ok, call me a dumba$$.
i knew i needed around 80 feet of speaker wire, so i bought 3 rolls of 30' OF 16-ga wire (i found it cheap in the 30' rolls vs. 50' or 100').
anyway, i neglected to think about what my longest run of wire would be. turns out i can do it with a 30' length, but an extra 5' would allow me to hide the wires along the walls better rather than cutting off the corners, etc.
so my question is: will i be screwing up my sound quality, etc if i attach another length of wire with the little "wire connector" things? (i don't know the actual name -- they're orange and you stick the wire in them).