Does Bi-wiring your speakers make a big difference

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  1. JayM

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    I have the PSB Image line (5t's for mains) Would it better to bi-wire these, and if so, how do I do it?
     
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    none that's ever been demonstrated over running the same gauge of wire 'normally'.
     
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    I run bi-wires and, to be honest, I don't notice much of a difference, if any. But, it's possible that after EXTENSIVE LISTENING, one might notice a difference. In the end, it can't hurt, it can only improve. So, if you are able to bi-wire, go for it.
    ELbert
     
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    I just recently biwired my mains(paradigm reference 40's) and studio cc. I can't say I heard much of a difference. the 40's sound the same. I think where the sound did improve is the centre channel. I seems to be less sibilant on dialogue. I have my mains hooked up to an anthem mca-2 amplifier and the centre is hooked up to a marantz sr-7000 if that makes a difference.
     
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    What about Bi-Amping?
     
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    IMO, passively biamping is not worth it unless you already have the extra amplification available.
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    If I wanted to biamp my speakers, how would I go about it?
     
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    Only if you think it does. [​IMG] The placebo can work wonders. LOL!
     
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    When I Bi-wired my Mirage OM10's, I heard the difference immediately. The highs and lows sounded more distict. It's a subtle difference - but a difference.
    Stefan Antwarg
     
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    Not hearing a differance may also have alot todo with the quality of crossover in the speaker.
    A good speaker will usually have quality crossovers and negate the use of bi-wiring.
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