I am going to be running a Sunfire Theater Grand III pre/pro and Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature II amp (400 watts per channel 8 ohm ). I am trying to decide what speaker wire to use. I have read all different opinions, but I am wondering if anyone uses Canare 4S Star Quad wire which is actually 4 separate 14 gage wires and you combine two wires to one speaker terminal and the other two to the other. It is the equivalent of 11 gage wire, but by spiraling the wires it is supposed to greatly reduce any noise interference or power loss. It costs .69 per foot. On the other hand there is regular clear 12 gage wire from Parts Express for .39 per foot. Does anyone have any opinions or ideas where to get good prices on speaker cable and what would be best to use ? I can put my own ends on so I can't see spending hundreds of dollars for pre-made cables. Also, is it better to use spades than banana plugs ? I won't be disconnecting very often so that is not an issue, but it seems that a spade will be a much tighter connection. My longest wire will be about 35 feet to the rear right speaker so I want to use good wire to prevent any signal loss or interference. Thanks for any help you can give me.