Speaker cable you can hide in your wall or bury in the ground

This two-conductor in-wall speaker cable from AudioQuest boasts an advanced, high-performance design for impressively detailed sound. It features 19 precisely arranged, tightly packed strands in each conductor for excellent signal transfer and low distortion. Plus, twisted pair construction minimizes radio frequency and electromagnetic interference for clear, noise-free sound, even over longer runs.

Handy extras for easy installation

AudioQuest includes sequential footage markers on the cable jacket to simplify measuring. Directional arrows tell you which way the signal should flow through the cable for the best sound.

Keep your home and family safe with in-wall-rated speaker wire

When you're running wire inside your walls, it's important that you use speaker cable that's approved for in-wall runs. This cable's CL3 certification means it passed safety tests administered by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL). The UL looks at heat generated from current flowing through wire, how quickly the cable will catch and spread fire when exposed to flame, and the wire's susceptibility to damage from external stresses. Also, be sure to check your local building and fire code and buy wire accordingly.

Product Highlights:

  • 14-gauge, 2-conductor cable (14/2)
  • UL-rated for in-wall installation
  • rated for direct burial
  • high-purity copper for high-integrity signal transfer
  • Concentric Pack stranding ensures high conductivity and low distortion
  • twisted pair construction combats interference
  • sequential footage markers printed on jacket for accurate cable measurements during installation
  • directional arrows tell you which way the signal should flow for the best sound
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable Reviews

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Audio Quest 14gauge 2 conductor

Written By David, Pennsylvania on Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Used this line to run my outside speakers. Works great and would buy again.

Pros: Quality and easy to pull

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By DW, Strafford, NH on Thursday, May 28, 2015

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Used this speaker wire exclusively when setting up home theater and outside speakers...in wall and above dropped ceiling. Works as advertised, good product.

Great Cable

Written By Flodon, Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Great cable - pulls easily.

14 gauge 2 wire

Written By EdwardP, Michigan on Sunday, May 03, 2015

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Very satisfied glad i went with the thicker wire even though a bit more.

Pros: ease of use

Great wire

Written By Matt F, Keedysville, MD on Monday, April 06, 2015

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Great wire, think copper strands unlike competitors.

Ready for power

Written By Patrick, Buffalo, NY on Monday, December 08, 2014

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Prepping for a 7.1 movie room that would be built up as the budget allows. From the studs out, wanted an in-wall installation of all wires. AudioQuest product is beefy yet easy to pull through holes and around duct work. Very happy I opted for 14 guage, a little more, but no matter what speaker/receiver combo I put in, this wire will handle it.

Pros: easy to install spooled wire

Very satisfied

Written By Fred, Lincoln, RI on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

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I ran these wires 100 feet to supply two Definitive 5.5 speakers. There getting a lot of power from them with no distortion. The wire is easy to work with and very easy to pull. I've priced other wire as well and this is the best value I could find anywhere.

Pros: It's a good felling to have safe reliable wires running in the attic and through the walls.

Cons: Need to do a little work for long runs. Same goes for anything else.

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By Anonymous, Bridgeton on Monday, June 02, 2014

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Had to send it back as it didn't arrive to fit my scheulde, but just like any return with Crutchfield, I couldn't believe the quick response and how quickly, less than 24 hours after they received the return my funds were returned. I can't recommend a better online company for all your electronic needs.

AudioQuest Speaker Cable

Written By fredH, Norco, CA on Friday, April 18, 2014

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When installing a quality home sound system it does make sense to use inferior cable. AudioQuest cable which is specifically designed to carry audio signals works great. I also like the fact that they have both 2 conductor and 4 conductor cable available.

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By Anonymous, Oakville ct on Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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Wire is excellent to work with. Remodeling a home I bought, had house gutted to studs perfect time to wire the house for surround sound, Used it for my Bose Lifestyle system.

audioquest flx/2 14gauge. in wall speaker cable

Written By Houn, Bk on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Very strong , colored red and black

Pros: Protects

Cons: Little hard to bend.

