to the receiver?<br><br><img src="http://homepage.mac.com/jayhawk/.Pictures/back_of_receiver.jpg" width="446" height="296" alt="speaker stuff" /> <br><br>up closer it pretty much looks like this:<br><br><br><br>i have pretty decent speaker wire and it has a bunch of small copper wires in each band of cable (positive and negative in a semi flat cable). something like this:<br><br><br><br>i think it's too thick to fit in the slots on the receiver (there are slots on the base of the big plastic colored knobs). i used them in the other room but didn't pay attention to how i fit them in the receiver when i removed them and now they seem to thick to go in the slots -- stick in the slots and turn the knob to tighten is my guess, but if i can't get the wire(s) in the slot then i can't tighten. <br><br>what am i missing?<br><br>
They're too fat because they don't look like your picture anymore. They have been smooshed when you hooked them up before. Cut an inch off then strip a fresh 1/2 inch of insulation off. look at the twist and give them an extra twist in that direction tightening up the brad. Then you can slip them in the hole on the post after you have backed the colored knob off enough to get a clear shot at the hole. Then tighten.<br><br>The hole on the top in the center of the colored knob is for if you want to solder a bayonet connection which will snap right in.<br><br>
that's it. i didn't realize they were giant screw knobs. i was pulling on them and i twisted twice, but to unscrew them i had to twist them the same direction about 15 times. duh. duh. duh. duh.<br><br>all is good now.<br><br>
#354028 - 03/29/0812:31 PMRe: how do you connect speaker wire
Are you having fun yet? <br><br>What a pain, huh? I am also one of those people who wants to 'do it myself', so I can identify. You wouldn't believe what I went through recently to replace a blown out turn signal in my Camaro. I actually had bruises and I was bleeding because my first few attempts didn't work out very well, but all is good now. <br><br>
#354031 - 03/29/0812:41 PMRe: how do you connect speaker wire
I didn't set out to be the manual reader and general assembler/setup person in my house, it just sort of happened because no one else wanted the job, Michael. It isn't as though I didn't TRY to get others to do it, it's more like I was elected by default. <br><br>
yeah, the cable is mostly clear but there is writing on one side and i considered that to be negative so that made it pretty easy. and sound is flowing out. <br><br>i have digital audio out on the tv and on my receiver, but so far the tv isn't accepting the digital audio cable i bought. i am not getting behind it well, so perhaps once i have someone help me move the tv forward a bit it'll all fit???<br><br>
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