I am bi-wiring my speakers, using different cables. My speaker design consist of 4 woofers, one midrange and one tweeter. Lower binding post connects to the woofers and the midrange, and upper one drives the tweeters. The cable that drives the woofers and the midrange is a 12 AWG . The one that drives my tweeters is a 15 AWG. Besides the gauge difference, the cables are different design. Now according to the cable manufacturer, that is not recommended . Here's from their data " When bi wiring, the two cables used must either be identical, or have essentially identical designs. If the cables have different inductance or capacitance, they will cause different amounts of phase shift. The integrity and coherence of the speaker will be compromised." Reason I'm doing this, is that I needed 12 AWG for the distance and amperage for the LF, but did not want to use 12 AWG just for the tweeters, seemed like an overkill for me. Now does the fact that I'm using different specs cables cause any stress or harm to the power amp ? Has anybody tried different cables in a similar situation .
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12/24/09 at 4:47pm