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No Speaker cord

I bought the Dav-x1 system off Ebay. It said it didn't come with cables, but I figured it would be like most systems and I could just use my own RCA cables or speaker wire. Well, it looks like I need a special cable. And if I did the research right, that cable is over $93 and I about dropped dead when I saw that. Is there a way I can make my own cable? I'm not too concerned about the quality of this player. It's sitting in my workout room and it's not for my main room. Is there schematics available so I know where the wires should connect so I can just use my own stuff?


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  • Jhayden Jan 10, 2008

    I'm not sure. I guess I'm looking for a repair book or something that tells me that. What link do you want? I don't have any links. This site has the userguide. The part number if I want to purchase it is 183043411. But, I don't want to spend $93 on a cable.

  • stitches_ca May 03, 2008

    The system uses a proprietry Speaker cord that connects at the reciever in one connector and runs 3 plugs to the speakers. One to a 2 speaker Subwoofer (4 wire) and 2 plugs to left and right. I bought the Sub thinking I could use it elsewhere. Any ideas on how to wire to RCA style jack? Sub has 4 flat vertical pins in a row.

  • Patrick Cameron
    Patrick Cameron May 11, 2010

    Hey Jhayden, did you ever get the DAV-X1 cable pinout? I have the 15 pin male RS232 connector... just need a schematic to know which number pins are + - L + - R ... center ... sub ... etc. Did you ever get the schematic? I too bought mine off of eBay and did not come with any cables. So it powers on and probably works... just cannot get the speakers connected.



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Find out what kinda wire they want u to use whats the link

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