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    I was curious which way I should wire these, I don't have a sub yet so would it be better to remove the jumpers and run my sub outputs from receiver (Sony STR-DE945) to the speakers?

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    Good question.
    This depends on if you listen to music with this system or not.If you don't and it's only for theater.......well give the LFE to the speaker a try.I tried it when I owned them and really didn't care for the results.I went with a seperate sub.
    I feel the very best way to wire the rt1000i's is to use a bi wire cable.To spare all the flack I take for saying BI WIRE,I'll simply call it a bi iwre cable,remove the jumpers and away you go.
    If you have high quality 2 conductor wires already and want to use them ,then at least remove the metal crappy jumpers and replace with the same quality wire as your wires.

    I owned them and got the best sound quality out of them using a pair of Monster M series M1.4s bi wires.I used Banana ends.You can use whatever ends you like as the M series have screw on and screw off ends.Sweet man sweet.
    Anyones bi wires will work,quality of your choice and brand,I just used what I owned as an example.
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    Thanx for the speedy reply, I was waiting so I could do it before I put my receiver back in place..hehe. When you say bi-wire, you mean just remove the lil gold jumpers and replace them with your own? I use the monster cable but im not up to snuff on the lingo. I do think I will spring for a sub before long so I can just go ahead and wire them the way they should be then. If you can give me a block of instructions I 'll get this done before the wife gets home and see's the living room! LOL! Thanx.
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    Welcome to the forum Muchroom :)

    By Bi-Wire he means remove the jumper and power each set of binding posts with an independent driver. Mantis did mention that replacing your current jumpers with high quality speaker wire is also a bonus, if you do not wish to Bi-Wire at this time.

    E.G. You have a woofer and a tweeter, in a cabinet, each with a set of binding posts. With the jumper installed you are simply using your driver(Amp/Receiver,etc) to power both pairs. With the jumper removed you need to wire them independent, so you are driving 2 sets of binding posts per side.

    Now there are particulars that I do not know about as to sonic differences, and actual benefits of Bi-Wiring, so I will not begin that discussion. There are some folks here, who will add to this I am sure. Good luck.

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    Default Thanx!

    Hey thanx for the info and the welcome! I'm working on the wires now..wish me luck!:D

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    Here is a current link was some discussion on Bi-Wire theory.

    http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/...&threadid=9463

    And here is an older one,

    http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/...ghlight=biwire

    And one specifically asking about rewiring jumpers,

    http://clubpolk.polkaudio.com/forum/...ghlight=biwire

    Use "Bi-Wire" in your search of the forum and you may find some other goodies.

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