Hey guys, I'm doing some wiring specs (exciting right !? Lol) and I'm completely unsure of what to go with. It's speaker wire for a cinema setup. The surrounds, and the Screen Channel speakers accept up to 10awg wire with barrier strip screw terminals. The reference speakers and subs are on speakin NL-8 connectors which accept up to 12awg wire. 625w (or 400w)per surround single amp, 625w/1150w or the refernce top tri amp, 1150w for the subs (dual 12") single amp. Same for the screen channel speakers 625w bi amp, 1150w for the subs (dual 18") single amp. Lol the 21" sub will be for fun someday....2500w... The manual simply states 'use the lowest guage wire, and shortest cable run.' The place is roughly 16x22 (tiny by film standard but it's only temporary-ish) so I would imagine the average cable run between 20-50ft. It's going in my yet to be built or even drawn, home studio room. I'm gonna work out the electric and physical runs so they should be clear of any interference. So it looks like there's 5 options for cable: Belden 5T00up- 10awg 2 conductor Canare 4S11- 14awg 4 conductor Mogami W3104- 12awg 4 conductor Mogami W3103- 12awg 2 conductor Gepco GSC138- 13awg 8 conductor. I'll include screenshots of the w some prices but the only one that's a bit painfully priced is the Mogami w3104, at $5.25 per foot. But that said this thing has got to be as technically correct as possible becuase there's nothing cheap about the cinema system. Besides that the runs are short enough to not be disgustingly expensive with any option. The system design is all about max headroom and efficiency with minimal components. I feel proper setup, spec, and calibration, will help maximize the results of some of this stuff which is low-mid pro standard class. So anyway it seems 8 conductor wire for the NL8 speakons makes sense. Gepco is usually a decent budget wire. I'm open to options. As far as 2-4 conductor I'm wondering if the 4 conductor wire is overkill becuase the system is gonna be pretty interagency free. Should I use that for Bi amp applications? Is it overkill for a per channel basis? Also is the 2 conductor 10awg better overall than the 12-14awg 4 core. Honestly I'm kinda lost on this whole thing. I'm not used to things that are both high power and high quality. Is there one technical ideal to shoot for? I'm gonna work on my mobile system wiring while I'm waiting for response on this. But I'm getting the gear budget ready for the accountant and there's a significant (50% approx)jump between the 12awg 2 and 4 core. I don't mind whatever it ends up costing as long as there's no waste, and no compromise. 'Just right' is what I'm shooting for. Thanks.