I've used plenty of Monoprice cables and have generally had good luck with them, but these Speakon style plugs do not fit actual Neutrik Speakon jacks properly. The weight of the cable is enough to cause the plug to lose contact. It is definitely not the jacks themselves as they work perfectly with cables that have genuine Neutrick plugs .
Bought these for a mobile PA setup. Working great so far. No crackling or 60hz hum at all, even when crossing over AC cables. Just make sure to use the over/under cable wrapping technique to keep them from spiraling up on you.
Works pretty well with Neutrik speakon connectors on my DIY subwoofer and speaker cabinets, but not as perfect of a fit as the actual Neutrik connectors for cables that I also use in my setup. A lot better than any other non-Neutrik cables I've tried in the past though. Great value but not 100% perfection.
CONS: MONOPRICE NEEDS TO SELL THIS SPEAKER WIRE IN BULK!!!! :)
Extremely flexible and very thick/sturdy cable/wiring! I would replace all my in-room speaker wiring with this type of cable in bulk if it were available!
PROS: Premium quality throughout. As with all cables I have purchased from Monoprice, these are of premium quality. Heavy insulated cable, durable connectors, and pro quality soldering. For my studio and live performance applications I depend on Monoprice for my cables.
We have purchased audio and video cables from Monoprice and have been pleased w/ both the efficiency of the order process as well as the prompt delivery. And the cost has been very reasonable. However, this cheap copy of a Neutrik NL series Speakon connector is not acceptable. It is cheaply manufactured and does not mate well with real Neutrik connectors. Given the low cost of actual Neutrik Speakons, it is unfortunate someone decided to cheap out on this. We have hundreds of actual Neutrik Speakon connectors in service and would not consider putting this knock-off to use.
PROS: Fast shipping and low cost are the main reasons we buy products from Monoprice. The actual 2- conductor provided is reasonably flexible.
CONS: What is advertised as an NL-4 connector is not. It is a cheap knock off of a Neutrik NL series Speakon connector.
Monoprice has fixed the product description of this cable, adding '2-conductor" to the name of the product as well as the technical details. They also took it a step further, and added this same detail to ALL of their cables in this product family!
Good job, Monoprice! I am huge fan of honest business practices. Your all-encompassing action to correct not only this product, but all the ones affected gives me very good reason to trust the company and the products. Happy customer here, 10 stars from me!!!
Important to reiterate: the cables are SOLIDLY built, pair PERFECTLY with Neutrik hardware, and are TOUGH. Will buy again.
What was NOT clear in this product's description at time of purchase is the fact that it is only a 2 conductor/ 2 pole speaker wire.
To be clear: This speaker wire has only 1 twisted pair inside of it.
The connectors on the end are advertised as NL4, and they are indeed 4 pole connectors. I have nothing but praise for the quality of the build of the connectors. I must reiterate, however, that the cables are NOT 4 pole cables, rendering the advertised 4 pole connectors on the end rather useless. For a custom project I was working on, I very much needed 4 pole speaker wire to go along with my 4 pole connection hardware (biamping a pair of subs, long and complicated project). I ended up running with a workaround for the gig I had to use these cables for, and they did indeed work.
For the sole reason that this cable was not explicitly advertised as 2 conductor/ 2 pole/ one twisted pair, I can only give 5 stars. Please update the product description, I will update my review!