Ok, so I snapped one of the binding posts off of one of my f/x500 surronds. I contacted Polk and they sent me a replacement crossover no problem (Thanks)!
Anyway, my basic question is why did I spend good money to buy 14 guage copper speaker wire, gold plated banana plugs; to plug into gold plated binding posts, that once inside the speaker cabinet switches to what looks like 22 guage steel wire to get to the actual drivers and tweeters?? Do any speaker manufacturers use pure copper wire inside the cabinet, or at least wire guage equivalent to my speaker cable?? Is it worth it to soder my own wire inside the speaker cabinet??
Just curious, it seems pointless to run the signal through 14 guage, only to have the last foot of the signal path to be 22 guage (approx) steel.