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Connecting speakers to amplifier for complete beginner

Like the message that brought me to your site, I want to play old vynyl records and bought a record player, amplifier NAD C315BEE and two speakers. In the distant past, I owned an all in one system so I have never had all these pieces before.
I have connected the record player (via USB) to my PC to upload music successfully, so there is nothing wrong with it.
I have all the lights coming on on the amplifier so I assume there is nothing wrong with it.
I bought on advice of the shop where I bought all the gear, two lengths of heavy duty cable to connect the speakers and did so as they suggested (also following the bare wire instructions in the NAD instructions. (It is a bit like doing a plug, so I do not think I have done it wrong..)
However, no sound.
I note in the instructions that I am supposed to connect speaker R+ and R- to R+ and R- on the amplifier but I have only one piece of cable and the two points on the amplifier, while close, are not linked together as on the speakers.
Likewise, I have been able to connect the left speaker only to the L+ connection on the amplifier.
Is this the problem and is the solution to go back and buy more cable please?
Or have I completely misunderstood?

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  • Cabhair Nov 01, 2008

    I followed the advice and cut the longer cable in two to connect the right speaker and put on a record and nothing..........

    the left cable is not long enough for me to cut, but surely the system should produce sound through one speaker please? (It would not be balanced, but at least I would know I had got the thing going..)

    what next please?



    Also, I clicked through to say what I have put in the comment, but kept on being told that the amp details were invalid.



    it is a NAD C315BEE and the speakers are iQ 55E



    thanks

  • Cabhair Nov 01, 2008

    I gave up and went back to the shop and they explained that the cable I had bought should be split to create two cables to link up with the red and black (+ and -) points. The cable is white with one narrow black stripe and is in the form of two plastic tubes molded together. When I split the end part and put the bit with the black stripe into the black point and the all white one into the red, it WORKED



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Sir,

U do it correct. Buy a different cable and connect it. Buy a Fiber Optical Toslink Digital Audio Optic Interface 6 Foot cable. It is inexpensive and works fine.

http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/nad_c315bee.htm

http://www.neo-geo.com/personal/ht/bi-amping/studio2.jpg

http://www.robertschofieldaudio.co.uk/browse.php?section=accessories

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Hi,
You need to buy set of cable contains number of two wires,Then connect it with you amplifire surely it works.

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Sir, in that case you might need a splitter or adapter to connect those cables on your amplifier correctly. Correct me if im wrong about what ive understood and pls tell us your exact and specific problem to help you better.

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You will have to use two cables for the same. So you need to buy two more cables.

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Posted on Nov 01, 2008

  • Indrajit Roy
    Indrajit Roy Nov 01, 2008

    First of all unless all the speakers are connected properly to the amplifier the Input mode and setting will not work properly. Do you have the manual for your system?



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  • Indrajit Roy
    Indrajit Roy Nov 01, 2008

    Yes each single cable will have two parts. So in total from the two cables your will get four ends.

    Its great to know that its working now.



    Thanks

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