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Old 03-29-2019, 05:35 PM
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Default Is it possible to bi-wire (tri-wire?) Wilson Sasha 2s?

Folks-

Many recommend bi-wiring of speakers. The Wilson Sasha 2 speakers I own have a single pair of inputs at the bottom, plus "mid-frequency" and "high-frequency" posts on the tots (top).

I have been told to avoid transparent speaker cables and try bi-wiring these speakers if possible. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks - Gerry
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I also own Sasha 2s and no ... they cannot be bi-wired as I believe the crossovers for the upper module is within the lower cabinet. Transparent cable is often chosen for Wilson speakers as that is what they are wired with internally and works quite nicely. I however chose MIT Oracle as I thought it delivered a little bit more air and openness with my components. With other equipment it could easily go the other way and many find sucess with other brands of cables all together. I do use Transparent power cables as I liked what I could get for the price much better than the MIT.

Hope that helps.

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Folks-

Many recommend bi-wiring of speakers. The Wilson Sasha 2 speakers I own have a single pair of inputs at the bottom, plus "mid-frequency" and "high-frequency" posts on the tots (top).

I have been told to avoid transparent speaker cables and try bi-wiring these speakers if possible. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks - Gerry
I hate to be blunt, but you were given very bad advice.

George nailed it... The crossover is in the woofer cabinet so you can't biwire.

Wilson's are internally wired with transparent, so... The advice is ludicrous. Transparent and Wilson work very well together and both companies use the others products during product development!
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Marc-

Do not worry about being blunt, I can use all the advice I can get.

I have entered that rabbit hole of audio cords and in Robert Hartley's book ("The Complete Guide to High End Audio"), he recommends bi-wiring of speakers. So I look at the Sasah 2s, and they power chord terminals on the bottom, as well as mid- and high-frequency posts on top (from the cross-over?), so I was perplexed.

Right now I am using 10 gauge copper wire without spades or bananas, about 5 feet to each speaker.

Thank-you- Gerry
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Marc-

Do not worry about being blunt, I can use all the advice I can get.

I have entered that rabbit hole of audio cords and in Robert Hartley's book ("The Complete Guide to High End Audio"), he recommends bi-wiring of speakers. So I look at the Sasah 2s, and they power chord terminals on the bottom, as well as mid- and high-frequency posts on top (from the cross-over?), so I was perplexed.

Right now I am using 10 gauge copper wire without spades or bananas, about 5 feet to each speaker.

Thank-you- Gerry
With that said ... prepare to be amazed wihen you switch to any high quality speaker cable. Transparent, MIT, Shunyata, Nordost, Audioquest,Wireworld, etc and that is just a few ... many more great cables out there. If you have a dealer that will let you audition cables you should take him up on that.

George
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