How do I connect my technics SB-G920 speaker to my Kenwood VR-60RS Audio-Video Control Center
I believe both devices, the speakers and the Audio-Video control Center is all but the same as many other past devices sold before the one you have at home. The only difference is their connection fittings at the back of either the speaker (boxes) and the Kenwood. I have such system, a 7 channel Quad-stereo system connected to a Pioneer Radio receiver/Amplifier and the connection of speaker wires are critically important to be connected correctly or else... Booom! gone is either the speakers or the Amplifier. Whatever your machine is, we always call it an amplifier, even though you can connect the video cables from a DVD player, through the Amplifier RCA sockets and out to a TV or Projector.
Now, you must have really heavy duty cables specially designed for high definition or HDMI video playback quality (without picture loss). Once you've determined the right distance between the DVD and the Kenwood and the TV or projector, you purchase these special cables. There are RCA video cables that have a better shielding and are usually all three as one cable with three RCA connectors on each end. Yellow is Video and is usually a thicker cable, followed by red (right), white (left) connectors. Take your time and pay attention on the correct connection to avoid trouble later. If you want a better, clearer video, you can use the S-Video cable. This cable has fragile plugs and when connecting, if you force them without aligning the right pins, you'll damage the plug.
Now, connecting the speaker. For a loss free sound, good quality speaker cables are essential. Otherwise cheaper cables are OK but it does seem that the sound quality is sacrificed on high peak (louder sound) as a fraction of energy and heat is generated through thinner cables than thicker ones, like when vacuuming a carpet, you can feel the cable getting a degree of warmth because the motor is labouring to suck and blow out cleaned air.
Start with the speaker boxes. Speaker cables usually have one wire colored and the other plain and they are as an 8 shape (o-o). The one that has a colored line marked on the cable is the positive wire. Before you start, split the splice the ends at least half an inch and twist the strands. If you have a soldering iron, solder these strands to form a solid wire, easier to insert it in the connecting clamps. Now, insert the one with the colored line marked on the cable into the red connector and the one without the line in the black connector. repeat with other speaker boxes. Place the speaker boxes in their locations before you cut the other ends of these cables so you don't end up having them too long or too short. I have already said why. Too long and too thin, the cables lose energy and releases heat. Too short and you have to restart again by purchasing new cables. Joining a short cable because of a mistake is not recommended. So, you either measure the before you purchase the cables or buy excess and cut to size later.
Now, the connection to your Kenwood amplifier is to be done really carefully as there are quite an number of connectors at the rear of the device and you have to study carefully which is what and where is which. It takes a little patience and a pen and paper in have to work out what is where. Bear this in mind that usually for large output speaker boxes the Amplifier had bigger connector to fit thicker wires (cables) and rear or mid speakers (pairs) have smaller connectors for cables that are slightly smaller in thickness.
For the largest speakers you connect the left (F) cable into the left clip-ons (or snap-on, or rotating screw type connectors where you just undo the screw, insert the wire into the hole and the screw tight), paying attention to the polarities (watch the colored line marked on the cable. Then do the same with the right speaker box cable (wires), insert them where it says right or just 'R'. The same goes with other speaker boxes. Paying attention their polarities.
Once done, test it before you put the Kenwood back in the cabinet or platform. if everything works as it should, then put the device (Kenwood) back in its place and give it a final check. Cheers
Feb 03, 2015 |
Kenwood Audio & Video Receivers