I am checking with the factory for certification on UV protectant that has been added. The jacket is already CL3/FT4 rated. If you listen to some of the Higher end cable companies they address "skin effect" on the outside of the bundle to help the high frequencies. Most talk about adding a layer of silver to the outside of the bundled conductors for smoother transmission. TL/ TL/4487
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 31, 2017

Marcel Plate
from CT asked:
May 12, 2017
What is the outside diameter of the 14-4 cable?
1 Answer
Hi Marcel: The outside diameter is no larger than 3/8 inches. You can call our customer service for the actual measurement. I do not have the access to the warehouse like customer service. TL/4357
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 13, 2017

from miami, fl asked:
April 24, 2017
Can I bury this underground by itself?
1 Answer
Hi Mike: Absolutely, all of our CL3/FT4 UL treated Speaker cables are rated for direct burial as well approved for in-wall and in-ceiling construction. TL/4325
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 8, 2017

from 80108 asked:
April 9, 2017
I'm installing 2 speakers on the patio and wish to have a single run from the amp to the speakers. is it possible to use 14-4 cable to first speaker, attach 2 wires, then continue on to the second speaker and use the other 2 wires? The speakers will be located in a covered area of the patio. How do you separate the wires from the jacket at the first speaker location?
1 Answer
Hi Chris: You can absolutely use four conductor wire to run to your first speaker lets say use the red and black conductor for the first (right) speaker. One way is make sure you are careful and strip the outer jacket exposing the Red, Black, Green and white internal individually jacketed conductors, then cut the red and black leaving about three inches of the conductors exposed, strip a quarter of an inch and connect the red to the positive terminal and the Black to the negative Terminal. These should be connected to the R+/- same as it is at the amp or receiver side. Then tie off the black and red conductors and run the four conductor to the second or left speaker. Terminate just the green to Negative and white to positive of the second speaker. The other way that might be easier would call for you to cut all four wires and strip back the outer jacket three inches and strip all four conductors. Again connect the Red and black wire to the respective +/- of the speaker. Then strip the green and white conductors from the rest of the four conductor and tie them to the original green and white conductors found in the cable coming from your source. We sell special outdoor terminal caps called Aqua Blue featuring silicon inside the cap. Run the wire to the second speaker and terminate just the green ad white conductors. Tape off the Black and red. Good luck TL/4298
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 12, 2017

Jeff Boysen
from Los Angeles asked:
July 21, 2016
I am installing a Sonarray outdoor speaker system. They recommend 18 gauge up to 100 ft, or 16 gauge up to 150 feet. It looks like the installation will require slightly more than 100 ft, probably no more than 110 ft at the very most. Would I be better off with 18 or 16 gauge?
1 Answer
Hi Jeff: If you are going with the SR1 Sonarray system they recommend in their installation video going with the 14/4 like our CL3/FT4 14/4 Direct Burial wire. They supply the needed wire nuts for all eight satellite and single sub woofer connections. The key is the Subwoofer which typically calls for larger gauge wire is tied in with all the satellites (recommended to be installed in the center of the Sonarray System). That would mean in parallel using all four conductors after two right and two left satellites. This is for the 8 ohm system. Bigger is better and sometime you are limited in gauge size when using Volume Controls or Speaker selectors with input/output connectors designed for 16 gauge. You do not have this limitation. The wire nuts you are using work with 14 gauge. Good Luck TL/3993
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 22, 2016

from San Diego, CA asked:
April 28, 2015
What is the maximum number of splices you'd recommend for this speaker wire? I'm running it to a Niles volume control and will already require a splice about 30' from the amplifier where the existing 14/4 wire comes through conduit that I don't want to have to feed through again. From that splice to the volume control, it's around 75'. A single run would be ideal I know, but if I had to create two or three more splices for a total of three or four, would that be a problem? What do you recommend for making the splices that will provide equivalent protection as the jacket?
1 Answer
Hi Paul, The best thing you could do is have at least 14 gauge wire and make sure to protect the splice points with speaker wire nuts.
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 28, 2015

