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See above for more detailed explanation. For cliff notes version, no, it is CCA.
By Orangeman on December 19, 2013
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As of December 2014 the Amazon description states: "Material: CCA - Copper Clad Aluminum (The top of the cable where the data transfers is copper and the base metal is aluminum)".
By RWM on December 19, 2014
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Watts has nothing to do with the size of the speaker wire. Where wire size really matters is how far away your speakers are from your receiver. If you use to small a wire across to great a distance, your signal will degrade. Under 50 feet 16 gauge will do just fine. Watts are produced by the receiver and the speakers … see more Watts has nothing to do with the size of the speaker wire. Where wire size really matters is how far away your speakers are from your receiver. If you use to small a wire across to great a distance, your signal will degrade. Under 50 feet 16 gauge will do just fine. Watts are produced by the receiver and the speakers have to be rated to handle the watts that the receiver can dish out. see less
By C. Berkley on October 9, 2014
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It's a marker so you can tell which wire is which on both ends. You can use it however you want according to your application. I always use the marked wire as positive, but so long as you use the same wire on both ends, or throughout for the same purpose you will be fine.
By Deryk on December 26, 2013
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This is not CL2 or CL3 rated. Both CL2 and CL3 rated cables have an external sheath of insulation. This does not have that second sheath of insulation that is separate and goes around both insulated wires. Therefore, it is strictly not "code" to run this wire in the walls...although as you can see from the previous … see more This is not CL2 or CL3 rated. Both CL2 and CL3 rated cables have an external sheath of insulation. This does not have that second sheath of insulation that is separate and goes around both insulated wires. Therefore, it is strictly not "code" to run this wire in the walls...although as you can see from the previous answers than many people do. see less
By Phil K. on January 1, 2015
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It's whatever you want. Just there to help you remember what you hook up to what. I use the white to mark that as positive
By L. Le on February 10, 2014
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I wouldn't. There is no indication that this cable is rated for in-wall use, much less riser or plenum. Using cable that is not rated for in-wall use inside a wall in your residence risks having any fire insurance claims rejected. Even worse, this is copper clad aluminum, which is only about 68% as conductive as pure b… see more I wouldn't. There is no indication that this cable is rated for in-wall use, much less riser or plenum. Using cable that is not rated for in-wall use inside a wall in your residence risks having any fire insurance claims rejected. Even worse, this is copper clad aluminum, which is only about 68% as conductive as pure bare copper wire, so the cable will generate more heat than copper, which could create a fire, depending on how much power you are putting through it and the total cable length. see less
By S. D. Johnson on July 9, 2014
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The label says "Made in China" on the bottom row of text.
By Greg on February 26, 2014
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This 16ga wire. It should work fine in most home audio systems. There isn't a sound quality issue unless you are running VERY powerful amplifiers at VERY high volume levels with VERY large speakers. ....usually large subwoofers
By Scott Hobbs on February 26, 2015
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Assuming you are in fact using them to connect speakers rather than (stupidly) using them as a replacement for proper cords rated appropriately for appliances being plugged into mains outlets, there is ABSOLUTELY NO RISK of starting a fire from speaker wires AT ALL, under ANY circumstances. I hope you didn't actually … see more Assuming you are in fact using them to connect speakers rather than (stupidly) using them as a replacement for proper cords rated appropriately for appliances being plugged into mains outlets, there is ABSOLUTELY NO RISK of starting a fire from speaker wires AT ALL, under ANY circumstances. I hope you didn't actually read something that suggested there might be, if so, the author of that information should be flogged... see less
By Mike on March 4, 2016