Arista 16-Gauge Speaker Wire
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Rugged with great sound quality.
Pros: Great sound.
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Item # 043185882 | MFR # 18-5882
$14.99 Earn up to 15 Rewards points
Most speakers don't include speaker wire. Arista's 50-foot length of 16-gauge wire is an affordable solution. Warranty: 90 days.
Average Customer Review(s):
Rugged with great sound quality.
Pros: Great sound.
Wife was angry about something. Asked her to hold the end of the wire. She left. Other than that, it transports sound from one end to the other.
Pros: Moves sound from one place to another.
Cons: Isn't edible.
Ordered this because I needed more wire. Gets the job done!
Pros: Provided enough wire, good crisp, clean sound after installing.
Just the size I needed
Pros: Works well with equipment
good wire for a lower watt speaker
Better quality than other electronic stores or retail discount stores and better value. A good baseline cable for a Guest House/Secondary listening area.
Speaker wire is sturdy and transmits audio quite well. Speakers and receiver sounds great.
I agree with those who wrote that it was tricky to connect correctly. I have done this many times but couldn't figure out why it didn't work. Finally, totally redid one side and it worked. If I had to do it over again I would upgrade from this level of wire.
Pros: It works.
Cons: There is better product out there for not a whole lot more money.
This stuff works great!! very easily installed and easily marked for wiring up!!
My experience with Crutchfield has always been nothing less than spectacular!
Works as advertised.
Guage size is important and 16 was great for what I had in mind.
Pros: Easy to determine positive and negative.
I ordered the wire along with some new speakers and a receiver. I guess for convenience sake. I was disappointed when installing the wires. You have to be really careful when separating the conductors because the insulation tears randomly. I had to carefully cut the conductors apart with a sharp blade. Never experience that before.
Pros: Convenient to order
Cons: First time I ever had trouble separating conductors without randomly tearing the insulation
This was the first time I used this brand of speaker wire and I had no problems at all. It's easy to work with and sounds just great.
Pros: No problems separating or stripping. Sounds great.
It is difficult to tell which wire is the + or ground because the white stripe is hard to see. Stripping the two wires away from each other exposed bare wire instead of separating nicely.
Cons: cheapCrutchfield response on 2/9/2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
great speaker wires
Cons: needed help putting speaker wires together
Convenience of purchasing from Crutchfield than buying elsewhere.
Pros: Convenience of going somewhere else to buy .
i had other speaker wire but i kept stripping the wire and then it was too short. i call and talked they suggested too get their wire. i am very pleased with this product. the sound with the sony receiver i bought from them is good as a home theater quality. i'll be looking for more of their products in the near future
Pros: wow sounds good beyond my expatations
Cons: haven't found any yet
good enough wire but as mentioned in another review the two strands don't separate easily. Usually you can just snip between the wires and pull them apart when needed; these require being cut all the way along where you want it separated.
Pros: overall fine
Cons: doesn't split easily
Great wire for my speaker system, sounds great.
Pros: Quality product
Used tow 50' lengths of this cable to wire outdoor speakers under the eaves above the deck and it's working fine. Seems like good quality stranded copper conductors and sturdy enough insulation that it handled stapling and jamming it into small spaces between shingles to hide it with no problems.
Pros: Performs as expected, even for limited outdoor exposure.
Reasonably priced, adequate quality. Certainly does the job. But my one complaint is that it is difficult to split the two wires apart without breaking through the insulation. Just pulling the two sides apart leaves patches of bare wire, where the insulation splits unevenly. I finally used a sharp knife to cut slowly and carefully down the middle trough between the two wires. With a little trial and error, this gave me enough separation, without damaging the insulation, to connect the wire ends to the speaker and received terminals.
Brand new pdx-v9 amp tripped on start-up. I found an internal short on a new wire.
Pros: Most of the wire was fine.
Cons: Found a short wire did not separate easy.
This speaker wire came with the correct length I needed for my install and still had a bit of wire left over! Wire stripping and soldering was easy with the wires material!
Pros: Easily stripped and color coordinated with a white stripe on one side showing which was your negative or positive
This is nice wire to use when installing your mids and highs. It cuts cleanly and is very flexible even in the cold.
Pros: Flexible when cold.
High quality speaker wire
I plan to purchase a receiver and replace the wiring (Denon 9.2 Ch $799).[ Yoon Sep 07, 2017 ]
I bought it before and like it[ Ayumi May 30, 2017 ]
The price looks just fine.[ Juan P. May 30, 2017 ]
price[ Thomas May 25, 2017 ]
Inexpensive.[ G May 10, 2017 ]
Needed just regular speaker wire.[ JOHN May 04, 2017 ]
advisor chad helped me with this purchase[ Daryl Apr 19, 2017 ]
price, there is no need for $60 wire.[ Chris Apr 09, 2017 ]
Price[ Gregg Mar 21, 2017 ]
16 gauge wire is a big enough gauge to handle audio signal well.[ Mitchell J. Mar 14, 2017 ]
Extra speaker wire never hurt anybody![ Robert Mar 03, 2017 ]
Wanted better speaker wires[ ron Feb 26, 2017 ]
Wanted some basic speaker wire for an AM/FM/CD Mini Audio System. Speaker wire included with Mini Audio System is only 6 feet long. Can use as replacement wire as needed.[ FRANK Dec 21, 2016 ]
To hook up the speakers I just bought dude.[ James Dec 02, 2016 ]
Inexpensive and adequate for short runs[ Frank Worsham Dec 01, 2016 ]
Needed this for new receiver and centerchannel speaker. Great price.[ Thomas Nov 13, 2016 ]
Recommended by advisor: suitable for short runs to speakers.[ William Nov 07, 2016 ]
It was recommended on the site and price wise was reasonable.[ Jeffrey Delos Sep 27, 2016 ]
I was told I needed this Speaker Wire because we are by-passing a factory bose amp and so we are wiring the new head unit directly to the speakers.[ Amanda Sep 07, 2016 ]
Value[ Alan Aug 20, 2016 ]
It came free[ Joseph Jul 29, 2016 ]
I did not particularly feel like spending a massive amount for the higher end speaker wires.[ Richard Jul 22, 2016 ]
I have a small room. Recommended by advisor Patrick.Patrick's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=192 [ Nicholas Jun 01, 2016 ]
I need speaker wire to connect my Polk Audio speakers.[ MARIA T May 30, 2016 ]
Good reviews and the price was right.[ Philip May 03, 2016 ]
convenience.[ Billy May 01, 2016 ]
Inexpensive, adequate for my needs.[ R Eyring Apr 15, 2016 ]
Price[ Adam Apr 07, 2016 ]
needed[ Scott Apr 02, 2016 ]
New speakers for my vintage Pioneer QX-949[ Daniel Feb 29, 2016 ]
To hook up my speakers, with out going to the store to buy it.[ richard Feb 03, 2016 ]
Cheap basic cable that will do the job just fine for a vintage setup.[ Mario Feb 01, 2016 ]
Too seller[ Sergio Jan 31, 2016 ]
Cost.[ Jose R. Jan 15, 2016 ]
I trust Crutchfield with the highest quality products and dependable delivery and service.[ JIM Jan 10, 2016 ]
It was recommended by my advisor[ Daniel Jan 06, 2016 ]
price is great! length is what I need to set up my AMP and radio[ sheldon Dec 28, 2015 ]
Needed some inexpensive speaker wire![ Mark Dec 21, 2015 ]
Yes[ Dan Jul 05, 2017 ]
Yes[ Matthew Jul 05, 2017 ]
I used it for 200 watts. No problems.[ MICHAEL J Jul 04, 2017 ]