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

Product code: JA-14-2

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Features & Specifications

Ideal for outdoor and in-wall applications, the 14-Gauge, Two-Conductor, Oxygen-Free Burial-Rated In-Wall Speaker Cable in a 100-foot length is CL-rated and ready to connect your audio. With a specially formulated UV-resistant, white polyethylene jacket that provides protection against water damage, this high quality wire contains 41 strands of 99.9 percent pure copper conductors. It's RoHS-compliant and CL3R-rated for residential and commercial use.

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

11 Questions & 11 Answers
Mike
from Delaware asked:
February 13, 2019
Is this wire "CL" stamped/labeled?
1 Answer
Hi Mike: All of the speaker wire we sell, 16, 14 and 12 gauge; two and four conductors; Black or White jacket feature CL3 listing on the jacket. Approved for all Residential and most Commercial in-wall and In-Ceiling applications. It is not rated to run in Heating or Cooling Ducts on Commercial projects (that would need to be Plenum rated). TL/5410
Tim Leahy
on February 15, 2019

Robert Guerrero
from Riverside, CA asked:
January 23, 2019
I have two outdoor speakers that I need to connect to my deck radio. The wire will be exposed to the sun, because it will sit on top of my patio cover. What is the best wire for my system? What kind of connectors will I need when splicing the wire?
1 Answer
Hi Robert: Our CL 3 rated speaker wire, all Gauges will work for your application, The jacket rated for in-wall installation for both Residential and most commercial in-wall applications. The jacket also features a UV protection against direct exposure to the sun. We also sell our Aqua Blue Outdoor Wire Waterproof Connectors with Silicon: https://www.outdoorspeakerdepot.com/aqua-blue-connectors.html TL/5379
Tim Leahy
on January 26, 2019

Josh
from greenfield, wi asked:
August 13, 2018
i'm looking to run speaker wire from an inside receiver, to 4 outdoor speakers. Can i use this wire w/o running conduit under my deck or would rodents/weather be a concern?
1 Answer
HI Josh: You can run this wire above ground; I might try and attach the wire to the bottom of your deck, so it is in the air rather than just laying it on the ground. It has UV protection in the jacket as well as being fire retardant (CL3). TL/5159
Tim Leahy
on August 14, 2018

Bill
from Palm Springs, CA asked:
March 31, 2018
When do you expect to have in stock the 14 gauge 2 conductor oxygen free burial cable? I need 200 feet
1 Answer
Hi Bill: Shipment on 14/2 CL3/FT4 rated direct Burial cable is due in at the end of April. TL/4883
Tim Leahy
on April 17, 2018

Ron
from OR asked:
May 29, 2017
what gauge is best for outdoor speakers that the wire will be in the sunlight and on west facing wall
1 Answer
Hi Ron: All three gauges of our CL3/FT4 direct burial custom install cables feature a UV additive to the outer jacket so there is no problem being exposed to sunlight. And depending where you live in Oregon sunlight might not be a problem anyway. I know, I live in Lake Oswego myself. The rule of thumb when considering which gauge wire to use on runs up to 80 feet ; 16 gauge, 80 to 200 feet; 14 gauge and 200 feet and longer 12 gauge. Also if you are using a speaker selector or indoor volume control they typically work best with 16 gauge input/output. If you are running low frequency for a sub than 14 gauge up to 50 feet and 12 gauge beyond that. TL/4394
Customer Service - Q&A
on May 30, 2017

Devan
from Boston, MA asked:
November 24, 2016
Will the wires corrode? I used a different brand of wire that claimed to be weatherproof, but it corrodes every season, and I have to cut it back about 3' to fine uncorroded wire.
1 Answer
Hi Devon: Are you terminating the wire with standard wire nuts or with something like our aqua blue wire nuts with silicon filler? I have not had any complaints regarding corrosion. And all tech emails and upload your plans come through me. TL/4132
Customer Service - Q&A
on November 25, 2016

mike
from UK asked:
March 20, 2016
You stock Monoprice 104045 100 ft 18AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor Oxygen Free Pure Bare Copper Speaker Wire Cable, I wanted to ask if this was suitable for outdoor use and UV safe, also what is the main difference with 12/14/18AWG thickness?
1 Answer
Hi Mike: We do not stock Monoprice cables. They are another Brand not associated with our OSD brand. But all of our OSD Branded speaker cable are CL3/FT4 rated certified for all residential in-wall/in-ceiling installations and most commercial applications except running the wire in heating and cooling ducts (that would require Plenum rated). All of our jackets are thicker and are UV treated so they can be used as direct burial. Regarding the gauges of the speaker wire a general rule is 0 to 80 feet use 16 gauge, for 80 to 150 ft use 14 gauge wire and 150 feet and beyond 12 gauge. Good luck TL/3769
Customer Service - Q&A
on March 22, 2016

Robb
from Wabash, Indiana asked:
April 27, 2015
do you have 300 foot roll, or waterproof connectors for underground ?
1 Answer
Hi Robb, If you order 3 of the 100ft rolls, it will come as a roll of 300ft. The same would go if you order 1 250ft and 1 50ft. We do have the KI-Blue6 Aqua Blue Direct Burial Waterproof Speaker Wire Connectors. CS 3267
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 28, 2015

Ronald
from Houston, TX-Texas asked:
February 8, 2014
What is the outside diameter of the cable?
1 Answer
Hi Ronald, The outside diameter of the 14 gauge 2-conductor speaker wire is approximately 1/4" CS 2478
Customer Service - Q&A
on February 17, 2014

dave
from chicago asked:
April 22, 2013
What is the difference between a 14 gauge and 16 gauge wire. i would like too know what wire is best for outdoor speakers
1 Answer
Hi Dave, The larger the gauge of the speaker cable, the longer the run can be. However, gauge ratings can be confusing. Smaller gauge numbers equate to larger sizes; therefore, for up to 80 feet, you can use 16-gauge cable. For runs longer than that, consider the 14 gauge to ensure that volume capability and sound quality are not degraded. CL/MA 1820
Customer Service - Q&A
on April 26, 2013

kathy
from corona ,ca asked:
January 10, 2013
What is the difference between a 14 gauge and 12 gauge
1 Answer
Hi Kathy, Longer wire runs require thicker the cable, and the 12-gauge speaker cable is the thicker of the two. If your longest run is over 100ft, go with the 12-gauge speaker cable. CL/MA 1528
Customer Service - Q&A
on January 11, 2013

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