Speaker Cables

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About Speaker Cables

Speaker cables are special cables used for connecting amp heads to speaker cabinets. They need to be thicker physically than regular instrument cables in order to adequately handle the much greater voltages that pass through them.

The wires inside speaker cables are thick copper. The shorter and thicker the wire, the lower its resistance, which results in better performance.

For guitar amps, a speaker cable normally employs a standard 1/4" jack cable. For bass, it is common to see cables with 'speakon' connectors which lock the cable in place.

We carry a range of speaker cables in each of our guitarguitar stores. Our entire selection is also available online. We keep cables by multiple brands and in multiple lengths.

Frequently Asked Questions about Speaker Cables

Our best selling jack to jack speaker cable is the Klotz SC1PP01SW.
No. This is a very bad idea so please don't do it, even if you find that you get a signal. Instrument cables are just not designed for the load of voltage that has to pass along a speaker cable. It's asking for trouble of the most dangerous kind so please heed our words and just use a proper speaker cable for the job it was intended for.
Bass amp stacks of the past often suffered the indignity of the speaker cables being shaken loose from the cabs due to the excessive vibrations of loud bass frequencies produced by the rig itself! This presented a rather obvious problem for bassists wishing to play an uninterrupted set! Speakon connectors were developed in order to lock into place and provide a firm, unshakable hold, keeping the cables in place.