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Connecting speakers to amp

Hi, my grandparents had a turntable and I've just discovered it with a vinyl collection. I want to know how to connect my Sanyo model JA 220 Amp to Pilot speakers. The speakers have a lead coming out of it with a long pin and another slightly shorter. Failing that, do I need to buy new speakers?

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Re: Connecting speakers to amp

Those two bits of metal are the grounding cables to reduce feedback/noise when playing Vinyl and shouldn't be necessary to still play the vinyl...Pravin's answer is perfect

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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Re: Connecting speakers to amp

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.

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

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