• 07-28-2004, 09:27 AM
    STIFA
    Different cables to BI-WIRE B&W DM 601 S3 and Marantz SR6300 (van den hul cables)
    I recently bought B&W DM 601 S3 speakers along with Marantz SR6300
    receiver and got 2x3 meters of Van den hul SKYLINE Hybrid cable
    (http://www.vandenhul.com/cable/skyln-h.htm), but now I would like to
    bi-wire them and I was told that I need to buy a set of bi-wiring
    cables or buy an extra pair of cables of same length.
    As I understand advantage of bi-wiring is only seen when using cables
    that are better in bass for bass/mid connector, and using cable thaat
    excells in high frequencies for the tweeter connector of bi-wire
    inputs.
    In order not to lose money on cables here is the question:

    CAN I USE Van den Hul SKYLINE HYBRID FOR THE TWEETER AND Van den Hul
    CS-122 (http://www.vandenhul.com/cable/cs-122-h.htm) FOR THE
    BASS/MID??

    WILL THIS BE BI-WIRING OR JUST SPENDING MONEY AND HEARING NO EFFECT??

    Different cables have different properties like
    resistance,impedance,material theyr made of, These two cables are not
    of same material and have different properties that I do not
    understand (see links). Is that a problem 4 bi-wiring?
    ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS.?
    THANKS ,WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR HELP FOLKS! CYA
    MARKO
  • 07-28-2004, 10:58 AM
    Monstrous Mike
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by STIFA
    As I understand advantage of bi-wiring is only seen when using cables
    that are better in bass for bass/mid connector, and using cable thaat
    excells in high frequencies for the tweeter connector of bi-wire
    inputs.

    There is no scientific explanation or analysis that shows what you have said here is true. As a matter of fact, scientific analysis shows it not to be true. Therefore, to accept that cables can be "optimized" for bass or treble frequencies you are going to have to go on the faith of what others have claimed to have heard and what cable companies are telling you.

    In a drag down, all-out bruhaha regarding whether what I said about bi-wiring is true or not, what is left at the end when the dust settles is the following statement: "listen for yourself". While this approach is not completely unreasonable and is should actually be part of any audio decision, without any basis for bi-wiring giving an <i>actual</i> benefit, then you are going on your own.

    And keep in mind that in your excitement when first install a new audio piece, your evaluation of that new piece will certainly have an emotional element regardless of how objective you try to be. We are human after all.

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    The above contains no factual information and is solely the
    opinion of the author who has little or no education, is fairly
    irrational and has the motivation of screwing people over for
    no good reason.