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New to HT world! need help with splicing question.
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Posted November 20 2012 - 01:32 PM
i bought a new house. It is wired for 5.1 surround sound. I am trying to buy a samsung system since I have a gift card that will pay for them and the store doesnt have good stuff like stand alone receivers. So i am looking at the Samsung HT-E5400. My problem is that the wires already in the walls are just plain old speaker cables. On the samsung, the speaker side accepts speaker cables but the other side has some sort of plug on it that goes into the reciever. Can I just cut the plugs off of the cables that come with the samsung and attach them to the receiver side of my cables? Are there any problems I could run into other than voiding the warrenty on the thing?
Posted November 20 2012 - 01:57 PM
Yes, you"ll "void the warranty"...otherwise...no problems. Also.depending on how much longer the wires end up being, expect even worse than normal performance. These things only have 15wpc...asking that much power to run on an even longer wire than what comes "in the box" is asking a bit much.
Posted November 20 2012 - 02:03 PM
Would an Onkyo be that much better, like the HT-s3400?
Posted November 20 2012 - 03:29 PM
The Onkyo here does include a real receiver, so yes... I would look at the 5300/5400 first though. Those come with a self-powered subwoofer...where the 33/34/3500, the AVR itself powers the subwoofer... In a nutshell, the 53/54/5500 is easier to upgrade in the future... Here is the 5400... http://www.amazon.co...ords=onkyo 5300
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