from Goodyear AZ asked:
July 18, 2014
Forgot to mention, the run from amp through wall to the T would be about 75 ft. Then the split to 14-2 to each pair of speakers (8 total, 4-L&R channels spaced equally about the pool) would be about 50-60 ft in each direction.
1 Answer
14 gauge is good up to about 200ft runs so that should be fine.
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 21, 2014

from Goodyear AZ asked:
July 18, 2014
Does it make sense to run one 14-4 out from my amp to a mid point then connect two pairs of your rock speakers around my pool? In other words, make a T and then run 14-2 to each pair of speakers on left and right side of the T ?
1 Answer
Hello Ken, Yes, but you would want to make sure your amp can handle a 4ohm load (4 speakers). You could either run into a volume control as the mid-point or a speaker selector such as the SSVC2.
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 21, 2014

from Waterloo, Iowa asked:
May 6, 2014
This is in regards to running 100' from my house to my garage, using a 14/4 or 2 14/2's that you answered for me yesterday. I know that you shouln't expose the wires to the elements, but I have a speaker terminal block that I could use under the eves. My question is will it hurt anything to run both right and left speaker connections though the 14/4 to the terminal block and then separate them there?
1 Answer
Jim, Ah, I see now. Yes, that would be fine! Run the 4-conductor wire from your amp/receiver to the speaker selector unit and then run two 2-conductor wires from the speaker selector to the speakers. BM 2666
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 7, 2014

Jim Dunn
from Waterloo, Iowa asked:
May 5, 2014
I need about 100 feet of cable to get from my house to my garage. can I run both right and left thru the 4 wire and then separate them to their respective speakers on the garage? What would this hurt?
1 Answer
Hi Jim, You should run two runs of 2-conductor wire, one to each speaker. Once you remove wire from its protective jacket, you are putting them at serious risk by exposing them to the elements. 4-conductor is good for running to dual-tweeter outdoor speakers, but stereo pairs need 2-conductor. Hope that helps! BM 2665
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 6, 2014

from Brentwood, TN asked:
April 20, 2014
I need 200'. Will it be delivered in one continuous length of 200'?
1 Answer
Hi Brian, You can simply order a quantity of "2" 100ft runs and we will ship a single run of 200ft. BM 2629
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 21, 2014

Dave Steeves
from cape cod asked:
June 19, 2013
1 Answer
Hi Dave, We suggest running two 2-conductor cables. The 4-conductor cable is appropriate when you are using a volume control or a single stereo speaker where you need both a right and left cable to one location. CL/MA 1994
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 25, 2013

from phoenix, Arizona asked:
June 14, 2013
why use 4-conductor verse 2-conductor
1 Answer
Hi Bob, If you were using a volume control, the 4-conductor has a left and right connection in one jacket. Therefore, rather than running two 2-conductor cables, you would run one 4. CL/MA 1979
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 18, 2013

from St. Louis, MO asked:
May 9, 2012
What is the diameter of this cable?
1 Answer
Hi Bob, Our 14-4 speaker cable is 1/4" in diameter. CL/MA
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 10, 2012

