The Speaker Cable – Article




This article about the speaker cable takes an approach in material science and electrodynamics to answer questions like:

  • How hard can it be to make a good speaker cable? Reasonably low resistance and any
    simple cable would do the job as good as any expensive high end cable – or maybe not?
  • What are the most important characteristics of a speaker cable with respect to degradation
    of the signal?

Areas that are covered:

  • Radial geometric symmetry
  • Cable metallurgy
  • Cable construction and inductance
  • Cable capacitance
  • Cable resistance
  • Signal losses
  • Phase coherence
  • Electromechanical modulation
  • Cable connectors
  • Break-in
  • Cable lifters