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Speaker setup help

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#1 of 2 marcusopus



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Posted July 11 2011 - 05:57 PM

We just bought a new home and it was pre-wired for surround sound. I had no problems hooking up the center channel and surround sound speakers, but I'm having difficulty setting up the sub. I have a Onkyo TX-SR504 amplifer with a lone RCA pre-out for the sub. I have a Speakercraft BassX 10 that has it's own amplifier and RCA inputs. Problem here is that the wires in-between are speaker wires with four different colors. There are actually two different sets of wires, one with 4 wires and one with 2. I know it's probably easy but I'm a bit befuddled. How do I get convert the four speaker wires to RCA plugs to connect the amp and the sub? Are their adapters for that? Thanks in advance.

#2 of 2 Robert_J


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Posted July 12 2011 - 12:41 AM

The optimal method is to pull RG-59 or RG-6 cable to use as a sub cable. Option 2 is to get a passive sub and use an amp near your receiver. The last and probably worst option is to solder RCA connectors on the existing wire. There is a very good chance you will pick up a lot of interference. On the other hand, it is the lest expensive of the options and may be worth a try.

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