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Access™ Series 14AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 50ft
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Access™ Series 14AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor 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.

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.

53 Reviews

94.34% of the reviewers recommend this product



  • Anonymous,
  •  Sierra Vista, AZ 
  • 9/16/2015 6:33:19 PM

This product exceeded my expectations. I haven't ordered much from monoprice but all that I have ordered is something that you would expect to pay 10 times for any where else.

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Worked Great for Car Stereo Install

  • BD,
  •  Seattle, WA 
  • 3/24/2014 4:20:21 PM

Pros: Quality, Price

Cons: None

Used this to feed speakers in my sons car. 50 feet was just long enough to feed a 4-speaker set-up with the amplifier in the trunk. Cable is nice and flexible and I think the outer jacket will give the cable a little more protection in places where it might chafe, etc.

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Great Cable, Great Price

  • ilb,
  •  Trophy Club, TX 
  • 3/5/2014 11:48:21 AM

Pros: Very flexible cable. Nice outside jacket. Great quality overall.

Cons: None

Excellent speaker wire at an excellent price. It's very flexible and easy to route. I would highly recommend this product. It came packaged on a spool.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Staten Island, NY 
  • 3/5/2014 6:24:29 AM

Pros: Good quality.

Cons: None.

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Looks more like 16AWG than 14AWG

  • Anonymous,
  •  Lancaster, NY 
  • 11/18/2013 8:02:29 PM

Pros: Cheap

Cons: This cable looks about 1/3rd the size of 12AWG Tributaries bulk cable. I'm pretty bummed. I'm not even sure if I'm going to install this or buy something else.

The cable looks of a decent quality, despite the thinness. If you're doing shorter runs, this should work fine, however if you're got a longer run, go with the 12AWG.

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