Inakustik Cable

mickg007

Standard Member
Hi

Building a new house and about to wire it out next month. I was thinking of buying one of the following speaker cables for home cinema and to also to all ceilings for room audio (sonos+sonance)

Inakustik Star - 2 x 2,5 mm² | hifisound.de | The speaker specialist
or
Van Damme - Specifications - Blue Series Studio Grade speaker cable

I would say max run for ceiling speakers will be 15/20mts and main room run for connection to Denon Amp and Linn Sekrits will be 4/5mts

I cant find out what AWG either of these are and I am wondering should I be using the same cable throughout. I don’t mind spending a good bit on the 5mtr run, but don’t want to cheap out on the other rooms either

Any suggestions / help would be great

Also -
 

PSM1

Distinguished Member
The Van Damme Blue is often recommended as a good value cable and 2.5mm is the normal recommended thickness too. Both look fine though so either should be fine.
 

Joe Fernand

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A key difference being one is a Shotgun vs. a Coaxial, you will find the VDC Blue (Coaxial) is easier to work with.

Do your local building regs require CL2/3?

Ensure you also follow local code on installing in-ceiling Spks (you may have to budget for fire hoods).

Also think about sound going into spaces above the Spks!

Joe
 
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28061

Active Member
I used the van damme in my new build recently. It's amazing cable. So flexible and easy to work with and no 'memory'.
 

mickg007

Standard Member
A key difference being one is a Shotgun vs. a Coaxial, you will find the VDC Blue (Coaxial) is easier to work with.

Do your local building regs require CL2/3?

Ensure you also follow local code on installing in-ceiling Spks (you may have to budget for fire hoods).

Also think about sound going into spaces above the Spks!

Joe
I will chat with the builder about fire regulations.

Is there a DIY job you can do for surrounding the speakers to stop sound leakage ?

Thanks

Mick
 

PSM1

Distinguished Member
You need special cable for outdoor use. The normal blue van damme is not designed for outdoor use.
 

shortyav

Active Member
I will chat with the builder about fire regulations.

Is there a DIY job you can do for surrounding the speakers to stop sound leakage ?

Thanks

Mick
I'll often have volume appropriate sealed boxes made with fire retardant plaster board and fire resistant sealant. Bit of a time consuming pain but it helps with sound quality, sound leakage and regs.
 

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