Hi everybody. I'm looking to replace a few speaker cables and am wondering what the difference is between 12 and 14 gauge cable (other than 2 increments of whatever measurement system they're using). I've been looking at monster and cbi and am wondering which one is superior; I've also been wondering if the monster studiolink cables are worth their pricetag, or if I'm paying for the name. Also, are there any inherent advantages of a speakon connection over a 1/4" connection other than the secure locking feature? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.