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NOT 12GA, but still nice cable
on February 23, 2011
I hate companies that flat out lie about their products. A 12 GA wire is rated for a fixed amperage. If you really need 12 GA wires you will melt this cable in a matter of minutes possibly causing a fire. Everything Pyle sells they claim 2-3 times the actual ratings (amplifiers, cables). When they get sued for the fire their cable caused I'm sure they will say something like two 14GA wires equals 12GA. This is a good cable, but people need to be warned that it's not really 12GA wire inside.
Now the cable is a very nice ~14-16GA cable. It is made of coper wire and has good 1/4" metal ends that have been soldered on. The jacket is thick but still flexible. Inside the jacket there are two separate 14-16GA wires. One is red and the other is white. There is no metal foil shielding in the jacket (shielding would have been very nice).
I bought one 30' cable and cut it into two cables with 1/4" TS and bare wire ends. My speakers have binding posts but my amp has 1/4" speaker outputs. I got two really good 15' (30' / 2) speaker cables for less than $15. I plan on buying more of these as I don't need real 12GA speaker wires. As an comparison, a standard 20A 120V (2400 watts) power outlet is wired with 12GA wire.
I took one star off because of the overrating of the wire size. Advertise it with the correct wire size and it's a 5 star product.