Originally Posted by Butch
• NEVER use speaker cables shorter than 8'. Amazingly, 4' sounds much worse than 8'. Contrary to common belief, shorter interconnects (2 m or less) and longer speaker cables sound WAY BETTER than the opposite—based on extensive head-to-head tests.
Always beware of statements like the above, when an explanation as to why the statement is true is not offered. A good example being "Always tie the extra slack in each power cord into a bow tie shape - it sounds better that way"