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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, 250ft
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.
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Buy this cable. Period.
It is very easy to work with, extremely high quality, and the numbering on each roll/bundle is fantastic. Usually, numbering like that is reserved for over-priced junk you pick up at Best Buy.
In the future, I will only buy MonoPrice speaker cable and accessories. It's insanely low priced, and of terrific quality. Nice job MonoPrice!
(The included photo isn't great, but it does show the nice, clean, white cable that I ran to my rear surround speakers. Worked perfectly)
PROS: For the price, this can't be beat. Try getting 100' of similar cable from your local store for this price.
CONS: Haven't found any yet.
PROS: Good product, great price and very fast shipping.
CONS: I did not encounter any negative issues with my transaction, the shipping or the product.
PROS: Well built, foot markings, strips well
This product is the same high quality as all of their cabling products, and can't be beat for the price.
PROS: Cost, quality, customer service
Cable length is marked on the roll, nice option.