Good Quality Copper Cable
Quality over Price
Good quality copper cable is becoming more and more rare due to the steady increase in the price of Copper. Many companies have been selling cheap poor quality power cable otherwise known as CCA (Copper Coated Aluminium). You can distinguish this from true copper cable by it’s lightweight feel and appearance as you look at the end.
Here at Source, we genuinely don’t rip-off any customers, but we feel very strongly about this. If you use inferior materials in your audio system, then the results aren’t going to be as good as what you expect. The cable won’t conduct as much power, so your 1000w amplifier won’t produce anywhere near as much power thus resulting in not as much bass or volume.
The power cable we use is good quality copper cable from two companies JL Audio and Audison Connection. Both these brands excel in their quality control so you can expect good results when using their cabling products.
Power Cable generally comes in 3 main sizes (classed as Gauge) 0g, 4g and 8g. The lower the number, the thicker the cable, 0g being the thickest. The size of cable you need to use is determined by the amount of current each amp draws. In the majority of cases if you are using one amp only then 8g power cable would suffice. Anymore than that and you would have to upgrade to 4g cable to get the added benefit of using the extra amplifier. In high-end or high-powered installations you would expect to use 0g power and earth cable to get everything out of the products you are using.
To see if your power cable needs upgrading, call into the shop or call us on 0114 257 1550