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What is the significance of the large boxes speakers come in? I have a Fisher Speaker System Model ST-845 from the 1970's that I would really like to down-size so that so much space isn't needed to accommodate them. Any ideas other than buying different speakers? I don't have the funds for that.

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Yes, buy a speaker system with smaller speakers and a sub woofer. Bose, Boston, JVC or the likes

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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

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What can I do with a amp tuner fisher rs-851 in standby?


If by "standby" you mean the amp is trying to power up, check for speaker protection issues. Speaker wires and/or speaker issues may be causing the speaker protection mode to keep your Fisher speaker lines disconnected from amp.

Jun 02, 2014 | Audio & Video Receivers

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Stuck in standby mode on Fisher RS-911A receiver


Does it power up or straight to standby? If it is on but in standby it could be speaker protection issues...check speaker wires and/or speakers for issues. If it's straight to standby and no power, it's repair shop time.

Jan 02, 2014 | Fisher Audio & Video Receivers

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I don't no what speakers work with my fisher mc-723


The speaker output connections on this stereo system unit are called RCA...named from the inventing company. Computer speakers use what is called a "mini-plug" and as you've found out, the two are not the same.

I would suggest checking at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army store for an inexpensive pair of speakers with the proper RCA connection you need. Second choice is the local Radio Shack store...tell them you need speakers with RCA type connections and you will also need two RCA to RCA speaker wires to make the connection needed.

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My fisher-RS939 audio stopping getting out through the speakers and do I get it out if the system is in protect mode


Normally when receiver keeps entering protection mode it means wires are crossed or touching somehwere. Double check all speaker wire connections at the receiver and speakers. More than likey the positive and negative wires are touching at one of the terminals.

Jun 19, 2011 | Fisher RS939

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I have a Fisher RS-909 Surrond Sound amplifier. It has no "sub out" jack. I had the sub-woofer working in the past by wiring it as shown in the manual. The problem is that the system was in...


Alright i had a chance to look over things, this is how you are going to hook up the sub. first we'll be connecting the surround sound unit to the sub woofer.
surround sound unit sub woofer
left front: positive (+) <-----to------------->(+) left speaker level in
negative ( - )<- - -to- - - - - - ->( - ) left speaker level in

right front: positive (+) <-----to------------->(+) right speaker level in
negative ( - )<- - -to- - - - - - >( - ) right speaker level in

now that the surround sound unit is connected to the sub woofer you will need to connect the front surround sound speakers to the sub woofer.
sub woofer front surround sound speaker
left speaker level out (+)<-----to--------> (+) left front speaker
left speaker level out( - ) <- - - to- - - - ->( - ) left front speaker

right speaker level out (+)<-----to--------> (+) right front speaker
right speaker level out( - ) <- - - to- - - ->( - ) right front speaker

Alright now that the wires are all over the place and plugged in
turn everything on and see how it sounds. let me know if everything is working as it should. if you need help with anything else or if something does not seem right please feel free to contact me via e-mail or phone
Mark Woodring

Feb 13, 2011 | Audio & Video Receivers

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Does the 510 reciever have enough power to drive 2 100watt 8 ohm floor speakers LOUDLY?


no doubt it will do it,even with four of them but your receiver will get hot depending of the length of playing,go to your sound field selection,put it onto ( multi st. ),increase your front and rear speaker level to 10.0 ,in the selections put your front and rear speaker size to large and u enjoy your product,i got four 140w pure acoustics speakers onto the receiver and it plays perfect

Oct 01, 2010 | Sony STRDH510

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Center speaker is dead or what it can be on my Technics SA-dx930.


More than like, the center channel is turned off on your receiver. Please see page 16 of the manual, which is located here:
http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/SADX930.PDF

The manual says to do this:
Turn on the receiver.
Press Speaker A and B button at the same time.
The word Setting appears then changes to Front
Press A to select Center
Press B to choose Large, Small or None for your center speaker.
After choosing Large or Small, press A again till you see Complete on the screen.

If this helps, please rate my response.

Mar 26, 2009 | Technics SA-DX930 Receiver

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