In fact, if he *is* referring to CL rated wire from Monoprice, he even admits to having heard of instances where it turned green.
woofersus12-09-2010, 06:10 AM
I'd change them too. We could argue the benefit of cheap wire vs expensive wire for years and not come to a full agreement, but corroded wire will surely have substandard measurables. (resistance/inductance/capacitance) Even if the affect on your sound is subtle enough not for you not to hear it or maybe just subtle enough not to matter, it will only get worse with time. Remember, electrons travel along the SURFACE of the strands!
I had some wire that I bought at Lowes do that years ago, and it only took about 2 years to be fully statue-of-liberty green. My current surrounds are wired up with Monoprice speaker wire, which so far has remained shiny and orange (~2.5yrs) but I've heard reports of that turning green too. When I redo the living room and move all the wiring in-wall, I'm definitely going to spring for something a little better, and not in a clear jacket. At least it's just my surrounds now. I have nice cables for the front stage.