Worth the money to me

Written By Christophe M., Wichita, KS on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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I pulled 475 feet of this wire in the new house we are building. We are using closed cell foam insulation so we had to get it right before the insulation crew arrived. Several of the runs we're long distances and the spool fed nicely - I was doing this solo. Quality of wire and jacket is terrific and the increments indicated help too.

Pros: Makes the job as easy as possible

Cons: Not cheap, but worthwhile as a long term investment in my opinion.

Great Cable to Run With!

Written By Mark, Reading, MA on Thursday, February 20, 2014

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I bought this cable to run from my Yamaha receiver 50' to each speaker in a billiard room through finished walls. The thick cable jacket on this product allows for that extremely easier. Using a 25' fish tape, the cable was easily pulled through the wall and the jacket protected the inner copper.

Great quality cable ... and so easy to run. Can't go wrong with AudioQuest!

Pros: High quality, easy to run cable. Foot marking on the jacket makes measuring out super easy.

Cons: None

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By Anonymous, Byron Center, MI on Monday, February 17, 2014

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Pulled for outdoor speakers great wire

Pros: Pulls very easy, very durable

Cons: I had know idea about the direction arrows to show flow of current

in wall speaker wire

Written By robert, chicago, IL on Saturday, January 25, 2014

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excellent product. Will eventually hide behind baseboard or in crawl space

Pros: can be used inwall, behind baseboard, exposed or hidden. Much better than simple speaker wire that can't be hidden for less cost than comparable speaker wire that can't be hidden.

Cons: none obvious

Speaker wire

Written By Debi, Miller Place, NY on Monday, January 06, 2014

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Wired my whole house...love it! This is a repeat purchase for me, I'm running 4 sets of Klipsh speakers and they all sound GREAT!

Pros: directional arrows, remaining feet on the roll printed on the wire

Cons: font size is small

Audioquest FLX-14/2 speaker wire

Written By TJH, Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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I purchased a 250 foot spool to wire indoor and oudoor speakers for an addition. It came well packeaged and appears to be high quality. The wire was easy to run especially since my walls are not finished, I have not connected them to speakers yet so I can't comment on sound. I hope it is good because they will be buried in the walls.

Pros: directional arrows, remaining feet on the roll printed on the wire.

AudioQuest FLX 14/2

Written By ScottF, Atlanta, GA on Sunday, December 15, 2013

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Audio Quest wire is top notch. High quality wire jacket makes it easy to rout through the walls with limited concerns about interference from electrical wires. Wire is semi solid allowing easy connections for AV and speakers.

Pros: Packaging, semi rigid wire, and high quality wire

Cons: Arrows on the jacking showing directional path need to be bigger.

Audio Quest in-wall speaker cable

Written By Easy to work with - Good cable, Birmingham, AL on Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Would buy again.

Cons: NONE

Great Cable

Written By Jeff, Kansas City on Thursday, October 10, 2013

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Pulls easy and I really like the foot markers. Made it easy to get the same length when installing ceiling speakers.

Pros: Excellent quality

Cons: None

Easy install

Written By Geoff B, Clarksville, TN on Sunday, September 01, 2013

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I used this product for in-wall install for a 5.1 indoor theater in our bonus room and a 2.0 install of outdoor speakers on our back deck. The product was easy to use, slick enough for a +25' pull through a knee-wall area, two different attic spaces and around some tight areas. It was flexible enough to pull around those tight areas, but rigid enough to not bend up like regular wire. Additionally, the spool was well-constructed and did not fall apart like a cardboard spool sometimes will. The outer insulation coating survived the pulls with no damage, though when stripping, I had an issue with going through the inner insulation to the raw wire. I recommend using just the point of a razor knife to barely score the coating, then bending the cable to cause the outer insulation to tear along the score. I used a Vise Grip self-adjusting wire stripper (best stripper I have found) for the inner insulation, which gives a perfect, measured stripped section of wire every time. http://www.irwin.com/tools/pliers-adjustable-wrenches/self-adjusting-wire-stripper

Pros: Easy to run, slick outer coating, quality solid spool, rigid with sufficient flexibility, good sound transmission

Cons: Inner insulation prone to cutting when stripping outer insulation

AudioQuest 14awg Speaker cable

Written By Tony D, Albany, NY on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Using AudioQuest speaker cable with Onkyo receiver and Polk Atrium 6 speakers. Very noticeable difference in sound quality and bass performance using this cable.

