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Proprietary speaker terminators - Clip them?

Should I clip off the proprietary terminators from the speaker wire so that I can run it through the walls to the player? My wife believes this will result in a loss of sound quality.
My plan is to clip off the ends, run the wire, then try to reinsert the wire into the original proprietary ends so that they will plug into the player properly. My wife seems sure that I will screw up the job and would rather I run the wire across the floor.
Is there a better way to solve this problem?

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Re: Proprietary speaker terminators - Clip them?

Mine snapped open on my HTS 3440 to remove them. I then ran the wires and snapped them back on.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

Re: Proprietary speaker terminators - Clip them?

Don't waste effort with phillips take system back get better one then put the effort to make the perfect quality sound dynamics in your room, none of our phillips systems work after 8 months and warranty work is non existant.......sorry

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

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I wanna buy some speakers wires for this system i cant find them anywhere7067676412 if you have them

Even if you can find them they'll probably cost a relative fortune.

Register and download the manual for free at

Page 13 shows the wiring scheme.

The wire itself is just glorified lamp cord. Go down to Radio Shack or the hardware store and buy 100 feet of 18-gauge lamp cord and make your own - cheap.

Maybe bring the unit down to an electronic store and see if they have any compatible ends to match the proprietary outputs.

There are a couple whole non-working SD-V55's on eBay for under $60 delivered. If you check with the sellers to make sure the have the cables maybe you can work a deal.

From what I've seen asked for proprietary cable sets, these would be bargains.

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I have the home theater system model HTS3440/37. I've had this for a couple of years, and now all of a sudden, it won't read any discs. It comes up after a couple of seconds and says "No Disc"....

Well, let's see.

A) A whole used HTS3440 is available on eBay for $102 delivered.

B) A compatible HTS3450 base unit goes for $79 delivered...

C) Connect a new or existing outboard DVD/BluRay player to it.

Proprietary connectors usually imply proprietary function. Home Theater in a Box runs that way and are typically Not Economically Repairable.

Though it may be possible to construct cabling that adapts 'normal' standardized audio to your HTIB speakers, is it really worth it?

I'd got with option C as it would be a better investment in equipment with longevity and forward compatibility.

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Where Can I find HT-DB600 Speaker Wire Adapters?

Actually, you don't need the adapters. All you need are conductive posts of the same diameter as the plug openings.

I just chopped up some large paper clips and attached them to the end of a piece of speaker wire, then inserted the paper clip 'posts' into the adapter openings, and attached the other end of wire to the speakers (forming a kind of bridge).

And viola! Worked perfectly! It takes a little effort, but is much less time consuming then hunting down antiquated proprietary plugs and costs nothing!

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Where is the cheapest place to find the cables i need to hook up the smaller speakers?

A second hand store/pawn shot. The cable is a proprietary design and you cannot replace it with something else unless you are willing to dismantle the sub to take out the wire connectors and join them manually.

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Just purchased SBHS100AE-K rear speakers to connect to my SC-BT100. I want to connect them wired rather than purchase the wireless transmitter, but I can't figure out how to connect the wired rear speakers...

This unit is not as flexible as traditional receivers are as far as speakers are concerned. Speakers are labeled and *must* be connected to the correct speaker terminals.

Upon reading the manual - it is quite apparent that the only provisions for rear surround speaker connections is <i>only</i> via the optional wireless transmitter / receiver hardware. The optional digital transmitter is connected via a proprietary plug on the rear of the SC-BT100. The optional receiver amplifies the received signal and passes it to the connected surround speakers. I would bet that there are no provisions for amplifying a surround L and R speaker channel inside the SC-BT100, and that it only provides a low level (like a "tape out") or un-amplified signal to the transmitter plug. Even if you were to manage to get the surround speaker connections made up there - you would not be able to hear anything from them - as there is no amplifier. The amplifier is contained in the wireless receiver, and is largely why it requires a connection to house current.

Unfortunately, I doubt you'll find a way to listen the surround channel audio from the SC-BT100 without the optional transmitter / receiver and the integrated amplifier.

You can review the manual like I did here:

I hope this answered your question.

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Need an fm antenna

If it uses a simple terminal clip (similar to a speaker connection) then extra speaker wire or lamp cord thats laying around works beautifully. But you could always visit a Radio Shack to get the proper stuff.

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Speaker cables are too short

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.

Post back here for any further questions.

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