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AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

UL-approved for in-wall use; direct-burial rated (125 feet)

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$99.99

Overview

Our take on the AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Enjoy crisp, detailed sound with this two-conductor in-wall speaker cable from AudioQuest. 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 to keep your music noise-free.

Quality in-wall speaker cable on a budget

Enjoy crisp, detailed sound with this two-conductor in-wall speaker cable from AudioQuest. 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 to keep your music noise-free.

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.

Durable in-wall- and direct burial-rated speaker wire

When you're running wire inside your walls or underground, it's important that you use speaker cable that's approved for that purpose. This cable's CL3 certification means it passed safety tests administered by the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) for in-wall usage. AudioQuest's FLX cables are also rated for direct burial. You can run FLX cables to your outdoor speakers and bury them in the ground without a protective conduit.

I bought this speaker wire for use with a Yamaha receiver and Bose outdoor speakers. It is shielded nicely and the sound it delivers is crisp and clean. I would purchase this item again.

Tim H, McDonough, GA

What's in the Box:

  • 125' Spool of 2-conductor 16 gauge speaker wire

Product Highlights:

  • 16-gauge, 2-conductor cable (16/2)
  • 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
Reviews

AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable Reviews

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44 Reviews

AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Tim H from McDonough, GA on 7/5/2016

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I bought this speaker wire for use with a Yamaha receiver and Bose outdoor speakers. It is shielded nicely and the sound it delivers is crisp and clean. I would purchase this item again.

Pros: Shielding

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All good!

Rafael from Miami, Fl on 6/13/2016

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Great product, would buy again!

Pros: Easy to use, good quality.

Cons: None so far.

AudioQuest 16/2 In Wall

Gregory from Houston, TX on 6/11/2016

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Overall a very good quality speaker wire. I used for surround sound speakers, ran when I was putting in new hardwood floors around and under the baseboard. Speakers sound good!

Pros: Well made speaker wire with heavy sheath.

Cons: Can be a bit rough to go around tight corners, spaces with the heavy sheath.

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doug m from Prescott Valley, AZ on 5/28/2016

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this wire is great easily pulls and is marked which direction to pull

Pros: very solid and comes on sturdy roll

Cons: none

Perfect for my needs

RD from Columbus, OH on 3/24/2016

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Using with Denon receiver and Def Tech 800 series.

Pros: Easy to work with

Cons: None

Great wire

JD from Big Bear CA on 2/29/2016

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Smooth sheath, easy to pull and well insulated for some runs under the house where temperature easily dips below freezing. Deserves five stars.

Pros: Good quality

Cons: None

Good Product

Jon from lancaster, NY on 2/13/2016

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Excellent Product, No issues

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AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16 Gauge 2 Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Rich from Las Vegas, NV on 2/11/2016

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First Class cable.

Pros: A One-Time installation.

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AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable Reviews

eric from mc gaheysville, VA on 2/11/2016

Great easy to install great sound good shielding and fire rated

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Great Stuff

xtski98027 from Washington on 11/23/2015

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Running speaker cables in attic and behind the walls. About a 25' run. This product is flexible but stiff enough to allow me to push the line along. Have not heard the sound quality yet but am sure that it will be great

Pros: Flexible yet stiff enough to work with.

Cons: None

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Lance from North Carolina on 8/10/2015

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Solid sheath protecting the 16 gauge wire. I a pulled them a good distance and am sure there will not be any interference from other wiring

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AudioQuest FLX 16-Gauge

Ed B from North Carolina on 7/1/2015

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The beauty of purchases from Crutchfield is that you are purchasing the correct product for the outcome you are seeking. If one is placing speaker wire in a wall, it should meet the building codes that were created to protect you. This wire performs that function. Since I am not a builder, I did not know that information. Fortunately Crutchfield did.

Pros: What can one say about the 29th element in the periodic table. It conducts electricity.

Cons: None

Very nice

Craig from Philadelphia on 3/16/2015

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Very nice wire.. Very flexible and easy to cut.. Labeled clearly..

Pros: Flexible, labeled clearly

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Decent wiring

DSIII from Pennsylvania on 2/26/2015

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Wiring was fairly easy to work with. The insulation coat was way too heavy which made uncoiling and straightening a bit tricky. Wire would be better suited for amore industrial use and less for a home use. Over all though did the job and is a good quality wire.

Pros: good quality wire.

