Re: Speak Wires, Does it matter?
Your basic understanding is correct. It DOES make a difference but in my experience, the ONLY difference is volume. If you have a run of 1000 feet (extreme case) the result will be less volume with the thinner wire. I've never detected any high frequency drop off, difference in sound stage, attack, presence, low frequency punch, etc etc. etc.The basic understanding that I currently have is for longer runs you want to use heavier gages. but does it really make a difference?