I just moved into a new house. I’m grateful in that I have a new room to play with. In my previous system all my components were right next to each other allowing for short interconnects, also the speakers were (not optimum) about 5 feet apart.
In my new room (18’x20’x10’) I can place my speakers at optimum locations, but the room and furniture are forcing me to make a decision on component placement.
I can either locate my amplifier (BHK 250) closer to my speakers and use 8’ speaker cables with longer 16’ balanced IC’s. Or I can locate my amp on my component rack (off to the right side of the room) and run longer speaker cables with very short IC’s. Any pros/cons for longer speaker cable or longer IC’s? Is there any scientific methodology to go one way over the other? If I could experiment myself I would, but I only want to buy one set of cables. My gut tells me longer IC’s is the answer, but I’m curious if anyone has experience with this. Cheers