3-Meter vs. 10-Foot Long Speaker Cables


I know that this probably sounds like a silly, if not a stupid, question....

But I am currently using 2 separate pairs (Audioquest Caldera) of 3-meter long speaker cables in a bi-wire setup from amp to speakers. I am thinking of upgading one pair for the mid/high drivers to Audioquest Kilimanjaro or Everst. However, all I can find on Audiogon are cables that are 10 feet long....

So, would it cause any sonic problem if I were to use a 10-foot speaker cable pair for the mid/high drivers and a 3-meter pair for the bass? Three meter is 9 feet 10 inches, so it is 2 inches shorter than 10 feet.

Thanks for the help!
avguy
So, would it cause any sonic problem if I were to use a 10-foot speaker cable pair for the mid/high drivers and a 3-meter pair for the bass? Three meter is 9 feet 10 inches, so it is 2 inches shorter than 10 feet

No. Enjoy your new cables.
That is a zero problem situation.
Here's the real problem: the way we audiophiles think, as you sit in front of our rig, you'll forever wonder whether or not you hear a difference and you'll never be completely satisfied until you either have two 3 meter pairs for 2 10 foot pairs or have tried the 3 meter for the mid/high and the 10 foot for the bass. :)

Mike.
Ahhh, the problem with analyzing something which is a totally subjective experience with (ultimately) no way to define "good" or "bad".
I don't have the calculations in from of me but electricity flows at the speed of light through wire and a 2" difference in length will amount to a time delay which can be corrected for by moving the speaker with the longer wire about .01" closer to the listening position.
Your 1st sentence hit the nail on the head.
If you are going to mix and match copper and silver wires for the bass/mids & highs- that may present a sonic blending problem.
That would definetely overshadow a 2" length difference.

Will
Thanks guys for your responses - you guys are great!!! And thank you for straightening me out....

I'm finally starting the realize the silliness (and perhaps idiocy)of being an audiophile.... I sometimes wonder whether I will get to a point where I will start to hear things that are just not there.....and think what a HUGE difference in sound those new cables made.....

We are truly a sick bunch of people...are we not?.....

Cheerios!!