The recent posting about biwiring a pair of Vons had in it, I think, mention of combining cables into single runs and adding another run for purposes of biwiring. Of course, I might be totally imagining that part but somehow it got me thinking (always dangerous, particularly when I have some time on my hands). That let to me searching and naturally, I found mention of this exact topic on A'gon where some folks claim that doubling up the runs of cables from amp to speakers seemed to improve sound.
So, I use a pair of Von S biwire cables on my Annis, but I have a pair of good speaker cables they replaced just sitting around in the 'I'll sell them one day' pile. These are not a biwire set, just a single run, and it got me thinking, why not try them as an extra run to the uppers? So now I've wired them up - meaning I kept the regular biwires as before but added a pair of single runs from the amps to the uppers of my speakers. I can't say I'm hearing night and day differences, or even dusk and dawn. In fact, at first I thought nothing at all had changed but having gone back and forth a couple of times, I might be hearing something a little more pleasing - maybe a tad more detail and body...maybe! Could it be imagination? Yes, certainly could be, it's difficult to do quick changes to check...but I certainly can't hear an obvious downside...anyone else try?
Of course, the mad scientist in me wants to know if perhaps the new additions are sonically different and just changing the sound of the uppers a bit. So maybe I should take them off the uppers and move them to the woofer module. Maybe I should combine the biwires into one module and leave the 'new' cables on their own on the other? Maybe get another pair and double up both modules!! Maybe that means double biwires is the path to follow? Or maybe I should just get a life!!!
If you have the opportunity to try it, why not give it a go and let us know what you hear? I know the thought of having to buy double the speaker wire, never mind putting up with the "now you've really gone mad" comments from others will be a deterrent, and am sure some lab folks will lecture us on how this cannot do anything, but if you have the opportunity to try, let's do a quick crowd-check to find out what other VSA owners hear. Could be fun.