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So you’ve got your new shiny set of speakers, (hooray!) and now you’re ready to connect them to your amplifier. A question on some Hi-Fi owners’ lips is to bi-wire or not to bi-wire?

Hang on a second, what is bi-wiring?!

Bi-wiring is a way of connecting your speakers to your amp using two pairs of connecting wires rather than one. Some speakers come with two pairs of binding posts; one pair for the high frequencies and the other pair for the low frequencies. In a usual set up, one pair of wires carries the full range musical signal from the amplifier to each of the loudspeakers as shown in the below diagram.