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    Default bi-wiring vs. basic hook-up

    hi,

    i presently have my system set up as 7.1:
    rti8 as front speakers
    csi5 as center channel
    fxi3 as surround speakers
    rti6 as back speakers

    my question is what is the difference between the basic hook-up and bi-wiring in terms of sound? i am presently using the basic hook-up. should i put the fxi3 in the back instead of the rti6?

    also, i am using monster xp cable "compact precision stranded high resolution speaker cable with magnetic flux and LPE dielectric flux". i can't really differentiate the +ve with the -ve. does these wire really have +ve and -ve or it does not matter how i connect them?

    thanks for any clarity or suggestions.

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    worms worms you just opened up a can of worms LOL

    I am not an expert on it but there are plenty here.
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    Bi-wiring helps minimally. You may not notice a difference. But just in case, I would recommend replacing the jumpers on your speakers with a good jumper cable. Make one out of the wire you are currently using. Essentially, replacing the jumpers is the same thing as bi-wiring. That's it. I'm done. This thread may go on forever.

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    so i guess most people use the basic hook-up. what about the fxi3 as back speakers instead of rti6? and the polarity of the cable...

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    If you listen to SACD/DVD-A I would consider the RTi6, but if just movies FXi3 all the way. I'm not sure how many people bi-wire, but "you'd be a lot cooler if you did."

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