vs. Chassis Wire
vs. Copper Strand
Bulk cable. Chassis wire. Copper & silver strand.
These are three distinct products offered by Cardas Audio. This page will help you
understand the differences, and select the right one for you.
What it is: Bulk cables typically have between one and four conductors, amongst other components such as a shield, and an outer jacket to hold it all together.
Who typically buys it: Manufacturers and DIY enthusiasts
What they do with it: Some of our bulk cables are used inside of stereo amplifiers and loudspeakers. We also have bulk cables that are used to make headphone cables, interconnect cables, and speaker cables.
How it's sold: Bulk cables are sold by length (feet or meters). You can buy as little as a foot, or thousands of feet.
Availability: We usually have a large quantity of the bulk cables listed here, ready to ship.
What it is: Chassis wire is comprised of multiple strands of copper, and available in many different sizes (AWG). Jacket color options are red & black. Sometimes other colors are available.
Who typically buys it: Manufacturers
What they do with it: Chassis wire is used in electronic components and loudspeakers.
How it's sold: Chassis wire is sold by length (feet or meters). You can buy as little as a foot, or thousands of feet.
Availability: We typically have lots of black & red jacketed chassis wire in the AWGs listed here.
Copper & Silver Strand
What it is: Ultra pure copper or silver wire on a spool. Just a single strand, sometimes as small as a human hair, on a spool. Available in any size (AWG).
Who typically buys it: Manufacturers & research laboratories
What they do with it: Our copper & silver strand is often used to make conductors, transformers, inductors, and phono cartridges.
How it's sold: By weight - not length. You can find weight-to-length conversions charts online.
Availability: It's complicated. If you need the AWGs that we use ourselves, then there's a decent chance that we have some in stock. In which case, you can buy as little or as much as you need. If you require a gauge that we don't use, then we'll have to produce it for you, and minimums can be from 400 to 800 lbs. So unless you actually need at least 400 lbs of copper or silver wire, it's advisable to choose a gauge that we have on hand. Contact us to inquire about the gauges we stock.
What colors are available: Copper & silver. It's just metal wire on a spool. There is no jacket or insulation.
Where to get it: Contact Darla, either at email@example.com, or at 541-347-2484.