Stripping cable losing strands and new setup

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    Hi,
    Newbie here. First time setting up proper home theater after using Vizio's for a decade and need some feedback and guidance.

    1) how important it is to not lose copper strands when stripping wires. I have 16 gauge ofc wire and Everytime I see I am losing strands when I strip it. Do we lose quality? I am connecting this with banana plugs.

    2) feedback on my setup - Yamaha 679, Polk 505sw, pioneer ps52 floor speakers, pioneer SB c22 center, fluance avbp2 surround.

    Appreciate any pointers. My room is 22*15.
     
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    Dont be too concerned about losing a few strands, i use 79 strand cable for my.system and loose the odd strand on the slightly cheaper cable i use for my surround speakers., even with loosing 10 that still leaves 69 strands! Some use 42 strand so wont be loosing any quality there.
     
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    Just to add , If you are using a blade to strip cables, try to get a electrical cable stripper that strips different size cables, practice on a spare bit of cable to see which strips without cutting into any copper .
     
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    Thanks for chiming in. I am using a wire stripper and using 16 gauge setting with media bridge wire. Tried 5 times but seems like never getting a clean strip.
     
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    Is it a stripper that does all sizes? Or one of these.....
     
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    Ya :) multiple size one from home depot.
     
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    Ya it's similar though cheaper
     
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    The one from amazon is the best ive used over the years.
     
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    Got a different stripper and it worked much better. Thanks everyone!!
     
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