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Choice™ Series 14AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 100ft
In Stock This item will ship on 11/30/2015 if ordered within 2 days 16 hours 1 minute

Choice™ Series 14AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 100ft

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.

183 Reviews

98.09% of the reviewers recommend this product


Excellent company- probably a good product

  • Anonymous,
  • 9/4/2015 3:08:23 PM

Pros: Great customer service. I had previously ordered an HDMI cable to connect my PC to my TV ( came quickly-works well ). Ordered speaker cable because my system intermittently lost the left channel, so, after ruling out everything else I looked to the speaker cables. These appeared to be very good at the best price. Well, after further research I trimmed the cable ends and used a contact cleaner on the connections-Problem solved ! So I never opened the box of new cables so I can't discuss their performance. The company was excellent-perhaps someday I'll use the cable.

Cons: None

So far can't complain

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Great Wire

  • Marland Guy Jr.,
  •  ,  
  • 7/7/2015 2:12:19 PM

Pros: Haven't used yet, but its thick and I'm sure it'll work great when I use it in the near future. Just buying items for future Home Theater build!

Cons: None

Pleases with how it looks, and thickness of wire.

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  • Michael Garramone,
  •  Cumming, GA 
  • 6/22/2015 7:05:20 AM

Pros: Love the stripe. I had some pretty long runs that I didn't feel like tracing.

Cons: I'm no wiring expert, but with my crappy wire stripper I did find that using the 12 gauge hole to strip off the insulation was a little harder, but didn't cut any wires by mistake. Using the 14 gauge hole always stripped some copper. Maybe that is normal and I just don't know nay better.

Used all but 2 feet of it! Sounds great, great price, and you can sleep well knowing it's pure copper (whether you'd notice a difference or not).

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Jefferson City, MO 
  • 3/30/2015 11:36:17 AM

Pros: great broken wires when stripped...
definitly worth a little extra money...

Cons: no problems

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Great product- Great price

  • panamadaniel,
  •  Miami Beach, FL 
  • 3/19/2015 7:58:05 AM

Pros: Great price. Does what it says.

Cons: Didn't order enough and have to wait on another shipment to hook up other speaker. Make sure you measure properly.

Good product. Does what it says. No idea what oxygen-free means or the advantages but this seems like good wire at a great price.

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