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    Monoprice Choice Series 12AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2789
    $29.99 $32.99 On Sale 9.09% OFF
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    What is the resistance per ft for each of the two conductors of the choice 12 awg speaker wire?
    New User U on Jul 25, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello User,

    Resistance is 5.69 Ohms/km @25 degrees Celsius.

    Thank you for asking.
    what is the capacitance per foot, of Monoprice 12 awg speaker wire?
    A shopper on Jan 12, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Hello,

    We are currently working on a detailed report with all performance specifications provided. Reports will be posted on the product pages shortly.
    Is this suitable for running through attics or do I need CL-2 for that?
    Adam L on Nov 28, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: This cable meets CL2 requirements. And CL2 is a requirement to run in an attic space.
    why the picture show AWG 16? but the product tell awg12!!!
    A shopper on Feb 14, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: It is actually 12 gauge, the picture must just be an error on monoprice's side.
    4.9 / 5.0
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    3/5
    This was NOT 12 AWG speaker wire. This wire is good quality but is 14 AWG at best. Still a decent buy, but I feel this item is being falsely advertised.
    July 10, 2007
    Not bad, but oxidizes heavily
    I purchased this cable to run my entire HT set up years ago and within a year or 2 the cables are totally oxidized and a blackish green color as you can see through the clear sheath. This makes it difficult when you have to strip an end and make a new connection as you have to clean the cable ends very well. I use salt and vinegar followed by water and baking soda to help clean the ends. I am looking into something to put on the end to maintain the electrical connection. This is a chemical reaction with the plastic liner and the copper, but they could have used something less reactive. When I ran out I found some other cable locally and that has not tarnished or oxidized one bit in over 12 years. In this case you get what you pay for. Unfortunately all the surrounds and rears are now buried in walls and ceilings so swapping out is not an options. Event the cable runs not in wall have oxidized, has to do with whatever material the sheathing is made from reacting with the copper.
    July 20, 2015
    Once again, Monoprice delivers the goods!
    Monoprice was and still is my go-to place for the best offering in cables and accessories at the best possible prices. I just finished installing my beefy 12-gauge wire to my speakers and they are solid. As described above, the sheath is a little on the thick side, so if you're planing on using Monoprice's banana plugs (also recommended), you'll need to sand down the length of sheath that goes into the banana plug to fit, otherwise, use a thinner gauge cable. After this minor adjustment this cable is perfect. My new high-end speakers deserved better cable than what I had originally. These speaker cables are just perfect. Thanks Monoprice!

    PROS: Pure copper (not copper-clad aluminum) for maximum current. The best value BY FAR compared to equivalent cables of other brands and their fancy packaging. The cable is nice and thick and well insulated.

    CONS: Insulation sheath is too thick to fit into Monoprice's banana plugs. Requires sanding it down a little for snug fit. Had to use a rotary tool with drum sander, but after this slight mod it's perfect, so I still rate this cable a solid "10".
    August 28, 2014
    only time will tell and it is no good
    I bought total 150 feet of this 12 awg speaker wire to replace the 16 awg wires I have originally which is already 4 year old at that time. 4 year later, I moved to a new place and trying to setup my home stereo. I got the 16 awg and monoprice 12 awg out of the box and noticed the difference. the 8 year old 16 awg did not change color, while the 4 year old monoprice 12awg is heavily oxidized and turned to green inside the clear insulation. initially i thought it is the clear insulation discolored. I stripped the wire and realized it is the copper wire. it looks like something in the clear insulation reacted with the copper as the inner strands are not oxidized, or not as bad as the outer strands. i know nothing lasts forever. but, speakers for only 4 years. they are so heavily oxidized and I can not terminate them again and expect them to work effectively. monoprice should really look into the issue. don't let another customer wait for 4 years and write another bad review on this product. if you want to put this into the walls and expect it to work for years, FORGET about it. you will have more troubles down the road. also, this is not rated for in-wall use anyway. the in-wall rated, pvc insulation speaker wire might give you a better luck as it may not react with the copper wire as the material used in this one.

    PROS: looks good initially

    CONS: heavily oxidized after 4 years
    December 16, 2013
    2/5
    The first thing I thought... wrong cable... to thin! Then I compared it to my 14 Gauge speaker cables and my 14 gauge speaker cables were thicker (housing and bare wire). Then I compared it to my 12 gauge speaker cable and these were/are almost half the thickness (housing and bare wire). Good speaker cables should feel heavy but very flexible and limp. These feel light, not very flexible, and not limp. Limp meaning if you are holding a quality cable, the cable should fall limp from your hands and the cables don't retain a shap if you make a L shape. These cables will hold the L shape. Monoprice is a great company but I think their supplier is giving them 14 gauge and not 12 gauge. Currently I'm resolving this customer service and I sent them pictures.
    October 26, 2007
    Wow!
    This is truly the speaker cable of The Gods! I mean look at this stuff, it's a hundred feet long and rolled up like Mother Teresa's cosmic Karma. It's on a ROLL people, have you ever seen anything bad come ON A ROLL?

    This is high purity, oxygen free copper. Bad signals will LITERALLY asphyxiate trying to pass through this cable as there is NO AIR for them to breathe!

    This cable transfers audio signals AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT! No other cable, at any price, can transfer audio signals faster than this!!!

    If you don't buy this cable you are wasting your money. What could be finer than 100 feet of 12 AWG, oxygen free, high purity loudspeaker cable that can transfer signals AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT?!?!
    December 17, 2009
    5/5
    Just received the cable today (looks exactly as pictured with the new black graphic spool)and it really is of great quality. The PVC coating is extremely thick and matched perfectly to Monoprices solderless banana plugs. My only qualm is the blue line that indicates polarity is quite thin and only on one side.
    February 18, 2008
    Why buy 12AWG?
    because they don't sell 10AWG!

    oh... my humor is boundless. Actually, this stuff is pretty nice.

    I might recommend you pick up several spools (a previous reviewer said that it comes in a roll... and while yes... nothing bad ever comes in a roll... the technically correct term would be a 'spool') ((and I voted your feedback highly useful, because wit is underrated in this world))... yes I would suggest you pick up several SPOOLS of this capable wire.

    At this price, you can horde the spools like Smaug (dragon from the Hobbit) or Captain Barbarosa (Pirates of the Carribean)... and when there is another market spike in the price of copper... you can retire a wealthy audiophile.
    February 8, 2010
    Good quality
    This is excellent speaker wire. The price from Monoprice is much better than from retail stores. The outer insulation is too thick for speaker pins and has to be trimmed to fit into a speaker pin.
    May 18, 2017
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Awesome cable for a super cheap price!
    I just installed this cable last night and let me tell you the difference between this quality of cable and my old old dental floss home theater in a box cable is night and day.

    The sound of my home theater with these cables is much more dynamic, crisp, bold, and deeper. Highs are much more precise and the clariy of my mids now is phenomenal. System now gets much louder at lower volume settings.

    I just can believe the quality of this cable for the price. I love it so much that I am purchasing another 100ft of it as soon as I finish this review. This cable rocks!
    November 17, 2009

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