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Combining Gauge Wire Runs

I have run wire that cannot be moved or replaced for my 4 in ceiling speakers. Wire is 14 gauge in-wall rated wire. I will be connecting these to a wall plate for hooking up banana plugs outside the wall to the AVR. I would prefer to use 12 gauge wire to connect to the AVR for multiple reasons, but I want to know will this cause any issues whatsoever? It’s not a long enough run where to gauge wire should effect it at all, just wasn’t sure if this will cause an issue to my equipment or speakers going AVR -> banana plug -> 12 gauge wire -> banana plug -> wall plate -> 14 gauge wire -> speaker.

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It's not a problem.

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As Wayne said it is not a problem. It's very common to do the opposite in power wiring, run long distances in a larger conductor and use "tails" of something you can easily handle. Think of your house wiring as an example, almost certainly #14 or #12 from the electrical panel to the receptacle, then #16 or #18 from the receptacle to your device's power supply.
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