What gauge speaker cable are you folks using now-a days? I can easily tell the difference between 12 and 16 gauge in my sound. I was thinking about 10 gauge, but was wondering if that would be overkill? Is there a difference if I use solid core vs. braided or stranded cable? Here's the scenario: Gear is Alembic Orion to Alembic F1X and then an SF2. Power amp is a Stewart World 2.1 and cabs are two Epifani 212's. The Stewart only has Banana plugs for outputs, but the Epifani has Speakon and 1/4 inch. I started out using 16 gauge from the Stewarts Banana's to a 1/4 inch male end into the Epi's. Then I bought a 12 Gauge Speakon Cable and cut off one end and attached the respective polarities to the Banana. WOW!!! What a difference. The folks at Stewart REFUSE to use speakons, so this is as good as it gets, but would a 10 gauge cable from Banana to Speakon make a difference? Is there a "signal chain compromise" by not using either both speakon or both Banana? In one better than the other?