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post #1 of 5 Old 06-08-13, 02:14 AM Thread Starter
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Measuring Bi -Wire vs Crossovers (linked)

Hi is there any special way to measure this?

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-08-13, 07:18 AM
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Re: Measuring Bi -Wire vs Crossovers (linked)

You mean bi-wired as in running 2 sets of cables to the speaker? It will measure the same either way if you're talking about the speaker's response. There's a plethora of debate online about whether it's worth it or not so I won't go there.
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You mean bi-wired as in running 2 sets of cables to the speaker? It will measure the same either way if you're talking about the speaker's response. There's a plethora of debate online about whether it's worth it or not so I won't go there.
Thanks for your reply.

Yes two sets of wire.

There is no benefit at all?

I suppose it's similar to the speaker cable quality etc?

I have heard that speaker manufacturers are going back to single wiring.
Also they think it depends on the quality of the link.

Thanks again
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Re: Measuring Bi -Wire vs Crossovers (linked)

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Thanks for your reply.

Yes two sets of wire.

There is no benefit at all? correct, no benefit at all

I suppose it's similar to the speaker cable quality etc? [COLOR="rgb(139, 0, 0)"]wire is wire at audio frequencies[/COLOR]

I have heard that speaker manufacturers are going back to single wiring.
Also they think it depends on the quality of the link. [COLOR="rgb(139, 0, 0)"] don't know about them going back to single connector, as long as any manufacturer makes their speaker bi-wire capable the rest almost have to do it at the same price point, plus the retailers like it because it generates speaker wire sales [/COLOR]

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Thanks for your reply.

Yes two sets of wire.

There is no benefit at all?

I suppose it's similar to the speaker cable quality etc?

I have heard that speaker manufacturers are going back to single wiring.
Also they think it depends on the quality of the link.

Thanks again
Personally, I'd say use a decent 16awg cable or bigger and call it a day. Bi-wire or single cable run.....you're still going through the same passive crossover. I'm partial to active systems which is a method of "bi-wiring" that I think does have a benefit. Again the internet is teeming with debate about these topics. Try it yourself. If you hear a difference then go with it! In the end it's what you can or can't hear that matters anyways....... not what some ghosts on the internet say is best.
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