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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 14AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 500ft
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.
- Whole Home Sales Sheet (Apr 24, 2017)
Questions and Answers
No regrets, I would buy this product again. Haven't found a better price yet. (Even with the weight and high shipping costs!). Product shipped very quickly. Prices like this make me wonder the ridiculous markup some franchise electronic retail outlets have on cables and audio devices!
PROS: Nicely organized in the box.
CONS: Plastic clip inside and outside kept separating
PROS: Great Wire box was great to use, tangle free. Wire is best you can get anywhere and the colored polarity is key, especially when setting up 7.1, 5.1 and 5 additional speakers in one house!!!
CONS: None that I can think of, maybe live closer to the warehouse to cut dowqn on tranisit time!
PROS: Easy to pull thru conduit and walls
No discernible noise or signal loss for its specified range
PROS: Low cost, easy to dispense
PROS: I can always count on Monoprice speaker wire to arrive quickly. It is always well packed and shipped damage free. It dispenses very well.