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    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2823
    $10.65 $15.22 On Sale 30.03% OFF
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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, 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 outer diameter of the 4 conductor 16AWG and 2 conductor 16AWG wire?
    STEPHEN C on Sep 20, 2017
    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 4-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 4-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    BEST ANSWER: Just under 1/4". Has worked well and looks good in our commercial application..
    4.9 / 5.0
    1,506 Reviews
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    Great cable!
    Actually bought the cable because of the white sheathing. Installed the cable around the baseboard of a room. Lays nice and flat all on its own. Great price and great cable go monoprice!
    February 28, 2010
    Another Great Deal from Monoprice!
    I'm using this outside for my deck and patio system. In the few feet that actually isn't hidden, the white outer jacket blends perfectly with my siding. (I was able to hide most of the wire in the trim pieces). I like how it's marked at every foot it shows you how many feet are left on the roll.Stripping and connecting to speakers and banana plugs was a snap. System sounds great! First time I bought speaker wire from Monoprice but definitely not the last

    PROS: Build quality, easy to work with, marked at every linear foot.

    CONS: None.
    September 2, 2012
    A+, excellent wire, nothing more to say
    October 5, 2015
    Good Deal
    On time. Cheap. Perfect condition. Won't buy cables from anywhere else again. Thanks guys. 16 AWG is hearty and the protectivve sheath doesn't impede installment. I have mine running under the carpet in spots and it is only noticeable if you walk over it barefoot.
    July 30, 2009
    Very suitable and well built
    The package was great, the product was excellent and worked as expected. Only wished I had bought 200 ft instead of the 100 ft.
    December 27, 2011
    Impressed by this quality wire
    I needed speaker wire for a longer run of about 45 feet. This wire has a quality feel, solid constructions, and was easy to roll off the spool flat for a long run. Speakers sound great.

    PROS: Quality construction, easy to get flat for long runs.

    CONS: None.
    November 13, 2015
    Great Quality

    PROS: Thread is built into exterior sheath for easy splitting

    Wires are separate colors and sheath strips easily for easy install

    CONS: N/A
    November 15, 2011
    This worked great for my surround sound system. Farthest speaker was about 50 ft of wire and it sounds great. The string makes it easy to split the plastic to strip the wires as well.
    December 23, 2014
    In wall speaker Wires
    Great item. Will use again in future installs.

    PROS: Great wires so far. Installed in celling and down through the wall for my rear speakers. Easy to use. Prep for banana plugs was easy do to wire strands.

    CONS: n/a
    May 26, 2013
    All the cables and wires I received were of excellent quality, and arrived very quickly. Thank you and I would definitely do business with you again.
    March 30, 2010


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