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Can't connect amp to speakers

Just bought a cambridge audio 540a amp with mordaunt short 914i speakers. Alos bought leads with banana clips...but don't see how the leads can be connected to the amp. - the end of the banana clip connection just seems to large for the socket on the amp. Can anyone help?

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Hi look at the end of speaker terminals, you will find tiny plastic caps , get a small screwdriver toease them out, you can plug banana clips straight in as I have done.Hope this helps

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MOST amps have a small plastic plug in the center of the amps speaker output sockets use a small screw to pull these out.
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