8 AWG marine power cable used as speaker cable?

Bullet Head

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i was talking to a guy and he is using 8 AWG, 600V, tinned copper low resistance power wire as speaker cable. is this recommended, any drawbacks or disadvantages to be using this other than the heavy gauge. would it fit a normal banana plug?

he says he has been using it for years and has had no problems as far as signal interference or signal loss.
 

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probably have to use heavy gauge banana plugs but other than that what is the general concensus about using this type of wire?
 

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I can't see why there would be any problem with it. Few a/v applications require that kind of cable, but this hobby is all about overkill, so I say go for it.
 

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If you've got binding posts, use spade lugs instead of banana plugs for such a large gage of wire.
 

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where would i get large spade lugs? couldn't find them on monoprice.com or bluejeanscable.com
 

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