An interesting question for those with more facility than I with Maxwell’s equations
I have a 10 foot, externally bi-wired (double run) of Audioquest speaker cables. Am changing my configuration and the power amp will now be much closer to one of the speakers, so for one cable I really only need, say, 5-6 feet at most to one speaker. Do not really want to shorten the cables; I could shorten them to 7 feet or so but eventually I’ll be going with monoblocks and at that time will buy something shorter and better. Is coiling 5 feet or so of cable a bad idea sonically? Would extending the cable in another direction and then doubling it back be preferable for any reason? (As far as I can figure any magnetic fields would cancel each other out with an AC signal in either case, but maybe I am wrong.) And would any of this matter for that length and at audio frequencies? This would all be a temporary solution, anyway, but might as well do it right if I can!