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Bi wiring

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by syndrome69, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. syndrome69

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    Can someone please give me a low-down on biwiring.

    Currently i have a marantz pm7000 amp and B&W 602 s3 speakers. Will bi-wiring increase sound quality enough for an amateur hi-fi person like me to notice the difference? Will power be increased? Will i need to put the volume as high as i would if it weren't bi-wired?

    Sorry for all the questions.. just curious and trying to get the best sound possible from my setup

    cheers
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    There are many, many threads on the forum already discussing this which you should try and read.

    My own take is that you won't notice a difference. Power certainly won't be increased, nor will there be a volume difference. It may be worth swapping the metal jumper bars with short lengths of your speaker cable though. :)
     
  3. the_sanguine

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    I think one of the principle arguments is over inductance and the magnetic fields of the bass interfering with the treble (or visa versa). I guess this can be substantiated by ocilliscopes and stuff....how good are your ears? How good is yor equiplent and cable?
     
  4. Troon

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    I wouldn't put money on it. I'm not aware of any scientific evidence of biwiring having any beneficial effect over a single length of cable with equivalent cross-sectional area and resistance.

    If anyone knows of one (not sponsored by M*****r), I'd love to hear about it.
     
  5. narcoticsuite

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    In my experience it makes absolutely no difference and i can't really see how it could do.

    As mentioned by eviljohn I would replace the jumper bars with short lengths of cable.
     
  6. syndrome69

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    thanks for info..

    my ears are fine ... but if it's going to make a tiny difference then i wont bother. Most of the time I'm playing MP3's via my computer, so I assume the only time i might notice a difference would be if i was using a high quality cd player with expensive interconnects. I think i'll just upgrade to a more powerful amp- How do you guys rate the NAD C370?

    Cheers
     

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