Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft
    Product # 3844
    Access™ Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft
    Product # 3844
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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.

    102 Reviews

    97.94% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    great deal and great product

    • Barry Galvin,
    •  Sparks, NV 
    • 5/31/2016 7:19:15 AM

    Pros: Quality, price

    Cons: none

    The product was very well made, 2x12AWG speaker wire, nice clean copper, jacket was looser than some I used before but was actually a benefit. It was also marked with the amount of feet left on spool.

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    It's thick. It does its job.

    • wtbman,
    •  Farmington, UT 
    • 5/10/2016 12:28:44 PM

    Pros: It's wire

    Cons:

    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.

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    Excellent value

    • Eddie B,
    •  Centennial, CO 
    • 11/11/2015 6:13:58 PM

    Pros: Good quality
    Excellent value

    Cons: None

    Excellent value for speaker cable of this quality

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    Pulls really smoothly

    • Anonymous,
    •  Houston, TX 
    • 10/26/2015 8:51:59 AM

    Pros: Pulls easily, affordable, worked well

    I used this wire to pull my entire 7.1 setup into a upstairs room,. Speakers in ceiling and walls. Cable pulled very easily throughout and is performing as expected.

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    • Anonymous,
    •   SAINT-DENIS-DE-BROMPTON, QC 
    • 6/1/2015 2:53:25 PM

    Exactement ce que je voulais

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