To All concerned; the " skin effect ", is real. That and other properties, were published in a tutorial series on 'Transmission Lines' (5-6 ? issues), in the Audio Engineering Society's Journal. This was during the early '80's as Monster's machine and Others (notably Sandy Gross) were kicking - up a lot of noise.
While at Polk Audio, Gross championed the use of " cobra cable".
Intended, for Speaker use. It was a highly braided cable who's exterior appeared to have a
snake - like pattern; caused by the weave of the various strands of alternating Green and Clear
insulation of the copper wire. Due to this purposeful weave; It had a Very High - Capacitive load.
At the time, Polk had excusive rights to this Japanese Import ( the Land of Audio Excess; where they may try to improve they sound quality; by Any means necessary ! Have you ever seen a
Japanese 'Hi - Fi / Audio magazine ? The extravagant photography alone , explains why each ,
in that U.S. will cost about $40 an issue ! ... but I digress)
Although they induced Fireworks, with some Amps NOT fond of the High Capacitance Loads. And even after His success, at Polk, then Definitive, and now 'Golden Ear'.
He still insists, They bring out greater Mid to High Frequency Definition,
in most speaker designs.
The Construction alone verses fancy materials; Can make very audible differences.
In making ' Q ' ... It may all be in the sauce.
But, finding the right balance( yes, subjective and in many cases euphonic, at best), is an Art, as well as a Science. It's more likely, in a DIY situation; Many, may never attain the "ideal balance" for their own speakers (which include; It's "crossover" and It's complimentary amplifier) .... forget one's that are truly a Universal fit, without compromise.
But arming yourself with that knowledge of the past; will serve you well.