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#384306 - 10/18/12 08:03 AM Re: bi wiring [Re: brwsaw]
Boltron Offline
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Registered: 11/18/11
Posts: 170
Loc: Toronto
It's sad that people actually fall for scams like that.

The Axiom speaker cable is very good, I also have it. In all seriousness you should use proper speaker cable. Good 12 AWG stranded copper is good for a runs up to about 30 ft for your mains and about double that for surrounds.
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#384335 - 10/18/12 03:06 PM Re: bi wiring [Re: brwsaw]
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Registered: 07/03/08
Posts: 761
Loc: Toronto
Even with all the cable scams and snake oil out their related to this topic, back awhile ago I read an article which, to me, exemplified the "ultimate" in scams. Hard to believe but it was an article on the superiority of "audiophile" fuses. The only advantage I could see with such an addition to your set-up was when the fuse blew your amp would sound "more open, transparent and less analytical".

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#384336 - 10/18/12 03:25 PM Re: bi wiring [Re: Boltron]
brwsaw Offline
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Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 974
The speaker farthest from the receiver is only +/-25' if measured in a straight line, +/-35' when running cables under the floor and up through the wall to rear heights.
I'll still spring for Axioms 12 gauge. It makes sense and I have no issue with purchasing new better cable at $1 a foot.
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#384463 - 10/21/12 02:05 AM Re: bi wiring [Re: brwsaw]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Axiom speaker cable is of very good quality, highly stranded so it is very supple and lays flat, you really can't go wrong purchasing this wire.
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#384508 - 10/22/12 07:58 AM Re: bi wiring [Re: jakewash]
Murph Offline
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Originally Posted By: jakewash
very supple and lays flat


Snicker... It's early for my mind to be in the gutter, but I'll blame being so tired.
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#384545 - 10/22/12 10:38 PM Re: bi wiring [Re: brwsaw]
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I figured someone would comment on that one.
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#384566 - 10/23/12 12:07 PM Re: bi wiring [Re: jakewash]
Adelin Offline
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Registered: 07/26/11
Posts: 56
hello.

As a owner of a pair of axiom m80 speackers i can confirm it work pretty well with stock monowiring binding post.
Supple cable from axiom or other brands work good and tight well without over diding it.

I tryed bi-wiring on other speackers from another brand.
binding post and internal wiring on those speackers was bad quality:
there was no sound quality change;maybe increased heat.

Replacing bad quality straps on my other speackers by cutting short cable lenght was the good alternative to bi wiring or mono wiring with straps.


Axiom speackers and other brands with good build quality should work fine with mono wiring.

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#384569 - 10/23/12 12:51 PM Re: bi wiring [Re: Adelin]
brwsaw Offline
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Registered: 10/12/12
Posts: 974
[quote=Adelin]hello.

As a owner of a pair of axiom m80 speackers i can confirm it work pretty well with stock monowiring binding post.
Supple cable from axiom or other brands work good and tight well without over diding it.

I tryed bi-wiring on other speackers from another brand.
binding post and internal wiring on those speackers was bad quality:
there was no sound quality change;maybe increased heat.

Replacing bad quality straps on my other speackers by cutting short cable lenght was the good alternative to bi wiring or mono wiring with straps.


Axiom speackers and other brands with good build quality should work fine with mono wiring.


Thanks.
I do appreciate all the input I can get. (Just made me think of Johnny 5).
I don't know what I 'm doing.
It would seem the size of my TV room is limiting me.
I know I'm about a year way from a new dedicated room but waiting a year for new speakers is out of the question.
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#384662 - 10/24/12 11:13 PM Re: bi wiring [Re: brwsaw]
AdrianD Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 85
Loc: Maple, Ontario
I am one of those morons that ordered bi-wiring posts on my M80s. And on top of that... I'm actually using the feature!
For the money, I just wanted to have that option; I have used 4 monoblocks to power the speakers. Call it placebo, or whatever else you want, but I felt that this setup has more headroom and less congested sound at high levels.
I do listen to music occasionally very loud (~ 100-105 dB).
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#384664 - 10/25/12 12:30 AM Re: bi wiring [Re: AdrianD]
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What size room do you have them in and what is the distance you sit from them?
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