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High or low terminals for speaker connection?
#316605 07/25/10 04:25 PM
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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
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M60s, VP150, QS8s(3), SVS PB12-isd, Denon 3805, Emotiva UPA-7
Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection?
al1en #316608 07/25/10 04:49 PM
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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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Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection?
al1en #316614 07/25/10 05:04 PM
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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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Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection?
al1en #316676 07/26/10 01:37 AM
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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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Re: High or low terminals for speaker connection?
JohnK #316678 07/26/10 02:26 AM
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Wow, he must have good ears!


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terzaghi #316816 07/27/10 02:35 AM
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LOL

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