biwire or jumpers?

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    huuge

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    Have just changed layout from monoblocks to integrated
    I used to biwire my monoblocks(electrofluidics 20/20 1m lengths - offers?)
    But now need 5m lengths!
    It's suggested that single wire and jumpers(same cable essential?) is as good or near as dammit
    Any views?
     
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    RobHolt Moderator

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    Don't use jumpers if at all possible.
    If you can, remove the speaker connection panel and hard wire the terminals together to allow the use of single wiring.

    Rob.
     
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    huuge

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    but I'm a diy tyro

    Is it really better than the supplied wire bits or jumpers?
     
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    Sid and Coke

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    Well as you are asking for personal opinions then mine is : Full length Bi-Wire. I recently tried going back to a single wire with jumpers config for a few weeks and just thought that there was a degree of 'something missing' , veiling, lack of detail call it what you will.
    I am a semi cable sceptic too, so it is quite a thing for me to even admit that i thought it made a difference - but I did :D.
     
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    Chris

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    FWIW I have just gone back to my thick old faithful PCOCC Furukawas because my new Sugden A21SE just didn't get on with my previous "avionics" spec silver (coloured ?) i/c cum speaker wire which had worked so well with my Sugden A21a and I dispensed with my jumpers by removing a half inch section of "dielectric" about 3 inches from the end of my cables, tinning it and inserting the cable through the bass terminales to make said section coincide with the screw down and thence on to the hi terminals. Of course this is possible because the Totem terminals are BIG and hence the hole is also quite large. Sounds good, I reckon. suck it and see.
     
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    lordsummit moderate mod

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    Jumpers, sound much better than bi-wiring on mine. Bi wiring screws the timing up for me.
     
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    mr cat Member of the month

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    i would say jumpers, but if you've already got the excess cable then why not try both and see what works best..?

    I went from bi-wire to jumper (no reall difference imo) before i bi-amped
     
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    If you are buying cable use jumpers, 1 length of £10 or 2 lengths of £5
     
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