Anyone else have an opinion on speaker cables, is that snake oil too?\n\n\nThere are a lot of snake oil cable sellers, yes. Too many unfortunately, Fraudioquest among the worst (but most successful). Try this website from a former director of McIntosh http:\/\/roger-russell.com\/wire\/wire.htm, particularly check out the wire table for appropriate gauge. \n\n12g is generally more than adequate, assuming it is copper rather than CCA (copper clad\/coated aluminum). CCA can be viable but generally its simply not worth it for a coupla reasons.