Pros: Quality of product is excellent. Very easy to pull. As always Crutchfield provided a very easy process for ordering and speedy delivery.

Cons: None

Great Speaker Wire!

Written By JackS, Centerville, OH on Saturday, July 06, 2013

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Great Speaker Wires, easy to pull/install!

Pros: Easy to pull through walls, great sound, no worries about using outdoors

Cons: Little pricey, but worth it if you like to do things right!

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By Mark D, Arvada, CO on Friday, July 05, 2013

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I found the product extremely durable and well shipped. I also found that the product came with arrows pointing in one direction. This created quite a debate among us installing it. However after some tech research we found the arrows to go from the receiver to the speakers. We really are going to enjoy this wire for years to come no matter what speakers will be in place.

Pros: Well shipped, easy install and durable

Cons: the arrow should come with a small label stating from power source to speaker. It was fun laughing about the whole thing.


Written By Anonymous, FL on Monday, July 01, 2013

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Great quality cable ran 350' for my new construction home can't wait to finish and get the speakers installed and enjoy the fruits of my labor

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By Jbudz, Cairo, ny on Sunday, June 23, 2013

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Good , quality speaker wire, I just ran out of it

best in the market

Written By Paul, Reno NV on Tuesday, June 18, 2013

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According some test review this speaker cable best & cheap and I prove it Tnx Audioquest

Pros: Good clear sound with my length about 30 feet

Cons: Nothing

Excellent wiring for the job.

Written By Brian C, Mason City, IA on Monday, May 27, 2013

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First time I've ever used this wiring. It worked great for the application I was involved with. It's the right gauge for the outdoor speakers I'm installing and it went very well. The sound from the speakers is very crisp and clear and I'm certain the wiring is part of that.

Pros: Very easy packaging to work with, rolls out well, easy to work with.

Cons: Wish it came in black.

Audio Quest 14 gauge

Written By philip c, Franklin, Tn on Saturday, May 18, 2013

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Great wire! The best I could find

Pros: Worth the cost if you're buying good stuff

Cons: Price but worth it

Great Speaker Wire

Written By Picky John, Chicago, IL on Saturday, May 11, 2013

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Speaker wire that makes a difference. I used this wire to connect my receiver from a another room to the in-ceiling speakers in the kitchen. The extra gauge wire (14 AWG) was worth the extra money. Before, the sound was sort of muddy, but now it is crisp and has more clarity.

Pros: Flexible and heavy jacket makes it easy to pull the wires through conduit and walls.

Cons: A bit pricey.

Great wire

Written By Aaron, Felton, PA on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Great high quality wire. Nice smooth round jacket make pulling a breeze.

Pros: Round jacket regardless of conductor count

Cons: none

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 Cable

Written By JimC, Madison, Al on Monday, May 06, 2013

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Product was very easy to install ; the amount of flexibliity was a pleasant surprise. Appears to be a well made product.

Pros: Very flexible.and well made.

Cons: None.

Great Cable

Written By Harbir, Ashburn, VA on Saturday, May 04, 2013

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My contractor building the basement wanted me to order the cable prior to the county electrical inspection. So, I ordered this cable from Crutchfield and he pulled it. All the electrical work passed, including the cable for surround sound. I haven't tested the sound yet but I think it's worth mentioning that the cable is high quality that you don't have to worry about the safety of it, especially in the walls. Can't wait to test out the surround sound once the basement is all done.

