Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 500ft
    Product # 3846
    Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 500ft
    Product # 3846
    Length : 500ft
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    Number of Conductors : 2
    2 4
    Gauge : 16AWG
    12AWG 14AWG 16AWG 18AWG
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    Access™ Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 500ft

    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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    Excelent As Always
    With monoprice I never have to worry about quality or being the lowest price it always the best at a price no one can touch
    October 14, 2009
    Excelent As Always
    With monoprice I never have to worry about quality or being the lowest price it always the best at a price no one can touch
    October 14, 2009
    It is what it is
    Great quality cable at a great price. What more could you ask for? I use this type of cable for most home pre-wires and it's great. easy to pull and insulated.

    PROS: Great price
    Good quality cable
    April 12, 2013
    Speaker wire.
    Great bang for your buck.

    PROS: Good wire for a good price!

    CONS: None.
    July 10, 2011
    Monoprice's excellent pricing allowed me to spend less on speaker wire, and more on the actual speakers. It's always refreshing to pay less and get more than the big box monopoly offers!
    October 20, 2009
    Excellent Product
    I've been using this speaker wire for various jobs, and I can't say enough about how impressed I am. It's been great for use in intercom systems, as well as regular home audio. I suspect it would work great for car audio as well, but I haven't used it for that. You can't beat the price, and the quality is top-notch. The cable jacket is thick and durable, and the 500 ft. cable comes in a cable feed box. I am very, very happy with this purchase.
    March 22, 2010
    these work perfect for in wall wiring, got through two surround sound systems and both sound and look great! Even better with the in wall speaker wall plates from Would reccomend to anyone.
    April 14, 2008
    Amazing wire
    I put this in a new home and had a professional Home Theater installer working with me. He was shocked at the quality and cost of this wire. He had 14/2 that he was using along side the Monoprice 16/2 and there was no question his 14/2 wasn't close to the quality that the Monoprice wire was.

    I can't say enough about how easy this stuff is to work with. Amazing bang for your buck. I was concerned about the high shipping cost for wire, but seriously don't hesitate for a moment. You can't find anything at local stores for twice this cost. Amazing!

    PROS: Good size, well made, flexible in the right places, strong, well marked. Just great.

    CONS: None
    August 17, 2011
    Cant find better price it is impossible
    June 28, 2011

    PROS: Easy to install, pulled through long runs in new construction with no problem, good quality cable.

    CONS: None.
    July 19, 2011
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