Most people seem to agree that as a rule of thumb it is better to have a long interconnect and short speaker cable (as opposed to short interconnect and long speaker cables), and that generally it is better to use shorter cables. But are there any recommended minimum lengths of interconnect and speaker cables? Is it OK, for example, to use a 1 metre (3') speaker cable, as opposed to the more usual 8'?
It strikes me that with a pair of monoblocks, one can use very short lengths of speaker cable, but I saw some speculation on another forum that going below 8' with speaker cables isn't a good idea. I hold the opinions expressed here in higher esteem than the other fora I frequent, but wondered if there's anything to this advice (my guy says "no").