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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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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It seems that you have a low Hz feedback loop between the speakers and the tonearm/stylus.
Usually it's only a visual effect and very little can be heard.
In the old times there was a "subsonic" filter in the phonostage part of the amps to cut this out.
You could try a different placement of the turntable as this phenomenon is induced by airborne vibrations and a different placement could ameliorate this interaction...
For connecting these to your amplifier you need 4 Stereo RCA Cable.
1.Connection for cd: Take one of the RCA cable connect the one end (red/white) jack to the line out of your cd and connect the other end (red/white) to the CD input of Your amplifier.
2.Connecting the tunner:
Take one of the RCA cable and connect the one end (red/white) jack to the line output of you Tuner and connect the other end (red/white) to the TUNER input of your amplifier. 3. Connectiong the tape deck:
Now you have two RCA cable. Take one of the RCA cable and connect the one end (red/white) jacks to the PLAY out of the Tape deck and connect the other end (red/white) to the TAPE 1 play input of your amplifier.
Now connect the last RCA cable. Connect the one end (red/white) jack to the record input of the TAPE deck And connect the other end (red/white) to the TAPE 1 Record input of your amplifier.(this connection will help you to record to tape from cd or tuner. if you are not interested in recording then you can avoid this connection.)
Now you can select these three items from the frond plannel control switch of the amplifier.
Hi, I brought a Sony TA-F-210 new back in 1990 $ 650 NZ , and has been a very .. very good amp. Earthquake ruined it !! I still have the owners manuel and it says for UK and other countrys DIN, 1 kHz, 8 ohms . 70w + 70w . or . 20Hz-20kHz THD 0.05%, 8 ohms . 50w + 50w Hope this helps. Have been running big old 3 way 8 ohm 50w speakers for all its life and it grunts.. or did !! Nobody belived me I was running only 50w speakers !! I dont know what I will replace it with.. You will enjoy. Might look for another one ! Wayne.. NZ CHCH
In old stereos the first things I look at are output transistors, solder joints and electrolytic capacitors. If you know how to solder, bad solder joints are pretty obvious. If you need a tutorial on how to spot bad solder joints, look here.
As for bad caps, look here. The info is aimed at computer motherboards but still helpful.
Your Amp will be having a pair of Phono / AUX input sockets at the rear. Connect the two Red and White cabbles from the Turntable to these sockets. I am unaware of what are Pilot Speakers. regular speakers have a dual colored pair of cables coming from them. they have to be connected to the speakers Connectors at the rear of the Amp. Play a Vinyl Record, select Phono on your AMP, and enjoy your music.