Question about Samsung Home Theater Systems
This Home Theatre unit comes with speaker cables that are too short for my intended installation. They appear to be aluminum cables and have a proprietary plug to attach them to the back of the unit. I would like to replace them with longer speaker cables but have two problems. 1.) Will using copper wiring change the electrical characteristics (impedance? resistance?) in a way that will negatively impact the signal quality? 2.) Does anyone have a source for the plugs that are attached to the cables? These might be a proprietary design.
Just go to Radio Shack and buy some RCA jacks, the length of wire that you need and a soldering iron. Those inexpensive extension cords (12 and 15 foot) at the dollar store make good speaker wire, as copper is better. Just cut off the ends. Speaker wire from an electronics store is expensive.
If you decide to go to Radio Shack or similar store, the clerk should be able to explain everything to you, if not, run, don't walk to another store. You will eventually find someone to help you. If you don't know how to solder, just go to google and type in "how to solder". I'm sure you'll get plenty of hits.
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Posted on Feb 03, 2009
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≥Turn the volume up.
≥Turn muting off.
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-Straining of the speakers through excessive volume or power.
-Using the unit in a hot environment without proper ventilation.
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