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11-18-2003, 04:21 PM
I hate to sound like a schmuck but how do you hook these things up? Both ends have 4 connectors (Red & Black- High pass + Red & Black-Low pass). My homemade biwires had 4 connectors on the speaker end but only 2 (red&black) on the receiver side. Is there some type of adapter that I need to reduce the 4 connectors on the receiver side down to a single red and a single black connector? I greatly appreciate any advice!
11-18-2003, 04:45 PM
Just twist the high and low + together on the amp side and the same for the - . Then put the seperate connections on the speaker side.
Best of luck
11-18-2003, 04:49 PM
Both sides have 4 soldered banana plugs on them already. So what I was wondering is there a way to hook up the amp side without reterminating the existing banana clips?
11-18-2003, 05:53 PM
I see not sure if there is an adapter for that. I'm sure someone on here can tell you if there is.
11-18-2003, 09:02 PM
the person before you must have had a bi-wire capable amp. I am assuming the banana plugs aren't stackable? (You can't plug one into the other?) If they are not then I really can't think of a way to do that effectively, I would reterminate 1 set with a stackable banana plug and then plug the existing banana plugs into that.
p.s., I happen to have a bi-wire capable amp, so you are welcome to solve your problem by sending them to me :D
11-18-2003, 10:27 PM
What about cutting all 4 banana plugs off of one end. Then connecting both reds and both blacks and terminating it with 1 red and 1 black monster quick lock bananas. Do I need to solder them or will the screw attachment (with a little heat shrink on the end) do the job?
11-18-2003, 10:41 PM
I would thing the connector would be good enough. It was recomended to me that I DO NOT solder the ends together (amp side) on my AudioQuest biwires.
Hope this helps
11-19-2003, 05:36 AM
That is not true M1.4 bi-wire. M1.4 has 4 ends on one side and two on the other. It has screw on connectors, spade or banana, which you have to buy separately.
What you have sounds like standard 14-4 bi-wire cable, which Monster also makes.
In that case, yes - you can connect +to+ and -to- at the amp end and use a QD banana. You don't need to solder.
At the other end, just use four bananas.
11-19-2003, 07:58 AM
I just checked the ebay web page that the auction was on. The seller wrote that these were custom made for him a couple of years ago. I am also looking at the wire at it has "M series . M1.4s . Multiple Bandwith Precision Wound Speaker Cable by MONSTER CABLE . US Patent # 4,734,544 . 1ft." written about every other foot on the cable. My guess is that he had them custom terminated. Oh well, I missed that part and I gues I will just have to reterminate them! Thanks for everyones help!
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