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Mediabridge 16AWG Speaker Wire (100 Feet) - Spooled Design with Sequential Foot Markings
Mediabridge 16AWG Speaker Wire (100 Feet) - Spooled Design with Sequential Foot Markings
Offered by Mediabridge Products, LLC
Price: $12.99
3 used & new from $10.99

37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's 16-gauge speaker wire, August 30, 2011
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This wire seems to do just fine. It's held together on the spool with a few spins of narrow saran-wrap material that's easy to peel off. It has a clear jacket and is nice and bendy to route it around and through the typical crevices and turns that speaker wire typically takes from amp to speaker. This is about the cheapest 100-ft spool I could find on Amazon, but not the absolute cheapest by a few pennies. The feature that sold me on this is the sequential foot markings. Meh, maybe they all have it, but Mediabridge was one that declared it in the description. No need to measure out cable by hand when you can just reference the markings and do simple math. Caveat: it's not exactly sequential per foot, it's marks every OTHER foot, so odd feet measures are not marked on the wire, but it's not difficult to extrapolate half-way between markings to find it. The jacket is not super thick and shielded like some very high-end speaker wire, but it's sufficient. If you're paying much more for speaker wire, you're wasting your money. Low-oxygen, copper stranded, jacketed, shielded, blah blah blah. It's all mostly the same stuff. It's more important to consider wire gauge for the drops you are running than to quibble over wire quality. The guidelines are to use 16-gauge up to 80-ft drops (this covers most typical home theaters or 1-room audio setups), 14-gauge up to 200 feet, and 12-gauge or larger for longer drops.
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