6ft High-quality Coaxial Audio/Video RCA CL2 Rated Cable - RG6/U 75ohm (for S/PDIF, Digital Coax, Subwoofer & Compos...
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.
97.87% of the reviewers recommend this productADD YOUR REVIEW
- Eddie B,
- Centennial, CO
- 11/11/2015 6:12:27 PM
Pros: Great value
Good quality for the price.
- FORT MYERS, FL
- 9/27/2015 1:29:59 PM
Pros: great price for the size. fast shipping
what more can be said about this speaker wire that already hasn't been said. very nice wire. hard to beat the price. I've used this wire at my old house and on a new house I am building..match that with monoprice customer service tough combo to beat..
- Depew, NY
- 6/30/2015 3:06:03 AM
Pros: BEATS ALL THE REST BT FARE, WITH QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE.
Cons: tHEY WANT YOU TO BUY AT THERE STORES , WHY ? THIS IS THE SAME FROM THE SPEC'S, I'VE LOOKED AT THIS IS BETTER AND BEATS THERE PRICE BETTER THAN 50 %
Larger Diameter than I Expected
- Brian Goodman,
- Tucson, AZ
- 5/29/2015 11:19:27 AM
Pros: Quick delivery, received what I ordered, good price.
Cons: None (other than beware of how big 12 gauge CL-2 wire really is).
Didn't realize how large (diameter) this would be. The photo made it look pretty small, but I should have done a little more research on wire gauges. Between the large conductors and heavy CL-2 sheath, this is much larger than I want to run through my ceiling and walls (x7 for surround). Not sure if there's any way to return an item when there's nothing wrong with it, but I will try.
by Monoprice Administrator
Thank you for your review. I see you already have an RMA in place. If you were looking for a smaller gauge wire we do have the following cables in the same length:
Please let me know if you need any further assistance. Hope this helps!
- Scarborough, ON
- 4/30/2015 8:07:18 PM
Pros: Easy to work with, quality material, sturdy, not expensive.
I got 100ft for my 5.1 setup, then decided to buy 7.2 wall plate ( which was a BIG mistake) and dedicate extra 2 connectors to my outdoor speakers since the amplifier is 7.2, so I bough another 100ft. I highly recommend this product.