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Live Wire Elite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable  12 Gauge 5 ft.

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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. Superior wireYour cable is y...Read More

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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.

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

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Sturdy construction of Elite cables enhances signal and performance. Flexible design eliminates kinks and twists for a tangle-free performance whether you're in the studio or on the stage.


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Live WireElite 1/4"-1/4" Speaker Cable
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GREAT LOOK & FEEL, BUT FAR FROM PERFECT

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...Read complete review

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

Must have!!

By Axman885.

from Long Island New York.

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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      Love! Love! Love! These cables! Have 3 for my guitar rigs and bass rig. Worth every penny!!

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      5.0

      I would recommend this product.

      By Smooch

      from El Paso, Texas

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      Pros

      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          Use on my Bass Rig

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          4.0

          Great Cable . . . but be careful!

          By Don F

          from Cape Girardeau, MO

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          Pros

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

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

              I purchased a pair of these cables because of the quality and the warranty. However, I had a concern before I purchased it because the connector appeared to be very thick and in my application the two output jacks are very close together. So I called and spoke to one of the "gear heads" and he looked up the device I use and took a look . . He assured me it would work so I made the purchase. Guess what?!? . . . They didn't work. These guys are still great, but I would recommend steering away from this cable if your jacks are less than and inch apart.

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              5.0

              Great Cable

              By TheJammer

              from VT

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Great cables, I use them with my Mark IV and JVM heads to my cabs. Excellent sound, no hissing or humming. The connectors are worth the money alone.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Cable

                  By sltwtrfishin

                  from Georgia

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                  Pros

                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I was surprised with the quality of these cables and I like them. Heavy, well constructed with very good connectors. For a TRS cable, this is one of the best I have had.

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                      5.0

                      I like these cables

                      By SGplayer

                      from Detroit, MI

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                      Pros

                      • 12 Gauge Conductors
                      • Neutrik Connectors
                      • Well Made

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

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

                        I now have 5 of these purchased at different times. They all do what they are supposed to with no problems.

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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 blues90

                        from Sacramento, CA

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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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                        Pros

                          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 Shalen06

                            from CT

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                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                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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