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Choice™ Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 300ft
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Choice™ Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 300ft

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.

15 Reviews

95.33% of the reviewers recommend this product


Good Speaker Wire

  • Wheelz,
  •  Fontana, CA 
  • 5/2/2013 6:52:18 AM

Pros: Inexpensive, high-quality audio cable. Nice large spool for 5+ speaker setups over short to longer runs. Easy to use. Easy to hide/paint over (if needed). Another fine product from Monoprice.

Cons: When stripping the outer insulation off, it is easy to nick the copper strands and cut a few. Take care when removing and you should be fine.

I used this cable for a 7 speaker setup. It was easy to run the lengths that I needed. The larger spool meant I didnt have to worry about running short. The price was good compared to similar stuff on Amazon. Just be careful when removing the insulation, as it is somewhat easy to nick or cut the copper strands. Overall good product and will use it again.

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Great speaker cable

  • Utahcon,
  •  South Jordan, UT 
  • 2/19/2013 11:36:05 AM

Pros: Adequate flexibility for fishing through walls, and floors.

Cons: Would like a easier method for determining polarity, but the writing is on only one side of the wire pair, use that as your marker.

I have worked for companies like Circuit City, and RC Willey in setting up home theater system for a long time. I have seen all sorts of claims as to why some cables are better than other. Let's get down to business. This 16AWG wire is just as good as any you are going to pay up to 10x for. I mean that. This is good wire. What more can you say about Copper Speaker Wire?

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  • Randy,
  •  Columbia, MO 
  • 8/26/2011 4:09:35 PM

Pros: Great product & even greater price

Cons: None

Used this product to set up a Onkyo Home Theater System. Great product

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Works Great, No Issues

  • Gabe Abramson,
  •  Santa Rosa, CA 
  • 6/21/2011 9:55:30 AM

Works Great, No Issues, Would Order Again...

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  • Remodeler,
  •  corona, ca 
  • 3/27/2011 8:52:08 PM

Pros: I paid more at Home Depot for similar wires but the one from Monoprice worked great. Why pay more when you don't have to.

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