Originally Posted by jaball77
A true scientific experiment would be to have an assistant randomly single-wire and bi-wire the speakers without your knowledge and see if you could tell the difference.
To do it right, one would need a third person as well to set up the "cabling test set"... whatever that is, then that person leaves. Then person two does the switching .., logging results. Then when complete, somehow you reveal the preferred circuit.... be it the 10 K stuff
or the sjow
Originally Posted by cra1g
I'll agree that the ear-brain interface is complex, and perhaps not fully understood. However, if your ear can be presented with two signals that cannot be distinguished quantitatively, but your brain can interpret them differently, that's a software problem.
I don't understand.
"if your ear can be presented with two signals that cannot be distinguished quantitatively
"but your brain can interpret them differently
Sorry, I don't understand. Do you mean that if we were doing a supposed bi wire test, ...however nothing was being switched? No quantitative differance, however you assume one is supposed to be better,.. so you pick one. Is that it?
Back to bi-wiring;
I'd bet a significant amount of people that debate the issue haven't even tried it. Try it, the same goes for a lot of the so called tweaks. It's fun, rewarding, and can be very revealing..., good and bad.
Attention to detail, top to bottom throughout the entire signal path, pays dividends.
What so many people involved in this hobby neglect is perhaps the one tweak that clearly provides the biggest bang for the buck, the speaker/room interface. As many of us know, huge gains can be had for free,.... and huge gains can be had thru expensive sig/pro stuff.
What I've noticed is the individual debating some esoteric tweaking stuff, then they post a pic with their Left Main 1 foot from a big untreated, highly reflective wall....
Also, the speaker/room interface begins with the front baffle. I've experimented a great deal with diffraction controlling felt etc... Once even I used a series of dozens of foam earplugs, lightly glued on end, totally surrounding a soft dome tweeter in some in-walls I had back in the 80s.
Anyway, try stuff.... including bi-wiring. Like the OP...Find out for yourself.