The reality of loudspeaker cable .... the one you cannot play with ....
We noted recently that the signal from the microphone to the loudspeaker comprises a line. A line of electrons flowing towards the voice coil of the speaker drive units. Because the voice coils are in a magnetic field, and the voice coil is glued to a speaker cone, we can hear a sound.
Before we get too carried away with spending money on the speaker cable that connect the amp to the speakers, and which is sometimes the thickness of a hose pipe, what about the part of the chain that you the consumer can't play with? The voice coil wire itself.
Did you appreciate that the voice coil wire is not much thicker than a human hair? And if we unwind a voice coil from a RADIAL 5" or 8" woofer we can stretch it out a long way .... far longer than the cable typically used to connect your amp to your speakers! So, on the basis of the sound be limited by the weakest link - in this case the thinnest wire - I'm satisfied that QED79 strand (or equivalent) is 'more than adequate enough to get you going'.
Alan A. Shaw
Harbeth Audio UK