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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:07 am 
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just was wondering if anyone has ever taken two pairs of speakers cables and "piggybacked" them from single binding posts on amp output to single pair of binding posts on the back of a speaker, basically running 2 pairs of speaker cables in "parallel" from single binding (L & R) post amp output to single binding (L & R) posts speaker input? Why, you ask? Is because I am really liking the sound of two different sets of speaker cables and would like to combine them at the same time to see what improvement/difference happens...

Thanx, Jeff "MOONCRIKIT"


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:48 pm 
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Yes indeed.

MOONCRIKIT wrote:
just was wondering if anyone has ever taken two pairs of speakers cables and "piggybacked" them from single binding posts on amp output to single pair of binding posts on the back of a speaker


I fact I am running both a biwire cable and a single-wire cable to each speaker. The amp and the speaker have WBT-style 3-way binding posts ( the speaker has real WBTs, woo hoo ). That makes it possible to plug in a banana and install a spade on the same connector.

At some point I will get around to having the biwire one reterminated properly. Right now I don't want to say how I am connecting the third wire on the speaker end, I am too ashamed. OK, it's twisted round the other wire's solder joint and held in with the ( plastic ) ETI connector barrel.

I wouldn't have done it, but it sounded better with both cables together than with either one alone.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:14 am 
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Are club members have been wiring are speaker cables this way for many years. We always called it shotguningredients. The only draw back is it cost double to hook them up. The sound quality is worth the money to us.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:15 am 
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Open up your speakers and amps and have a look at the wires connected to the terminals...
Once you get past a certain gauge for distance, doubling up speaker wire is like putting a fire hose between two garden hoses.
I suppose if you hear a difference doing it then it'd be worth the extra cost, but I've never been convinced by any evidence suggesting it should.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:05 pm 
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I tried it but did not hear any difference.
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