Bi-wiring ? help!

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  1. Jared_C

    Jared_C Stunt Coordinator

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    I just got my used wharfedale diamond 8.2 bookshelf speakers today, no instructions. i am very new to ht, wondering how to wire them. the terminals have the gold connector luping them together. each terminal either says hf or lf below it. how do i wire these? do i just connect wire to one of the pos and one of the neg? if so, the hf terminal or the lf terminal? please help me
     
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    LF= Low frequencies
    HF = High frequencies if you bi-wire them.
    You don't have to so you can just connect -wire to -post
    +wire to +post it wont matter as long as you leave the gold connector connecting the posts.
    Any other questions let us know.

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  3. Jared_C

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    if i bi wire them, i just run seperate wires from each hf and lf terminal to the same speaker jack on the back of my receiver?
     
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    a) you can buy bi wire cable or
    b) use 2 sets of wires and wire one set to the LF and one set to the HF and then take both positives and twist them together and hook them to the back of your receiver and take both negatives and hook them to the back of your reciever....does this make sense?
     
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    ok, makes total sense, except i don't understand how bi-wiring it would really give me any diff sound. thanks for the responses
     
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    ChadLB, you couldn't have summed it up better, thanks for the awesome links [​IMG]
     

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