Speaker Jumper Plates or Speaker wire?
While reading another thread - Hi-Fi Upgrades That Cost Almost Nothing - I was reminded that there have been various posts where people have suggested replacing the jumper plates provided on speakers to bridge the LF and HF terminals with a short piece of speaker wire to improve speaker performance and clarity, etc. (This obviously assumes you're not bi-wiring or bi-amping the speakers.) Is this the case? I only ask, because considering the cost of speaker cable, surely the manufacturers would just provide cable themselves, rather than carefully shaped pieces of gold-plated metal? I will admit, I haven't yet tried comparing the performance of my MAs with the jumper plates compared to a couple of pieces of chord anniversary, but would this be a fair comparison? Should I get 4x10cm of really expensive speaker cable to make the comparison?