Lost brass speaker plates on B&Ws. Help please.

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  1. bobbyg81

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    Hi everyone.

    I have given my B&W 601 s2 speakers to my brother. I had them biwired but he has to use them single wired. I dont have the brass plates they came with. He has just used bare wire QED silver anniversary cable and put a big length of wire right through the binding posts to connect the lf and hf terminals.

    Is this an ok way to connect them? He says they sound good.

    Thanks in advance for any help on this.
     
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    It's fine :smashin:
     
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    Speaker wire is better than most connecting plates supplied anyway.
    I would always recommend replacing them on any speaker.
     
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    :confused:

    Biting my tongue :rolleyes:
     
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    Sod it, I can't resist :rotfl:

    Speaker wire is better than most connecting plates supplied anyway.

    Where did that gem come from?

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    Total rubbish :rotfl:
     
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    Thats put my mind at rest.thanks for replying so quick folks.i am just getting proper into this hifi business and have a lot to learn.I have had my current system for 8/9 years and it is time to upgrade!!! No doubt i will need more help int he future!!:)
     
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    Might have been better if you had bitten your tongue rather than post an offensive , self serving , ego polishing and frankly unhelpful reply.

    Many supplied terminal plates are of questionable quality so it is better to use decent quality connectors. i.e. speaker cable. B&W supply quality cable rather than plates for their 800 series. But of couse they must be wrong as you obviously know much more than B&W.

    Nobody will ever criticise for having a difference of opinion but your knee jerk ' I am right , you are wrong ' style helps nobody but yourself.
     
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    It's just a difference of opinion then.

    There is no advantage whatsoever in having so called better wire, as long as the connection is adequate in the first place.

    As for B&W, I'd suggest it's just part of the marketing :rolleyes:

    Seeing as this sort of thing cannot be scientifically proven and blind tests are never successful, perhaps you can enlighten me on how it's an improvement?

    That said, I guess if you think it's an improvement, it is :smashin:
     
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    That was kind of my point that many supplied brackets are of poor quality and you are better off with a bit of speaker wire.
    I wasn't going into the merits of different speaker wire , as that has been done to death , more the inadequacy of some brackets.
    Happy to leave it as a difference of opinion. Where would we be without them ?
    All the best. :smashin:
    David
     
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    I have B&W 601 s3 speakers and used the brass plates but bi wiring is slightly better sound. As i have a small room and cant put two sets of speaker wire to bi wire i am using one speaker wire per speaker but connect the speaker wire with an electrician wire connecter to the high and low frequency connectors with small lengths of same speaker wire. Does the trick and sounds great.:smashin:
     

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