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Access™ Series 14AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft
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Access™ Series 14AWG 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.

133 Reviews

97.97% of the reviewers recommend this product


Great Deal on in wall speaker wire!

  • Anonymous,
  •  Hewitt, TX 
  • 8/4/2015 6:15:18 AM

Pros: Great price, quick shipment, good product

Cons: Zero

14ga wire was easy to route through walls, wall plate, and attic. I wired my entire 7.1 surround sound using it. Its heavier wire than I needed but allows for speaker upgrades in the future.

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Great wire!

  • meet_the_dean,
  •  Toledo, OH 
  • 2/26/2015 4:25:26 PM

Pros: For the price, this can't be beat. Try getting 100' of similar cable from your local store for this price.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

I used this speaker wire to wire my surround sound into my living room. The wire is plenty flexible and I have had no problems. I can't say if it is the highest quality sound, but all of it seems to work and where I do have to see speaker wire (between a wall plate and a speaker) the white jacket looks clean and sharp.

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Speaker Wire

  • Jamie,
  •  Flint, TX 
  • 10/30/2014 4:56:36 PM

Pros: Good product, great price and very fast shipping.

Cons: I did not encounter any negative issues with my transaction, the shipping or the product.

I purchased my speaker wire after researching various options and found that Monoprice had great reviews, a solid product and a very attractive price. The wire arrived very quickly and I have installed it already in the cabin I am building, prior to sheet rocking. The wire is flexible enough for almost any situation and was easy to run behind the framing. Now I have music to finish the project with!

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Excellent wire

  •  Carlsbad, CA 
  • 10/21/2014 4:36:12 PM

Pros: Everything including price. Ultra flexible, no snag

Cons: None

If you need speaker wire, 14 gauge is good for up to 100 feet with amps rated at 100 watts a channel

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Lawrenceville, GA 
  • 9/15/2014 3:44:58 PM

Pros: Price, quality, wire is marked at each foot making measuring a lot easier!

Works great for in-wall as well as regular speaker wire. Great wire at a great price! Also got it with free shipping (promotion)

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