Cons: Insulating sheath too heavy for small jobs and home installation.

Good speaker wire

Alan from New York on 2/12/2015

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The wire was a good price compared to other quality wores i saw on line. The speakers sound great, so the wire works. Nothing more to add.

Pros: Durability, strength, price, connectivity.

Cons: None so far.

Good Wire

C from Louisiana on 2/3/2015

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Bought this wire to run some speakers to the patio. This is the first time using wire rated for in-wall installation. Was impressed with the thickness of insulation. Speakers sound great.

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Quality Speaker Wire

Anonymous from Pawtucket RI on 7/28/2014

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Good quality speaker wire.

Pros: Easy to work with.

Cons: None.

durable wire

Anonymous from MN on 7/26/2014

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Good cable, used to run behind vinyl siding to deck speakers. Seems strong and looks like it should hold up to outside climate great.

Pros: Tough cable jacket, footage markings on cable

Cons: None

carries the sound and beyond

Fred from Lincoln, RI on 6/29/2014

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Well constructed wire and safe for home applications. Easy to route and pulling. I'm running 2 Bowers and Wilkins in ceiling speakers off of it. Even though I over ran it's capacity by 30 feet there's great sound with no distortions or loss of power.

Pros: Flexible and easy to install. Easy to prepare for hook up.

Cons: If you're installing wire yourself it does take some work getting it off the 250' spool.

Wired for Sound

Rox from Land O Lakes,Fl on 6/22/2014

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Very high quality pair wire. Wire jacket doesn't zip open as easily as some but the the cable itself is very sturdy and pulls through walls easily. Really fits the bill.

Pros: Good quality 16/2 with sturdy jacket

Cons: Jacket doe not unzip easily.

In wall speaker wire

Mariano from Vallejo, CA on 5/30/2014

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Great speaker wire. Awesome quality and very well made. I a firefighter so i wanted a quality in wall speaker wire that had a fire rating. Perfect wore for the job.

Pros: Quality, price, look

Cons: None

In wall speaker wire

Steven Y from Wilmington NC on 4/9/2014

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Good product. Easy to bend around corners and pull through wall. I found that 16 gauge has worked fine with my 75' runs.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None

Great wire

KBA from Huntsville,Al on 4/7/2014

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great speakers require great speaker wire

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16 g In-wall speaker wire

Fred from Morgantown, WV on 1/17/2014

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Well made, well marked. Shielding from interference

Pros: outer covering and shielding. 1 red and 1 black wire inside.

Cons: none

High Quality

Rocking from Baton Rouge on 1/10/2014

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High quality product with very thick shielding

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AudioQuest FLX speaker cable

Brett M from Charleston, WV on 11/12/2013

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Great wire, easy to pull, quality conductor

Pros: Marked with foot increments lets you know how much you have left

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AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Alfredo from CHICAGO on 8/29/2013

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Great

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AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Anonymous from wilton,ny on 8/15/2013

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shielding was substantial. ran the wire through conduit to outside speakers. everything sounding fine.

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PoolTunes from White Hall, AR on 8/8/2013

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Well constructed wiring and worth the price.

Pros: Good value.

Cons: None

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Bob D from Arlington, VA on 7/28/2013

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Got this cable for installation of in-ceiling stereo speaker, and it is a fine product. My electrician was impressed, and the end result is excellent, with good stereo separation in the single speaker.

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EXCELLENT SUPPORT!!

Luis from N.Y. on 7/8/2013

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I get wire to run three zones (250ft, 125ft and 50ft) This wire is excellent product. Thicker insulation.Good Price. I'm so happy; a soon as I setup and turn on my Yamaha RX-A3020 / Definitive Technology Speakers / Energy Speakers, quality of sound is A+++++. When I ask for questions???? They give me a QUICK call!!!! EXCELLENT SUPPORT!!

Pros: PRICE, SUPPORT

Cons: 50Ft Item is not labeled in ft marks

Good Quality

ScottC from Alexandria, VA on 7/3/2013

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Very high quality wiring and protective covering. Time will tell how it weathers outside, but I'm very happy with the product.

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Speaker wire

Kevin G from Appleton, WI on 6/24/2013

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Great stuff!

