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Choice Series 14AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper 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 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.
Well worth the money.
PROS: Works exactly as speaker wire should.
No surprises, no gimmicks.
CONS: Does not solve world hunger.
Will not drastically improve your credit score, or take inches off your waistline.
The flexible jacket does tend to stretch a bit when attempting to strip the wire, but this can be accommodated for by taking a larger bite (~1/4") in your wire strippers than you need.
This wire is about as large as I would want to use the plugs with. Very large and capable speaker wire, but yet still quite flexible. nice thick insulation, and one side is marked with a dark blue line to help keep polarity correct when installing. Using this with Onkyo Home theater receiver, Martin Logan and Infinity speakers. I think this wire is a bit larger than what I used to use, and the sound if possible is even better! Highly recommended!
PROS: I looked around to measure the quality versus price and monoprice slams the competition, their stuff is cheap with high quality behind it. just doesn't have a name brand that you pay for!
Easy to work with and install as well. Can beat it!!
PROS: Nice wire at a great geat price.
CONS: None at all