Newbie: Need help connecting speakers to Yamaha 5280 reciever!

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  1. Drew Stanton

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    I just got a yamaha 5280 reciever and I am trying to hook up my speakers to it. Now I have the speaker wire going into the speaker, but when I try to put it in the reciever it does not stay in there. Like I untighten one of the knobs, but then when I tighten it up w/the speaker wier in it, the speaker wire can pull right out. Can someone please help me out and tell me what I am doing wrong? Thanks.
    -Drew
    P.S. Yes, the wire is stripped at the top. PLZ HELP!
     
  2. Mike_Ped

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    Make sure you have enough stripped and your not getting some plastic in there with it. If that doesnt work, get some banana plugs and make your life easier [​IMG]
    Mike
     
  3. Joseph_W

    Joseph_W Stunt Coordinator

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    Drew,
    Are you using small gage wire? If so, you may have the same problem terminating into the banana plug suggested above (a good idea). When I had a similar problem with smaller wire, I stripped the wire twice as long then folded the stripped wire back onto itself and inserted this larger wire into the connection. Maybe this will work.
    Joe
     
  4. Drew Stanton

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    LoL I am so dumb. Let's just say I wasn't doing the right thing all along. Now it's working fine though, and everything looks and sounds INCREDIBLE!!
    -Drew
     
  5. Bob McElfresh

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    Let me guess: you were sticking speaker wire straight into the back of the binding post (where a banana plug should go)? He he. That's as good as the time I panicked when my just-purchased Yamaha would not turn on. (The remote was battery-challenged). [​IMG]
    I hate trying to thread 12 ga wire through the SIDE holes in the binding posts. I discovered the dual-banana and 2-piece banana plugs from Radio Shack. Easy to attach and shove it into the holes.
    Note: wiring the speaker wires is one place where neatness counts. You do not want ANY little threads of copper sticking out or it could cause a short. (If you are lucky, the receiver will over-heat and turn-off with a PROTECT message). I use the dual-bananas behind my speakers, and the 2-piece ones behind my receiver (because the dual-bananas stick out nearly 3 inches and will not fit).
    Good Luck.
     
  6. Drew Stanton

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    Heh, I didn't get either of those. I ended up gettin the ND310's and the N-Center speaker. MAN does this soudn good. They didn't have the sub I wanted or the rears, so I held off on those for now.
    _Drew
     

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