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Input block I have a Sonance ASAP1  2-channel amp. The red and black plastic push buttons  for holding in the speaker wires have almost all broken due to heat/age. I can buy a block at Radio Shack and take the same buttons out, but am having trouble installing them in the amp. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I cannot think of another way to hold the wires.

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Speaker terminal block comes in various sizes and shape. Choose the one that suits your unit best. Some have 2 screws or 4 to mount. You'll need soldering iron to solder the terminal from the inside of the unit.

Good Luck.

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