Is the Canare 4s11 a bi-wire compatible cable?

David K.

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If so how should the configuration be?

i assume, twisting together both red leads, and twisting both whit leads on one end, and terminating each 4 cables on the other end, making sure to mark the red and whit leads on the other end?

will this configuration be harmful? or is it perfectly safe to use as bi-wire? I see a lot of ebay auctioning canares as bi-wire cables in the configuration.
 

Stephen Hopkins

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That's exactly right for using that cable for a biwiring. Just keep in mind that from an electrical standpoint you're doing the exact same thing that the jumpers on the speaker do. You're just wiring the 2 parts of the crossover in paralell. Also by biwiring you're possibly introducing more resistance because of MUCH longer second run of cable when compared to the short jumpers on the speakers. The only true useful use of that kind of speaker terminal is for biamping and truthfully only active biamping (crossover BEFORE amplification) is really all that effective.

Hope this helps.
 

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