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Choice™ Series 14AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 50ft
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Choice™ Series 14AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 50ft

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.

One side of the clear outer PVC jacket is marked with an easily visible blue stripe to indicate polarity.

102 Reviews

97.16% of the reviewers recommend this product

  • Anonymous,
  •  Howell, MI 
  • 11/15/2015 12:51:33 PM

Pros: Great wire, perfect thickness easy to work with.

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous,
  •  ,  
  • 6/8/2015 5:55:33 PM

Pros: Well packaged, easy to run and identify. Just installed but so far no issues

Cons: Found it difficult to strip insulation, but that could be me/my wire stripper.

Good cable for good price

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Wonderful speaker cable

  • Coale,
  •  Thompson, ND 
  • 1/17/2015 4:07:35 PM

Pros: As always when ordering the speaker cable, I got another fantastic product. The cable is sturdy yet flexible enough to go around tight corners.

Cons: Absolutely none.

I've order cable before for speakers and have been disappointed with what I got. There has been several times the cable pictured and described were different than what you actually got. Not with Monoprice. I have never had a bad experience. As I said, the cable is sturdy, yet easy to work with and flexible enough to go around tight corners. Thanks

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excellent quality

  • Marshall,
  •  ,  
  • 12/29/2014 3:28:30 PM

Pros: highest quality

Cons: None

I have rewired my living room 7.1 system and my bedroom 5.1 system with this wire (over 200 feet). It is the best wire I have ever bought and I am 71 years old. I built my first amplifier when I was 12. The insulation is soft and pliable, very easy to route anywhere. The copper strands are soft. It is obviously high quality copper.
BTW, both receivers are Onkyo high wattage receivers.

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  • kallikak,
  •  Hewitt, NJ 
  • 10/2/2014 8:19:12 AM

Pros: A quality product delivered promptly at a fair price.
Like hitting the trifecta. Monoprice rocks!

Cons: None so far

I replaced some damaged Monster Cable in my bedroom system with this wire. So impressed, I'll probably change out the cables in my main system, too.

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