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    Access Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2817
    Length: 100ft
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    Number of Conductors: 2
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    Gauge: 12AWG
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    Access Series 12AWG 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.

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    What is the strand count and diameter?
    A shopper on Feb 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: A lot. My eyes are not good enough to count them because they are fine, very fine. Overall it's a little stiff but I love this wire and recommend it.
    Hope that helps.
    would this work for a marine environment, Mainly to install speakers on a boat?
    A shopper on May 10, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hi Shopper, a boat would require tinned copper wire in order to prevent corrosion. This cable is made with pure bare copper so it would not be recommended for use in a high humidity environment.
    Is the cable shielded. I plan to run this in conduit will I get humming or interference problems?
    Henry Y on Dec 3, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I don’t think so... and I’ve run it through conduit without interference problems but probably depends on your specific circumstances.
    I received this wire and noticed there is a very thin thread within the shielding jacket in addition to the speaker wires. What is the thin thread?
    Nicholas F on Aug 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: That is for cutting the shielding jacket.
    Would you recommend these speaker wires for car audio?
    A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not. The speaker wire quality is excellent. The CL2 rating may be too much for a car, and could possibily get less expensive speaker wires for that purpose. But if you have a ton left over, I don't see why not.
    I need to run the wire outside to my speakers on the patio will this wire work when it is run across exterior wall in the sun?
    A shopper on May 29, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't. Spend the extra on outdoor rated cabling for the length you need or run it inside conduit
    4.9 / 5.0
    1,506 Reviews
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    Great product for a great price
    This is the best price I could find for 12 AWG speaker wire. It is a no frills product, and all you would ever need for speakers (unless you are pulling ridiculously long runs or running ridiculously low impedance speakers). Don't believe the stupid hype for insanely expensive speaker wire. If you want to spend thousands of dollars on speaker wire, you are more than welcome to, but it won't sound any better than these.

    PROS: True to actual copper wire gauge, rather than getting all jacket and no wire.

    CONS: None
    August 1, 2012
    great speaker wire at a great price. No problem with 60ft runs.
    May 14, 2009
    You can hear the difference
    I replaced all of my speaker leads that were a mix of 16 and 18 gauge leads in my 7.1 surround system in 14' x 18' family room and it was noticeable the crisper sound difference.

    Highly recommend.

    Happy in Palm Harbor, FL.
    January 23, 2017
    1 year ago
    Speaker Cable...Great price, works perfect
    This is high quality speaker cable the price is terrific. Comes in 100' spools. I used it to wire my in-wall speakers - behind the wall, through the attic, back down to location, and everything worked great.

    PROS: price, quality, ease of use.

    CONS: none
    October 17, 2010
    Great product, best wire for the price. Monoprice you never seem to let me down!

    PROS: Affordable, durable, good quality

    CONS: There is none great product!
    October 30, 2010
    Great cables
    Great quality product! Easy to work with, except if you're trying to run them through your surround speaker stands. Also, I had to order two spools of this, because I didn't anticipate using so much. I even ordered a 25ft. spool in between, but that still wasn't enough. Be sure to order extra, even if you think 100 ft is enough. You may just be better off buying the next larger spool.

    PROS: Great quality, easy to install plugs.

    CONS: A little wide, making it hard to run through certain speaker stands.
    May 28, 2014
    Does what it needs, very good and durable
    Running my speakers with 12 AWG ensure that signal is carried fully from the AVR to the speaker.
    Very good quality and durable!

    PROS: None. Works great.

    CONS: Gauge might be too thick for some speakers.
    If you're running small speakers, consider going 14 AWG
    December 11, 2015
    Larger Diameter than I Expected
    Didn't realize how large (diameter) this would be. The photo made it look pretty small, but I should have done a little more research on wire gauges. Between the large conductors and heavy CL-2 sheath, this is much larger than I want to run through my ceiling and walls (x7 for surround). Not sure if there's any way to return an item when there's nothing wrong with it, but I will try.

    PROS: Quick delivery, received what I ordered, good price.

    CONS: None (other than beware of how big 12 gauge CL-2 wire really is).
    May 29, 2015
    Response from Monoprice
    Hi Brian,

    Thank you for your review. I see you already have an RMA in place. If you were looking for a smaller gauge wire we do have the following cables in the same length:




    Please let me know if you need any further assistance. Hope this helps!

    Gisselle B.
    Tech Support
    November 18, 2016
    Monoprice Administrator
    12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Loud Speaker Cable
    Good value and good product. I plan on purchasing more in the future.

    PROS: Affordable, strong, long

    CONS: Difficult to manipulate the thick wires unless you have the proper tools.
    September 28, 2010
    Very nice product at a good price... I would recommend this to anyone who needs outdoor speaker wire
    September 18, 2017
    4 months ago


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