Will look in to that thank you sir. I have a Yamaha RX-V2500. For connecting the speaker wire to the connectors on the AVR do I unscrew the red and black caps and insert the bare speaker wire in the SIDE then screw down and tighten? Just doesn't seem like a good connection to me.
Bare wire is a better connection than the plug; it's direct and when tightened properly superior. Just sort of a pain to do and undo but if you're not moving or changing stuff in and out all the time, not an issue (and it's free). When you unscrew the binding post there should be a hole in the post to poke the wire through before screwing the cap back down. Do you have an extremely long run of wire to need the 12g wire? Save money on that....try this article http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm
ps didn't see your post about the in wall thing and the short play room (you could just add more wire with a good splice you know). I use the Sewells Silverbacks myself as I move stuff around a fair amount and buy them in like a 24 or 32 pack from Amazon...but Monoprice is good too. I do prefer the set screw type rather than open screw type.