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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.

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

18 Questions & 19 Answers
TOny
from Lake Ozark, MO. asked:
January 26, 2019
Regarding the 41 strand designation, is that 41 strands per conductor or 41 strands for all 4 conductors?
2 Answers
Hi Tony: The strand count is 41 per conductor x 4 for 14/4 and 41 per for 14/2. That is 41 strands of 30 AWG pure copper per each conductor. The next highest strand count would be 105 strands AT 34 AWG. TL/5387
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on January 28, 2019
Hi Tony: I believe the strand count is per conductor. (41 each). TL/5387
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on January 28, 2019

Anthony
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
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on September 2, 2018

Bob
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
Submitted by: Tim Leahy on July 23, 2018

AS
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
Submitted by: 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
Submitted by: 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 13, 2017

mike
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 8, 2017

Chris
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
Submitted by: 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 22, 2016

Paul
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 28, 2015

Ken
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 21, 2014

Kenneth
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.
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on July 21, 2014

Jim
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
Submitted by: 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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 6, 2014

Brian
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on April 21, 2014

Dave Steeves
from cape cod asked:
June 19, 2013
I NEED TO RUN SPEAKER CABLE ABOUT 100 FEET TO THE OUTSIDE DECK. SHOULD I USE THE 4 CONDUCTOR WIRE TO SUPPLY TWO OUTDOOR SPEAKERS ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THE DECK? OR JUST RUN 2 SEPARATE 2 CONDUCTOR WIRES? WHAT GAUGE/? THANKS!
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 25, 2013

bob
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on June 18, 2013

Bob
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
Submitted by: Customer Service - Q&A on May 10, 2012

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