I would use the 16ga and have. Great results.
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Duelund stranded, tinned, in oil impregnated cotton as sold at Parts Connextion. Great on highs and mids. I think it is also great on the woofers. I don't like the 20ga as much on the highs and mids and like the slightly fuller and warmer sound of the 16ga.
The 12ga would also be great on the woofers.
Nice! The the 16ga makes wonderful speaker cable.....wonderful. Do not terminate and use the bare wire on both ends for best sound. Very lively and open. No need for the 12ga.
However I must tell you if you want to try the cable that the Duelund was fashioned after, then I have a great option to consider. I use it for speaker cable and like it as much as the Duelund 16ga. It is a warmer, more full bodied cable. If you like that, then consider this NOS Western Electric wire. It comes in twisted pairs so you order 12 feet total per side. Under $100 for your set!
To recap the Duelund 16ga is more lively and resolving while the WE10 is more full bodied and relaxed.
The Duelund wires are cheap and easy to work with so it certainly makes sense to try them. But don't throw away your old wires. After several weeks with the Duelunds you may be curious what the original wires sounded like so be sure to keep them. For what it's worth, some of us who have tried Duelund wire and Western Electric were not so happy with the sound quality. I realize there are many users who do like them but not everybody does. In my opinion, a far better sounding wire for internal wiring is Audio Note Lexus copper Litz speaker cable. It's not too expensive considering the fairly short lengths needed for internal wiring, but you need a solder pot to strip the enamel off the individual wires. It's pretty easy with a solder pot but obviously more complicated than just stripping the ends off Duelund or WE wire. The payback though is considerably more musical detail than Duelund or WE.
Salectric seems to be a lone decenter and I am not sure what it is about his rig and room, but I do trust what he says in terms of performance in his system. So many Aphiles are selling off big dollar stuff for this wire. Just this week I emailed two well seasoned aphiles and music lovers selling off $2000 worth of used cables each. They also love the Duelund wire. Jim Smith and Jeff Day are two very well respected and experienced music lovers who have listening to all manner of wire and they both think the Duelund wire is very, very special
No cable will ever impress all due to system synergy and this I have learned over the years. The Duelund wire seems to enjoy wide scale acceptance, but even it will not work in all systems and all ears.
I can’t say I have ever read of the cable sounding poor? The cables are so affordable and a real opportunity for many with limited or limitless budgets.
No, I am not the lone dissenter. Of the people I know or correspond with, everybody who tried WE or Duelunds as speaker cable (or internal wiring) concluded their other wires sound better. These other people are not active on the audio forums though. The only reason I keep posting on this topic is to alert readers like the OP that there are dissenting views. Not everybody who has tried these wires likes them. It's as simple as that.
Im now using the Duelund Silver foil 2.0 & 3.0 from xover to tweeter and 8in mid woofer, 12 g silver tinned copper from binding posts to xover. Previously running the Mundorf Silver / Gold. Has mentioned in previous post from other members the Mundorf emphasis the mid and upper frequencies while the Dueling is coherent from top to bottom, fantastic soundstage, tonal balance. Just sounds natural.