Dynex™ - 100' Spool 18-Gauge Speaker Wire - Gold

Connect up your AV systems with this Dynex speaker wire. The 100-foot spool ensures you have plenty of wire for even the most complex AV setup.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Dynex™ 100' Spool 18-Gauge Speaker Wire

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (342 out of 373)

Features


Connects speakers to A/V receivers, amplifiers and more

18-gauge oxygen-free copper helps ensure pure signal integrity

Clearly marked for polarity identification and measuring

100' spool


Overall customer rating

4.5
92%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality heavy gauge speaker wire.

    Posted
    OtiaImperialia
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    The polarity markings on this wire can't be easily seen even under bright lights and using a magnifier glass which I used. If this wire was properly marked for one lead twin, then my review would be "Excellent." I was forced to pull the entire wire lengths through my fingers to determine that I was correctly connecting the red posts together between the receiver and the speaker. Too much trouble to get it wrong. I had bought two 50' spools from my local BestBuy store, and both spools were negligently marked, if you could really call that markings in the first place. The markings evidently are so tiny that they disappear before your eyes. They use some kind of white? infinitesimally small font of a message on the clear plastic surrounding the wire which nobody could possibly read, and also, that doesn't run the entire length, although it repeats. Tiny dashes are supposed to also mark a measure rule. But as I said, you can't see it. I couldn't understand the ridiculousness of it being so small, there was plenty of room on this heavy gauge wire for better markings. I would not buy this product again, if I could help it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Needs better markings

    Posted
    havanajoe8
    • Top 100 ContributorTop 100 Contributor

    Using this wire to connect the Insignia 200W 2 channel amp to the Insignia 6 ½" bass reflex speakers. The wire certainly does its job, which is simply to carry the signal from the receiver to the speakers. Speakers sound just fine, even at high volume. However, I do need to agree with other posters that the "++++" markings on the wire jacket for the positive connection is very, very hard to see. Not only are they a small font, they are a charcoal-gray color which is hard to see. I had to check several times before each connection to make sure I had the right polarity. A simple dashed red line would have been better. Crossing the polarity won't damage anything, but will reduce your sound quality significantly, especially the bass response, and most people will blame the speaker, receiver, or source material rather than a crossed speaker wire.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Home Theater Novice

    Posted
    JustinBP

    I'm a novice at this whole Home Theater setup stuff, but I recently upgraded from a Sony DAV-HDX265 HTIB system, and since the speakers had proprietary connectors, I had to rewire them to my new Pioneer VSX-819H. I bought this wire because it was cheap. Never having spliced before, I used a pair of scissors and a box cutter. I had enough wire to do 5.1 surround in my small, living room. I just ran the wire along the room's moulding, since I have no idea how to do a proper wiring job. Therefore, I dislike the ugly, bronze wire insulation since it's completely visible. In any case, the sound is fine. I was nervous that my Sony HTIB speakers wouldn't work, but they do, and probably sound a bit clearer. In the near future, I hope to: a) use the leftover wire to set up my Polk Audio PSW10 subwoofer according to Option #2, and b) to pick up a set of Polk Audio RM6750 satellites to replace my HTIB speakers. Never had a problem with Dynex; would recommend this product to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good speaker wire

    Posted
    eg1017

    I read other reviews about the wire about the polarity of this wire not marked or not marked clearly, but purchased it anyway. I do not know what is the problem??? There are plus signs clearly printed the entire length of one of the cables. I had no problem connecting my Polk speakers to my Pioneer home theater receiver/amp. They sound great using this speaker wire. The only downfall I can see is if you need to run the wire in plain sight the bright copper color may be an eye sore, but that's not an issue for me since it's all hidden behind furniture in my setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap wire - gets the signal there for a lot less

    Posted
    Yuiop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    Better price than the well-known brands next to it on the shelf, but looks just as good (slightly smaller gauge though). This gets the signal to your speakers just fine (no chance that an audiophile can hear the difference between this wire and one that is a millimeter greater in circumference). Only complaint - the insulation is transparent (looks nice, shows the copper inside), but other brands typically add some inconspicuous text/markings on one of the 2 wires, repeated the length of the wire, which makes it easy to match your rcvr out to your speaker in (e.g. red/red). This insulation doesn't, so you need to be careful when connection your speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Get's the Job done

    Posted
    AirHog
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This is one of those "You get what you pay for" items. I was looking for inexpensive (better yet Cheap) wire to hook up an low end surround sound system for my office. The wire was priced right and was more than enough for the job. The signal to the speakers is clean with no unwanted noise even though it's in a high RFI environment (At least two PCs on all the time). The only real issue was I couldn't tell the polarity of the wire. Luckily, the Yamaha system I was using it with had a speaker calibration mode that told me that three out of the five speakers were out of phase. A quick reversal at one end fixed that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked out well for extending my speaker wire

    Posted
    harrbo09

    It was a good cheap fix for splicing in a length of wire, so that I could place my Sony surround sound speakers where I wanted them. Unfortunately with the Sony all-in-one 3D DVD Blue Ray players and surround sound they do not have conventional wire connections, so I couldn't just run all new wire, so it was pointless to buy heavy duty high performance wire. I bought the Dynex and it worked out great with splicing it to the existing wire. Eventhough it is spliced, the surround sound sounds just as good as it did before I made the splices.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Difficult to distinguish Positive from Negative

    Posted
    Mokil
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    Bought this speaker wire to hook up speakers for home theatre unit. Unfortunately, installation took quite a bit longer due to the poor coding of positive cabling. Both positive and negative cables look identical (both copper) and are encased in clear plastic sheathing. The only way to distinguish the positive cable is by the faintly embossed "+" on one side of the sheathing. Need magnifiers to install, particularly in dimly lit areas. Other than that, wiring is fine and performs as expected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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