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    Choice Series 16AWG Oxygen-Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 2793
    $16.62 $19.55 On Sale 14.99% OFF
    Length: 100ft
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    Gauge: 16AWG
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    Choice Series 16AWG 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.

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    4.9 / 5.0
    1,325 Reviews
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    Just buy it
    This wire is about the same price as the low priced stuff you can find on the shelf at your local home center, but it is the same quality product as the much more expensive wire. Very easy to work with, strips cleanly, and a nicely clear, untinted jacket. My only complaint is that my 100 ft spool was short by a goodly amount. Fortunately, this is Monoprice, who calculated a larger refund than I requested and provided it with no questions asked. The product is inexpensive and high quality. The customer service is even higher quality.

    PROS: Copper, copper, copper


    CONS: Quality control for measurement could be better
    March 25, 2015
    Don't Be Fooled
    Wow...This is 100% stranded copper wire. Be careful when buying speaker wire, because most of the junk being sold nowadays is copper clad aluminum. It makes a HUGE difference in your resistance values. Do you want quality? This is quality merchandise from a reputable vendor. Great price!! An absolute no-brainer.
    April 20, 2017
    9 months ago
    Works Very Well
    This speaker wire carries great a great signal to my 12 inch floor speakers. The sound is now what I hoped for.
    February 1, 2017
    11 months ago
    Arrived in 5 days after ordering it and sealed. Cables seems to be great quality. Replacemtns for the original home theater cables. The sound is perfect, I would buy again a totally recomend!!!
    October 18, 2009
    great product
    used this to replace the stock wire in my onkyo HTIB/wireless speaker setup. sound is excellent, and so was the price!
    March 3, 2010
    Great Quality
    The quality of this cable is awesome.
    Ive seen cable twice the price of this for the same amount.. and for lesser quality.
    Cant beat it.
    Shipping was a bit - due to the weight I guess.. but it still ends up being 1/2 the price of any store/retail giant.
    February 26, 2009
    I was totally impressed with the product, but honestly had my doubts at first what the quality of the product would be .that is. till it showed up at my house..extremely high quality product..blew me away! their products are really that good..very impressed with product and price and shipping time..would recommend monoprice to anybody!

    PROS: fast service, supper prices and really quality products

    CONS: no cons whatsoever
    September 29, 2011

    PROS: The wire is good, shroud (plastic around wire spelling?) is bigger then I thought &. Always a good deal at monoprice!

    CONS: Just barely made it through piping of speaker-stands 3022
    March 10, 2014
    Great Cable for a Great Price
    What can I say? This is good speaker cable. It worked great to replace the thin stuff that came with my home theater package, and is comparable to some ancient Monster XP speaker cable I bought years ago that is on my old stereo system. Why pay the extra cost of the Monster name when you can get the exact same quality for less?
    February 25, 2010
    Simple, effective, sounds great
    I use this for my longer runs and general surround listening. Good quality, easy to manage, good price. Love it.
    April 4, 2009


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