I wanted to share the speakers cables I just made for my little PA. They're nothing fancy, just solid, heavy-duty cables that will get the power to the speakers, not break, and last a long time. For my purposes, I needed #16 AWG, 2-conductor cable. #16 is plenty for most low-to-mid-power amps, running reasonable lengths. My little Yamaha EM100 is only 50 watts/channel, but these cables will still work fine if I ever upgrade to a bigger power amp, say 200-300 watts per side. That's all my speakers can take anyway. My big discovery was a 100-foot 16/2 extension cord for sale at Lowes. It's designed for garden tools like hedge trimmers and electric edgers that don't need a third, grounding conductor. As outdoor extension cords go, this one's kinds cheesy, but its plenty tough for part-time PA use. The best part: it was only $18.95. Cut off the ends, and you have 100 feet of heavy-duty speaker cable for 19 cents a foot. By comparison, 16/2 lamp cord is 35 or 40 cents a foot. Added bonus: this cord is day glow green, so there's no mistaking which cables are yours.