Access™ Series 18AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 4045
    Access™ Series 18AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 4045
    $10.57
    Length : 100ft
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    Number of Conductors : 2
    2 4
    Gauge : 18AWG
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    Access™ Series 18AWG 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 1.636 ohms per 100 feet (both directions must be considered). By comparison, a 16AWG 2-conductor CCA speaker wire has a total resistance of 2.406 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. 10 feet of Pure Bare Copper would be 0.1606 ohms, well under the 0.2-ohm limit. On the other hand, 10 feet of CCA would be 0.2406 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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    Nice white color, decent gauge, installed for an outdoor speaker, worked perfectly noise-free. Great price

    PROS: Nice white color, decent gauge, installed for an outdoor speaker, worked perfectly noise-free. Great price

    CONS: None
    July 24, 2013
    18AWG Wire
    Quick shipping, and works great with my Onkyo HTS3400

    PROS: Works great

    CONS: None
    December 20, 2011
    5/5
    Great cable to install very plyable, great for roughing in speaker setups.
    September 13, 2008
    Great Value
    Great value for the money, quite versatile for installation. Perfect for surround installation.

    PROS: All copper conductors, White in wall installation rated cover, blends nicely with trim and takes paint well to blend in well around floor boards.

    CONS: None
    January 1, 2015
    5/5
    This was the exact product I needed to complete a project of mine (very good quality wire).

    It came at a bargain price, and with free shipping that was super fast!

    Thank you Monoprice for making this a super transaction.



    PROS: quality wire product, very reasonably priced, great shipping

    CONS: none
    October 2, 2014
    Best price I could find.
    Would buy again.

    PROS: Is what I wanted, met my expectations.

    CONS: Not a biggy, but would have like cable uncoil a lie flat quickly.
    January 12, 2013
    5/5
    5/5

    PROS: the only cable i will use to run my speakers int terms of quality.
    November 9, 2011
    5/5
    exactly as described , works great i didn't even use in it's normal environment... I used this wire for a car stereo system that sounds fantastic... I have used monoprice for these applications before for my other cars and their wiring has yet to fail me...
    November 15, 2009
    5/5
    Work as advertised
    March 25, 2012
    5/5
    Super easy to work with. Because it's white, it makes it easy to even use outside of walls giving it a better look than regular speaker cable.

    Great value and its working great.

    PROS: Easy to work with
    Inexpensive

    CONS: None
    February 27, 2013
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