Biwiring problem

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Nick-N, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Nick-N

    Nick-N Agent

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    I recently biwired my front floorstanding speakers to my receiver. The receiver only has two terminals per speaker, but when I twisted the 4 cable ends together in order to merge 4 cable ends into two, they would not fit in the little hole under the plastic hood. My solution was to put the ends into different sides of the holes, as I've illustrated here (the black lines repesent the metal part of the output):

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    Upon testing, I was disappointed to hear a descrease in sound quality. There seems to be a problem with midrange frequencies. Orchestral strings are half drowned out and no longer fill the room when they are supposed to get loud. Also the sound is uneven. Sometimes there will be a noticeable dip in the volume of an instrument or it will shift from one side to the other. Could this be caused by the way I've wired the cables to the receiver terminals? For example if the tips of the cable ends are touching the other cable?
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    well I can't get the link to work, but I'd think your main problem has to do with some sloppy wiring. make sure nothing's touching and run positive to positive, negative to negative.
     
  3. Erik.Ha

    Erik.Ha Supporting Actor

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    Is there a website where somebody could see what "biwiring" SHOULD look like?

    I have a Denon 3803, which only has one set of posts for the mains. Can you biwire by hooking two runs of wire into a single set of banana plugs and just plugging them in?
     
  4. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Stunt Coordinator

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    You could go to www.nordost.com. They sell bi-wired speaker cable and should have pics.
     
  5. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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    that's what i did with mine. i just took a run of 2 stranded speaker wire (i forget the gauge exactly, but substantial). twisted the 2 wires together at one end and put on 1 banana clip and put an individual banana clip on the other individual 2 ends. voila. made 5 more identical runs of equal length, just like this, to wire my fronts and center. works well.
     
  6. Erik.Ha

    Erik.Ha Supporting Actor

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    Thanks Scott... thats what I did... So far it looks (sounds) like it works just fine...
     

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