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    Access Series 12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 50ft
    Product # 2816
    Length: 50ft
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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, 50ft

    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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    Can this 12 ga wire be soldered to the RCA connectors available on Monoprice? Appears the rca connectors have a wire ga size limit.
    New User U on Feb 1, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. It is possible to solder it to the RCA connector. However, there will be no ground wire so you may experience static/feedback when using the RCA connector on the speaker wire. I hope this helps.
    It's AFFECT, not EFFECT. ??
    A shopper on Mar 8, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: I purchased the 12 AWG wire but didn't use it. It was not the correct size for my application.
    Really need a 50ft roll of Access Series 12AWG 4-conductor speaker wire. Wondering when Monoprice will have some available?
    A shopper on Jan 17, 2018
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    use them EVERYWHERE~!
    in-wall cables ??? no these are EVERYWHERE Cables~! these cables are the genuine article.
    a lot of reviews on monoprice are over the top (this HDMI saved my marraige, etc) but i mean this
    sincerely when i say DO not order any other cable. These Cables are thicker than "monster" cables
    and out perform them on every level. do not just use them in the wall, use them from the terminals
    to the back of your receiver, and from the terminals to the back of your speakers.
    when you've completely eliminated all the puny 16-gauge needle-wire, you will have given birth
    to a new level of audio quality in your home. anything less would be self-loathing punishment for your sins here on earth... just sayin, treat yourself a lil bit, you've earned it.

    PROS: THICKEST size cable available, Very Durable and rigid, pvc shielding slick and easy to pull,
    clearly labled/easy to install

    CONS: make sure you order Enough length.(i mean really double check... for real)
    also your cable stripping tool will cry tears. you might go deaf from crankin' the VOL
    up so loud because your speakers never sounded so clear.
    February 1, 2013
    Don't spend more than you have to.
    Basically put, just buy this cable, hook it up. You just hit the top in ohm's law. You can spend alot more money. But this cable does it right. I don't care how expensive your gear is, this cable will be the last you'll ever buy. That's right. It follows ohm's law to a T. Lowest resistence=best sounding ofc you'll ever own. Even twisted right.

    PROS: Very, Very good speaker cable. As a retired circuit designer, I understand the difference between sounding wonderful, and sounding different. This cable works very good. You can spend alot more money, but it would be hard to surpass this cable for bass slam and open layering. Very transparent. Neutral mids and highs. Buy it once.

    CONS: None. I've embarrased a few friends, including myself. This is wonderful sounding cable. It presents the music to you. Spend hundreds, on cable. It might sound different, but you'll come back to this cable every time.
    December 5, 2011
    Best Deals Around
    I thought I was getting good deals on wire and cabling until someone pointed me to Monoprice. Always the best prices around. Shipping seems a bit steep at times but when the prices are taken into account, its still the best deal. Products seem to be high quality and I have never had a defective product. Literally one-half, one-third, or even less compared to what you would pay at a Big Box store. Furthermore, Monoprice cuts through the marketing b.s. spouted by the chains and offers basic performance without the fancy markings and markup (i.e. needing a special HDMI cable for 120Hz TVs when it requires no increase in bandwidth). All I can say is that I come to Monoprice for all of my wire and cabling needs. It is refreshing to come across a web retailer that delivers as promised.
    November 26, 2008
    My son recommended Monoprice to me. They had exactly what I needed and it was at an excellent price. I received exactly what I ordered in an appropriate timeframe. I was able to track the shipment online. I am very pleased and will use Monoprice in the future.
    November 18, 2010
    Very good for the price.
    February 29, 2008
    Speaker Wire
    This is really high quality insulated speaker wire. I'm always impressed by the quality of products I get for the price at monoprice.
    March 1, 2013
    12AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Loud Speaker Cable - 50f
    Good value and good product. I also purchased a roll of the 100 foot wire and it works very well within the walls of my basement and ceiling.

    PROS: Affordable, strong, long

    CONS: Difficult to manipulate the thick wires unless you have the proper tools.
    September 28, 2010
    Installed 4 in 21ft bay boat and they sound amazing. Such a good deal for the price
    August 7, 2017
    6 months ago
    perfect solution
    Replacing the hardwood floor in my home gave me an excuse to replace the speaker cables for my home theater 7.1 surround system. Had old flat 12awg cables purchased from Fry's many years ago. Snaked these new cables through the wall and under the house so I no longer have an ugly mess and tripping hazard. Plus the impedance now matches on all my cables and it has made a big difference in sound quality.

    PROS: great quality, great price, fantastic service from Monoprice

    CONS: none
    April 6, 2016

    PROS: I really like this covered speaker cable. I think it was a terrific buy.
    July 25, 2013


    In Stock This item should ship today (1/18/2018) if ordered within 1 hour 50 minutes