So before you stone me for another speaker wire thread, I have done my research and what my needs are should narrow down the possible wire options pretty nice.
1. I have a budget of ~60 bucks max (I can push it higher if you can provide justification for it) for 30 feet of 14 or 12 gauge speaker wire. I am making 3 10 foot runs of the same wire for my left, right and center speaker.
2. It must be 4 strand wire as I am bi-amping one of my fronts and going to test bi-amping v. not and want to use the same wire for both speakers. With 4 strand either way I am good. I can either connect the 4 strands into 2 for a good high quality regular pair, or break them all out for a bi-amp pair.
3. I would prefer in wall rated since it has a circular outer jacket and I plan to sleeve these cables and add cable pants once I figure out if I am bi-amping or not. Any other cables that have a circular outer shell are options as well
Some wires I am currently looking at are Audioquest Flex 14/4 as well as Canare 4S11 from BlueJeansCable. I am open to other options, but currently have Monoprice cable and am looking to step up a bit from that, so please dont list it.
I plan to terminate the ends with either GLS Black Chrome or Locking Banana?s. I am leaning toward the locking currently as they seem to offer a better hold overall. I am aware BlueJeansCable offers banana's as well, but the GLS ones are a bit cheaper I believe.
So if there are things I should know about either cable (synergy problems, ect), a better cable within my price range, ect please let me know.
My current gear is listed in my sig but my front three may be changing shortly to a pair of Paradigm Studio 40's and the matching center (forget what model number it is).