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12 Gauge 2-Conductor Oxygen Free Burial Rated In Wall Speaker Cable CL3 (50ft - 250ft)

Product code: JA-12-2

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Features & Specifications

If your run exceeds 200 feet, consider using a 12 gauge cable like this 2-conductor cable that is CL3 rated and specifically designed for the outdoors. If you plan to bury the cable, OSD recommends you bury it 4-6” underground so that it's not visible nor pose a danger of somebody tripping over it. Always use CL3 rated outdoor speaker wire which is designed for the outdoors and can can withstand extreme weather conditions like rain, snow and high temperatures and incorporate twice the insulation. These cables also use formulated white polyethylene jacket that is U/V resistant so it will stand up to the sun.


Other Product Info

A reasonably priced alternative to Monster® Cable. This wire is perfect for outdoor speakers, low voltage lighting and many other outdoor or direct burial applications. The cable features a specially formulated white polyethylene jacket that is U/V resistant and provides protection against water damage. The audiophile grade wire contains 168 strands of 99.9% pure copper conductors. The high strand count provides improved skin effect.


9 Questions & 9 Answers
from Rohnert Park, CA asked:
May 3, 2018
I see there are two different cable diameters given in the question and answers. One answer says the cable has 1/4" Diameter and another answer says .335" (8.5mm). See attached screenshot. Which diameter is correct for this cable? Can you fix the conflicting information on your website?
1 Answer
HI Josh: They tell me the official diameter of the 12/2 is 5/8". Use that number as you reference. TL/4954
Tim Leahy
on May 17, 2018

Darrell H
from Decatur, IL asked:
March 2, 2018
Is the strand count of 168 per each wire (Black is 168 & Red is 168) or is this the combined strand count for both (84 strands for Black & 84 strands for Red)?
1 Answer
Hi Darrell: The strand count listed typically refers to a single conductor which may have individual bundles like 168 may be 8 bundles of 21 conductors each. The multi conductor also make the cable more flexible and easier to install and work with. TL/4828
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 3, 2018

from Ohio asked:
September 15, 2016
is a REAL dumb question for you guys. what does the CL3 mean?
1 Answer
HI Dan: CL3 is the rating of the outer jacket. It means it is is fire retardant and can be used in side the wall when connecting In-wall or In-ceiling speakers. So when you run the wire in the walls through the different stud bays and there is a fire the jacket will not burn and spread the fire inside the wall. It will just melt. It will also not give out any toxic fumes either when it melts. The FT4 rating is the Canadian equivalent. The CL3/FT4 rating is good for all residential and most commercial applications as well. It can not be used inside an heat or cooling duct in a commercial building. For that you would need a plenum or FT6 rated jacket. If you were using non CL3 rated jacketed cable on your home and had a inspector look at it he would make you remove it from the wall. TL/4070
Customer Service - Q&A
on September 19, 2016

from Nyc asked:
April 13, 2017
Is your outdoorck3 cable 100% copper or CCA - copper covered aluminum?
1 Answer
Hi Craig: All our CL3/FT4 Rated direct burial cables are 100% copper no CCA for on our in-wall/in-ceiling/direct burial cables. TL/4304
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 13, 2017

from Georgia asked:
March 9, 2017
1. Is this a round jacketed cable? 2. What is the jacket OD measurement?
1 Answer
HI Chris: The jacket is round and the OD is 1/4" just l;ike our 16/2 but a much tighter package. TL/4244
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 10, 2017

from NJ asked:
June 10, 2016
can it be painted
1 Answer
Hi Sachin: Yes the jacket can be painted. TL/3922
Customer Service - Q&A
on June 13, 2016

from New York asked:
April 6, 2013
Is it possible to get a 100ft roll and a 250 ft roll.
1 Answer
Hi Tony, You can place the order for a quantity of 2 100ft and one 50 ft. You can also specify in the comment box at check out that you would like a 100-ft roll and a 250-ft roll and we will do everything we can to accommodate your request. CL/MA 1776
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 9, 2013

from St. Louis, MO asked:
July 8, 2012
What is the diameter of this wire?
1 Answer
Hi Andy: CL3 12/2: .335" 8.5mm
Customer Service - Q&A
on July 9, 2012

Anthony T Roggina
from Readington New Jersey asked:
April 29, 2012
do you have outdoor connectors for my speaker wire and the two pigtail wires that come from my rock speakers
1 Answer
Anthony, Yes we do they are Aqua Blue direct burial connectors, product code KI-Blue. Here is a link CL
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 30, 2012

