Pro Audio Cables | Cable Application

Cable Applications

What cable should you use for the environment you are working in.


Cables for applications, especially on stage, at open-air festivals or live events. These cables are easy to wind, simple to handle and will not knot if used correctly, and you will not trip over them when they are laid out on stage. They are ideal for professional and hobby musician. 


Cables for mobile broadcast applications require a flexible PVC jacket, fine-stranded wire construction, high bending cycles and a low bending radius. They are easy to wind and suitable for outdoor applications.  For extreme outdoor applications   (satellite vehicles,  broadcasting of sporting events, etc .), we recommend the versions with PUR or TPE jackets. These jackets used on SOMMER CABLEs are incredibly rugged, halogen-free and can also handle temperatures. 



Cables for installation are primarily designed for longevity and safe transmission, especially for ELA- 100V- technology (a German standard). They can be installed inside walls and plenums over long distances and suitable for internal use in audio electronics (amplifiers, speakers, etc .) or racks. Please refer to the halogen-free/ PUR and FRNC symbols if you need to meet specific fire code requirements. 


Electro-acoustic cables are suitable for use in 100-volt public address speaker systems. On principle, nearly all LF (low-frequency) cables and speaker cables in our program can be used in ELA-100V-technology (a German standard). We use high-quality materials for the insulation, such as PE, SPVC, PUR, TPC-ET and PP. The test voltage for our LF cables is 500 V; in exceptional cases, 1200 V (please ask us for specifications), the operating voltage is 300 V. The main problem in ELA- 100V-technology is the long distances must be covered. The user must calculate them. 


These cables are optimized for sound and were developed for accurate, I .e.  electrically and acoustically linear transmission of audio signals. You can use them to connect amplifiers, speakers, CD players and other audio devices. They are recommended for the ambitious studio operator.