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post #1 of 7 Old 06-20-2016, 06:59 AM - Thread Starter
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Single wire vs biwire?

I've been looking at new speakers for my home theatre
Often the front speakers support biwire but the center speaker only support singe wire
Isn't this a bad solution?
That way you get slightly worse sound from the center, I imagine
Even expensive speakers like Sonus Faber Venere have single wire for the center
I was going to buy the Venere but know I don't know
What do you guys think?
Is the difference in sound big enough to avoid single wire?
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I've been looking at new speakers for my home theatre
Often the front speakers support biwire but the center speaker only support singe wire
Isn't this a bad solution?
That way you get slightly worse sound from the center, I imagine
Even expensive speakers like Sonus Faber Venere have single wire for the center
I was going to buy the Venere but know I don't know
What do you guys think?
Is the difference in sound big enough to avoid single wire?
@jake51,
No proven benefit of Bi-wiring your speakers, and probably could not tell in a blind test.
My older polks L & R have the option for bi-wiring, and the center does not. I researched and saw no benefit other than allowing me a chance to screw up my speakers and or amp. Now I own some HE speakers that do not bi-wire, and all 3 up front( L & R & C) are only single speaker wire connection:
http://www.powersoundaudio.com/products/mtm-210
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Bi-wiring is pointless, all you're doing is moving the strap between the posts from the posts to the output of the amp or wherever you split the wires to two wires, you're still in parallel either way. Bi-amping is much more beneficial as both the low and high parts of the speaker then get their own amp which can help.
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The second set of binding posts on the front speakers is more commonly used for bi-amping, where the treble and bass frequencies are split and powered individually through the same amp or a different amp. Your center channel is going to be used mostly in television or movies where there is a good bit of dialogue. Since the center channel doesn't require as much power as your fronts either, in most cases you aren't going to notice where it sounds "worse." Maybe someone else can elaborate more or correct me, as I am new to home theatre setups myself.
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In the 11 years you've been a member here the question of bi-wiring and passive bi-amping has probably come up 200 times, and every time the answer has always been the same: Don't. It doesn't do anything.
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The subject of bi-wiring reminds me of the joke I've read somewhere: bi-wiring=buy-wiring.
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To OP,

Straight to your answer, 1 set of binding post is enough.
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