SO last night I stopped by one of my local audio buddy's house on the way home from work. As we sat around talking audio and drinking a few beers, I noticed that his 2 channel system's speaker cables.
Normally, this would be no big deal but the thing that caught my eye was the fact that he had these home built (Canare) bi-wire cables that were about 25+feet long. The only problem was, his speakers were only about 4 feet from his amp on each side. The remaining wire was then neatly wire-tied into 2 coils. Each coil was nice and tight and about 4 or so inches in diameter.
Now, I argued that he was, in essence, creating an inductor with his speaker wire and with it being part of the signal path, he was probably effecting the sound quality of his system and maybe even drastically.
He argued that the cable "isn't bare so it wouldn't matter".
I am pretty sure that I am right here.