Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
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    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2817
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    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft

    Get the most out of your home audio system with high quality, oxygen-free, pure bare copper speaker wire from Monoprice!

    This speaker wire features two conductors made of high purity (greater than 99.95% pure), oxygen-free bare copper. Pure Bare Copper is a superior conductor to the copper clad aluminum (CCA) conductors used in most other inexpensive speaker wire. CCA is only about 68% as conductive as pure bare copper. This additional resistance is added to the impedance of your speakers and can negatively effect the sound.

    For the wire to have no audible effect, the total wire resistance should be no more than 5% of the lowest impedance of your speakers. Even speakers rated for a nominal 8-ohms, may dip to as low as 4-ohms at some frequencies, which further reduces the total cable resistance allowed in the wire. Using Pure Bare Copper speaker wire ensures that the total load put on the amplifier remains as close as possible to the impedance curve of your speakers.

    For example, a 16AWG 2-conductor Pure Bare Copper speaker wire has a total resistance of 0.803 ohms per 100 feet (both directions must be considered). By comparison, a 16AWG 2-conductor CCA speaker wire has a total resistance of 1.181 ohms per 100 feet. Assuming 4 ohms is the lowest impedance of your speakers, a speaker wire run can be no more 0.2-ohms total. 20 feet of 16AWG Pure Bare Copper would be 0.1606 ohms, well under the 0.2-ohm limit. On the other hand, 20 feet of 16AWG CCA would be 0.2362 ohms, well OVER the 0.2-ohm limit.

    Each conductor is jacketed with color-coded PVC for easy polarity identification. The entire cable assembly is jacketed in a white, CL2-rated PVC material. The CL2 rating indicates that the cable complies with fire safety and insurance requirements, making it safe for use inside the walls of residential class buildings.

    203 Reviews

    97.93% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    Best Speaker Wire

    • bmanone,
    •  ,  
    • 5/6/2016 5:18:54 PM

    Pros: pure copper conductor
    flexibility
    durability
    ease of installation
    easy to identify polarity by the red and black insulation

    Cons: No major complaints.
    It would be nice is it had a higher number strands in each wire for even greater flexibility.
    It also be nice if it came in 10 AWG.

    Best speaker wire for the money and quality

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    High Quality Wire

    • Srinivas,
    •  Irving, TX 
    • 3/18/2016 11:54:33 AM

    Pros: High Quality

    Cons: none

    I bought this wire for my dedicated home theater. I wanted very high quality wire to connect to my Dolby Atmos speakers. These are very high quality wires, I ran these wires through attic and these work great.

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    Excellent Wire

    • ironcityjon,
    •  Pittsburgh, PA 
    • 3/12/2016 7:25:45 AM

    Pros: Well made
    Good sound
    Appropriate thickness for the distance

    Cons: Quite thick - might be hard to insert into your speakers

    Spools off the roll pretty easily, nice sheathing that's not too hard to cut, good thick wire. Gives me decent sound. I had to use 12 gauge for the distance I was running, per my receiver's manufacturer's instructions - you might not need 12! It is harder to work with than the thinner stuff, and more expensive, so if you don't need it opt for something else.

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    love monoprice

    • Billy Williams,
    •  Knoxville, TN 
    • 2/16/2016 11:26:37 AM

    quality of product was great, no issues, exactly what i needed!

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    Best speaker cable you ever get

    • Satish Panjala,
    •  Marlton, NJ 
    • 12/27/2015 8:13:23 PM

    Pros: Excellent quality

    Cons: None

    My home theater system sounds better now after replacing the original cables with this cable.

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