Choice™ Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2793
    Choice™ Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2793
    $19.55
    Length : 100ft
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    Gauge : 16AWG
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    Choice™ Series 16AWG 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.

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    12 guage speaker wire

    • Anonymous,
    •  Dallas, TX 
    • 6/6/2016 8:01:44 AM

    Excellent product received in a timely manner..Can't beat the price.

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    Economically priced, high quality Speaker Cable.

    • J. C.,
    •  Portland, OR 
    • 6/4/2016 8:51:06 PM

    Pros: 16 AWG Economically priced Speaker Cable. Superior construction and best quality wire (41 strands) with a standard twist. Insulation is 'first class' ... A best buy.

    Cons: No real 'cons' here... The cable has limits... Don't expect miracals at an economy price. I know that some of this is subjective but, the product remains the same and that is good enough for my application., speakers less than 15 feet apart in large room.

    16 AWG Economically priced, high quality Speaker Cable that works very well in shorter runs where the resistance is of little concern.. Very flexible and easy to work with and, nearly, invisible in average schemes. There's a lot of pluses in the product.

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    Can't beat this $/foot

    • Anonymous,
    •  Saratoga Springs, NY 
    • 6/3/2016 9:10:32 AM

    Pros: lots of strands, flexible, true 14 gauge, easy to see polarity stripe

    Nice pure copper 14 AWG wire.

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    Substantial wires

    • JimC,
    •  Golden Valley, AZ 
    • 6/1/2016 8:50:38 AM

    They work great. I haven't purchased anything from Monoprice that ever failed to meet or surpass my expectations. These wires are no exception.

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    Great Wire

    • Anonymous,
    •  San Tan Valley, AZ 
    • 5/29/2016 9:21:53 PM

    Pros: Full copper wire

    Cons: none

    It's copper wire - works as expected. It barely fits into the banana plugs I also ordered.

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