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 Post subject: Re: Speaker Cables
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:26 am 
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If the manufacturer recommends bi-wiring. I buy wire.
In my system I think there is a difference but that difference is small. I switched from Linn K400 to Wireworld Eclipse and it was a definite improvement.

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 Post subject: Re: Speaker Cables
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:30 am 
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kvn63 wrote:
In the end the 2 are connected to a common point either a few inch's from the speaker or a few feet at the speed electricity travels there be no difference
I do however agree that the factory brass jumpers should be switched for better ones
Bi-wire = Buy more wire

Bi or tri amping is completely another story

Sorry but propagation velocity has nothing to do with issue of bi wiring.
To cut a long story short, the lower the impedance of a speaker cable,
the less effect bi wiring will have.


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 Post subject: Re: Speaker Cables
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:12 am 
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zentao1 wrote:
Made a significant difference with my Tannoy Revolution XT6F. Would not go back to wires and jumpers...However, I would say that these speakers were intended to be driven in this manner.


Interesting thought process on this one. I am somewhat in agreeance. But, am currently using Ultralink Ambiance really thick cable, but is single output and am using the wire for jumpers that came with the speakers. They are not a brass metal thing, though, and seem to be decent quality. I read an article saying one should cross wire them ie) positive to woofer positive, and negative to tweeter negative, with the jumpers going across the two sides accordingly to get the most of the "wire" sound to the speakers. Otherwise, you're just getting the speaker wire to whichever input your use... tweeter or woofer, and then the jumper sound from the other speaker. Not sure how much of this is snake oil or not. But, at the moment, I have rather long runs, 15 - 20 ft each, which is not ideal. I am also only using a modest Rotel integrated to feed my Tannoy Revolution 6 LE. Not sure if these are similar to the XT6F, but they have the fifth ground terminal that is currently going unused. Would using the ground give any difference in sound?


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