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      5-foot 1/4" to 1/4". 12 AWG.

      Live Wire Elite cables have the strength and durability to withstand more than everyday use.

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      Your cable is your sound. Superior wiring allows your signal to be quiet, eliminating frustrating hums, buzzing, and crackles.

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      Live WireElite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable
       
      4.4

      (based on 13 reviews)

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      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Easy to use (3)
      • Improves sound (3)

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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Great value!

          We tend to think of cables as just dumb wires that go in and out of our amplifiers, but lately I've come to recognize that our instruments, effects, amps and speakers are all...Read complete review

          We tend to think of cables as just dumb wires that go in and out of our amplifiers, but lately I've come to recognize that our instruments, effects, amps and speakers are all part of a system, rather than discreet unrelated units. Cables are important at every link. Anything which affects a part of that continuous circuit will have an effect on the quality of sound. This seems obvious, but it's surprising how many people don't think that way. I've always used good cables, I thought, on the instrument end. And then I bought some GREAT cables as an experiment. I expected, at best, subtle differences, but got enormous ones. I have no similar comparison for these speaker cables - I got them when I got a new cabinet - but I suspect the principle holds, just to a lower extent because it's further along the signal chain.
          These are big beefy cables. The distinguishing features are the size of the conductors and the heavy duty insulation and connectors. They're made for performing under difficult circumstances. With 12 gauge conductors, each of these cables can easily carry 2400 Watts of power without heating up! If you need more headspace than that, I can't help you... With instrument cables the concern is minimizing the effects of capacitance and (to a minimal extent) inductive reactance. With speaker cables you're more concerned with resistance. These are really some LARGE pipes.
          The connectors and visible parts of the cables are first rate. I haven't taken them apart, so I can't really say what they're like inside, but everything you can see (and hear) from the outside is excellent.
          This is the area in which Live Wire cables really shine. There are no other manufacturers I've found who offer such high quality at such a reasonable price. This is especially true for Live Wire's Elite line of cables, both instrument and speaker. I have better instrument cables, but I haven't found better speaker cables at any price.

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          Sometimes the size does matter,

          I have done amp repairs for over 30 years and it seems like I always get one that the owner used some 50 year old coax guitar cable between the head and cabinet.Read complete review

          I have done amp repairs for over 30 years and it seems like I always get one that the owner used some 50 year old coax guitar cable between the head and cabinet.
          Don't Do It People!!! Your instruction manual tells you NOT to do this.
          So, the bottom line is : Buy a good quality speaker cable and this is one of them.
          This speaker cable is amazing !!!
          For the price I don't belive you will find anything tonally better for the exception of a Monster Cable for twice the price.
          It has quality construction and is as close to military spec as they come.
          If you're looking to save $$$ then buy these.
          Heavy 12 guage wire and no indication of cold soldering. Extremely hum free and they'll survive the rigors of the road.
          If price is no object then buy a Monster Cable. But if you'd like to save a few bucks buy these.
          I find very little tonal difference between these and the Monsters and I doubt your audience will hear the difference.

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          5.0

          Top Of The Line Cable

          By MartyStrat54

          from Muskogee, OK

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Improves Sound
          • Top Quality

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • All Applications

          Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

          These are top of the line power cables. Feel confident to use them for any application. These cables will last under heavy use. Very high quality Neutrik plugs and superior copper wire.

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          3.0

          Less robust than they appear

          By poisonokie

          from NorCal

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Cable
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Not robust
          • Sleeve Bends Easily

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

          I like the look of these power cords for hooking up multiple cabinets, and they have a good conductor. However, the sleeve of the plug itself bends very easily and comes loose, as I have two purchased previously, and all they have to do is be stepped on once, and it's very likely to be useless. I have one bent one that still works, but I have to be careful, and I have another bent one that is shorted out, and I have to return to another dealer. I would recommend it, but with the advice that it is rather fragile.

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          3.0

          GREAT LOOK & FEEL, BUT FAR FROM PERFECT

          By STARDUST

          from AMERICA

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            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

              At first glance, I loved the look and feel of these speaker cables. They're made of nice, soft, heavyweight (12-gauge) wire, with equally heavy and high-quality 1/4" plug connectors, but unfortunately, I experienced a number of connectivity issues with them on certain amps and cabs.

              When plugging into certain jacks (both input and output), the 1/4" plugs on these cables would fail to fully travel all the way into the jack before striking the seat of the plug, causing an incomplete connection with no transfer of signal. In other words, before they would 'click' fully into place, the seat of the plug would strike the outside circumference of the jack, and this hasn't happened with my gear using any other brand of speaker cable.

