Originally Posted by Wgosma
I've always done this but I'm in process wiring a new set of speakers and wondering if I am in fact gaining something by running 4 conductors to each speaker - older JM Lab Focal 826 floor standing speakers w/dual posts.
- what does that mean? Does it mean TWO and only TWO posts, or does it mean TWO PAIR of post (4 total)?
Searching Google-Images, it most likely mean TWO and only TWO Posts.
In this case, Bi-Wiring is pointless, you are in effect simply using larger wire, and if you want large wire, then just buy larger wire.
If your speakers have FOUR Binding Post, then ...maybe.... It might be worth it for the experience, and to be able to say that you have done it, but beyond that it is dubious at best. In this case (4 terminals)
assuming you have removed the Jumper Bars from the Speaker Terminals, you have separate Current Paths for the Bass and the Mid/High.
In vague pseudo-theory, separating the High and Low signals can have some advantage. But generally it makes no difference assuming you are using cable of a reasonable size to start with; 14ga is more than adequate for most reasonable and common wire lengths.
I don't discourage people from doing this, assuming each speaker has 4 binding terminals, it is worth it for the experience, but in my experience, it made virtually no difference in the sound. Try it if you want, just don't expect much.
However, in this case, as it seems the speakers only have TWO binding post, and there is absolutely NO ADVANTAGE to using FOUR wires.