so i need help deciding on what speaker wire to use and what type of terminations to use. I have MartinLogan Montis mains, the motif x center, and some little Motion 2's for rears. what should I be looking for in speaker wire? obviously don't want 18 or 20 gauge wire, but what about things like solid-core, oxygen free, silver plated, and things like that? I work for magnolia design center so I have access to audioquest wire but I'm not sure how good they are compared to other premium speaker cables. AQ also has their "star-quad" configuration and things of that nature, are they any type of improvement over standard wire or is it all just BS?
and does it make any kind of difference using banana, spade, or bare wire?
I probably need runs of about 15ft to the mains and center and 25 for the rears, though the rears can probably just use the cheapest 14gauge AQ X2. I'm working with a budget of around $200