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    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 4-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Product # 4041
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    Number of Conductors: 4
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    Gauge: 16AWG
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    Access Series 16AWG 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.

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    What is the outer diameter of the 4 conductor 16AWG and 2 conductor 16AWG wire?
    STEPHEN C on Sep 20, 2017
    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 4-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 4-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    Access Series 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Speaker Wire, 100ft
    BEST ANSWER: Just under 1/4". Has worked well and looks good in our commercial application..
    Does it make a difference which colors I use for positive and which I use for negative on 16/4 speaker cable?
    ronald L on Mar 22, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. It would not matter what color you use. They are color coded so you can know which is which. You just want to be sure if you use lets say, white for positive and green for negative that you keep it the same on the other end. I hope this helps.
    4.9 / 5.0
    1,506 Reviews
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    Works great
    Ordered 100ft of 4-conductor 16 AWG for my speakers (each speaker has separate inputs for high and low frequencies, so I need 4 cores in the cable not the usual 2). Surprisingly these weren't expensive speakers, they just happen to need 4 core wire. The Monoprice cable is a bit thicker than I need, but sounds great. It arrived in perfect condition. And is a noticeable improvement in sound quality over the standard cable that came with the system.
    September 10, 2014
    Biamp setup
    I went to a bi-amp setup and this wire worked perfectly. It is a much neater connection since I only have one wire going to the speakers instead of four
    January 3, 2010
    Great stuff
    Um, it's speaker wire. 16 gauge is heavy enough for up to 50 foot runs into 8 ohm speakers. You're not going to get crosstalk at normal power levels. Make sure you don't run the wire in parallel to power lines. Always cross power lines at 90 degrees and if you need to route in the same direction as the power is running, do it at least a foot away.

    Basically, anyone who tells you that you that thicker wire will sound better is either trying to sell you thicker wire, or already bought thicker wire and is trying to justify the amount of money they spent.

    PROS: Enough conductors for two speakers.
    Correctly sized for ~50 foot runs to 8 ohm speakers.
    Substituted some of this for my audiophile friend's $10/foot cable and nobody could tell the difference.
    Most people don't notice the wire until I point it out (I'm in a rental so can't go in-wall).
    Rated for in-wall installation in most areas.
    The casing is slick enough it looks pretty easy to pull through PVC raceways.

    CONS: Large diameter.
    Black print kinda stands out.
    September 16, 2011
    Impossible to find this quality speaker cable at this price elsewhere. Easy install and so handy that the footage is printed on the cable. I installed two runs in-wall and thru the crawlspace and the footage marking made it easy to understand "which is which".

    PROS: Absolutely great quality and value!
    February 18, 2014
    Great quality of copper wire, just as good as the expensive name brands.

    PROS: Best price I found out there.

    June 2, 2012
    speaker wire
    Great cable and service but horrible local delivery with package in the middle of the street.

    PROS: Outstanding quality as always with Monoprice

    CONS: Local delivery was horrible. Package was left in the middle of the street,thus the 9 rating.
    June 30, 2013
    Nice cable. I used it to run the rear speakers of my 5.1 system to a wall plate. It does the job. It was tough to find wiring conventions. I used :
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    Black - R-
    Blue - L+
    Brown - L-
    October 29, 2009
    Sweet Deal
    Top-Notch in terms of quality!
    October 31, 2008
    Good price, good service. , try this you will be delighted
    March 26, 2017
    10 months ago
    Good Stuff
    Just like the description reads. Gotta love Monoprice.....good stuff.
    June 28, 2010


    In Stock This item should ship today (1/16/2018) if ordered within 8 hours 33 minutes