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AmazonBasics 16-Gauge Speaker Wire - 100 Feet

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100 Feet/30.5 Meters
  • 16-Guage Speaker Wire 100 Feet
  • Connects audio speakers to your A/V receiver to amplifier
  • Includes a plastic spool for easy and convenient installation
  • Distributed by Amazon.com; backed by one-year Amazon Basics warranty
  • Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

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Technical Details

Length: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters
  • Brand Name: AmazonBasics
  • Model: SW100ft
  • Length: 30.5 meters

Product Details

Length: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 3.4 x 5.4 inches ; 1.1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006LW0W5Y
  • Item model number: SW100ft
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (435 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank:
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2013

Product Description

Length: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters

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AmazonBasics 16-gauge Speaker Wire - 100 Feet

This 16-gague speaker wire with spool from AmazonBasics lets you easily connect your speakers to amplifiers or receivers. AmazonBasics 16-gauge Speaker Wire also comes available in 50 feet length.

AmazonBasics 16-gauge Speaker Wire - 50 Feet
AmazonBasics 16-gauge Speaker Wire - 100 Feet

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Key Features

  • Connects audio speakers to your A/V receiver to amplifier
  • Includes a plastic spool for easy and convenient installation
  • White line on insulated jacket denotes polarity of wires

Material: CCA - Copper Clad Aluminum (The top of the cable where the data transfers is copper and the base metal is aluminum)

Box Dimensions:5.12 in (L) x 3.43 in (W) x 5.43 in(H)

Warranty:AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

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Easy to Use

The AmazonBasics 16-gauge Speaker Wire comes wrapped around a hard plastic spool that makes dispensing convenient and easy.

No Distortion

The plastic jacket around the speaker wire helps to deliver high-quality undistorted signals to and from all of your audio equipment.

Marked Polarity

One side of the wire is marked with a white line, making it quick and easy to distinguish the polarity and get your audio system set up properly.

Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging

This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste.

Warranty

AmazonBasics 1-Year Limited Warranty [PDF]

What's in the Box

AmazonBasics 16-gauge Speaker Wire - 100 Feet

Product Description

AmazonBasics 100 foot, 16 gauge speaker wire


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This speaker wire is high quality 16-gauge wire.
Dave Edmiston
This wire is great for those wiring up a surround sound speaker system or other interior sound system.
Eric
One of the wires has a white stripe in it so you can easily identify the positive and negative side.
judd

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By S Reese on May 7, 2013
Size Name: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters Verified Purchase
My only regret about this product is that I didn't buy a third roll!! I ran out and had to go spent $32 dollars for a 50' foot roll at a local store!!(I was desperate and wanted to finish wiring up my house...the attic was hot!! LOL) Sad thing is that this wire was cost a lot less and was way better quality than the $32 dollar roll!! Don't waste money on more expensive wire...this stuff is perfect!!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Matt on May 30, 2013
Size Name: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters Verified Purchase
So far I don't have any complaints with this wire. Its plastic sheathing hasn't cracked and it was nice and supple. The wire itself is average for what it is. Not really any different than the competitors.

If you have a low end or middle end receiver and speakers this wire will work just fine. It's definitely better than the wire that comes with Home Theaters in a Box. But if you do have a high end receiver and speakers that use a bit of power, skip copper clad wire. It DOES make a difference and if you're spending 700-1k plus on speakers/receiver don't go cheap on the speaker wire. Get pure copper wire for those setups.

If you're like everyone else and can't afford middle to high end systems, this wire is perfect. Just be mindful that you'll probably need a fair bit more than you expect. A 100 foot roll goes FAST, even in small rooms.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Yarii TOP 100 REVIEWER on May 22, 2013
Size Name: 50 Feet/15.2 Meters Verified Purchase
The AmazonBasics 16 gauge wiring will be fine for the average user's needs, as long as you keep the length of your run to 50 feet or less. Personally I'd go way less than 50 feet, but that's just me. Otherwise go to a thicker gauge wire like 14 AWG. Yes, this isn't true copper wire, but at this price there's no way it could be 100% copper. It's copper-coated aluminum. My Yamaha speakers sound great with this wire. It's also easy to see the difference in + and - with these, the white wire is definitely discernible.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Anthony J. TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 2, 2014
Size Name: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters Verified Purchase
Mathematics easily dispels the myths and reveals the truth about speaker wire.

I'm going to create a maximum scenario to see just how well this wire works for connections.

I'll start by using a 15 foot length so you can get your speakers 20 feet apart from each other including ups, downs and around.

I'll suggest a 280 watts @ 8 ohms maximum for this length of wire gauge, but this isn't a fixed number, lower is no problem and a little higher would be okay.

The first "problem" you encounter is all that resistance that might change things for the worse. Now I need to calculate for 30 feet because the signal will make a round trip from positive to negative. This shows a resistance of .24 ohms or not much.

You will lose frequency response, above 42,244 kHz. But it's generally accepted that human hearing ends near 20 kHz.

It will reduce power, down to 264 watts or 94.3% and the result of that is a loss of .26 dB. By using 12 gauge these numbers do improve to 273 watts and .1 dB or by 4 %. These losses will hold true for 80 or 40 watts, which of course is more realistic in your living room. At 40 watts you'll only be able to get 37.7 watts, you might be able to just turn up the volume on your receiver to make up the loss if it's has more than 40 watts though, by 2.3 watts.

But what about the sound? I'm sorry to tell you that there is no calculation for opinion and that testing shows that any difference is less than what can be accurately measured with most test equipment.

I believe that I first did these calculations back in 1981 in tech school on my way to making my living in professional audio as a recording engineer, in sound reinforcement and a studio owner starting in 1989 and still today.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Van Koppenhagen on February 24, 2014
Size Name: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters Verified Purchase
Whomever thought up Amazon Basics deserves a raise! I've bought speaker wire, HDMI cables, RCA cables, USB cables. They work flawlessly and are a fraction of the cost of name brand cables. Don't spend your hard earned cash on expensive cables just because they have a fancy name. Amazon Basics cables do the job at a fraction of the cost!
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23 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on February 13, 2014
Size Name: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters Verified Purchase
The wire is great, but I was shorted 20 feet or so. I only got 80 feet. I needed 95 feet to be exact and needed extra 15 feet after done with all this. So I measure it and made sure I didnt cut the cable wrong, and guess what. I got 80 feet and 2 inches.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By R. Gray on April 5, 2014
Size Name: 100 Feet/30.5 Meters Verified Purchase
although i have over the years been duped into spending way too much on high end speaker cables as I have gotten older and either wiser or maybe just cheaper I have found 16 gauge speaker wire to be as good as spending huge amounts of cash on the more hyped variety such as Kimber Kable ,Monster etc .

I usually buy standard lamp cord but lately i prefer the look of this type of wire because it is easier to get the polarity right ,this is the first time I have purchased the Amazon branded wire and after cutting to length and adding some banana plugs you end up with very good speaker cables at a price that will not bury you .

I am an audio geek so I have a multitude of high end Amplifiers and a totl Yamaha receiver and guarantee if you blind a/b test this wire against my high end speaker cables you will not be able to tell the difference .

16 gauge wire is the sweet spot where if you buy smaller you can tell the difference but any larger is overkill where you end up with diminished returns .

so take the cash you would blow on high end speaker cables and spend it on better speakers where you truly will have difference in sound quality because the placebo effect is overrated......
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