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    how do u know which is black and which is negative   (10 Answers)

    By rayjay2007 June 24, 2015.

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      One wire side has a marking along the length of insulation. Use this wire for all positive connections to avoid out of phase wiring.

      By Sketch19 February 22, 2016.

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      What and where are the polarity marks?   (10 Answers)

      By Anonymous August 25, 2011.

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        Look carefully at the wire. You will see small red "+" marks on one half of the wire set. This helps you to keep track of which wire is which.

        By Roadbuilder1 April 13, 2013.

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        Why doesn't the packaging state the rating for this wire?   (6 Answers)

        This product's packaging does not state whether it is rated for in the wall use. Staff at Best Buy say they use it for this purpose but are unfamiliar with the rating standards.

        By Standards Compliant February 1, 2014.

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          In the past, I installed home theatre systems for Best Buy. This wire is not "rated" for in wall use. All in wall qualified "CL" rated speaker wiring has a thicker sleeve (protective coating) inside the exterior protective coating (normally white in color) as well. The primary use of the additional protection is to prevent interference from electrical wiring. When running speaker wire in the wall, at some point it will always come near or cross with electrical wiring which can cause static or interference in the sound that emits from the speakers. In bad cases, you will hear a buzz or tone at times during quiet parts of movies, games, or shows.

          By Jafcobra24 June 28, 2014.

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          Is it made of pure copper   (7 Answers)

          Is it made of pure copper or copper clad aluminum (CCA)?

          By Anonymous November 7, 2013.

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            copper clad

            By RocketfishCustomerSupport November 14, 2013.

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          Is this wire CL or UL certified to place in the walls and ceiling for surround sound speakers?   (4 Answers)

          By Anonymous July 25, 2012.

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            The RF-G1148 is not rated for in wall use, but the RF-161004C is rated for in wall use.

            By RocketfishCustomerSupport August 13, 2013.

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          Solid copper or copper clad aluminum   (10 Answers)

          By Anonymous August 14, 2015.

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            This product is made from copper.

            By CommunityAnswer August 14, 2015.

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            99% Copper or CCA (Copper Coated Aluminum)   (5 Answers)

            Called Rocketfish and they were a big cagey: They said it wasn't pure copper but also was not Copper Coated Aluminum. Anyone here with the product able to say for sure one way or the other? I could order from somewhere else but I want to pick these up in store today - slightly annoyed that the packaging doesn't advertise the copper content, and that is also what makes me wary.

            By ElwoodJD March 13, 2013.

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              Best I can tell, without chemical analysis, this wire is standard stranded copper wire--not aluminum or copper coated material. It is very good, high quality wire.

              By Roadbuilder1 April 13, 2013.

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              is the RF-G1151 16 gauge speaker cables approved for in-wall usage   (7 Answers)

              By Nicolas March 3, 2012.

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                no. you need to purchase in wall wire. rocket fish makes it as well

                By Rob053260 September 6, 2013.

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                what kind of connectors to use   (3 Answers)

                By floyd August 6, 2017.

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                  Hello there, Thank you for buying our Speaker Wire. Regarding your inquiries I want you to know that this cable cna be used with matching Rocketfish banana plugs, you can take a look at them here: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rocketfish-banana-plugs-10-pack-multi/9642097.p?skuId=9642097 But can also be used with just the plain stripped wire if the banana plugs are not compatible with your amplifier or speakers. I hope you enjoy this and many other Rocketfish products. Arely R. - Rocketfish Support

                  By RocketfishCustomerSupport August 23, 2017.

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                What is the resistance rating of this wire? What about other electrical properties, inductance and capacitance? What is the insulating coating made of?   (1 Answer)

                By Calavera March 12, 2017.

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