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A quick question do people still biwire if there amp is not designed for it like mine!
28-10-2003, 07:36 AM
A lot of amps will only have one speaker terminal per speaker, you simply connect both speaker cables into one banana plug and insert it into the terminal.
That's the way I bi-wire the front three speakers from my AX5i anyway.
28-10-2003, 08:13 AM
Does it make an appreciable difference?
and why not do the surrounds (for consistency) ?
28-10-2003, 08:22 AM
1. Debatable, depends on the speaker, the amp and the cable. I'd say yes but many others would disagree.
2. Simple really: cost. Your rears tend to be the futhest away in most systems and if you run double runs of a quality cable it starts to get £££.
28-10-2003, 08:44 AM
1. As long as you use decent bi-wire cable, I think it makes sense. However, you would be better off using decent single wire than cheaper bi-wire.
2. I don't bi-wire the rears as 36+ metres of Nordost SuperFlatline Gold MkII plus 24 terminations is one hell of a lot of money - more than my rear centre pair of speakers cost!
It's also slightly less critical on the rears as they are not usually the main focus of Dolby Digital, DTS or multi-channel music.
28-10-2003, 09:56 AM
I biwire my fronts and center. Made a huge difference, but the cables were 10 times the value of the old ones so that might have something to do with it :roll:
29-10-2003, 11:42 PM
I've happily tri-wired my OB1's with Nordost Solar Wind. The centre and surrounds, however, are run on mere single lengths of QED original.
Fairly self evident that my emphasis is on 2 channel music rather than multi channel film. As others have mentioned, however, the cost of "improvement" is simply not viable, when taking into consideration the quality of the speakers concerned.
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