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RCA AH16100R 100 feet 16-Gauge Speaker Wire

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By FredMR - Published on

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Results 1 - 12 of 36 ... Get wired. (4). Free Shipping ... 100-Ft. 22-Gauge Clear 2-Conductor Speaker
Wire ... 100-Ft. 18-Gauge Brown 2-Conductor Speaker Wire.

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Who needs expensive audio cables? - CNET

22 Jul 2010 ... Unless you're a hard-core audiophile, don't even think of buying expensive
speaker wires or interconnect cables.

As stated, this is not pure is copper clad aluminum (CCA). Cost is less, but that's because aluminum is cheaper and more resistive than copper. I work as an engineer for a power company. Lower voltage distribution power lines used to often be made from pure copper - however it is more cost effective to use aluminum or aluminum alloys... but since the resistance is greater for these wires, the wire gauge is increased - so you need thicker wires to accomplish the same thing...however this is more cost effective. Same theory applies's not pure copper, so ideally - you should use bigger wire than what your application would require if pure copper was used.

General rule for 16 AWG wire is to keep runs at 48' or less. Most runs aren't that long, so 16 AWG will even satisfy most short wire installs... having said that, if you purchase the 14 AWG CCA wire - I'd imagine runs of wire up to 50' would be acceptable.

Some reasons to shop around include corrosion resistance found in oxygen free coppers.. The other issue is unlike my power industry example, this product isn't necessarily cost effective if you know where to shop...pure copper from bigger bargain sites (or even 12 AWG lamp cord from a local hardware store) are priced about the same as a roll of this 14 AWG wire sells for. So....having said that, you might as well purchase a better quality product given the same cost and a choice between the two.

How to Choose Speaker Wire - Aperion Audio

10 Feb 2014 ... This method will get your speaker wire resistance to <3% of your speaker's
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By Danny Creech - Published on

Speaker Cable: Speaker Wire - Best Buy

Connect your speakers to your A/V receivers, amplifiers and more with high-
quality speaker wire and banana plugs. Shop for the speaker
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The Best Speaker Cable | The Wirecutter

25 Aug 2013 ... Our research shows there really is no best speaker cable. But the Monoprice
2747 12 gauge is the speaker wire I'd buy. I base this on ...

I am no pro but I can say that I can not tell the difference between this speaker cable and the more expensive stuff. I've been doing this sort of thing for many years and always used the more expensive cables but a friend, who is in the business, told me recently that copper wire is copper wire, no matter what company you buy it from and as long as the wire is shielded properly, why pay more? Made sense to me so I tried it and guess what? He was right! I don't have test devices to check OHM loss and all that stuff, only my ear and my ear tells me I can't tell the difference at any volume or range. Never too old to learn something new!

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By Andrew - Published on

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If you're thinking this looks like a good buy for 14 gauge wire, be aware that this is copper-coated wire, not full braided copper! I would much rather direct you to Monoprice where you can get pure copper 12 guage wire for roughly the same price.

Do not buy this wire!

Speaker wire: How to choose the right gauge and type - Crutchfield

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By flpc - Published on

RCA 16-Gauge Speaker Wire, 100' -

The insulated speaker wire is dispensed on a spool, making it simple for you to
roll out as you set it up. Moreover, it offers all the distance you need to get the job

I have purchased this wire in the past for my home audio and it was fine. I just received a new shipment and it is no longer copper wire! It is now copper clad aluminum. Just to make sure I checked the old wire and it was copper last time I purchased it.

Amazon should clear all the old reviews as this is not the same product.

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By Kim L - Published on

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RCA AH14100SN 100 Ft. 14-Gauge Speaker Wire Watch out.. It may not suit your needs. It is not copper wire so if you are installing it anywhere that will require bends it may end up breaking on you. The description does not say that it is aluminium wire.. In my case it was not even Copper Clad wire. Also it was not even 100 ft long (more about 60 ft). Description of item is lacking or quality is going down on the product.


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