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

    199 Reviews

    97.89% of the reviewers recommend this product

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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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    Does what it needs, very good and durable

    • Nir Sharon,
    •  Raleigh, NC 
    • 12/11/2015 6:19:53 AM

    Pros: None. Works great.

    Cons: Gauge might be too thick for some speakers.
    If you're running small speakers, consider going 14 AWG

    Running my speakers with 12 AWG ensure that signal is carried fully from the AVR to the speaker.
    Very good quality and durable!

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    Great value

    • Eddie B,
    •  Centennial, CO 
    • 11/11/2015 6:12:27 PM

    Pros: Great value
    Good quality

    Cons: None

    Good quality for the price.

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    • Anonymous,
    •  FORT MYERS, FL 
    • 9/27/2015 1:29:59 PM

    Pros: great price for the size. fast shipping

    Cons: none

    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..

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    • Anonymous,
    •  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 %

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