For some reason, I decided to rewire my 7 year old RBH MC-6CT's, front towers in my 5.1 system in my living room, with new wires with banana plugs. (There were no concerns about performance, they've sounded fantastic since new - just trying to clean up some connections and use shorter wires.) When I disconnected the original wires, which were installed by a home theater installer when new, I found a strange wiring situation. He had used speaker wires with 4 conductors, with 2 twisted together to create 2 at each end, then connected into 2 posts on the speakers, the top ones I believe. The 2 pairs were combined into a single pair in the same manner on the receiver side as well.
What seems odd is there are no connecting straps between the upper and lower posts on the speakers, and from what I gather from the docs, maybe there should be, though RBH's documentation is very brief and unclear on connections. Is this true? I'm trying to connect new wires that are terminated with banana plugs at each end. I'm concerned that when I connect to either pair of posts (is top or bottom correct, or either?) that I'll be missing one end of the sound if they're not strapped together. Am I making any sense? If I'm right and they should be strapped together, can I simply rig up some jumper wire, or should I try to get a set of the originals from RBH, who would likely be happy to supply them? TIA for any assistance.