Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft
    Product # 2824
    Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft
    Product # 2824
    $37.41
    Length : 250ft
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    Number of Conductors : 2
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    Gauge : 16AWG
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    Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft

    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.

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    5/5
    Easy to run this wire no issues so far.
    December 23, 2007
    CL2 speaker wire
    The new home theatre audio system works well. No complaints.

    PROS: The cables met my son's, the EE, specifications.

    CONS: None
    May 29, 2011
    Works great
    I bought this to replace the low gauge speaker wiring that came with my HTS in a box. Not much to say about it, it works great.
    July 24, 2010
    5/5
    Great price for the product

    PROS: Great price for the wire

    CONS: Jacket is a little oversized
    October 11, 2010
    5/5
    Defitnitely on par with much more expensive cable, but by far the least expensive I could find anywhere. Great buy.
    January 14, 2010
    Quality Speaker-wire
    This cable was used for a 7.1 set-up and every speaker sounds clear and was easy to connect. Wire is thick and helped to produce excellent sound quality.

    PROS: Shielding
    August 25, 2014
    5/5
    Used these cables to replace the stock wimpy wiring on my logitech 5500 surround sound system. Works great and the white sheath/jacket is durable and blends with the white walls in my apartment. As usual with monoprice, top quality for an excellent price.

    PROS: -Good quality Sheathing
    -Dirt cheap price

    CONS: -none
    December 4, 2010
    Great heres why...
    The wires good I ran about 100 ft on one side of the garage and 20ft to the other and they both sound identical as far as 16 gauge for long runs. Heres another great thing about this spool it identifies every foot on the spool, so as you use it when you get lower and youre not sure how much is left it will say 44feet and keeps dropping as you use it. Great job Monoprice!!!
    May 27, 2008
    5/5
    5/5

    PROS: It is a good cable that comes with double jacket.
    September 22, 2014
    Exactly as advertised
    Product was high quality for a great price. Easy to cut insulation and strip ends for insulation. Best speaker wire I've ever worked with.

    PROS: Price, quality

    CONS: None
    December 19, 2013
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