Originally Posted by commsysman
As long as you continue to base your arguments on an incorrect understanding of basic electrical circuit fundamentals, the conclusions you arrive at will of course be incorrect. I hope that the following explanation will help you arrive at a better understanding:
Within a speaker that is properly designed for bi-wiring, there are two completely separate circuits attached to the two sets of terminals, an HF circuit (consisting of speakers and electrical components) and an LF circuit (consisting of different speakers and electrical components).
In the case of the LF circuit, the HF current cannot flow because it is blocked by electrical components that have a high reactance to HF (inductors). You seem to think that the HF current can somehow flow through the wires going to the LF terminals even though the circuit has high reactance to HF internally and blocks this flow.
This would imply that the HF current can flow as far as the speaker even though there is nowhere for it to go when it gets there. This is a fundamental misunderstanding of an electrical circuit and the difference between current and voltage. The wires are in series with the internal LF circuit, and if the HF current cannot flow within the LF circuit of the speaker (and it cannot), then it cannot and will not flow in that pair of connecting wires either.The fact that all frequencies are AVAILABLE as VOLTAGE at the power source (the amplifier) terminals does not imply that all frequencies will flow in the form of actual CURRENT in every wire connected to them. There must be an available path for those frequencies to flow at the other end of the wires or CURRENT will not flow in the wires at those frequencies.
The inverse of all of the above obviously is true of the HF circuit.
My credentials have nothing to do with anything. The fact that you apparently have an incorrect understanding of basic electrical principles is causing you to misunderstand the entire concept of bi-wiring, which is completely accepted and well-understood in the audio industry (not that everyone agrees that it has sonic merit).
Speaker designers and manufacturers go to the added expense and trouble of separating the speaker internally into two separate circuits precisely so that the LF current and HF current can be provided separately by two separate pairs of wires, each of which then carries a lower current as well as separate groups of frequencies.
It is rather illogical to suggest, as you do, that they would do this if it were not possible to accomplish the desired result. They actually DO understand the electrical theory correctly, and it IS indeed technically correct that bi-wiring does what it is supposed to do.
Whether this makes an audible difference is disputed by highly qualified people who all have good credentials, and yet there are still two groups that disagree. There is no shortage of respected experts in both camps, yet someone has to be wrong. I don't think this issue will be resolved anytime soon.