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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 4-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 four 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.
As with any cable, put a long screwdriver through the reel and pull the wire off the reel so as to minimize curling. I even put it in my furnace room so it's warm then let it cool while it's straight...to reduce spiraling.
PROS: Heavy copper content great for long runs without wasting amplifier power.
CONS: Can curl if not removed from reel properly. You can use 14 gauge for short runs which will curl less.
PROS: Really, really good quality. Great value.
PROS: Quality cable at a decent price
CONS: none at this price
PROS: Very reasonable price in relation to the quality of the product. Outstanding price compared to the competition.
No brainer, order the cable, you won't be dissapointed.
PROS: Cable is well made, easy to work with - even at lower temps, 4 conductor each with separate color jacket makes hookup easy, priced right especially when compared to similar quality cable from other manufacturer.
CONS: my rating of 9 is only because a 10 rating would have a super flexible mogami type outer shell. But there's no real con.
PROS: Good quality
I dont know what the small piece of string in with the wires is for but from the build quality I am sure it is there for a good reason.