You'll get full range sound. Insulate the unused pair to avoid a short.
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Are these terminated in spades?
If they are, can you not connect two spade connectors to each binding post?
If not it shouldn't bee too difficult or costly to re-terminate one positive and one negative connector per cable.
You can certainly do what you propose, but if at all possible it would be much more preferable to have the entire cable connected to the speaker end.
yeah, i would try what rcrerar said - just try to clamp down two spade connections on each post. some contact cleaner might help, too.
i've done that before on martin logans and preferred it (with jumpers connecting the bass) to biwire. and if you still like the sound of the jenas (and odds are you will) with your new speakers, you could look at getting them reterminated if you want.
aw, that is too bad. i know nothing about how well they will or won't work with one end simply insulated and unconnected.
i would still see if jena could either reterminate them or give you the name of someone they recommend. depending on how old they are, a retermination might not be a bad thing anyway.
It hasn't converted me. I tried, I hoped, but nope.
If the binding posts have large holes you may be able to fit the banana plugs into them. Be careful. If not you could possibly remove one set of bananas and insert the bare wire into the binding post. The downside of this of course is if in the future you decide to sell the cables it may reduce their value somewhat. I would look into having them re- terminated.