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Quick cross wiring question


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Just want to throw this quick question out there. I just picked up two pairs of RP-160Ms and while reading reviews online I came across this photo. He claimed he cross wired "so as not to favor either of the two frequency branches". Did some googling and searched the forum but all the results were about bi amping or bi wiring. Any real benefit compared to just plugging in both at the bottom or top? 150316.Klipsch4.jpg

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I do this because of the reason specified.  It prevents having issues where you get sound simply out of just the high or low.  If a wire is loose somewhere in the chain, the speaker will just stop working.  I had heard stories where running lines to only the high or only the low could cause damage to the internal parts, but I've also heard that is not true.  Still, I'd rather be able to know there's a problem by a speaker not working altogether, and therefore I tend to wire like this.

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As long as those two connectors are bridged, it makes NO DIFFERENCE to the signal whether you use two +/- tops, two +/- bottoms, or mixed, top + and - bottom.

 

Or - top, and + bottom.  Do you know why?  They are bridged.  Connected.  Two, acting as one, just like marriage.

 

Well, maybe not like that last one.  :P

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From a circuit POV, assuming that the impedance of the bridge bars is negligibly low,  I can see no benefit of doing this. Some of the logic sounds rather silly.  Nothing will get damaged if one or both of the bridge bars get loose no matter how you connect them.   The only thing that can really ever happen with either connection is if the bridge bar gets loose and pivots and touches the other terminal and shorts out your amp..  

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