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    May 2008

    Replace stock jumpers with speaker wire?

    On a speaker with dual-terminals, and a jumper connecting them, will replacing the stock jumpers (those that came with the speaker) with actual speaker wire make them sound any better?

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    Can a crooner get a gig? dean_martin's Avatar
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    Jun 2002
    Lower AL
    haven't done any comparisons, but based on recommendations I received on this board about a year ago when I got new speakers and posted pics clearly showing jumpers, I replaced the factory jumper plates with the same speaker wire I use between speakers and amp - didn't have to buy add'l wire, just cut and trimmed excess. made sense.

    I have done a little experimenting with moving wire from lower to upper terminals and back. couldn't tell any difference so I went with manufacturer's suggestion.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Out there
    I agree with Dean_. I used pieces of the same 12 gauge wire I used to connect the speakers to the amp.

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    Mar 2003
    halifax,nova scotia,canada
    Have done this with all my speakers except the center which is bi-amped. Seems to sound a little bit better.

    Speakers-Jm Labs
    Disc player-Sim Audio Moon Calypso
    Pre-amp-Sim Audio P-5.3 SE
    dac= sim audio moon 300d

    Amp-Sim Audio Moon I-3
    Display-Toshiba CRT
    Wires and Cables-Kimber,Straight Wire, ixos, Gutwire and shunyata research
    Sacd-Cambridge Audio
    Bluray--Sony and Cambridge Audio
    Remote-- Harmony 1100

    Power-- Monster

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    Forum Regular blackraven's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
    St. Paul, Minnesota
    Here's my take on this. Dont you think that the speaker companies would know what sounds best- wires or a metal plate? If wires sounded better then the company would use them because it is such an inexpensive thing to do rather than making a metal plate. Its just my theory! And besides, the distance we are talking about is so small that I doubt it would make much difference.
    Pass Labs X250 amp, BAT Vk-51se Preamp,
    Thorens TD-145 TT, Bellari phono preamp, Nagaoka MP-200 Cartridge
    Magnepan QR1.6 speakers
    Luxman DA-06 DAC
    Van Alstine Ultra Plus Hybrid Tube DAC
    Dual Martin Logan Original Dynamo Subs
    Parasound A21 amp
    Vintage Luxman T-110 tuner
    Magnepan MMG's, Grant Fidelity DAC-11, Class D CDA254 amp
    Monitor Audio S1 speakers, PSB B6 speakers
    Vintage Technic's Integrated amp
    Music Hall 25.2 CDP
    Adcom GFR 700 AVR
    Cables- Cardas, Silnote, BJC
    Velodyne CHT 8 sub

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