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post #31 of 40 Old 01-15-2013, 02:39 PM - Thread Starter
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Thanks alot for the feedback guys, i've connected all the cables now as shown in the pictures below.





As you can see my speakers have 4 places where i can attach the wire.
I take it that the bottom 2 are for bi-wiring??
Is there any significance for bi-wiring, from what i've read on wikipedia some say it differs highs and lows others say it's just a gimmick??
Can the difference be appreciated??



My center doesn't have that option, just the front and the rear do.

Thank a lot smile.gif
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Yeah, don't bother... The theory behind it is sketchy at best.

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The type of plug you purchased are made for 90 degree mounting. You wanted the closed style plug for 180 degree mounting. Two different plugs, two different applications.
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Where did you buy those plugs?

Is the hole at the rear of the plug a connection for another banana plug?

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This is Sewell's how-to, using rear and side (180 and 90):

http://sewelldirect.com/articles/how-to-use-banana-plugs-with-speaker-wire.aspx

For 180, it looks like the individual strands fan out, after the rear plug is inserted.

I think the plugs you have could be used either 180 or 90 - but I've honestly never used banana plugs.

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This is Sewell's how-to, using rear and side (180 and 90):

http://sewelldirect.com/articles/how-to-use-banana-plugs-with-speaker-wire.aspx

For 180, it looks like the individual strands fan out, after the rear plug is inserted.

I think the plugs you have could be used either 180 or 90 - but I've honestly never used banana plugs.

The ones i have can only be used at 90 because of the way the screw is constructed, using them at 180 is just crushing the wire.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10401&cs_id=1040115&p_id=9437&seq=1&format=2&ref=cj

These are the ones i have, "Jautor" recommended me these and i am happy with them.
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Sewell's 'how-to' page, linked above, shows a similar 'open screw' type plug, connected in the '180' config.

Since you're pleased with what you have, I'm just posting this for posterity.

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Thanks alot for the feedback guys, i've connected all the cables now as shown in the pictures below.

As you can see my speakers have 4 places where i can attach the wire.
I take it that the bottom 2 are for bi-wiring??
Is there any significance for bi-wiring, from what i've read on wikipedia some say it differs highs and lows others say it's just a gimmick??
Can the difference be appreciated??



My center doesn't have that option, just the front and the rear do.

Thank a lot smile.gif

The four posts in the picture or for bi wiring. I believe one goes for the mids and highs others for the bass response. The metal plate between them means it will use a single input from the receiver.
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Sewell's 'how-to' page, linked above, shows a similar 'open screw' type plug, connected in the '180' config.

Since you're pleased with what you have, I'm just posting this for posterity.

Thanks for that link, those plugs are pretty identical to mine, right now I have attached the wire at 90 degree because I felt that way the banana plug was holding the wire better as compared to 90 degree.

Some plugs actually have some room to fan out the cable properly instead of just crushing it, if I get another smaller system for another room next yr. i might use those.
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IIRC, the Monoprice product page for those banana plugs included a Review which mentioned removing the black and red plastic markers/washers, to allow more room for fanning of conductor threads.

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