Choice™ Series 12AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 300ft
    Product # 2790
    Choice™ Series 12AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 300ft
    Product # 2790
    $87.40
    Length : 300ft
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    Gauge : 12AWG
    12AWG 14AWG 16AWG 18AWG
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    Choice™ Series 12AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 300ft

    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.

    One side of the clear outer PVC jacket is marked with an easily visible blue stripe to indicate polarity.

    1189 Reviews

    97.53% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    Good Product

    • Gr@g,
    •  Kalamazoo, MI 
    • 7/16/2016 4:17:18 AM

    Pros: Great value. CL2 rated for in wall use.

    Cons: Outer jacket is a little thick for banana plugs. Had to trim the end to fit into a banana plug. This would probably occur with most or all 12 GA wire.

    Good quality.

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    good pricing and good product

    • joseph scinta,
    •  Buffalo, NY 
    • 7/13/2016 12:32:18 PM

    Pros: seems to be high quality oxygen free copper

    Cons: shipping is kinda high

    good pricing and good product. hasn't tarnished yet , have been using this for about a year

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    Choice™ Series 12AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 50ft

    • Richard,
    •  Phoenix, AZ 
    • 6/29/2016 5:50:29 AM

    Pros: Pros: Great Value at an excellent price.

    Cons: Cons: None

    Prior to deciding to purchase this speaker wire I did a little shopping around to compare similar products. I found that there are many similar but over priced products just like it but none compare in value and to top it off these make my speakers sound divine! I found that this item is sold on other web-stores such as Walmart and Amazon but none could beat the Monoprice web-stores prices! The shipping was quick as promised and I saved a couple of dollars as well. i would definitely buy this product again.

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    12 guage speaker wire

    • Anonymous,
    •  Dallas, TX 
    • 6/6/2016 8:01:44 AM

    Excellent product received in a timely manner..Can't beat the price.

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    Economically priced, high quality Speaker Cable.

    • J. C.,
    •  Portland, OR 
    • 6/4/2016 8:51:06 PM

    Pros: 16 AWG Economically priced Speaker Cable. Superior construction and best quality wire (41 strands) with a standard twist. Insulation is 'first class' ... A best buy.

    Cons: No real 'cons' here... The cable has limits... Don't expect miracals at an economy price. I know that some of this is subjective but, the product remains the same and that is good enough for my application., speakers less than 15 feet apart in large room.

    16 AWG Economically priced, high quality Speaker Cable that works very well in shorter runs where the resistance is of little concern.. Very flexible and easy to work with and, nearly, invisible in average schemes. There's a lot of pluses in the product.

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