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Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: chopper
Date: September 29, 2019 06:06PM
I picked up a free receiver at a yard sale the other day.

It's been several decades since I have used speaker wire.

Does one just insert the speaker lead into the back "switches" and that's how to get sound out?

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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: September 29, 2019 06:08PM
You stick a wire into the hole of the connector when it's vertical, and then twist the connector clockwise to lock the wire in place.
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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: rgG
Date: September 29, 2019 06:18PM
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freeradical
You stick a wire into the hole of the connector when it's vertical, and then twist the connector clockwise to lock the wire in place.

Yep, this.

Be sure to strip the wire first, before inserting.





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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: chopper
Date: September 29, 2019 06:49PM
When each end are stripped then one in orange and one in black or both in orange? TIA
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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: Frank
Date: September 29, 2019 06:53PM
Make sure that you connect the speakers "in phase". Negative on the receiver to negative on the speaker, positive to positive. Otherwise the imaging will be messed up and you will reduce the bass response due to acoustic cancellation effects.
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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: Frank
Date: September 29, 2019 06:54PM
One in orange and one in black for each speaker
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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: September 29, 2019 06:55PM
Match the colors. The same color goes in the positive and the other color goes in the negative. If the wires are one color like lamp cord, matched the ribbed wires and match the plain wires. Same thing at the speaker connectors.



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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: sekker
Date: September 29, 2019 07:14PM
Be sure to 'unscrew' the connector so that there's room to insert the naked wire.
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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 29, 2019 07:54PM
wow, that's an early '80s model!
You should only strip the wires back about 0.5" then twist & insert.
And, if you are using the Main and Remote speakers, they must be a minimum
resistance of 8 ohms each.



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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 30, 2019 01:00AM
Does one just insert the speaker lead into the back "switches" and that's how to get sound out?

Exactly.

As rg says, strip the wire, start at about 3/8".

As also mentiond what ever color the wires you use, like colors to like binding posts.

I use zip-cord/lamp cord for my speakers, heavier gauge for longer runs. For short lengths I start 18ga.

The 'phase' refers to the speaker cones moving in the same direction at the same time. Out of phase means one speaker cone is moving out compressing air while the other is moving in relieving air pressure, resulting in reduced bass and weak imaging.





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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: Bernie
Date: September 30, 2019 04:40AM
I have used many kinds of wire for audio.

For Home Audio a good spool of Lamp cord can't be beat. It lays out nice, takes a lot of abuse, and comes in the correct gauges. A touch of solder on the ends and rock-n-roll.




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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: Fritz
Date: September 30, 2019 07:47AM
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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: September 30, 2019 08:09AM
good one Fritz ROTFL



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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
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Date: September 30, 2019 06:31PM
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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 30, 2019 09:14PM
They look Monster look reasonable.

And like Monster, they even give you an —> to make sure you don't connect them backwards.





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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: September 30, 2019 11:59PM
I think Lirpa Labs sells four pairs of miniature wormholes so you can directly connect the receiver outputs to the speaker terminals.



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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
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Date: October 01, 2019 01:50AM
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Date: October 01, 2019 01:50AM
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Re: Analog receiver question. How to attach speaker wire?
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Date: October 01, 2019 08:03AM
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