SMC Speaker Cables: Multi-Stranded UPOCC Copper Construction
These cables are made with multiple strands of 24 gauge upocc copper in teflon insulation, and are intended for lower-efficiency multi-way speakers that require high currents and voltages to drive them to reasonable listening levels. For these type of speakers this cable is a better choice than the SL, or copper litz speaker cables. The SMC cables use multiple 24g wires to build the cable while the SL cables use 44g wires. Sometimes, even with thousands of strands of 44g wire, speakers that require a lot of current would rather see the much thicker stranding of this cable vs the litz cable. It’s not quite as clean as the litz cable, but the sonics of this cable are on the warmer and smoother side, they will add no harshness whatsoever. This cable is also a good choice for those who would like a fuller, warmer sound vs a more accurate cleaner sound of my copper litz cables. Most frequently, it turns out this is the case for many lower-efficiency multi-way speakers.