Remove rack or console from between your speakers

Several people have suggested removing components from between the  speakers to add a reflecting surface. If I did this my speaker cables would be as long as 18feet.  Would this degrade the signal much?

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mikelavigne and millercarbon:  I just looked at photos of both of your listening rooms and equipment and they blew me away!  Here I was agonizing over which small subs to buy, and your equipment and rooms look like you are preparing for a space launch!  I will never have anything like that and can only imagine what your systems are capable of.  Thanks for the photos that gave me a window on that world.  I salute you sirs!