I recently bought a mini bookshelf stereo for my bedroom, an Aiwa XS-DS70. Ok, I know I should've bought a real audio setup with separates and all but this is for my 10x12 bedroom. Hey, it's got a built in DD decoder and believe it or not, it sounds quite nice. Anyhow, it came with 24 gauge wire that wasn't long enough for me to route around the perimeter of my bedroom so I went out and bought a spool of 14 gauge wire. This worked great for my front speakers however, when I bought the spool, I forgot the center and rear surround speakers use different wiring. They have a RCA plug on one end (receiver end) and regular speaker strands on the other (speaker end). My question is, can I buy a RCA plug (just the plug, no wire) from like Radio Shack or something and terminate it to one end of the 14 gauge wire? Will there be any negative effects by doing this, assuming it will work? Better yet, is there a company out there that actually makes a phono to bare wire cable in 14 gauge? Radio Shack had one but it was 18 gauge. I guess I'll go with that if all else fails but I wanted to use 14 since that's what I have on the front speakers. Any help is appreciated.