12/2 Speaker Cable - Clear - 500 FT

Part no. 83-212-140 CL:500

12 AWG | 2 Conductors | CL-PVC Jacket | Stranded Bare Copper | For Long Runs

(2 reviews)
Quantity Discount Pricing
1-1 2-4 5-9 10-14 15+
$214.29 $208.33 $202.70 $197.37 $192.31
Quantity Discount Pricing
1 2 - 4 5 - 9 10 - 14 15+
$214.29 $208.33 $202.70 $197.37 $192.31

Bulk speaker wire can be used for creating custom-length speaker patch cables or for cable runs in a home or business. Our professional-grade speaker wire is comprised of oxygen-free copper conductors, ensuring that it delivers audio signals with the highest fidelity. The 12 AWG speaker cable is best suited for long runs. The thickness of the conductors ensures minimal signal loss over the distance but makes the cable less flexible and more troublesome to terminate than thinner gauge wire.


  • 12 AWG Bare Copper Conductor
  • 2 Conductors
  • Clear PVC Jacket
  • Copper Conductors
Features & Specs
Cable Type The type of cable described? Stranded Speaker Cable PVC
Conductor Material The type of material used in the center conductor of the cable?? Stranded Bare Copper (BC)
Conductor Size Gauge of center conductor? 12 AWG
Conductors Total number of conductors in the cable?? 2
Shielded Does the cable have foil shielding?? No
Jacket Material The type of material used in the jacket of the cable? CL (PVC)
REVIEW SUMMARY for 12/2 Speaker Cable - Clear - 500 FT
5.0 (based on 2 reviews)
  • Quality Speaker Wire

    Reviewed by:

    From: Eagle Grove, Iowa

    5/4/2016    #21833

    PROS: The product works really well; Super fast
    CONS: None specified
    This is the best speaker wire I have ever used. The 12 gauge made it a good choice for the long distance that I had to do for my speaker placement.
  • Speaker Wires

    Reviewed by:

    From: WI

    9/7/2015    #18411

    PROS: The product works really well; Super fast
    CONS: None specified
    Very good price high quality product

What does 12/2 (or 14/2 or 14/4) mean?

This is standard nomenclature for differentiating speaker wire. The first number, 12 in this example, is the AWG or wire gauge of the cable. The second number, 2, is the number of conductors.

What is AWG?

AWG is the gauge size and denotes the thickness of the cable. The lower the gauge, the thicker the cable. AWG stands for "American Wire Gauge" and is a standardized wire gauge system used throughout the industry.

When would I use one gauge size of speaker wire over another?

The main consideration when choosing speaker wire should be the distance of the run. Longer runs require thicker conductor (lower AWG numbers) to make sure the signal does not degrade over the distance. On the other hand, a thicker conductor cable will be less flexible, more expensive, and potentially more difficult to terminate. Here are some rough guidelines:

Distance AWG
25 Feet or Less 18+
25-50 Feet 16
50-75 Feet 14
75 Feet or more 12 or less

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