Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 500ft
    Product # 2818
    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 500ft
    Product # 2818
    $149.99
    Length : 500ft
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    Number of Conductors : 2
    2 4
    Gauge : 12AWG
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    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 500ft

    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
    1,382 Reviews
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    Mono price does it again!
    cheapest price around for 12/2, great quality, could not be happier.
    August 1, 2009
    Great install cable
    Used about 1200 feet at a softball complex. Easy to pull through conduit. Not much to say about it- it's speaker wire. I didn't notice any signal degradation, although I was using 18 paging horns. You don't need Monster or West Penn or any other 'premium' name- copper is copper. This wire is awesome!

    PROS: Strips easy

    CONS: Slightly large outer jacket (it is 12AWG after all)
    August 2, 2010
    Excellent Cable
    Just what I expect when I order from Monoprice. Great price, fast shipping speed and high quality cable. Building an addition with a Home Theater gets expensive so it is nice to be able to rely on Monoprice to provide quality products while saving some $$.

    PROS: CL2 Certified
    Easy to pull through walls
    Great price


    CONS: None
    October 25, 2012
    Great Deal Great Product
    The "Pros" above really say it all. Be aware this is a thick gauge wire that is encased so pulling it can be a little tricky but we got the install done using a fish tape without major issue.

    PROS: Apart from the obviousgreat product at a great priceI did like the fact that the linear feet are stamped on the wire casing, making it easy to always tell how much you have pulled/how much you have remaining.

    CONS: None
    April 19, 2011
    5/5
    I am always very happy with the products which I receive from monoprice. I have referred many people to monoprice, and they all have been very happy.

    PROS: Well made, solid speaker wires, as usual your products are first class A rated.

    CONS: Which you guys were in canada..
    November 22, 2010
    5/5
    Very happy with this wire, needed a bunch to wire up my basement home theater, my previous HT was wired with 14 AWG but with longer runs this time and higher power amps and speakers wanted to ensure good solid connections. This wire worked out great! I would definitely recommend as good as or better than any name brand (Monster, Belden, etc) that I have used before and less expensive. Great buy!

    PROS: Solid construction, easy to work with
    Wires are insulated with black and red inside all inside a white outer jacket that is marked with footage
    Good quality thick copper makes for solid wall plate connections

    CONS: This is a thick wire be prepared to work a little harder to pull it through the walls
    Box was a little hard to pull wire out of, took two people to feed it cleanly
    August 8, 2011
    Good solid wire
    Great price for a good solid cable. I bought this to run from one end of the house to the other in attics and crawlspaces. Works fine and my mind is at ease knowing that the cabling is WAY more than sufficient to carry the signal without any major loss.

    Be careful to ensure to check where you plan on terminating this wire, some things will choke on this wire. If it is a push in red or black button type this cable probably is too thick for that termination. I have had no issue with binding posts or the banana plugs (closed screw) found here on monoprice.
    September 11, 2009
    5/5
    Great product at an awesome price!
    June 2, 2010
    5/5
    I bought this cable to rewire our church's sound system. It is a little difficult to pull due to the heavy guage, but that was expected. The quality is top notch. I will definately buy this cable again for future projects
    December 22, 2010
    Pure Quality Comes At A Cost!
    I was doing a minor upgrade to my master bedroom's surround sound system with the installation of Kef T-305 7.2 speaker system. Was matching these with my Yamaha RX-A3030 AV. The Access Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 500ft, was a small challenge fishing wire thru the walls, but the reward was well worth the effort. Where as I am unable to compare the before, I can truly say that my end setup is one of pure beauty to our ears. 12 awg wire was a slight overkill with 32ft runs, I would do a million times over, knowing my installation results, and with future proof. I've gotten my bang for a few extra bucks.

    PROS: Realistically for the price. Everything.

    CONS: For the quality expected, absolutely none.
    November 4, 2015
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