Hello. I am going to make my own speaker cable. Before I go down the cable rabbit hole and start a cable debate Ill share my thoughts. I believe quality cables can make a difference. However, my budget commands me to be reasonable and stay in my lane.
Question 1. I want a cable that is reasonably flexible. My runs from speaker to amp will be no greater than 12 feet. I was researching 14 AWG 4 conductor cable for bi wiring Klipch speakers, (I know bi wiring could start another debate). This cable will work but the cable is stiffer than I want. Would a 16AWG 4 conductor be an option? Should I be concerned about conductivity and resistance?
Question 2. This will be for different system setup. The run from speaker to amp will be no greater that 8 feet. This is not a bi wire setup. I was considering 14 AWG 2 conductor along with 16 AWG 4 conductor. If I use the 16 AWG 4 conductor can I twist two wires together and make a 13 AWG 2 conductor cable? Would this offer me the same resistance and conductivity as the as the 14 AWG 2 conductor? Except for one gauge size lower.
I’ve been looking at the brands Canare, Monoprice, Mediabridge and Cable Matters.
Any responces will be appreciated.