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I suggest that you get a roll of Monoprice 14-gauge speaker wire.
It will cost around $20 and do an excellent job.
Bi-amping is not needed with those speakers. They are good speakers, but are not going to draw enough current to need bi-wiring or bi-amping.
When you get into some very large speakers that have very low impedances at some frequencies, it is useful to bi-wire or bi-amp, but you really don't need to.
Gold-plated connectors are corrosion-free and are always a good idea.
If you are serious about top-quality sound (and it sounds like you are), I would strongly recommend the Cambridge Audio 551R receiver. IMO it will sound much better than any of the Japanese-brand receivers, regardless of price.
My advice is to buy the better-sounding receiver and forget about the bi-wiring or bi-amping. The better receiver will make a tremendous difference in the sound, and the other stuff is unlikely to.
I have over $20K in my 2.1 system, and have learned the hard way over 40 years what makes a difference and what doesn't.