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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 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.
The nice thing about this wire is the outer jacker keeps everything nice and tidy and it has good flexibility. Definitely well worth the money, and then some. I haven't run this wire through any walls, yet, so I can't comment on how easy or hard it is to pull. Also, if you're looking for extremely flexible jackets, both inner and outer, just be aware that the inner jackets a bit stiff. Still, to get super flexible jackets you'll pay a decent bit more, and most likely also buy yourself a bunch of Voodoo marketing garbage that has no basis in real science.
The rating of 9/10 is due to the somewhat stiff inner jackets. Overall, an excellent buy.
PROS: Thick, nice outer jacket, inexpensive
CONS: Inner jackets a little stiff
I did a test for resistance from the reciever to the farthest speaker, which was about 60 feet of wire, and it tested around a 0.2ohms.
Wire was easy to run, flexible but still strong.
PROS: - Build quality
CONS: - Thin individual wires can pinch your skin
Long story short, I found some advice on internet and decided that double 14 AWG connections was good enough for me. So here I am writing about it. Good luck with your project.
PROS: Excellent, makes for clean cable runs.
PROS: I got what I order in a timely manner without having to pay extra shipping charges
CONS: none for now this was my first order!
PROS: Very good quality, easy to handle. nice price even including shipping.
9 months ago