Originally Posted by legion1capone
I was just messing around while watching the Batman The Dark Knight. I can actually hear a difference between hooking my speaker cables to the top two posts on the speaker vs the bottom posts. Having them connected to the top two posts let much more detail come through. Tiny micro details from glass breaking, guns firing, bullets wizzing, everything is more detailed. I don't find much benifit at all having the speaker cables hooked up to the bottom posts. I notice that even with vocals you can hear the difference between space in an empty room vs a living room in a house. Such as when the Joker and Gordon are speaking in the interrogation room, you can here the room acoustics have an effect on his voice when he moves around and talks. Maybe it's just me but this is a big difference.
If I can hear the difference between this I definately believe that bi-wiring will benifite my listening experience. As there will not be any resistance between the two terminals (jumpers). Both terminals would be getting the same amount of power.
Originally Posted by Chicagorep
Last time I brought up doing this I was berated and called all sorts of names.
What you are hearing is the 'sound' of the jumpers connecting the two sets of terminals, the beginnings of Materials science in audio.
When you connect the speaker cables to the low frequency terminals, the most direct signal is going to the bass driver(s), and the mid/highs must then travel through the jumpers- the only difference.
In connecting the speaker cables to the top mid/high frequency terminals, you're bypassing the jumpers to the highs- the highs receive the most direct signal, yet you are adding the jumpers' 'sound' to the lows.
The crossover of course limits the ability to 'hear' the jumpers full range- the results in either direction are bandwidth limited in as such.
To improve upon a biwired loudspeaker, you can either improve the jumpers between the low and high terminals; or you can biwire.
The cool thing about having biwired loudspeakers is that they allow for such adjustments to suit personal tastes; biamping, etc. Non-biwired are simpler to deal with, but is obviously less able to externally customize- Loudspeaker Manufacturers' discretion...