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RE: Is this as useful when the 'pairs' are used for different frequencies. like biwired speaker cable

"Is this as useful when the 'pairs' are used for different frequencies. like biwired speaker cable(?)"

There are no benefits if a 4-conductor cable implemented as an internal bi-wire cable is wired cross-connected. The benefits of a star quad wiring scheme depends on all four conductors being used for a single run.

A typical 4-conductor, four color-coded internal bi-wire wiring scheme is to connect the two pairs of separated wires side-by-side rather than cross connected, which is the opposite of a star quad wiring scheme which optimizes the electrical fields of a single run by cross-connecting all four wires together.

The reason why some 4-conductor speaker cables feature only two color codes such as Canare's star quad cables, Kimber's KWIK speaker cables, VH Audio's Flavor 4 power cable, etc. is that they are designed or intended for a cross-connected star quad application, which requires all four conductors to be used for a single run. They are not intended for use as an internal bi-wire cable.

"Also is it any good if only one pair of a quad set are in use at some times? Or would two sets of twisted pairs better in that case? IE is a quad twist best if BOTH sets are in equal use?"

The best option is to use two star quad cables, one run for the high-posts, the other for the low-posts, which is an external bi-wire configuration.


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  • RE: Is this as useful when the 'pairs' are used for different frequencies. like biwired speaker cable - Duster 18:27:33 05/22/17 (0)

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