Question about Akai PDP4294 42 in. EDTV-Ready Plasma Television

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External speaker hook-up

I have the Akai PDP4298 plasma TV and have never used the two speakers that came with the TV (I have always used surround sound speakers), but want to use them now.  The back of the speakers have normal clip in speaker wire connectors, but to connect them to the TV it has a different set up and I need an adapter of some sort.  It says 8 and the greek letter Omega.  The connector needs  to be something that is double female for the right speaker and then a double female for the right speaker.  I have been looking around and asking for help at Best Buy and Radio Shack but no one can help me.  I have tried different sizes of banana plugs and they don't work either.  Can you help me? 
thank you,
travis

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  • Timwetzel Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem. Any luck solving this problem?

  • alohamela Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem too. The red and black connection on the speakers are ok; its just the connection in the back of the TV that is hard. The bare wires don't stay connected and keep falling out if you move the TV and I don't know what connection to ask for without taking the whole thing to the store.



    Does anyone know what connector to use for the back of the TV set?

    Mahalo. (Thanks)

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Ok, after A LOT of internet research I could not find any solution. So I decided to do a "chop suey" connection.

Went to Radio Shack and bought ...
Insulated Grip 2-1/4"Alligator Clips w/screw terminals 10 (five red & five black)
(A smaller alligator clip can be used if you have a soldering iron to connect the wires.)

30-Ft. 18-Gauge Clear 2-Conductor Speaker Wire

It cost about $15 for everything. Be sure to have electrical tape as well.

Stripped speaker wires to fit through each alligator clip and twisted it around the screw terminals of clip. Tapped screw terminal to cover wiring. Do this for 2 black and 2 red clips.

To install l laid the TV on its back and insterted each alligator clip to firmly fit on each terminal. Because the clips are large it will be a tight next to each other. Be sure to test one line and speaker first before completed the second line and speaker.

GOOD LUCK!

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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Just strip the wires and push the tab back, then push the wire in the hole that opens up. Release the tab. One red and one black for the left and then the same for the right.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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