Choice™ Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 50ft
    Product # 2749
    Choice™ Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 50ft
    Product # 2749
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    Choice™ Series 16AWG 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.

    82 Reviews

    98.41% of the reviewers recommend this product

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    • Anonymous,
    •  Wildwood Crest, NJ 
    • 2/27/2015 2:54:33 PM

    Pros: High Quality wire

    Cons: None

    Used this wire to connect a new set of Klipsch speakers to my new Onkyo amp. Very please with the sound results.

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    • gquick,
    •  Long Beach, CA 
    • 1/30/2015 4:08:39 PM

    sound and quality is fantastic

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    • Anonymous,
    •  ELLICOTT CITY, MD 
    • 1/23/2015 4:53:09 PM

    High quality. Great price.

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    Great Wires

    • Anonymous,
    •  FONTANA, CA 
    • 1/19/2015 12:59:44 AM

    Pros: Quality, Accurate Gauge

    Cons: None

    I bought these the other day for my speaker projects and boy are they of great quality! These are pure copper not CCA (copper clad aluminum). These wires are of great quality, accurate gauge and have a nice casing as well. For the price, you can't go wrong!

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    • Mayor Poopenmeyer,
    •  san bruno, CA 
    • 8/19/2014 8:18:45 PM

    Pros: performs well, easy to work with

    Cons: none so far

    sound quality is excellent for the price.

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