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Hi, I have sockets for outside speakers, which wire goes where? Do I split the inner/outer or left right, or both? Not tech (as you can tell) simple answers please. Thanks

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  • dave5159 Feb 10, 2008

    Thanks, think I have it sorted now!

  • kurtjk1 Jun 21, 2008

    I have the rca 5 disc systen and I have hooked up my outdoor speakers for the summer. . when I paly the radio it works fine, when I play a CD only one speaker will work. any ideas?

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Just to help clarify on this for future viewers:

There is a bank of 4 speaker wire sockets (2 pairs), like this:
[#][X] [#][X]

The # is black and the X is red. Each pair goes to one speaker.

The speaker wiring supplied with the system is copper in color, with two wires joined together. One wire has a black stripe on the clear casing, the other has no stripe. The one with the stripe goes into the black socket and the one without the stripe goes into the red socket.

With the unit facing towards you, lean over it and look at the speaker sockets on the back of the unit. The socket pair on the left goes to the left speaker and the socket pair on the right goes to the right speaker. Remember that this appears "reversed" when the rear of the unit it facing you, so that's why it's easier to do it oriented as I described.

Connect up the speakers and you're good to go. Don't forget to connect the sub woofer! It has a separate black wire with RCA style plugs. You plug it into the white colored socket.

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Hi Dave. I guess it would be helpful to know model of the system. Could you send us the model number and make? If I have this information I can get you up and going!

Posted on Feb 09, 2008

  • Vern Eckel
    Vern Eckel Feb 11, 2008

    Glad to hear you have it figured out. if you run into problems let us know and we will try and help you as best we can.

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