> inexpensive speaker wire insulation changing color over time.is this normale?
inexpensive speaker wire insulation changing color over time.is this normale?
will this disscoloration effect the preformance of the audio signal.
Here is my Monoprice AWG12 two years old laying next to new Monoprice.
Are you sure it's the insulation changing color and not the copper on the inside? The former is harmless, the latter is not.
Yeah, it's the copper inside that has changed color due to perfectly normal copper oxidation. The insulation is clear; you can see the copper inside it. Over time, the older wire may or may not develop shorts. Until it does, I wouldn't worry about it. If it develops a short, replace it. It's not a big deal. Copper exposed to air or water will oxidize and turn greenish. It's just chemistry.