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If you are running speakers back to a central location, get 14/4 cabling, not 14/2 with two runs. This is far easier as it allows you to make one single wire pull from the head end. It also means that at the head end there is a single wire for each room, instead of two wires per room. You basically take it up to a ceiling location where a speaker will go, then look the speaker cable once, leaving a couple of feet of slack, then take it over to the second speaker location. This gives the cleanest installation and is the industry standard for whole house audio wiring. It is extremely unusual to run 2 conductor wiring around the home, even with direct connections.
Nothing wrong with the wire though.
Be aware, without volume controls in-line with the amplifier, you must have some other way to control volume in each room. That can be done with a proper multi-zone pre-amp/source selector, or with a dedicated per-room source (like Chromecast) which has integrated volume control.
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