Outdoor/Direct Burial Speaker Cable, Black, Pure Copper, 18/2 (18 AWG 2 Conductor), 7 Strand / 0.386mm, Spool, 1000 foot
This black 18 AWG (American Wire Gauge) 2 conductor Speaker cable is rated for outdoor use and/or direct burial. It comes in a 1000 foot pull box and is ideal for running to exterior speakers in your backyard or outside the office. Each conductor (wire) is composed of seven 0.386 mm strands made from pure copper which provides the optimal conductivity/low resistance to drive high quality audio to your speakers.
Our speaker wire is made from pure copper. Some companies use the marketing term oxygen free copper which really means there is no iron oxide in the wire. When oxides of iron are in the copper, the conductivity of the wire reduces due to the higher resistance of the iron oxide. So it is in your best interest to install speaker wire made with pure copper like ours are. Another misnomer is that copper clad aluminum is the same quality as pure copper; this is false. The resistance (Ohms) between the two differ and as resistance in the cable increases the power delivered to the speaker is reduced. The sound will be lower and can lose some of its quality. If copper's conductivity, due to resistance, is rated at 100% then aluminum's conductivity would be rated at 61%. In order to deliver the same quality of sound with aluminum one would need a much larger gauge.