Product Reviews

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100% Recommend this product (17 of 17 responses)
By Lee
May 20, 2018
Perfect for outdoor speaker wiring applications.
This cable is well insulated and easy to manipulate through walls and along outdoor eaves.
ProsCompetitively priced and proper specs for outdoor speakers.
Best UsesThrough walls and along outdoor eaves. Fits easily behind siding and is well insulated.
January 21, 2018
underground wire
found just the right wire for a project, got the right length without having to purchase way too much like most places. good service they called me when they found an address problem. overall a good purchase and good service, highly recommended
By Bob B
San Diego< CA
January 5, 2017
great product
This was a perfect speaker wire to run through the wall and also safe for underground application
By Joe Stauber
St. Louis
December 28, 2016
Speaker wire
OSD has an excellent selection of speaker wire. I've not had a bad experience with them.
Best UsesOutside
By alan
October 12, 2016
perfect for the job
just what i needed
By Rob
August 1, 2016
great product
Ordered 250 feet for my Bose Series 51 outdoor speakers. Pulled almost 80 feet through buried PVC conduit and the sound quality is great. Durable construction. If this is what you need, buy it here.
By Tom
Hazle Twp. Penn.
July 13, 2016
Top Choice
This is the best wire I have used yet, its perfect for fishing through tight spaces like in the basement and in the walls.
Best UsesAll types of use.
By Jerry Brown
Seattle, WA
March 25, 2016
Product description states 168 strands and it also states 105 strands. So after receiving the cable I counted them 64 strands in each conductor (black, red) for a total of 168 strands total. Other than that the cable seems OK and in that regard well worth the cost. I've used better quality in-wall cable (with regards to construction) but at a much higher cost, but there is no need to when this cable will work!
By Bryan
Chicago, illinois
September 1, 2013
Limited options
The 12guage wire is a very high quality product. Only being able to buy it in 100 or 500 foot lengths takes advantage of the consumer. Especially since it is simply measured and cut from a spool and sent. No reason that a smaller cable length (like the 14 or 16 guage) us not available
By Rick Turner
Hartsville, Sc 29550
July 10, 2013
no issues
good service and arrived as planned
Prosgood service
Constoo expensive
By J.Johnson
Monroe, La
June 27, 2013
"Get it"
Easy to use, no guess work! Just measure twice if your going to cut it ! I got the 100ft and was perfect!!
ProsEasy, great product
By Russ
Phoenix, AZ area.
May 20, 2013
Purchased the speaker wire for outdoor use.
I purchased the speaker wire to connect my outdoor Bose Free Space 51 speakers. The wire more than met my expectation. My speakers are located about 75 feet from my Yamaha amp. The sound is outstanding! I highly recommend this product for similar use. Oh, and I saved about $100 compared to purchasing it at Lowes or Home Dept.
ProsOutstanding quality!
ConsNone thus far.
Best UsesOutside speakers.
By Mike
April 24, 2013
Sounds great. Worth the cost.
Sounds really good with my outputs odor speakers. Would recommend.
By Chet
Mickleton, NJ
July 23, 2012
Great Product, Great Price
I purchased this cable to connect a pair of Bose Free Space 51 outdoor speakers to Zone 2 of my Marantz SR6005 receiver. The cable was easy to work with, and the quality and price were top-notch. Admittedly, I am not an audiophile, but I do appreciate "nice stuff", and am quite happy with the performace of my system. OSD was one of very few retailers who clearly identified all ratings for their cable (direct-burial, CL3R, FT4), so I knew I was getting the right cable for my combination in-wall/outdoor installation.
ProsGood Length, Versatile, Consistent Performance, Rugged
Best UsesIn-wall, outdoor
By Coyote
July 7, 2012
Excellent speaker cable
Purchased for my outdoor speakers. 12 gauge speaker wire at this price is really hard to find. I live in Phoenix so it will be interesting to see how well the UV protection holds up. The last outdoor speaker cable I had, the copper eventually turned black, so it will also be interesting to see over time if the "oxygen free" helps. Overall I'm very happy with this cable and the purchase process was smooth and delivery prompt. No complaints.
ProsRugged, Quality
Best Usesoutdoor
By Rainman
San Jose, Ca
May 23, 2012
12 Gauge 2-Conductor Oxygen Free Speaker
I used this to connect Bose Free Standing outdoor speakers to an amplifier (located in the house). The speaker ran through the floor, under the house and out to the yard. It is partially buried.
ProsVersatile, Good Length, Consistent Performance, Rugged
Best UsesConnecting Outdoor speake
By Dave K
New Jersey
July 6, 2011
Better than expected! Great product !
Very happy with the product and time of delivery.
ProsGood price value
Best UsesOutdoors