I think starting with cheap speaker wire is a good place to start. That way when comparing upgrades, in the event something does come along that's better, it wouldn't be so hard to throw away the cheap stuff. That being said, I'm interested in the Plenum Category 5e Network Cable available from Radio Shack for $.35/foot, as described above. Four twisted pairs (I guess total of eight individual wires) of 24-gauge solid copper. So, what's the deal? Do I have to strip away the outer sheath, untwist the four pairs until I have single 24-gauge wires, cut to the same length, and then twist back together? If so, I have a couple of questions.
First, how many single 24-gauge wires per speaker terminal - one or two?
Second, what do I do about the sheath that's been cut away
Third, if it's two 24-gauge wires per terminal, could I use the four twisted pairs for the Super 3BPC, that is one twisted pair per terminal for the two drivers?
Four, is there any benefit to terminating the ends of the wire with spades and/or banana plugs? Doesn't that just introduce more connections/breaks in the stream? Can you tell I don't know what the heck I'm talking about