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.