Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft
    Product # 3844
    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft
    Product # 3844
    Length : 250ft
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    Number of Conductors : 2
    2 4
    Gauge : 12AWG
    12AWG 14AWG 16AWG 18AWG
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    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft

    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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    It's thick. It does its job.
    What can I say? It's wire. It's as thick as advertised. The price seems great for what I could find online or in store. Monoprice is awesome.

    PROS: It's wire
    May 10, 2016
    What's not to like? Yet another purchase of cable from Monoprice. Great products at fantastic prices with terrific service. You can't go wrong.

    PROS: Excellent cable at a great price from a terrific company.

    CONS: None
    High Quality Speaker Wire -12 Guage
    Good quality for the price, ran close to 400 feet in a warehouse.

    PROS: Good quality, low price.

    CONS: In wall cover can snag.
    June 6, 2014

    PROS: Best Price and quick delivery
    Reallly appreciated the length measurement stamped on the outer casing. It made it real easy to measure out my runs.

    CONS: None that I can think of.
    August 4, 2011
    Keep doing your $h1t!
    October 28, 2008
    Great wire for the price!
    My only piece of advice would be make sure your speakers will take wire this thick. Other than that my advice is buy this wire! This stuff is great, easy to run, and can't be beat for the price.

    PROS: Cost, quality, quantity, single cable, color coded.

    CONS: None
    December 9, 2010
    great and CL2!
    i bought 750' of this cable to run whole house audio that i installed myself. it is all installed but the home is still being built so i cant yet comment on sound quality. it is VERY nice however. great insulation, very heavy, and easy to run. equivalent quality elsewhere at least triple the price! monoprice rules!
    July 7, 2009
    Great product.
    It's speaker cable.... What else can you say. Definitely worth the money.
    December 8, 2009
    Good stuff
    Good quality, great price. I was a little rougher on this cable than I usually am, but this cable did well. I actually planned on using 200 feet, but bought 250 to be safe. Glad I did. You can never have too much wire. I just wish they had other colors for short runs that are visible. Perhaps something with a fancy jacket. This was great for most of the install as most was behind crown molding and in wall, but for the short runs from the speaker terminal, which I also got from monoprice, to the speakers, I'm looking for something a little nicer, but not too much more expensive.
    February 15, 2010
    Great price, good quality cable with a nice fine stranding. Very easy to work with for 12AWG.
    March 13, 2008
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