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Choice Series 12AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 300ft
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.
One side of the clear outer PVC jacket is marked with an easily visible blue stripe to indicate polarity.
Questions and Answers
PROS: Excellent wire, polarity marked, well insulated, 12 ga.
CONS: ordered too much wire
PROS: Good wire, good price
is good quality copper through and through.
PROS: Excellent quality copper all the way through. No coated garbage.
CONS: Heavy for old guys like me to move.
PROS: Great quality at an awesome price. Monoprice does it right.
PROS: Great price, speakers sound great!
PROS: Copper speaker wire best you can use
12 awg maybe a bit over kill, but so is 3 Emotiva XPA-2's in a 12 x 15 office
easy to see stripe so you don't mix polarity of ur speakers
PROS: Outstanding Product at an Outstanding Price!!!!!!!!!!!
This is not the standard 65/30 (Strands/awg) cable. This cable is amde with 87 strands of thinner (than 30 awg) thickness.
This construction has made this cable more flexible that the usual 12 awg. The jacket is also thinner which adds to its flexibility.
I am not sure if this will cause any issue or yield an advantage due this odd construction.
The spool does not carry any label indicating it as a 12 awg, which creates doubts. However monoprice confirms that if the weight is about 13.8 lbs then this is right cable.
PROS: I checked all local vendors and Lowes and Home Depot and it was by far THE best price . Arrived when promised.