              I can't really explain it - perhaps the shaft length of the plugs themselves are slightly too short, or maybe the tip of the plugs is too rounded after the insulator, I don't know. The added weight of the large and extra heavy metal plugs seemed to make matters even worse, by putting excessive and unnecessary downward pressure on the jack. Anyway, the problem was/is bad enough that I won't be buying these cables again, but your mileage may vary.

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              5.0

              Solid look, feel n sound = great cable

              By scott

              from CT

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              • Easy To Use

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                  Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

                  I would have preferred 90° connectors, but the price was right and overall this is a great cable.

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                  5.0

                  Very nessasary

                  By JeffRocx

                  from Sunnyvale, CA

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                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

                    The NEUTRIK connectors alone are worth it. These are extremely high quality and I would buy again. The strain reliefs are molded very nicely and the insulation is soft and flexible. Great warranty.

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                    5.0

                    Great Cable

                    By RL

                    from Minnesota

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                          Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

                          I was looking for a good quality well built cable to use between my amp head and cab and this one does the job without killing my wallet. I am very satisfied !

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                          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great value!

                          By stsk

                          from CO

                          Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

                          We tend to think of cables as just dumb wires that go in and out of our amplifiers, but lately I've come to recognize that our instruments, effects, amps and speakers are all part of a system, rather than discreet unrelated units. Cables are important at every link. Anything which affects a part of that continuous circuit will have an effect on the quality of sound. This seems obvious, but it's surprising how many people don't think that way. I've always used good cables, I thought, on the instrument end. And then I bought some GREAT cables as an experiment. I expected, at best, subtle differences, but got enormous ones. I have no similar comparison for these speaker cables - I got them when I got a new cabinet - but I suspect the principle holds, just to a lower extent because it's further along the signal chain.
                          These are big beefy cables. The distinguishing features are the size of the conductors and the heavy duty insulation and connectors. They're made for performing under difficult circumstances. With 12 gauge conductors, each of these cables can easily carry 2400 Watts of power without heating up! If you need more headspace than that, I can't help you... With instrument cables the concern is minimizing the effects of capacitance and (to a minimal extent) inductive reactance. With speaker cables you're more concerned with resistance. These are really some LARGE pipes.
                          The connectors and visible parts of the cables are first rate. I haven't taken them apart, so I can't really say what they're like inside, but everything you can see (and hear) from the outside is excellent.
                          This is the area in which Live Wire cables really shine. There are no other manufacturers I've found who offer such high quality at such a reasonable price. This is especially true for Live Wire's Elite line of cables, both instrument and speaker. I have better instrument cables, but I haven't found better speaker cables at any price.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Sometimes the size does matter,

                          By Duke

                          from Athens, Texas

                          Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

                          I have done amp repairs for over 30 years and it seems like I always get one that the owner used some 50 year old coax guitar cable between the head and cabinet.
                          Don't Do It People!!! Your instruction manual tells you NOT to do this.
                          So, the bottom line is : Buy a good quality speaker cable and this is one of them.
                          This speaker cable is amazing !!!
                          For the price I don't belive you will find anything tonally better for the exception of a Monster Cable for twice the price.
                          It has quality construction and is as close to military spec as they come.
                          If you're looking to save $$$ then buy these.
                          Heavy 12 guage wire and no indication of cold soldering. Extremely hum free and they'll survive the rigors of the road.
                          If price is no object then buy a Monster Cable. But if you'd like to save a few bucks buy these.
                          I find very little tonal difference between these and the Monsters and I doubt your audience will hear the difference.

                          Comment on this review

                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          it works.

                          By Tyler-I-4te

                          from the dirty south

                          Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

                          i bought these about 3 years ago and they still work, i got 2 i run a 4x12 and 2x12 from the same head live, i only have one left but thats because one got stolen in a guitar case at a show, they're pretty awesome they really hold up to abuse like touring and getting beer spilled on them and what not, im going to buy another to replace the stolen one, i was looking at the cable to figure out the name and was surprised to see they are made in CHINA, i didnt expect that with such a quality product but that doesnt change my mind about buying another one at all.

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                          5.0

                          no scrimping here

                          By DBWoo

                          from Shelbyville, KY

                          Comments about Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable:

                          Heavy gauge wire, hefty connectors and beefy stress relief all add up to one premium cable. No need to scrimp on quality when this cable is so affordable. You don't want the last link in your sound to sabotage your guitar & amp output & this cable won't! Plug this baby in and then forget it. Would have given it all 5's but doesn't have compression plug ends.

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