Originally Posted by mannoiaj /forum/post/0
.................does this matter? Should all of the runs be identical length?
Originally Posted by oztech /forum/post/0
i always leave a couple of feet extra should i want to rearrange .
Originally Posted by jostenmeat /forum/post/0
I have a different q regarding this stuff. My surround speakers have a detectable "hissssss" during HT enjoyment, and I have ameliorated this by angling them away from the listening position. It's not too bad, but I could notice it sometimes easily. Would improving upon my 16 gauge wire for about 30-40 ft runs make any difference for this. Or is this due to other things, such as quality of source, metal tweeter, etc?
Originally Posted by maxcooper /forum/post/0
I would avoid severely different lengths for the left and right speakers in any position -- for example 20' LF and 4' RF would be less than ideal.
Originally Posted by Sirquack /forum/post/0
The signal traveling via the speaker wire is at the "speed of light" or 186,000 miles per second. In other words, you have no worries and it is fine to have different lengths, even if your mains are at 4ft versus 20ft as Max stated.