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Rocketfish™ - 50' Speaker Wire - 16AWG - Gold-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1029 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's wire

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    John
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    It is wire, after all. After 100 years, who could get away with bad wire these day? But having said that, there is one draw back. Most wire, especially specialty wire, is marked in order to identify the polarity of the wire. This is not. I had to literally trace all the wire to identify which end was which. You may ask, why? This is important because if you get one speaker reversed, you will have reversed polarity in the sound between the speakers, which not only creates a dead zone in the room but also consumes additional power. Without correction, this severely interferes with not only the performance of whatever equipment you are using, but also the enjoyment due to the degraded quality. It is only the slack of marking that reduces it from five stars to four stars, the wire itself is fine. While slightly off topic, I want to mention one other thing: regardless of the distances involved, make all wires the same length. Wire has resistance and a different lengths have different resistances which affects the "balance" of the system. Also choose the largest wire you can afford as the larger the wire the lower the resistance, the more you will get out of your system. This wire is a good size for most applications. If you want to be cheap, do NOT do it on the wire or the speakers. It does not matter how good all the front end equipment is, if the speakers or wire is junk, it WILL sound terrible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Need Good Pair of Eyes

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    LupeLopez
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    The 16/2 speaker cable is well made and works perfect after it is installed properly on a stereo sound system. That said there is one problem. The two conductors should have some marking on one of them to distinguish it from the other one so the installer can phase the conductors the same on the left and right speaskers. One conductor has very tiny markings on it that are almost invisible without good lighting. Speaker wire should have a white stripe in the insulation of one conductor like they use to. Have a flash light handy when connecting the cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't be tricked into paying too much for wire

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    JPthemoviebuff
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    Yes, I had some fancy Monster Wire as big as my forearm between my hi-current main amp and my main speakers. But, when I ran some new baseboards with my new floor I hooked them up temporarily with cheap wire. And guess what, I didn't hear THAT much of a difference. So I decided I didn't really need to pay the absurdly ridiculous prices Monster wants. I bought this, and it works JUST FINE. Yes you do need good wire for hi-power and quality speakers, but unless you have a thousand watts and speakers that cost 10grand, you don't need wire than costs $150 for 50 feet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Quality Speaker Wire

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    Jimmer
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    It is just plain high quality speaker wire. I replaced the speaker wire I had after I moved, because it was old, and was not 16 gauge. Wow. New, thicker speaker wire really made a difference. I'm not saying that it changed the world for me, but I believe that it made my stereo sound "better". (I don't know what "better" even means. But I would make the same purchase again.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality for a decent price

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    sparky8265
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    Got this on sale, used a reward coupon so it was even cheaper and I use it for a really decent set of speakers and it made them sound great I don't have any sound loss on my speaker at all! I've owned all sorts of different brands of cables and I have to say this brand has not let me down and sounds just as good as the top label brand that cost's 2x more and I don't notice and difference but maybe when I move and get a bigger place to place the speakers into then I may but for where I live they are great for me now!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cable, but...

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    Jhop0512
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    The shielding on this wire is incredibly thick. Normally, this would be a plus and not a minus, however, in my situation I needed the wires to run up through floor stands that I also bought at Best Buy. The jacketing was so thick that it would not go through the channel in the stand and I ended up using old thinner speaker wire for the two that needed this done to them. Slightly disappointed but if you're doing an in wall installation this cable is prime.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's wire. For speakers.

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    C3nMe
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    I am not really sure how one reviews this type of item, but here it goes. It satisfactorily conveyed the electrical signals from the centralized amplifier circuitry to the voice coil transducers that allowed those signals to be received as sound pressure waves. I didn't run a spectrum analyzer to see how faithfully the wires performed this duty, but I needed wire that would work with the RocketFish banana plugs, and this did.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good cable for speakers

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    willbyrd
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    I needed longer cables for my speakers than what came with my Denon system, and the associate i spoke with at your Pleasant Hill store recommended this particular cable because of the quality and gauge (16). i am very pleased, both with the Denon system and the cable I purchased. For several years Best Buy has been my "go to" store for all my electronics needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid speaker wire

