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Good Quality Copper Cable

February 28th, 2011

Quality over Price

Good quality copper cableGood 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

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Was there today, 18th May at 8am to have the front components on my ford focus changed to a pair of Audison Prima’s, along with some sound deadening anf wave diffusers fitted.
Got there and the staff couldnt have been more helpful or polite. Told me it would he ready by midday. After 2 and half hrs i went to have a look to see how the work was going and the technicians were almost done with it even talking to me during finishing off the install to advise me on future upgrades im thinking of and how to achieve the result im after.
Overall im very impressed, can’t reccommend them enough and im definitely going back for the rear speakers and headunit, amp subwoofer setup in a few months.
They even vaccumed the car after they had finished and went through the setip of my current stock stereo to maoe sure the new speakers were set right, advising me on how to adjust the headunit to ensure optimal burn in for the new speakers.

— D Stevenson

Absolutely first class customer service with some real friendly and knowledgeable guys. I had every option and product explained to me in depth and the finished product is perfect. I will be using them for years to come

— Joseph Lynch

I recently visited Source Sounds to have a new security system fitted to my Land Rover Defender. They are 170 miles from where I live. The whole experience from the time I first made contact with them was superb, trouble free and a pleasure. Whilst there I also invested in a dash cam which they hard wired and fitted for me. Despite all of the work carried out, when I collected the vehicle there was no sign that anyone had interfered with vehicle, inside and out. Paul spent an hour plus with me on collection to explain the use of the items fitted. I was also assisted with hotel transport and securing my vehicle overnight. No wonder people travel miles to use their service. I won’t hesitate to use again.