10 gauge is rediculous. You will be able to get away with 16 or 18 gauge and maybe even 20 and it will not fall below 8 ohms impedance over a foot or two (which means you will not lose anything - you do not gain anything by having lower impedance in the wire than the amp is outputting).
Rotti - trust me unless you are running 2 ohms, over 2 feet 16 gauge wire wont be an issue as long as the build quality is acceptable.
Those into home audio will know that they have speaker wires that cost $1000 a foot - and they aren't any improvement over standard cheap 12 gauge copper wire. Put it this way, machines cannot tell the difference, which are way more accurate than your ears or even your dogs ears. The main advantages of fatter wire is that they withstand more abuse - so if you are like me taking your head off your cabinet and forgetting to unplug it from the cabinet all the time...
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