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    Juice27
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    Solid speaker wire.......even greater if installed professionally to your tech toys, in order to avoid clutter. I can’t really see any issues with it, other that it lays flat on my floor with a bunch of other wired connections. If you go the professional way, I believe it’s about $250 mote on top of a basic home theatre set up which is $200.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't rock my boat

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    Stewart
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    I’m using the Rockfish speaker wire for a pair of outdoor speakers located on a boat dock. A rough environment with temperatures from 0 deg F to 110 deg F and the dock in constant movement due to storms or boat wakes. Even though I’m running the wire inside PVC conduit, the heavy gauge and tough speaker wire jacket will provide an extra layer of protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Speaker Wire

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    FRdd
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    I purchased this 16 gauge speaker wire to attach my new speakers. The plastic jacket is a lot thicker than most wire of this gauge and can be a problem running through small holes in walls. The wire is not copper/silver color nor does it have a side stripe running down the side for polarity. It has barely readable writing down the side to attach correct polarity. This makes it too easy to incorrectly set speaker polarity and damage your equipment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and easy to connect

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    Frookie
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    This is some really high quality speaker wire and the price is very good for the length you get. I bought this so I could move my receiver to a different location rather than have it sit on my desk. It's very simple to cut and strip the cable down to the copper so you can connect it to your speakers and the receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Standard Speaker wire

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    Honestabe316
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    I was in need of some 16 gague speaker wire for my home theater. This product worked well, but the only thing that I wish it had was the marking on one side of the cable so that it was easier to identify similar polaritys on each end rather than having to run the whole length of your cut wire through your hand to make sure the negative and positive on both ends match up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice cable to replace older aging speaker cable

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    Stedrock
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    I used this to replace all the old speaker cable for my living room setup. Speaker cable really makes a noticeable difference. I also used this to run to my in ceiling bathroom speakers for a second Zone setup. This is a solid middle of the road cable for your speakers. Make sure to use banana plugs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Some Great Copper!

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    KCDDC
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    Look, if you need to connect speakers to an amp, you need copper. It comes in all shapes and forms but THIS copper, is special copper. Rocketfish outdid themselves this time and made sure each sprial is PERFECTION. Super low bass and ultra high mids pulse through my ear drums when using this speaker wire. I don't know what else to say other than buy it now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice speaker wire

    Posted
    Greg
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    I bought this because Best Buy didn't have 12 gauge wire like I was looking for. I hooked this up to two sets of front speakers and a center channel. This wire replaced some old 16 gauge wire I was running. I immediately heard an improvement in sound! It was unmistake able. I am now a believer that there is a difference in speaker cable. I will probably buy another spool to run to my two sets of rear speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good wire for the buck

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    VidyaDan
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    It's speaker wire that works. At first, I didn't think it'd make much of a difference with my speakers, but the real difference is my amp quit tripping itself during heavy bass scenes. This is probably due to the impedence on the old speakers vs the new ones, which now match, but I can't be 100 certain. The casing is a little thick for the wire itself, However, it will still run behind my base boards along the floor just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Carries electrons from point A to point B

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    51WINGNUT
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    Needed a high quality stranded speaker wire for my surround sound system and after comparing a number of options, opted for the Rocketfish product. High quality insulation is extremely flexible and quite thick so I am assured that the copper conductors will be protected for years to come. I purchased the 16AWG caliber due to long distance runs of about 20'. Sound quality and power handling capabilities are both excellent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

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    prefon13
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    Basically, the only thing that could make this better is if it were free. =) But since it cannot be free, let's highlight what works with it: everything. The value is great for the price, the quality is assuredly high, and the speakers perform on this wire with precision and grace. I'm no audiophile--and I'm sure there's jazzy speaker wire out there for audiophiles--but this stuff is perfect for a first system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Rocketfish 16 gauge speaker wire.

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    djmrocketfish
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    This is great speaker wire, if only the wires were marked for polarity.. This means you have to use a sharpie marker, to keep the positive and negative orientations correct.What I had to do is keep the wire flat in my hands an run the marker 50 feet to keep my polarity correct. Not much fun, but why are they not marked? I have no idea.

    I would recommend this to a friend