Unsure how to connect 30 year old speakers with bare wires to a modern reciever

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  1. Seam Dempsy

    Seam Dempsy Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a pair of speakers that still work and would like to continue using, yet I am unable to connect them to a new reciever since they have only bare wires. I was wondering if there was a way through maybe an adapter that I could be able to connect them to a new reicever.
     
  2. Jesse Sharrow

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    Yeah you can go almost anywhere, radio shack, best buy, etc. and get banana plugs or adapters that should work fine.
     
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    You still can (As far as I know) connect bare wire to any set of binding posts. You may have to unscrew them to get access to it if you have the nice multi-way posts, or push the connector if you have the spring clip connectors.

    What receiver is it? That might aid us in giving some specific help.
     
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    Its an ONKYO TX-SR501.
     
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    Yep, you can either buy banana plug connectors, or unscrew the binding posts, shove the wire in there, and screw it back down. I have bananas on one system and bare wire on another, and other than convenience, I don't think it makes one ioda of a difference which way you do it.
     

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