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RE: Cooking Bi-Wire Speaker Cables

Some clarification and methodology:

Depending on the total / combined wire gauge, very heavy-gauge speaker cables can require up to 4-to-4 1/2 days if new....perhaps 2 days for a complete recharge every 6 months (highly recommended). Examples of very heavy-gauge would be the upper levels of Synergistic, Cardas, Purist, Audioquest, Wireworld, and definitely Dana Cables (whose 4-gauge designs require even more conditioning time).

Regarding a bi-wire set, each pair (tweeter leads & woofer leads) requires the identical period of time, but 3 days on the Cooker would be "average" for most new cabling, other than the heavy-gauge designs, and NOT too much for a brand new cable. Conditioning each pair for the above-mentioned 3 days will not over-Cook them....what WILL get 6 full days of conditioning would be the wire bundle at the amplifier end of the cable together WITH the connector, be it spade or banana. We must remember that the connectors themselves (in many cases, such as WBT) have a lot of mass, and the 6 days of total conditioning is proper.

The Cardas CCGR binding posts (on your Anniversary Edition) are part of their premium line, and used on some of the finest amplifiers and loudspeakers. In my experience (and, of course numerous customers) they will easily hold the largest and thickest spades, along with their leads. If you're doubling up spades (which is something I always discourage, as it creates an unwanted "parallel" connection), then perhaps there might be some slippage, but again that type of hookup is NOT recommended. I really don't want anybody to get the idea that the parts quality is not first-rate.



Edits: 07/08/17

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