Biwire or not to biwire?



Is biwiring really better than using single wire? Lots of speaker manufactories offer the possibilities in the speaker terminals te bewire. They mostly also recommend, to use biwire cables. So, in other words, driving the low and high frequenties seperatly.

When using two pairs of speakercables, your amplifier 'sees' a lower impendance, which translates it in a better sound quality. This is often explained by the speaker manufactories. And you do not hear any protest of componies who are making the speakercables. You need two times the normal lenght when using a single pair, so it means extra cash. And who will object money?

Dynaudio

One of the companies who thinks it is a load of crap, is the Danish Dynaudio. A highly respected speaker company with a flawless reputation. They, only sell a single wire terminal with their speakers. Biwiring is for them taboo!

When using a single wire speakercable on a pair of speakers with a biwire terminal, you will notice the thin metal plate that connects the bass and treble. When you are using biwire speakercables you remove that metal plates first before you hook up your cables. Often an improment is hears immediatly. But is it really the extra pair of cables, that does the magic?



When using a single wire speakercable on a pair of speakers with a biwire terminal, you will notice the thin metal plate that connects the bass and treble. When you are using biwire speakercables you remove that metal plates first before you hook up your cables. Often an improment is hears immediatly. But is it really the extra pair of cables, that does the magic?

No, the thin metal plate is often of really poor quality. If you let the electrons run throught this, you can be sure that the signal is effected in a negative way. So, of course your hifi sounds better, but not because of the extra speakercable, but due the absense of the metal plates.

So, when you have speakers that offers biwire, immediatly replace the metal plates, for high quality jumpers. you will be amazed with he improvement. And you safe some extra pair of speakercables that is often more pricey. Of course a hifi-shop will recommend you to biwire. But, for who's benefit?