I'll be glad to answer questions or add further information for clarification, but the collective wisdom of the contributors to this thread would be better served elsewhere.
We're really splitting hairs here. It's entirely possible that even if what I consistently hear is the result of minimizing some detrimental interaction, or an expectation bias placebo type effect, it's real.
I've spent the last few hours experimenting. I've been listening to music and white noise changes from bi-wiring, in as controlled situation as I could. Side by side 2 ways, toed in axially, comparing the spectral changes with one bi-wired and one single. Very consistent slight spectral tilt upwards with a touch brighter presentation. Two boxes on top of one another, same result. I know two sources in two places in a room can have changes as great as this or even greater due to comb filtering FR etc... Certainly not a stringent test but whatever.
Put it all back together, back to my ITU 5.1 config and reset levels etc... I'm done, back to movies and music. I'm spent, like the first time I ever pushed a new car sales rep as far as my argumentative talents would go. Like they want, you're worn out and spent and then you cave on dealer prep.
Going to my CDs and my recordings, I need to sit and just enjoy some music, kinda like a re-calibrating..... John Coltrane was first, listening at low levels. Nice, fresh ground Kenyon coffee, playing with the dog. Ok, enough. Time to listen at live levels. I recently suggested to Warp my fave LF demo material that actually is musically satisfying; Black Uhuru's
cover of Slipping Into Darkness
. Stunning production values and killer bass guitar. Not John Entwistle type speed, just very low, low stuff, that has this "spongy" compression effect that makes it lilt along and very nice. It's as if Steely Dan
were to hire a Reggae singer and cover the War
classic. It's outstanding LF demo material and I never see it referred to in Bass threads.
Point being, right now, I'd rather discuss something else. Now tomorrow whatever, but right now, I'm air bass thumpin'. Anyone familiar w/ that release? It's badd-ass. Listen here
Any bass players here? Is that a 5 string? Is it some type of Sub Harmonic Synthesis,...at any rate, it's low, and powerful.
Have a great day, a great weekend, take in your local Fair.