Ever since I purchased my VR 35's I used jumpers instead of bi-wiring. Not the factory ones, but what I thought were pretty high quality jumpers. One reason I stuck with using jumpers is because the manufacturer of the speaker cables I was using, MG Audio, says not to bi-wire with their speaker cables. Perhaps they meant not to bi-wire using two pairs of their cables, which I didn't. I found an older pair of heavy gage 6N Acrotec speaker cables I had sitting around, to connect to the lower binding posts and used the MG Audio cables for the top end...WOW! Everything improved from top to bottom, and not just by a little. The soundstage expanded in all directions, and the music became more relaxed and coherent. I always felt like the bass was a little bloated and soft, no matter where I positioned the speakers. Not any more! I had no idea how incredible the bass really was on these speakers. The bass is now taut, with excellent pitch, definition, and bone rattling impact. I basically have a new pair of speakers now. Should've listened to Albert in the first place.