speaker cable placement/arrangement

Hi A-goners,

I searched the arhives and couldn't find any answer to my quesiton: what is the best way to place, arrange, organize, etc. speaker cables. Should they be as straight as possible from the amp to the speakers? Should any curves or bends be at right angles or any other preferable configuration? I'll probably be buying 8 or 9 feet runs, but I could get by with 6 feet runs. What's the best way to place them?

Thanks in advance,
Ag insider logo xs@2xrustler
The only way to insure your cables are not exposed to vibration is to not use the speakers. Otherwise, as long as all your other cables are sufficiently shielded it simply makes sense to keep AC and speaker wires away from signal cables, with the speaker wire visable so you can look at how pretty it is. Keeping speaker wire off the floor can be useful when vacuuming the dust under it. Or run the speaker wire through a hole in the floor suspended in the basement ceiling (or lower floor) air...this is very useful for hanging laundry or drying plants from it as long as your laundry or drying plants don't vibrate.
I'm here for "my people" as but a humble servant. I've noticed some recent ads in high end mags showing speakers in glamorous spaces near gigantic windows with diaphonous curtains and a sultry female...NO speaker wire at all. I guess if your house is that cool you just put the speakers over there hooked up to nothing so you can look at 'em and not be bothered with sound while gazing out at the pool with the aforementioned ad babe. Obviates the wire issue.
Well, Wolf; if you supply the hot babes, I'll provide the speaker wire! Diaphanous curtains optional.