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Quick Bi-wiring question.

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by MagicBoy, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. MagicBoy

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    I've just wandered past the local Richer Sounds and thought "I've always wondered about this bi-wiring thing". So I spent £6 and impulse bought some on some Gale XL160-2 bi-wire cable to give it a try.

    Speakers are Tannoy MX-3M fronts and the amp is a Sony STR-DB790 which has twin sets of speaker terminals (A & B). How do I wire it up - twist the wires together at the amp end and carry on using set A or route (say) HF to the A and LF to the B terminals? Is there likely to be any difference?
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    HF to the A and LF to the B terminals

    Is there likely to be any difference?

    This is subjective, but for six quid :laugh:
     
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    Hi magicboy,
    As wookie states wire both HF terminals of the speakers to A,and the LF to B (or vice-versa as it does'nt really matter).Remember to remove the bridging links from the teminals on the speakers otherwise it will defeat the whole process of bi-wiring.
    I've done exactly the same on my Mission 773's and they sound more open and controllable then when I had them single wired.
    All you need to do then is switch speakers A and B on and take a listen.I advise fitting banana plugs to the cables so you can switch them around (ie using speakers B for HF,and A for LF to see if it makes a difference to the sound).
    Hope this helps you out, and good luck.

    TTFN
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a try. I've got quite beefy Gale XL315 cable at the moment (which is years old and from the first system I had when I was a student) so I'll see what changes it brings.

    Having had a quick go at stripping some of the wires yesterday I can see banana plugs being a nice idea long term. Where's the best place for reasonably priced quality ones (bearing in mind I'll need 16!) and do they require soldering?
     
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