Originally Posted by jarrod1937
As far as i know, strands only assist in flexibility.
Totally agreed. Wire gauge is based on the cross sectional area of copper. Conductivity is based on the same.
Contrary to popular belief, stranding does not have much to do with the ability of wire to handle high frequencies. And, high frequency signal handling such as it may be affected by wire, is not an issue in the lengths of cable commonly used in home audio systems, or even within a house.