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XXX brand 14 gauge speaker wire
Electronics
Audio & Radio
Stereo or Hi-fi Components or Accessories (546)
Okura USA, Inc    
XXX
BRX-14 100FT Speaker Cable
784644615515
 
 
Flea Market, Amazon.com
Ohio
7/28/2013
Purchased a 100' package of 14gauge speaker wire as shown http://www.3kings.com/p-2389-xxx-brx14100-14-ga-100-bag-high-quality-economy-speaker-cable-14-gauge.aspx

When stripping the insulation off at the end of the cable to install it, I discovered it was approximately 19 gauge wire (which is non-standard size). Product was made in China.

The http://www.3kings.com/ web site sells several size packages/spools of this product and it is further distributed for them by Amazon.com.

At the http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009XULXBS/ref=s9_psimh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=13M1PV6DREF1VM4KXSX7&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846 site, several people who have also purchased this product have had the same experience as indicated by their feedback left under the product review area.

UPDATE FROM CONSUMER:
Undersized wiring labeled as much heavier gauge wiring can be used in applications where the thickness of the wiring is critical to avoid overheating. The approximately 19 gauge wire reported in the attached report, labeled as 14 gauge wire could be used in application passing as much as 15 amperes, which would melt the conductors. Since speaker wire is essentially the same as two-conductor lamp cord, it can be used interchangeably by home owners to repair electrical appliances causing them to overheat and cause fires, electrical shorts and shocks.
8/3/2013
Home/Apartment/Condominium 
No Incident, No Injury
Self
Male
Unspecified
Yes
N/A
N/A
Have kept the wire and plan on using for projects requiring thinner wire.
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N/A

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