[Apologies if this has been discussed on this forum previously and if so, just a link would suffice rather than the extra finger exercise.]
I am setting up a remote 8-ohm channel about 35 feet in cable length from the amp. So far as I've read elsewhere, using 14/4 would provide better performance than 2 pairs of 14/2 though I do not completely digest the technical explanation for this. Still, running the 14/4 would be less tedious for me (pulling wire, securing to rafters, etc.), but I have never used 4-conductor with audio and anticipate some complexity at the speaker end.
When the 14/4 is stripped, are the conductors all separate or in 2 sheathed pairs?
What is the standard connecting convention for the 4 colors? (I've only ever used cable with either a ridge marker or red/black combo before using the ridge or black on ground.) I realize it doesn't really matter but was curious nonetheless.
Does 14/4 seem adequate for a 35 foot run? I'll need to do some soldering on a custom wall-mounted binding post junction near the amp where the 14/4 will take off on its run and anything larger than 14 wire will be a real bear to solder.
How would you do it?
Any ideas, comments and/or suggestions on my plan will be well-received. Life is complicated enough in its essence not to seriously consider the opinions of the experienced. TIA for any guidance.