Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 50ft
    Product # 2816
    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 50ft
    Product # 2816
    $16.91
    Length : 50ft
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    Number of Conductors : 2
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    Gauge : 12AWG
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    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 50ft

    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.

    4.9 / 5.0
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    Very good for the price.
    February 29, 2008
    Best Deals Around
    I thought I was getting good deals on wire and cabling until someone pointed me to Monoprice. Always the best prices around. Shipping seems a bit steep at times but when the prices are taken into account, its still the best deal. Products seem to be high quality and I have never had a defective product. Literally one-half, one-third, or even less compared to what you would pay at a Big Box store. Furthermore, Monoprice cuts through the marketing b.s. spouted by the chains and offers basic performance without the fancy markings and markup (i.e. needing a special HDMI cable for 120Hz TVs when it requires no increase in bandwidth). All I can say is that I come to Monoprice for all of my wire and cabling needs. It is refreshing to come across a web retailer that delivers as promised.
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    November 26, 2008
    Speaker Wire
    This is really high quality insulated speaker wire. I'm always impressed by the quality of products I get for the price at monoprice.
    March 1, 2013
    12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Loud Speaker Cable - 50f
    Good value and good product. I also purchased a roll of the 100 foot wire and it works very well within the walls of my basement and ceiling.

    PROS: Affordable, strong, long

    CONS: Difficult to manipulate the thick wires unless you have the proper tools.
    September 28, 2010
    perfect solution
    Replacing the hardwood floor in my home gave me an excuse to replace the speaker cables for my home theater 7.1 surround system. Had old flat 12awg cables purchased from Fry's many years ago. Snaked these new cables through the wall and under the house so I no longer have an ugly mess and tripping hazard. Plus the impedance now matches on all my cables and it has made a big difference in sound quality.

    PROS: great quality, great price, fantastic service from Monoprice

    CONS: none
    April 6, 2016
    Don't spend more than you have to.
    Basically put, just buy this cable, hook it up. You just hit the top in ohm's law. You can spend alot more money. But this cable does it right. I don't care how expensive your gear is, this cable will be the last you'll ever buy. That's right. It follows ohm's law to a T. Lowest resistence=best sounding ofc you'll ever own. Even twisted right.

    PROS: Very, Very good speaker cable. As a retired circuit designer, I understand the difference between sounding wonderful, and sounding different. This cable works very good. You can spend alot more money, but it would be hard to surpass this cable for bass slam and open layering. Very transparent. Neutral mids and highs. Buy it once.

    CONS: None. I've embarrased a few friends, including myself. This is wonderful sounding cable. It presents the music to you. Spend hundreds, on cable. It might sound different, but you'll come back to this cable every time.
    December 5, 2011
    5/5
    My son recommended Monoprice to me. They had exactly what I needed and it was at an excellent price. I received exactly what I ordered in an appropriate timeframe. I was able to track the shipment online. I am very pleased and will use Monoprice in the future.
    November 18, 2010
    5/5
    5/5

    PROS: I really like this covered speaker cable. I think it was a terrific buy.
    July 25, 2013
    value
    As with all other purchases I have made from Monoprice I am amazed at the vaue this speaker wire offers. You couldn't ask for a better quality and even with shipping it cost less than half of what I would pay locally.
    January 30, 2010
    5/5
    Nice wire with good flexibility.



    These are possibly not cons, but they were for my use:

    1. The PVC jacket does not fit super snugly around the red & black wire (they are by no means "swimming" inside of the PVC either)

    2. The red and black wires are not bound together. They are both loose strands inside the PVC jacket.

    PROS: Nice wire with good flexibility.
    May 10, 2015
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