Pros: Great quality cable and passed electrical inspection for in-wall/in-ceiling speakers.

Cons: None

Great cable

Written By Glen, Millica Hill, NJ on Thursday, May 02, 2013

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Great cable. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Installation Features

Written By Roubaix, Harrisonburg VA on Thursday, April 11, 2013

We've only installed the cable, not 'used' it yet, but I will say that it pulled through the walls/studs etc. very easily and I found the feet-remaining marks on the cable remaining on the reel extremely useful. It told me if I could make the next run of cable work or not...

Worth the price

Written By Ron D, Dixon on Friday, March 15, 2013

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Very high quality cable for in-wall installation. Woth the price for in-wall cable.

A must have item for in wall installation

Written By DM, New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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Very high quality cable for in-wall installation. Cable pulls smoothly through through the wall cavity. Excellent construction and clean sound on my system. Thanks Crutchfield for carrying a great product at a fair price.

Pros: Ease of pulling through wall cavities. High quality construction.

Cons: None

Excellent Product

Written By JoeCT, CT on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Excellent product and price.

Sturdy Speaker Cable

Written By Teng, Saipan, MP on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

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Sturdy speaker cable and provides good audio signal.

Audio Quest FLX 14/2 speaker wire

Written By Jake, Kirkland,WA on Friday, June 08, 2012

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Excellent speaker wire in terms of features and economy. Provides for excellent audio signal transmission.

study cable

Written By cindy, woodstock, ga on Friday, February 10, 2012

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good cable. easy to strip as needed. great sound

Great Wire

Written By David P., Pittsburgh,mPA on Sunday, February 05, 2012

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There isn't much to tell accept it's great wire! Very smooth and easy to pull through walls. It doesn't kink up and it's very well made.

Pros: Great construction.

Cons: None

Very nice sound

Written By GMurthy, Boston MA on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

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I selected the AudioQuest FLX-14/2 for my home theater wiring and it really rocks. My room is 25X20 and this wire did the job. Remember that it is on the pricey side. Use banana clips for best performance.

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By Andrew NJ, NJ on Sunday, September 18, 2011

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A little stiff which made it difficult to manipulate through tight spaces in the wall.

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By Jeff, Greeneville,TN on Friday, September 09, 2011

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Great Product, Deliveried Very Fast

Worth every penny!!

Written By Anonymous, NC on Sunday, August 21, 2011

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Absolutely great product and worth every penny! Have used lesser wire with other guys and went to wire my house so I got a roll to try and wow! Strong case, smooth and slick. I trust this in my walls for the next 50 years both for the safety and the sound. I spent a fortune on this wire, wired the whole house, and was glad to pay it. Kept calling back for more and adding additional rooms since I had the confidence it would work indefinitely. Everyone including electrician and contractor ranted about how good it is...

Excellent Product

Written By Chuck, Shawnee, KS on Monday, August 15, 2011

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Best way to go for top quality sound.

Good Quality, Fair Price

Written By Tom, Rochester NY on Monday, March 28, 2011

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Got this to run out to my patio for Polk Atrium 45s as a 2nd zone from Denon . 2808CI thru an old Yamaha receiver. Speakers are mounted on mailbox posts . at corners of the patio, so fully exposed to elements. Had originally just run . some Monster XP out there, so knew I needed to improve on that. Was easier . to work with than I expected, and improved the sound depth significantly, . brought the Polks back to life. Unrolled it for a couple of days on basement . floor to reduce the coiling.

Quality Cable for the Price

Written By Jorge W., Daly City, CA on Thursday, February 17, 2011

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Great quality cable for the price. I like the fact that the cable has foot markers and directional
flow. The build quality is much better than the Monster Cable's comparable in-wall wires.
Thanks Crutchfield for the fast shipping.

