Can you cut off Phillips easy fit connectors???

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  1. tgdl22471

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    Hi Newbie here, I think I have dropped a boob..I have bought some cheap Phillips speakers not realizing that they have those easy fit connectors. Question is can I cut the connectors off and use them on a Sony AV amplifier?, I assume the wiring must be the same as normal twin speaker wire?. Thanks Tez
     
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    If your Sony can handle 3ohm speakers and you keep the volume turned up where you only deliver 5-8 watts.
     
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    I dont know where it specifies what ohms the receiver can handle, are you saying that these speakers wont work correctly?. Thanks
     
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    Absolutely that is what I'm getting at. Right next to your speaker terminals on the Sony it will show an "ohm range"...probably marked 8-16. Add to that this AVR is based on "real beef"...not a PMPO rainbows and unicorns make believe rating. Meaning these speakers only handle 10-ish watts(total guess on my part...but with 30-ish years of dealing with PMPO crap...probably close). Add in that these are horribly inefficient(again a guess, but in 30 years...I've NEVER seen an efficient HTiB speaker)... Not compatible.
     
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    True story(and I like picking on Samsung...) My cousin had this dvd/HTiB thing that died. I wanted to see exactly what the speakers were capable of. So I dusted off a Kenwood M2A. The Kenwood produces an easy 220wpc at 8 own. 440 at 4 and since these were 3...I was guessing 500-ish. And I figured what the heck...this PMPO/Rainbows&Unicorns/Fairy Dust 170 watt per channel speaker set would be up to the task. I broke out some AC/DC Highway to Hell and these speaker made it about 45 seconds before they caught on fire...The Kenwood just kept on going...
     
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    Ok point taken, in saying that I love ACDC so watching some speakers blow up while playing highway to hell would be awsome :)
     
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    if you do chop them off i real could use them. i have a Philips system and have one that is damaged and can't find a replacement for it any where...which really sucks, because i no longer have use of my center channel because of it..
     

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