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using 2 pairs of speakercable per speaker (non biwired)

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Posted on December 28, 2016 at 07:57:19
MOONCRIKIT
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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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RE: using 2 pairs of speakercable per speaker (non biwired), posted on December 28, 2016 at 08:48:59
oldmkvi
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I tried that years ago, it broke at least one of the Speaker Connectors on the Amp, 2 Spades were way too thick, and the cables were heavy.
Maybe if one set was Bananas, the other spades might work.

 

RE: using 2 pairs of speakercable per speaker (non biwired), posted on December 28, 2016 at 11:42:47
Jonesy
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Google or search here "shotgun cable configuration". You'll read about the pro's and con's.

Cheers!

Jonesy

"I know just enough to get into trouble. But not enough to get out of it."

 

RE: using 2 pairs of speakercable per speaker (non biwired), posted on December 29, 2016 at 13:03:56
SgreenP@MSN.com
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As you described...that's called "Shotgun"

 

RE: using 2 pairs of speakercable per speaker (non biwired), posted on January 3, 2017 at 13:42:11
risabet
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Re-terminate to a single larger spade. Resistance will be lower but capacitance, possibly an issue with amplifier stability but not likely, and inductance, which will affect high frequency reproduction (rolling it off), will increase.


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