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Best method to Bi-Wire Fronts, Center, and Rears?

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MyBoxLife, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. MyBoxLife

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    Does anybody have any final thoughts before the point of no return (Already there, for some of it)?

    What I already have!
    Phillips Widescreen TV
    Epson TW10H Projector
    Sony DVP-NS700V DVD Player
    Thomson TIVO
    Phillips VCR
    Sony PS2 Games Console
    Phillips VL1200 Signal Sender

    What I’m about to spend cash on!
    Pioneer VSX-2014i-S Receiver (£400.00)
    NOW, maybe the Pioneer VSX-AX5Ai-S Receiver (£665.00)
    Mordaunt-Short Avante 908, 905c, and 902 (£589.79)

    What I want to spend cash on, some time soon!
    HTPC Unit

    ‘hornydragon’ has already pretty much clarified my preferred connection options.

    Questions!

    I was hoping to Bi-Wire the Fronts, Centre, and Rears, is a, 2 Banana Plug from the Amp, to a 4 Banana Plug to the speaker, type configuration, the way to go?
     
  2. Troon

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    If you must bi-wire, and the real evidence suggests that any benefit is questionable, then yes, a 2->4 plug cable is what you need. Make sure that the bifurcation of each cable is done at the amplifier end though, such that the cable run is 4-conductor not 2!

    IMHO, you'd be better off spending the money on thicker cable, although installing two pairs of conductors now would allow you to bi-amp later if you wanted, which is slightly less questionable if you like high volumes, but harder and more expensive.
     
  3. MyBoxLife

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    Thicker cable it is then, any suggestions on how thick, and by which manufacturer, keeping in mind that I'm still within the budget kit parameters, so don't want to be spending OTT on speaker cable, if you know what I mean.
     
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    You could try the Van Damme "blue" cable from Maplins - around £2/m for 2.5mm2 - or they do a 4mm2 version as well. 2.5 will be adequate for most purposes. I'm sure others can come up with similar spec cable even cheaper, but I've tried the Van Damme stuff and it's pretty good (it looks nice, if that's important to you - WAF!) - although any decent 2.5mm2 cable will do.

    Also, unless you are looking to move kit around a lot, you could skip the banana plugs and just use the screw terminals with bare wire.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion GW43, off to look for 2.5mm upwards.
     

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