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Broken Speaker Wire Connector

One of the wire connectors (not the RCA) for the rear speakers was always iffy, and finally broke the other day. In doing so, it has apparently shorted out the channel so when I run the test and it gets to that speaker, it shuts off. Out of test mode, it works at low volume but when I give it any volume at all it will also shut off. I need to replace the connector (it opens and closes with a little plastic tab). Is this doable by a reasonably competent fixer? Where would I find the part and what is it called?

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Hi,
You can try Bogue Engineering and you can find them at www.BogueEngineering.com they carry every type and your system will need the 4,2mm size connector. Hope this helps, Gary

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