Dewinkle- If you have a low profile, open architecture rack, then placing the equipment between the speakers might work just fine. I've had problems in the past with racks between the speakers effecting the sound stage presentation. Given that many hi-end cables are quite expensive, especially in long runs, you might want to consider upgrading your rack(s) to allow the central placement and get the benefit of improved sonics at the same time. The Sistrum line of racks and stands has proved very effective in my system. If this option is not viable, then relocation and longer interconnects would seem to be the only other option. Not all interconnects will work well in long runs, so check with the manufacturer/vendor to determine applicability. I've had very good success with the Sonoran Plateau ICs in long runs, but YMMV. Good luck.