For critical listening after the break-in period, definitely use either shotgun or decent quality jumpers. The bars are terrible.
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Am looking more for folks that have the speakers and are willing to share their choice of terminal preference.
This eve I've put the single wire (Grover Huffman SX - 8' pr) into the bottom terminals. A noticeable change was heard while playing Jay Farrar & Ben Gibbard's: One Last Move Or I'm Gone - San Francisco. Jay's S's no longer distort! When in the top terminals the sharp S's noticeably distorted and sounded awful.
Haven't noticed any loss in vocal clarity using the D2's bassier bottom terminals.
I do plan to replace the jumper bar w/ JPS jumpers (not the Aluminata series too stiff to use with spades on these monitors). I'll see what change this will bring when they arrive.
But after two hours of critical listening I'm happy with the bottom speaker terminals as opposed to the top ones.
Are "problems" in this hobby ever solved? There are just more questions which lead to experiments which lead to...
By hooking up my main speaker cables to the lower set for more direct high-current delivery, and jumpering to the highs - I'm adding extra connections in the signal path to the more sensitive mid & upper frequencies. More critical listening is required before I can declare victory.
As soon as I replace the bars with my new jumper wire on the way - that's even more critical listening fun...
((I have D2s and have also found that the lower terminals are best for single wiring))
Until you try the positive speaker wire to the Tweeters hot
and the Negative speaker wire to the Woofers Minus.
and run jumpers better best yet
But as mentioned above tru Biwire 2 home runs off the ground at least 4 inches apart will work by far best.