Is coiled speaker wire bad?

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  1. Seam Dempsy

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    I have a small room so naturally all of my speaker cables ended up much too long and are now coiled and semi-tangled(for now) behind my TV. Is this bad in terms of sound? And if it is how would I go about fixing it? Can I cut and strip the wires myself?
     
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    Theoretically, they should be no longer than you need, but it is always good to leave a little extra. Coils are not a good idea. If it's just plain wire, there is no reason why you couldn't just cut & strip it yourself.
     
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    In general, coiling is not a good idea.
     
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    Thanks. Ill cut off some of the extra then and have my Dad help me strip it.
     
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    Is this bad in terms of sound?

    No, but it's messy. I presume it's not hundreds of feet that are coiled.

    And if it is how would I go about fixing it?

    Shorten it to the point where you still have enough so that you can move your speakers around if you're so inclined.

    Can I cut and strip the wires myself?

    Certainly.
     

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