I've used Sommer Cables quite a lot over the years. This time I needed a speaker cable to install a system in a new music venue. It had to be tough enough to survive the builders, affordable and able to provide a good quality signal to our passive speakers. It's hard to say whether one speaker cable is better than another, but I did a fair bit of reseach, compared all the specifications and this one was the best choice for me. Nice one Sommer Cables!!