There is a wide range of speaker cables and the choice of the speaker cable you make will affect the quality of your speakers no matter what you connect it to. There is a difference between cables for a bookshelf and for a floor speaker. There are also different ones for a regular stereo and home theatre setup.
For home theatre systems, you will need longer cables than what you will use for regular music setups. Due to the impedance from the long length, the longer the cable runs the more likely will it have a loss of quality sound.
Look at the longer cables with lower resistance and RFI (Radio Frequency Interference) cancelling to have the best sound possible for this application.
For any given system, there are several factors to be considered in using the right speaker cables. One of the things to put into consideration is the speaker impedance.
There is a form or guide which ought to come along with the speakers with the information listed, however, in the unlikely event it is not found there. The unit of measure used for speaker impedance is an ohm. Classically speaking, speakers usually have an impedance rating of 2, 4, 8 or 16 ohms and this can typically be found somewhere on the speaker.
After finding the speaker impedance, then establish the correct connector for the cables. Then check the speaker itself to find the connection ports, this will help you to find out the variety of speaker cable you need.
It could be a single prong which will be an eight inch or quarter inch in size cable or banana plugs which are single or dual connectors. There could also be a three point connector, which is usually white, yellow and red.
After knowing the connector type and the rating for the impedance, then continue with choosing the length of the cable required. At this stage you can now estimate the distance or make measurements if you are interested, the length needed to connect the speakers to components in addition to other reflections.