G'day robh, FWIW, I have found solid high conductivity copper binding posts sonically superior to gold plated brass in every respect. I cannot comment on CMC brand, as I make my own in my brothers machine shop. As a practical experiment, those folk with bi-wireable speakers still fitted with gold plated brass fittings connecting the two sets of posts, replace the brass strips with 12G stranded copper wire. Play some music, and useing your amps balance control, listen, one to the other. For myself, I have found c opper beats gold/brass every time. Depending on other factors, the improvement may be small to marked. In any event, I am a fan of copper over other metals as I percieve sonic improvements due to its employment. YMVV, but the cheap and easy experiment mentioned may serve to convince some. Cheers, Mike.
Thanks for the warm welcome, Mike. Appreciated. I've been into this hobby for close to 20yrs and have tried various things to improve a system. I've been successful with some and not so with others. Therefore, I think I have a good grip of what's real improvements vs snake oil. Nevertheless, I am always out to do more trial and error in the quest to improve my set up.Ooops, my fondness of the grape is addling my courtesy! A big welcome to you Kenobi, I am sure you will find the Shack a great resource, with some of the most helpful and friendly people on the"web". Congatulations on succesfully tweaking your speakers, its often an ear opening experience, coupled with the satisfaction of doing it yourself. Cheers,Mike.
I never could tell a differance either untill i went to outboard amps and Bi-amped them, there is deffinatly more there then when i was trying to Bi-amp just using my AVR's amps.:THeh, I don't even notice a difference when I bi-amp my speakers, so there's no way I'd hear a difference if I used OFC wire vs. a jumper.
Yeah with my AVR, I can measure that I am drawing more power from the wall socket (kill-a-watt type thing) but I can't a difference. However, AVR vs my EP2500, there's a differenceI never could tell a differance either untill i went to outboard amps and Bi-amped them, there is deffinatly more there then when i was trying to Bi-amp just using my AVR's amps.:T