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    Access Series 18AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 50ft
    Product # 4044
    $5.51 $6.48 On Sale 14.97% OFF
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    Number of Conductors: 2
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    Gauge: 18AWG
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    Access Series 18AWG 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 1.636 ohms per 100 feet (both directions must be considered). By comparison, a 16AWG 2-conductor CCA speaker wire has a total resistance of 2.406 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. 10 feet of Pure Bare Copper would be 0.1606 ohms, well under the 0.2-ohm limit. On the other hand, 10 feet of CCA would be 0.2406 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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    4.9 / 5.0
    1,506 Reviews
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    Easy to use
    February 24, 2014
    cables are nice and long. easy to cut up and split for entire home theater system. durability and sound quality is top notch. highly recommended.
    November 28, 2008
    Awesome wire
    This spool is huge. About 6 inches across. Very heavy.

    PROS: Thick and tough outer sheathing. The sheathing is marked by the foot so you don't have to measure.

    CONS: Wire is a bit stiff. Just a little. Minor con.
    January 17, 2014
    Inexpensive and high quality. I'm very pleased!

    PROS: Nice looking and high quality wire with CL2 jacket and fiber strand inside. Meets code and works!

    CONS: None
    July 17, 2013
    Used it for a kitchen LED lighting project. Very nice to work with. Excellent price. Shipping was fairly quick.
    January 8, 2017
    1 year ago
    Perfect speaker cable. Very good jacket around it.
    January 29, 2012
    Ships quick, savings is great!
    Bought these for surround wires and they work great!

    PROS: Shipped quick, good quality wire, can't go wrong with this buy.

    CONS: None
    December 21, 2011


    May 13, 2011
    Speaker Wire
    I always look to Monoprice first and they rarely disapoint. This speaker wire was perfect for the application.

    PROS: Excellent price

    CONS: None
    December 3, 2011
    Bose extension speaker
    Price &service was very good. Wire matched Very well.
    October 26, 2010


    In Stock This item will ship on 1/22/2018 if ordered within 1 days 15 hours 12 minutes