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Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 250ft
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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.

76 Reviews

97.63% of the reviewers recommend this product


Good Purchase

  • Anonymous,
  •  Milton, FL 
  • 10/28/2015 7:52:20 AM

Pros: Very sturdy and well built
Outer casing is solid, adding another layer of protection and insulation

Cons: Outer casing is solid, making stripping a bit more of a pain, but... that's probably not really a "con" for the added durability

A nice solid 16 AWG copper wire. No surprises, as pictured, and good construction quality.

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Great value. High Quality.

  • Anonymous,
  •  Colorado Springs, CO 
  • 7/22/2015 12:17:00 PM

Pros: Great value. High quality.

This cable was easy to run through my 2x4's for my basement finish using in-wall speakers.

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  • Anonymous,
  •  Elmont, NY 
  • 9/22/2014 3:25:15 AM

Pros: It is a good cable that comes with double jacket.

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Quality Speaker-wire

  • Dave,
  •  Bartlett, IL 
  • 8/25/2014 12:46:44 PM

Pros: Shielding

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.

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Exactly as advertised

  • Matthew Buck,
  •  Bainbridge, GA 
  • 12/19/2013 7:41:16 PM

Pros: Price, quality

Cons: None

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.

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