50 dollar RipOff, worth more like 30 bucks 03/15/2011
This review is from: 10 Gauge 100 feet Clear Speaker Wire
clear double stranded speaker cable
easy to differentiate between the 2 different strands b/c each uses a different conductive metal (see cons)
ONLY 90 ft of cable...yet advertised as 100ft, Metra is purposely putting only 90ft to cut down on production costs at the cost of their customers... nothing shocking nowadays
NOT 10 Gauge ...more like 12-13AWG..I was not expecting a true 10AWG anyways but the content of metal in the wire is almost unnoticeable in difference to my 14AWG (better quality) wire.
Lots of plastic coating and not enough conductive metal under it, but at least u can rest assured that the huge amount of plastic over the metal will keep it well protected...and also create an unneeded squeeze in cables when threading in to a car door for after market speakers
1strand is copper, the other strand is aluminium, I was hoping it were both copper since copper is a much better conductor than aluminium and this will make my high grade speakers loose some frequency and cause more wire resistance with the one side being aluminium, >>thanks new egg for putting that in the "specifications" details<< sarcasm
Found much better wire on a different site for 70 bucks full copper, for a true 12 gauge (not 10) but it would still be thicker than this one advertised here, and not all that useless extra plastic around it with spirally wound copper for less frequency distortion and less resistance in the wire, and no 10ft shortage that I know of, but anyways... I should have not been a cheapo and spent the extra 20 bucks for the better wire, but meh...what can you do... I could still use the 90 ft of this wire, I just don't like being cheated like that.
(bought a 50ft hdmi cable off newegg a while back for @45-49 bucks...now that was a good deal, that thing is rly thick too, at least two and a half times as thick as my 6 foot or 12 foot hdmi...just saying)
would of given maybe 2-3 eggs for this purchase but i chose to give one egg b/c metra needs to get its act together and i've read at least 10 other reviews on different sites where this company shorts people on their cable length and the A
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