I read both face-offs (1 & 2). Currently I have 4 different types of cables running to my speakers (don't ask my what gauge, I'm still an audiophyte). All bi-wired - my impression, it provides better clarity in the sound, but I am a novice and use my ears to measure. The best of the lot are those wired to my front speakers (CableTalk bi-wire). Speaker configuration B&W 610i, 602S3, LCR60. Those in the know will immediately realise my migration from analogue to digital has been very recent. Being a bit of a geek, all my banana plus are about 7 years old, as is the CableTalk. The unknowns are the recent additions. Then I found Audioholics!
On reading the face-off and your $12K cable recommendations, I have decided to replace all my banana plugs with Dayton Audio and 12 GA Sound King Speaker wire. I am hoping that the migration will be audible. Shipping will take at least 3 weeks, so expect my take on the change then.
Anyone out there whose done the same?