How does cable length affect sound?


I hope I’m in the right forum.  I have a listening room 18’ X 22’.  My speakers with monoblock amps will be on the 18’ wall.  I would rather have my preamp, transport, dac, etc., on the 22’ wall close to my seating area rather than between my speakers/amp. I have dedicated 20 amp outlets on long wall but will need, at the minimum, 11’ power cables to make the connection to the outlets.  I will need approximately 18’(?) of interconnect (preferably balanced) from the preamp to power amps (running along perimeter of room).  Will these lengths of interconnect or cable degrade the sound or is there any specific quality I need to be aware of when purchasing them (if they make them that long)?  Also, should the power cables be of equal length or can they be of different lengths? 
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Lenght of wire has NO effect on SQ - contrary to what the delusional will tell you! For speakers 12 or 14 awg is fine. Having equal lengths of PC's is NOT important! Don't waste your money on power "conditioners". There is NOTHING wrong with the AC from your outlets!
Speaker cables should ideally be as short as practical, as excessive length causes power loss due to the relatively heavy current running through them. With dual monoblock amplifiers, you can probably place them a couple feet to the side of each speaker, to help minimize influence of direct sound waves. Use 12AWG speaker cables 3 to 4 feet long, and you should have no problems with power loss or reduction in effective damping factor of your amplifiers.

Connect the amplifiers to the preamp with balanced, shielded XLR cables, which have excellent common-mode noise rejection characteristics.

Power cables need be no heavier than #14AWG at the most to not become a weak link in the power delivery chain. Nothing special is needed, ordinary SJT extension cord wire is all.
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