So I recently just received a nice set of Paradigm Signature speakers for a 5.1 system and am looking at getting the wiring set up. I'm trying to prepare my 12 guage speaker wiring and am stripping the ends of the wiring off. I have a tool for cutting off the pastic cover while (supposedly) leaving the wire untouched. When I get the plastic covering off however, there's quite a few pieces of wire that are apparently getting cut and are coming off as well. If I use the wire like this am I going to be degrading the sound quality by not having as many of the wire fibers transmitting the signal? Or is the fact that all the wires are in contact with each other through the wire going to mean it doesn't really make a difference even if a lot of the fibers are cut on either end?
Your help would be much appreciated!