Volume Pricing (Log In to see Member Pricing)
6ft High-quality Coaxial Audio/Video RCA CL2 Rated Cable - RG6/U 75ohm (for S/PDIF, Digital Coax, Subwoofer & Compos...
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.
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.
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.
PROS: Affordable, strong, long
CONS: Difficult to manipulate the thick wires unless you have the proper tools.
PROS: great quality, great price, fantastic service from Monoprice
PROS: I really like this covered speaker cable. I think it was a terrific buy.