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Bi-wiring query on rear-surround speakers

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by MJeeves, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. MJeeves

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    Hi Guys,

    I have recently purchased the Pioneer AX5AiS receiver and realised that it’s “Rear Surround” speaker terminals only has terminals for 1 set of left and right speaker cables. My “Rear Surround” speakers have TWO sets of speaker terminals on EACH speaker (one for bass and one for treble). How do I connect this up? Can both sets of speaker cables go into the same terminal on my receiver?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jon

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    Yes you just double up the 2 positives and 2 negatives at the amp end, that will work fine!

    Cheers

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    I got a vsx-d814 and do it the same way as Jon suggests.Works for me.Look at richer sounds website,i think youll find a diagram explaining this subject :)
     
  4. Ian J

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    Is it worthwhile though. There is much debate as to the validity of biwiring on front speakers ( I am neutral) but I cannot see it having any sonic benefit on rear speakers at all
     
  5. Reiner

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    I have a "theory": assuming you have a run of 1.5mm2 then bi-wiring with a 2nd run of identical 1.5mm2 cable would have the same effect as replacing the original cable with a 3mm2 cable (and leaving the metal bridges in place).

    That said bi-wiring the rears seems a bit OTT (over-the-top) to me. Just because the speakers offer this option it doesn't mean you have to use it - and some of the finest speakers made are not even designed for bi-wiring, which should make you ask why ... ;)
     

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