Which Binding Posts To Use

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  1. Louisp

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    My Infinity Alpha's have upper and lower sets of binding posts. Since I am not bi-wiring my speakers which set of binding posts should be used?
     
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    It won't matter once you jump them together.
     
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    Thanks John.
     
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    Why not get the extra wire and bi-wire?

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    Cut a short piece of wire and replace the jumpers with it. The brass jumpers included with most speakers really aren't that great. Bi-wiring from a single channel is the same as increasing the wire ga.
     
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    John, what gauge do you recommend? And why would it make a difference.

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    Use the same wire you are running to the speakers. It will improve signal transfer between the terminals, for the reason I already listed - the gold plated brass jumpers that come with nearly all speakers don't do the job as well as a simple piece of wire. When I tried it on my speakers, there was a noticable improvement over the jumpers. It was basically about the same as when I tried bi-wiring (using bi-wire cables of the same wire), and the cost is practically nil.
     

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