- Brand Name: RCA
- Model Number: AH1650SR
- Length: 5.00 inches
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RCA AH1650SR 50 Feet 16-Gauge Speaker Wire
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- 50 feet of 16 guage speaker wire comes on a plastic spool
- Connects speakers to A/V receiver or amplifier
- Insulated jacket
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Get wired with the RCA 16 Gauge Speaker Wire for great quality sound from your home theater equipment without any transmission loss. This wire has an insulated jacket that helps eliminate noise and deliver undistorted signals. This RCA speaker wire is polarity identified for proper speaker phasing, which is important for correct functioning. The wire comes packaged on a convenient spool. With 50 feet of wire, this spool can go the distance. Place your speakers where you want them and enjoy clean, crisp sound.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
The Bad: I found the cable wall very hard to strip on these cords. It got better as I went from one tip to the next, but if you don't have a cable stripper in your toolbox, you're probably going to have a hard time like I did.
-Great sound for basic speakers
-Difficult to access the wire
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Speaker Impedance----8 Ohm Load---------4 Ohm Load
Wire Gauge------------Distance (ft)--------Distance (ft)
*(this is the gauge your looking at)
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So looking at the chart the higher (meaning number wise) the gauge, the shorter the distance that the wire can carry the sound properly. This is because as the wire gauge increases, the actual wire diameter decreases and the higher the loss of the wire will be over increased distance.
In sound terms that means your speakers will become quieter as distance increases (Common sense right! Most of you folks probably knew that so thanks for bearing with but for the ones who didn't, hopefully you better understand.)
Anyway, overall the quality of the wire was just fine, especially for the price, and it worked perfect as expected.
I ordered some of this for the purpose of making a metal detector coil. All of the local carriers (Wal Mart, Home Depot and Lowes) all carried the copper/aluminum wire (with one copper, one aluminum wire). I was worried that it wouldn't work properly, so I ordered some of this.
This stuff costs about 40% less than the big retailer prices, and has the same material running down both wires. I haven't verified whether it's pure copper or CCA, but at least it's uniform. Truth be told, I'm not sure that there would really be much of an impact...but why risk it when you're getting a better deal anyway?
I've got a pair of Self-Adjusting wire strippers ($10-20) from college and they easily stripped this wire. Normal strippers or even some type of knife won't be as fast but will work fine. When unraveling the wire it helps to pull it straight and untwist the wire so you can route it easily. As the wire comes off the spools it's a bit curled.
I didn't use and banana plugs or solder and the speakers sound great.