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?

Showing 1 response by ebm

I am running 20 ft balanced and have my rack on the other end of the room from my speakers.However if your running 18 feet you should run balanced as this is much better for long runs.