Highly recommended

Written By Luigi, NY,NY on Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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I think Audioquest has some of the best audio/video cables out there and even
when I'm not a real audiophile, I can tell the difference in sound
coming from cheap, stock cables and good cables and interconnects from
good brands. The good thing is that Audioquest has products suitable
for people that can't afford a 1k interconnect. I used this product to bi-wire
some speakers and even when it 's optimized for an in-wall application, I used
it as regular speaker cable, just adding banana connectors in one end and the
bare cable on the speaker side. The sound was great and is a very good quality
wire. I went with the 14 AWG wire over the 16 AWG for obvious reasons and it's
very easy to work and terminate the wire. One thing that surprised me is how the
guys at Crutchfield protected the cable when they shipped it to me, there was like 5
levels of protection, it took me like 3 minutes to see what I had just bought. Price
was great, I really needed the cable and I went with the ad to BBuy and they
didn't match the price of the same product, so I had to order from Crutchfield
on line, I had to wait a few more days but it's worth it, they shipped it very
quick and for a very reasonable price. Next time you want to buy something
compare, don't rush. Good job Crutchfield , great product.

Easy to Install

Written By Anonymous, Coatesville, PA on Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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Prewired my basement before I finished it off. Really liked the wire, very sturdy and
durable. Liked the markings every foot to let you know how much wire you used.

In-wall speaker wiring

Written By wlh3, Stow, OH on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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This product worked well. I wired several rooms for Bose jewel cube speakers. I had to
fish the wire up from the basement into first floor walls and that has fairly easy. The wire
on the smallish spool (125') took a little while to "relax" but was easy to pull. The gauge
was probably a little big for my application as I ran six lines to the terminal location and it
is a little snug going up into the wall from the basement.

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By Mark, Bronx,NY on Tuesday, February 01, 2011

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Once again, Crutchfield does it again! Awesome service and Excellent product! My
installer was very impressed with the quality of the wire.

Great speaker wire

Written By GT, Virginia on Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Purchased this speaker wire for use in a home project - running speaker wire from
inside the house to the ouside covered patio. Was wire thick enough to run up the
indise of the walls without too many issues (bending). Easy to hook-up into speakers
an stereo. Would purchase again.

AudioQuest FLX-14/2 14-Gauge In-Wall Speaker Cable

Written By bill, Summerville, SC on Friday, January 29, 2010

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Very happy with this purchase, would recommend to anyone who wants very good quality sound at a reasonable price.

Puts Monster to Shame..

Written By RICHARD, Woodcliff Lake, NJ on Saturday, January 31, 2009

Bought the Monster CRS142rcl-80 and Audioquest flxx14/2 as CF didn't have enough of the Monster which I thought I liked better. Upon receipt and inspection of each, the quality of the Audio Quest product for product price for price is superior.. You're paying for the Monster name in many cases if it comes down to just speaker wire..

Nice Wiring!

Written By William, Chocowinity NC on Thursday, June 05, 2008

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As a retired electrician I can really appreciate well made, quality wiring. I have never seen anything like it (ie: the way the copper strands are concentrically wrapped around each other). Seems to perform flawlessly with no noise, and pulled easily thru the walls.
My only negatives were #1- outside jacket is cream colored and does not look good coming out of a pure white ceiling, & #2- the cable is wrapped way to tightly on the small reel, so you get curly-cues- especially at the end. It would be better packaged as a 1 foot diameter "loop", & get rid of the small reel.
I highly reccomend this product, but next time I would take it off the reel and let it "relax" on the garage floor for a week before installing.

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  • 60' Length of 2-conductor 14 gauge speaker wire
  • Information card

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Overview: The FLX-DB14/2 in-wall speaker cable has two 14 gauge conductors to supply wiring for one speaker. Using Semi-Solid packing, the individual copper strands within the bundle don't change position, resulting in reduced distortion. The long grain structure in the low distortion, oxygen free, high-conductivity copper AudioQuest uses results in a natural sound, uncolored by the cable. The Star-Quad geometry lowers cable inductance, reducing susceptibility to external noise sources.

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