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Would it be a dumb idea if I used Speakers A for the highs and Speakers B for the lows in bi-wiring

I've came along a set of Wharfedale Diamond consisting of a pair of 8.4, a pair of 8.2 and a centre 8. At the moment I hooked up only the 8.2s due to re furnishing and am very impressed with these speakers, mid volume comes out their brilliance, no need for a sub woofer!! When I'll hook the system for surround to watch DVDs I see if a sub is needed or not. Anyway, these speakers all have inputs for bi-wiring, would it be a dumb idea if I used Speakers A for the highs and Speakers B for the lows, obvious on the front which will be the 8.4s?



Re: Would it be a dumb idea if I used Speakers A for the ...

No it is not a dumb idea - you could, provided the receiver does not switch to 2-channel mode when you turn on the B speakers. If it does, you won't be able to run surround speakers. In reality, there is not going to be an improvement in sound quality, just convenience if the setup allows for it.

There isn't any real benefit sonically as the difference is a few centimetres of wire between going the two cases at the speaker jacks on the amp, or the speaker switching inside the amp.

Bi-wiring on its own doesn't do anything to sound quality. The real benefit is from bi-amping so different amplifier channels are assigned to the highs and lows of the speakers. Some receivers allow you to assign channels 6 and 7 (surround backs) to front left and right for bi-amping.

Re: Would it be a dumb idea if I used Speakers A for the ...

Thanks for the info.

I'm not much of a tech person but I can understand that by having Speakers B activated the surround is eliminated, makes sense!

Again, thanks for the info.