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Bi Wire v.s. just conventional wiring?

I have an existing Bi-Wire cable to my speakers & I'm planning to change my speakers but the new model I'm interested in isn't Bi-wire capable so would I just change the speaker cable to a conventional one or look for a speaker that would still have Bi-Wiring capabilities. Which has a better emphasis between the two, Bi-Wire or Conventional?

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Re: Bi Wire v.s. just conventional wiring?

I wouldn't be the least bit concerned with whether or not the speaker I liked was capable of bi-wiring. Find the speaker you like first and simply reterminate your cables to accomodate them.

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I agree. Buy the speakers that you want and worry about the cables later. The differences in cables and cabling configuration are minor in comparison.

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Re: Bi Wire v.s. just conventional wiring?

Well I guess I have to go with the JM LABS 716s coz its Bi- Wirable and my existing speaker cable is Bi-wire ready. Any you guys familiar with these speakers?

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Re: Bi Wire v.s. just conventional wiring?

I'm curious why you seem so set on buying bi-wirable speakers based on your having bi-wired cables. This seems akin to buying extra large shoes because you happen to have long laces on hand. Do you have a substantial investment in a custom terminated cable? If you don't wish to reterminate, and have spades, you could always put 2 leads on a terminal for single wired speakers. You'd have more options if you relaxed your criteria. That said, I like Vandersteens for bi-wirable speakers.

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Re: Bi Wire v.s. just conventional wiring?

yep Vandersteens are good but quite heavy on the wallet, most especially the Quatro

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Re: Bi Wire v.s. just conventional wiring?

Heed what Jeff, Elk and Monty tell you, i.e.; buy the speaker that sounds good to you and don't worry about bi-wiring.
As for the JMlab 716s;it's last years model, get the 716V, it sounds much better. Depending on the size of your room I'd go for the 726V. If your room, and wallet, are big enough go for the 816V or 826V. I've listened to them all and all are worth the price.
Something to consider in the equation is with what electronics you will be driving the speakers.

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Re: Bi Wire v.s. just conventional wiring?

tanx mike, I already got the 716s coz the V's are not available here in our place

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