Jumpers for with bi-wire capable speakers

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  1. Bo-Cephus

    Bo-Cephus Agent

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    Hello,
    Question about the best way to wire my B&W DM601 rear speakers. I've read some discussions about the merits/non-merits of bi-wiring, and I've bi-wired my fronts and center (not that much extra cost since they're short distances). It appears that at best the difference in sound to me (especially for rears) would be negligible, so I am going to single-wire these. My question is the jumpers between the speaker inputs. I don't have the original brass connectors that came with the 601's, but I've read it's ok to use the same wire that goes between the receiver and the speaker. Is this in fact true? I'm using 14 gauge "Carol Cable", and distance between the receiver and speakers looks like about 20' of wire (if that matters). Any suggestions?
     
  2. SethH

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    Using a short piece of speaker wire should be fine. I can't imagine the jumper would provide any better signal than 6" of 14ga cable.
     
  3. Andrew Pratt

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    Yes in fact many people prefer to use speaker wire instead of the jumper cables anyway.
     
  4. Bo-Cephus

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    Thanks - should the wire be a cetrtain minimum length, or the shortest possible?
     
  5. RichardH

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    Shortest possible is fine. NO reason to make it any longer.
     
  6. SethH

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    Shortest possible is fine, but don't work so hard making it short that you mess up the cable. Even if it is, say, 6 inches, that won't be much different than if it's 2 inches . . . certainly not audible in any way.
     
  7. Michael Osadciw

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    using high-quality speaker wire (or prefereably what you are currently using) between high-low is best). not all jumpers sound that great.

    Mike
     

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