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Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
In Stock This item will ship on 11/27/2015 if ordered within 21 hours 43 minutes

Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor 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.

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.

142 Reviews

97.39% of the reviewers recommend this product


Impressed by this quality wire

  • Big Mike,
  •  Charlottesville, VA 
  • 11/13/2015 4:57:08 AM

Pros: Quality construction, easy to get flat for long runs.

Cons: None.

I needed speaker wire for a longer run of about 45 feet. This wire has a quality feel, solid constructions, and was easy to roll off the spool flat for a long run. Speakers sound great.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Germantown, TN 
  • 10/5/2015 2:19:58 PM

A+, excellent wire, nothing more to say

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  • Justin C,
  •  Irvine, CA 
  • 8/8/2015 11:33:05 PM

Pros: Sturdy construction, easy to differentiate red from black. Solid construction to both casing and cables while remaining flexible.

Cons: None.

This cable is currently being used through out the walls/ ceiling in my house and went up without issue, sound quality is perfect. The solid outer casing is reassuring knowing it may be in harsher conditions than other locations and will offer more protection.
Would recommend this product and would purchase it again for myself.

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  • Chad Kimball,
  •  Greenwell Springs, LA 
  • 7/17/2015 8:57:57 AM

Pros: Price, quality

Cons: None

You can't find better speaker wire for the price

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Boston, MA 
  • 7/13/2015 1:58:30 PM


Best bang for buck in wall speaker wire. I've never had issues with speaker wire and had another project to tackle.

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