Bi-Wiring?

Discussion in 'Speakers & Subwoofers' started by Steve Lucas, Aug 3, 2003.

  1. Steve Lucas

    Steve Lucas Stunt Coordinator

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    I am running Paradigm Monitor 9's for front L/R and a Marantz Sr-6200 reciever. My speakers are set up to be Bi-wired, but as for now, I haven't done it. It's a bit of a hassle to pull the wires through the walls and such. My question, is it worth it? Can you hear a difference?
    BTW, I am running either 12 or 14 guage zip wire. I don't remember exactly which.

    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. FrankHW

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    In a word, no. Biwiring being of benefit doesn't make electronic sense, and is usually only promoted as a means to sell more speaker wire. You can hear a difference by bi-wiring if you *want* to hear a difference (i.e. mind over matter), but I wouldn't bother.

    Biamplification is another controversy entirely. Do a search in either the Speaker or Amp/Receiver forums on biamping and you'll learn a lot.
     
  3. Philip Hamm

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    I agree with Frank. Don't bother. Out of curiosity I tried Biwiring once. It made absolutely no difference whatsoever.
     
  4. Robb Roy

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    Steve,

    I usually tell people to try biwiring because it's a fun, easy, and cheap (assuming you're not using exotic wire) tweak. This despite the fact that you probably won't hear a difference, and if you do, it's probably in your head. It sounds like it won't be an easy tweak for you, so like the other posts, I'd recommend you pass.

    -Robb
     
  5. Steve Lucas

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    Thanks for the advice. You saved me a lot of work for
    nothing.
     

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