16/2 Direct Burial Speaker Cable - 500 FT

Part no. 83-216-240 BK:500

16 AWG | 2 Conductors | Direct Burial-PVC Jacket | 99.99% OFC | Stranded Bare Copper

(5 reviews)
Quantity Discount Pricing
1-1 2-4 5-9 10-14 15+
$128.57 $125.00 $121.62 $118.42 $115.38
Quantity Discount Pricing
1 2 - 4 5 - 9 10 - 14 15+
$128.57 $125.00 $121.62 $118.42 $115.38

Direct burial-rated cable can be buried below ground and resist weather elements. Our professional-grade speaker wire is comprised of oxygen-free copper conductors, ensuring that it delivers audio signals with the highest fidelity. The 16 AWG speaker cable is our most popular and versatile speaker cable. It is suitable for runs up to 50 feet.

  • 16 AWG Bare Copper Conductor
  • 2 Conductors
  • Direct Burial-rated PVC Jacket
  • 99.99% Pure Oxygen-Free 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? 16 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? Direct Burial
REVIEW SUMMARY for 16/2 Direct Burial Speaker Cable - 500 FT
4.8 (based on 5 reviews)
  • Helpful and Fast

    Reviewed by:

    From: MINCO< Oklahoma

    8/7/2016    #23204

    PROS: The product works really well; Faster than I expected
    CONS: None specified
    Great gear. Packed in a very easy to use box for rolling out cable to be buried. 2 day shipping. Customer service is tremendous and is the follow up. Great place to shop for what you need.
  • Direct burial speaker wire

    Reviewed by:

    From: Michigan

    7/10/2016    #22797

    PROS: The product works really well; Super fast
    CONS: None specified
    Product much better than expected. .Worked perfectly for application it was purchased for.
  • speaker wire

    Reviewed by:

    From: Margate N.J.

    5/21/2016    #22061

    PROS: The product works really well; Super fast
    CONS: None specified
    great service fast delivery woudd hightly recommend this co.
  • Single black jacket wire

    Reviewed by:

    From: Vacaville,CA

    9/10/2015    #18465

    PROS: The product works really well; On time
    CONS: None specified
    Jacket was a bit thicker than expected,but very durable for its intended use.
  • Best price by a long shot

    Reviewed by:

    From: Martinsburg,WV

    6/2/2013    #10331

    PROS: None specified
    CONS: None specified
    used for outside speakers. high grade.

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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