Product Reviews

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83% Recommend this product (15 of 18 responses)
By Joe Demarest
Torrance Ca
March 14, 2018
When I ordered this product I was expecting to receive a box of speaker wire and what I got was wire inside a box acting like styrofoam peanut packaging. The wire was thrown into my box after being cut from a larger reel along with speakers i bought. There were no zip ties, or tape on the wire. This made my installation difficult because I work on my own, which means I had to work a little extra hard wall fishing the wire.
ProsThis is great pliable wire.
ConsPackaging was a mess
By Larry William Geromette
February 14, 2018
Speaker Wire
Just what I needed! Thank you.
By Joel
March 20, 2017
14 Guage 4 wire - 50 feet
Good product as advertised fast shipping
Best UsesOutdoor for my Bose speakers
By Dave
July 15, 2016
Great cable !
I used this to run from my Polk A1 box to my speaker volume control. and then again to my two stereo outdoor speakers. I split the wire at the end and pulled one end from the casing to allow it to go to two speakers and have the other speaker remain encased. This allowed me to use it without buying two separate speaker cables. works great! looks great as one packaged cable. seems like high quality product! big fan :)
July 1, 2016
Great cable with fast delivery
Cable was delivered fast and is high quality wire
By John R
Chicago, Illinois
May 11, 2016
Great price on a great product!
This was exactly what I was looking for. A great price and great product that shipped timely.
By Ken
February 18, 2014
Good Quality
Good Quality, reliable, flexible, like the high strand count for turning corners. In terminal blocks, it compresses well. Insulation as strands of fiber for strength in pulling. Easy to work with. I used for computer control signals carrying about 1A at 24v. So far UV resistant but it's been only a year. I will purchase more on next project. Pricing and delivery is excellent
By chuck
November 27, 2013
outdoor audio components
We have purchased amplifiers, several outdoor speakers and other components to make our application work. OSD Audio has always been helpful with questions we have asked about the products we were purchasing. We also had a problem with a speaker, but their customer service was amazing. we will always use OSD for all of our audio and video needs. Chuck, Upland, CA
By Ron
July 7, 2013
4 conductor burial wire
This 14 gauge wire made my job so simple.. I ran about 100 ft to my rock speakers.. Great happy!! Sounds great..
ProsEasy to use and is nicely protected for long last protection..
ConsI have no complaints!!
Best UsesI used it from the inside of my house thru the attic, down the side of the house, underground to the corner of the yard by the pool!!
By Bsk
New york
April 20, 2013
Great price for cl3 wire
Easy to work with. Came quickly b
By Jay
Alpharetta, GA
September 16, 2012
Excellent value in outdoor wire
I used this wire to replace 16/2 lamp cord. What a difference! Much cleaner sound, top to bottom, rich base, clear vocals. Excellent value.
ProsRugged, Flexible Yet Durable, Consistent Performance, Versatile
By George
Newbury Park, Ca
July 25, 2012
Great Service!
Great service! Kept me informed every step of the way. Will definitely use OSD in the future!
ProsGood Length, Rugged
Best UsesHome Theater
By adnedarn
Tucson, AZ
July 14, 2012
Quality product
I sort of expected this wire to be hard to fish through the attic since it was 4 wires of a decent thickness gauge, but it actually moved very well and only got caught once when it kinked in a twist. The wire and the coating seemed to be great quality, the wires didn't break apart when using my wire stripper as some cheaper wires tend to.
ProsRugged, Flexible, Versatile, Consistent Performance
Best UsesOutside, High-End Equipment, Home Theater
By chezdude
Hillsborough, NC
June 20, 2012
Quality cable
solid cable, flexible and easy to pull. It's always a little hard to strip the outer jacket without knicking the cables themselves, but patience and a few attempts and you get a good solid run of wire to your outdoor speakers.
Best UsesHome Theater, Outdoor speakers
By MartiniMark
Peachtree City, GA
June 13, 2012
Good, quality product
I bought the four strand 14GA wiring to connect up a pair of Bose 251 outdoor speakers under the roof of our back deck. It was easy to work with and best of all I painted to match the house. Recommended.
ProsGood Length, Rugged, Paintable
Best UsesOutdoor speaker cable
By Dave
The Woodlands, Texas
November 7, 2011
Highly Recommend
Great Product! Fast shipping and the best price I could find after doing quite a bit of shopping around!
By Chocolate Thunder
Calgary Alberta
September 20, 2011
Great Product
Great product easy to run, good when combined with outdoor resistor based volume control.
ProsVersatile, Rugged, Consistent Performance, Good Warranty, Good Length
By Jim
August 2, 2006
great product great value ...
great product great value and service