Pros: Quality

Cons: None

Top-Notch Speaker Wire

BarnStorm from Fort Myers, FL on 6/12/2013

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For most, it's probably a little difficult to get excited about speaker wire. However, the more I learned, the more impressed I was with AudioQuest. From the thoughtful labeling (1-foot markers and "signal direction") to the quality of the copper to the finished product... it was impressive. All this started with my need to run speaker cable through my HOT attic so my new SONOS Connect:AMP could power my outdoor speakers. With some advice from Crutchfield, I settled on this AudioQuest cable... and I'm glad I did. Very high quality.

Pros: quality

Cons: none

Great Speaker Wire

Novice from Hot Springs, AR on 5/2/2013

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Wire has a very durable cover and the length is stamped on the cover in one foot increments, counting down from the total length; this was very helpful in keeping up with my remaining wire to plan the next run of wire.

Pros: Heavy Duty

Cons: None

Great Speaker Wire

CRW from Hot Springs, AR on 4/21/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

As always Crutchfield delivers, wiring for in celling speakers on a new home we are building, the cover is very durable and was easy to run in the ceiling and through walls. I have no concerns that it will last for the life of my home.

Pros: Wire was marked with the footage starting with the full length and counted down as I used it, this was very helpful in planning my runs of wire.

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In-wall speaker wire

John from Morris, IL on 3/14/2013

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Great in-wall speaker wire. Very high quality and worth every penny. If you are going through the trouble of running speaker wire behind your walls, buy the best, buy AudioQuest at Crutchfield.

Pros: None.

Cons: Great wire. Great price. High quality.

Great Wire

CZ from New York, NY on 8/5/2012

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Nice Insulation and Strain Relief

Pros: Clearly Labelled

Cons: Insulation on the wire itself is a little thin.

Easy to Install

Colonel Army of TN from Nashville, TN on 6/14/2012

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Recently installed in my daughter's house before the drywall was installed. No problems, easy to work with. Easy to pull if you can cut your holes before any drywall installation. 16Ga is smaller than I thought and one of the runs is about 25 feet. For the price diff. I should have gotten the 14 AWG. Have not attached to speakers (Def Tech in wall 6.5" CLR).

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Just what I needed

ChanderJ from Washington, DC on 2/27/2012

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Solid product that are much better than what I found for the same price but did not have the tech support or the free shipping.

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Quality

decaydoc from Owensboro, KY on 9/2/2011

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This is a heavy good quality wire that is simple to use. What impressed me most was the feet left numbers on the back of the wire. This made it easy to figure what runs to make first.

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AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Jim from College Point,Fl. on 3/22/2011

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Made fishing thru ceiling easier. I question the 16ga. size.Smaller diameter than American made 16ga. they replaced.Sounds OK

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Expensive

GK from Hampton, NJ on 2/8/2011

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I guess it works well, but similar cable could be had for half the price. Should have done more research before jumping into buying it. I doubt it is worth the extra money.

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AudioQuest FLX-16/2 16-Gauge 2-Conductor In-Wall Speaker Cable

Tom from Olympia, WA on 8/30/2009

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I was an audio install contractor for years and have used numerous types of speaker wire. This was the easiest to install in new construction and is very strong. I recommend it.

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Features

Overview: The FLX-DB16/2 in-wall speaker cable has two 16 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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recommended by Ringo Ringo's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=164 [ Joseph  Sep 10, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield rep [ teresa  Sep 01, 2016 ]
I need to wire some speaker from inside the wall [ Udo  Jun 07, 2016 ]
Our electrician suggested it because he said it's the best for fishing wires through the walls. [ JOAN L  Feb 18, 2016 ]
Zac from Customer Service recommended. Zac's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=142 [ Christopher  Feb 17, 2016 ]
used previously great to work with in walls and ceilings [ KENNETH  Jan 23, 2016 ]
found on your site [ Tyler  Feb 14, 2016 ]
Already had this brand installed in walls and needed more. [ Todd  Sep 04, 2016 ]
Great quality [ THOMAS A  Jul 03, 2016 ]
Direct bury rated [ Robert  Mar 13, 2016 ]
Rating on Crutchfield's site [ Raymond Di  Feb 26, 2016 ]
Best product for the price [ John  Jan 06, 2016 ]
We've been using it since 2011 and it's been great to work with, easy to fish, strip, doesn't kink and rubber threads inside along wires help with durability and protect from smashing. Good conductivity/no noticable current loss- all we like is background music inside and outside anyhow. [ DAN  Mar 30, 2016 ]
length of in wall wire [ Susan L.  Feb 14, 2016 ]
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