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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Nick-N



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Posted March 17 2004 - 04:26 AM

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): f1 .pg .photos .yahoo .com/ ph/ eu...4& .dnm=5a71 .jpg (Paste into another browser window and remove the gaps) 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 of 6 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted March 17 2004 - 07:39 AM

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 of 6 OFFLINE   Erik.Ha


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Posted March 17 2004 - 07:43 AM

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?
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#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Ken Smith

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Posted March 18 2004 - 01:27 AM

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

#5 of 6 OFFLINE   ScottCHI



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Posted March 18 2004 - 10:27 AM

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.
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#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Erik.Ha


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Posted March 18 2004 - 12:57 PM

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