Originally Posted by Smarty-pants
With all due respect to you filecat13,
Originally Posted by Avliner
Ragarding to the BI-WIRING stuff, with all due respect,
What are you guys, twins?
57BELAIRE on the LH site has this as his tagline:
"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it's the illusion of knowledge." D.Boorstin
Of course, we believe what we want, but not all things in life are "yes" or "no" propositions, even in the world of science. In the fusion of art and science that we call audio there are a lot of "maybes."
Even among JBL fans, there's lots of variety in speaker choices, system configurations, source material, etc. Like you, I doubt that the L820 is going to benefit from simple bi-wiring, but since I've never tried it I'm not in a position to say. Those of you who have tried bi-wiring or passively bi-amping the L820 of course should speak up.
I passively bi-amped a pair of E50s for the sake of evaluating JBL's practice of putting that second pair of speaker posts on just about everything, and I think they could have saved the money or put one pair of slightly better quality posts on instead.
OTOH, bi-wiring a pair of L7s according to JBL's prescribed methodology can produce an easily discernible improvement to these fine towers. It is not only an auditory improvement, but a measurable improvement as well.
If you guys ever get to LA, you're welcome to come by and see and hear for yourselves. We'll hook up the AE1000 or the AS2000 with a calibrated mic and run it through AudioXplorer or another program of your choice on a laptop and track the changes. We'll even hook up a test meter if you'd like and check what's happening in
the wires. Plus, you can actually listen and decide for yourselves.