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

100 Reviews

97.9% of the reviewers recommend this product


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,
  • 6/1/2015 2:53:25 PM

Exactement ce que je voulais

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Good product

  • Anonymous,
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  • 3/11/2015 6:56:38 PM

Pros: I ran all 250 ft and it looks to be a quality product. Flexible enough for its intended use. I have not hooked it up yet but I see no reason that it should not work as intended. Free shipping at the time I ordered so that was a plus. Very happy with the product and the price.

Cons: None

See above pro comments

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250 Feet 12 AWG Wire

  • Ron,
  •  Makawao, HI 
  • 2/24/2015 9:07:31 PM

Pros: I bought the first 100 feet as a test. I was really impressed for running my pair of Mirage OM-7's and then bought another 250 feet to finish hooking up my old Legacy Classic's I bought in 1986. The 4 speakers sound much better than the old monster cable I had. With the leftover 200 feet I plan on adding a pair of Definitive Technology outdoor speakers.

Cons: Nothing.

The sound is much faster and tighter than the old monster cable. Its outer coating is a lot easier to work with under the house and thru walls. The cable is clean and easy to work with.
I swear I can hear more music than I use too. I highly recommend this product. There is no way you can go wrong.

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