Deliver the optimal amount of wattage to your home audio components begins by deciding the correct speaker wire conductor size. 4-conductor speaker wire is applied differently than 2-conductor speaker wire.
- 4-conductor wire is used for biamping and biwiring speakers, with 4 accepting wires, one for positive and negative like regular wires, and the two others are for the highs and lows, or certain ranges of frequencies, which is using two amplifiers for a single speaker. 4-conductor speaker wire has a higher threshold for power compared to 2-conductor speaker wire, which means less cross talk.
- 4-conductor speaker wire works when connecting a pair of speakers with one pair of connection if need be. It is also useful when running power from a receiver to a volume control. When doubled up, 4-conductor speaker wire has a higher effective gauge, which increases power delivery.