Choice™ Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 300ft
    Product # 2794
    Choice™ Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 300ft
    Product # 2794
    $40.43 $57.76
    Length : 300ft
    50ft 100ft 300ft
    Gauge : 16AWG
    12AWG 14AWG 16AWG 18AWG
    Out of Stock ETA: 9/26/2016


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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.

    1192 Reviews

    97.53% of the reviewers recommend this product


    Excellent product at a great price

    • GAJ,
    •  Santa Rosa, CA 
    • 9/6/2016 12:24:45 PM

    Pros: Why pay more?

    Cons: None.

    Cheaper than local aluminum options.

    Very high quality

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    • Adam Bryant,
    •  ,  
    • 8/27/2016 3:21:58 PM

    Pros: Thick

    These speaker wires are beastly. I was not expecting them to be so solid and unforgiving. It's excessive for my 2" run, but I don't even care it makes the system feel solid and secure.

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    Great quality/price

    • Jim,
    •  Canton, OH 
    • 8/5/2016 10:39:54 AM

    Pros: price, quality

    Cons: UPS-MI shipping is so slow. Just use USPS Monoprice!

    I couldn't even find cable this nice locally. It makes my speakers happy!

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    Good Product

    • Gr@g,
    •  Kalamazoo, MI 
    • 7/16/2016 4:17:18 AM

    Pros: Great value. CL2 rated for in wall use.

    Cons: Outer jacket is a little thick for banana plugs. Had to trim the end to fit into a banana plug. This would probably occur with most or all 12 GA wire.

    Good quality.

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    good pricing and good product

    • joseph scinta,
    •  Buffalo, NY 
    • 7/13/2016 12:32:18 PM

    Pros: seems to be high quality oxygen free copper

    Cons: shipping is kinda high

    good pricing and good product. hasn't tarnished yet , have been using this for about a year

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