So today I decided to play around with the custom cables I made and create 2 sets of jumpers for my LSi 15's for use when testing different cables. I plan to get the Audioquest CV-4 dbs wires re-termintated with banana at the amp end and spades at the speaker end.
Let me tell you this, using 14/4 speaker wire for individual jumpers is NOT fun lol. My fingers are raw but man do the jumpers look good. They are not totally done as I plan to get some tech-flex and shrink wrap to finish them off, but the jacket comes almost flush to the banana plug. When I add the techflex and everything I will tin the end of the wires as well. Took me about 4+ hours to do the jumpers and then modify my other speaker wire (will explain that at the bottom)
I took some in progress pics.
Look at how thick that wire is
Now I took my custom bi-amp wires and made them just regular wires utilizing 2 strands per cable. I still need to tech-flex and shrink wrap those as well and will do at the same time as the jumpers .
I also took the MIT EXp1's I got and connected those to the Front & Surround pre-outs and connecting them to my Carver amp for the time being. By setting the Integra to bi-amp I utilize 1 set of MIT EXp1's per LSi 15. The high's are connected to the speaker via the Audioquest CV-4 speaker wire and the low's are connected via the Audioquest FLX 14/4 speaker wire like the picture below:
This leaves my LSiC connected via Signal Cable Analog 2 IC and Audioquest FLX 14/4 wire using the stock jumpers. Not an ideal setup, but for now it works.
My thought are from a total cost standpoint that I am probably going to get some extra MIT EXp1's IC's (2 sets probably) from the sale going on and get 3 sets of EXp1 speaker wire (hopefully from forum sources at the sale price from April) so when I get the Sunfire amp I have everything running MIT EXp1's. The entire front stage will be bi-wired.
I will play with the better IC's and speaker wires in my office setup upstairs. Will save me some cash in the long run.
I am still enjoying the CV-4's for sure and will be looking forward to getting my hands on the other MIT demo wires and IC and playing with different combinations