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#316605 - 07/25/10 12:25 PM High or low terminals for speaker connection?
al1en Offline
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Have been playing around lately with the speaker connections and wondered what experiences the rest of you on the have had. Manufacturers of other speakers I own with bi-wire terminals recommend connecting a single connection to the "high" terminals, while I think the Axiom manual said that it did not matter.

Personally I have found that with my M60s connected to the H- H+ terminals the sound is a little brighter and thinner than when connected to the L- L+. How do you have your M60s / M80s connected?

M60 connection posts:

H- H+
L- L+
Speaker connection
Only one choice allowed


Votes accepted starting: 07/25/10 12:23 PM
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#316608 - 07/25/10 12:49 PM Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection? [Re: al1en]
ClubNeon Offline
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This poll is moot for all new purchases. smile Axiom has gone to a single set of posts on their V3s, unless specially ordered with the double set.
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#316614 - 07/25/10 01:04 PM Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection? [Re: al1en]
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Originally Posted By: al1en
Personally I have found that with my M60s connected to the H- H+ terminals the sound is a little brighter and thinner than when connected to the L- L+.

Well, the upper and lower terminals are connected by big straps of metal, so what you're hearing is the placebo effect.
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#316676 - 07/25/10 09:37 PM Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection? [Re: al1en]
JohnK Offline
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David, there aren't any human beings who can hear the difference between connecting to the top or bottom terminals. Notice that I did say "the" difference, because there actually is one, measurable by instruments far more sensitive than our ears. The added resistance of the 2-3" of the connecting strip would lower the output of the driver connected through it by an amount on the order of a thousandth of a dB.
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#316678 - 07/25/10 10:26 PM Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection? [Re: JohnK]
terzaghi Offline
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Wow, he must have good ears!
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#316816 - 07/26/10 10:35 PM Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection? [Re: terzaghi]
bdpf Offline
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LOL


Edited by bdpf (07/26/10 10:35 PM)
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