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Don't understand how to connect my speakers

I purchased some used Mission 753f's for use with my Harman Kardon HK 640 receiver but I don't understand the connection on the back of the speakers. Each speaker has 4 inputs (2xLF and 2x HF). Now I understand there's some debate about which plug to use and routing of the cable but I have a bare wire (2 'outputs'). The LF and HF on the back of the Mission speakers have some sort of metal pin that's connecting them. Should I just strip my wire for a few inches and then route it either first through the HF or LF then to the LF or respectively HF? And should I still use the pin? Confused...

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  • fixitguy1ca Nov 21, 2013

    the pins are shunts used to allow the speaker to run full range with one amp. they need to be red to red black to black. remove them only to biamp the speakers

  • Martijn Ruijgrok
    Martijn Ruijgrok Nov 21, 2013

    Thanks!

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The 4 inputs are for biamping, (using separate amplifiers for low and high frequencies). just leave the pins in place and connect the amplifier to one red(+) and one black(-) connector on the speaker. It has an internal crossover to protect the tweeter.

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

  • Martijn Ruijgrok
    Martijn Ruijgrok Nov 21, 2013

    Just to be clear: Once I decide somehere in the future to use biwiring should I leave the metal pin in place or shoud I take it out as it then seems to have no function, am I correct?

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    Martijn Ruijgrok Nov 21, 2013

    And I also forgot to ask: the metal pin, is it supposed to connect red-red and black-black or red-black and black-red?

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