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My Kef R900's are biwireable and noticed the twin outputs on the back of the JC1 - would this configuration Improve the sound anymore or is it just a Gimmick?
There is a large thread (142 replies) discussing the merits of biwiring at the Speaker Asylum, including technical analyses of why it should be efficacious. Of course there are those who claim it's a gimmick. I use a pair of Clear Day Double Shotgun cables to each of my KEF 107/2s, and the double speaker lugs on the JC 1 makes that easy. But then I've never tried the 107/2s in other than a biwired mode. For reasons I've yet to explore, biwiring to my KF R600C seems to attenuate the HF, leading me to wonder if the control (seen as a knob) that sets the speaker into single wire or biwire mode might be defective or whether I'm just not setting it correctly. For now, the center speaker is connected with a pair of Shotguns, but the knob is turned to single wire. Before spending a lot on cables, you might try 4 strands of heavy gauge zip cord -- you don't need spades or bananas.

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There is a large thread (142 replies) discussing the merits of biwiring at the Speaker Asylum, including technical analyses of why it should be efficacious. Of course there are those who claim it's a gimmick. I use a pair of Clear Day Double Shotgun cables to each of my KEF 107/2s, and the double speaker lugs on the JC 1 makes that easy. But then I've never tried the 107/2s in other than a biwired mode. For reasons I've yet to explore, biwiring to my KF R600C seems to attenuate the HF, leading me to wonder if the control (seen as a knob) that sets the speaker into single wire or biwire mode might be defective or whether I'm just not setting it correctly. For now, the center speaker is connected with a pair of Shotguns, but the knob is turned to single wire. Before spending a lot on cables, you might try 4 strands of heavy gauge zip cord -- you don't need spades or bananas.

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I will have a go at this and report back - I actually have some biwire cables somewhere
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just listed my A52 here..bought an A21
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What are you going to use to drive the other 3 channels?
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What are you going to use to drive the other 3 channels?
going back to 2 channel....I rarely used surround last few years. I have a JC2 pre amp and a Marantz 8001 processor that I will sell in time along with the surround and center speakers.
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A21 to drive KEF LS50s

I've been using a Proceed Amp 2 to drive a pair of LS50s in a simple setup in which the source is an Oppo 95. I tried an A23 in this setup, prefer the sound with the Amp 2, but the audio trigger of Parasound amps is appealing -- I too often forget to turn the Amp 2 to standby. I suspect an A21 might even sound superior to the Amp 2 and provide the audio trigger. Are A21 owners generally pleased with them?

My main setup uses a JC 2 BP preamp, JC 1s for LCR, and A23s for surround and rear. Stereo with pair of JC 1s driving a pair of KEF Reference 107/2s is awesome. (A Cary Cinema 12 supplements the JC 2 for center, surround, and rear channels.)

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