My finace pulled this system out of the basement after a long time. I hooked it up and all works fine, but we are missing one set of speaker wires. Can I just go buy the same type of speaker plug at radio shack or something or do I need to order one from somewhere. Does anyone have an extra set I can buy from?
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Re: Need one set of speaker wires.
If the wires have just bare ends plugged into spring-loaded contacts then you can get some twin lead from radio shack or walmart. Just make sure you match the colors from the stereo to the speakers otherwise you might not get real stereo or surround.
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Most people will try there best to mark the speaker wires on their speaker system when they run them. That can be a big pain and if you don't mark the with a simple system it can be confusing. It will be more trouble if you did'nt mark the wires when you ran them. I have a very simple solution that works well. You don't need to worry with marking the wires at all. The easy way to identify the spearker you are hooking up when you are installing a system is to use a 1.5 vdc D cell battery. You may ask, why a D cell battery? It is pretty simple. If you have connected the wires to the speakers.With the + (possitive)terminal connected to the side of the speaker wire that is marked with a stripe. Sometimes the stripe is white or black and sometimes no stripe at all. If it does not have a stripe it will have small ridges along the side of the wire. Stripe or ridges we call that the tracer. Place the wire with out a tracer on the - (negative) terminal of the speaker. On the other end of the wires youwill need to strip the insulation from the two conductors of the speaker wire. Hold one of the wires to the - (negative) end of the D cell battery. the +/- indications are located on the side of the battery. The bump on one end of the battery is normally the + (possitive) end of the battery. Touch the other wire to the + (possitive) side of the battery for a second and remove. Repeat this several times and note the poping sound the speaker make. Listen for the location of the speaker that is poping. Hook the speaker to the terminal on the amp that matches the location of the speaker that pops. Move to the next speaker and repeat. Do not worry this action will not harm the speakers. They will see much more than 1.5 vdc when you drive them with the amp. The next time you need to install speakers try this tip. You can use it in every installation and it will speed the install process. I hope you find this very heplful.
You can get your unit repaired. (cheapest option) You can hook up the speakers to another unit as long as it will work with the same impedance speakers. Don't hook them up to a receiver that is rated for 8 ohms. Your speakers are 3 ohm. The sub is a passive one, so the replacement receiver will have to work with a passive woofer.
This definately means that you have a positve and negative speaker wire touching somewhere. First thing to do would be to check all connections at the speakers and on back of receiver and make sure all wires are seperated. This is a common problem if two wires are touching each other. If you check all connections and they look ok and you still have same problem you need to start unhooking all wires and hook them up one at a time and turn on system. If it works with one speaker then try hooking up a second speaker wire and so on until it gives you protection message again. Basically process of elemenation. Once you says that protection message you need to replace the last wire you hook up all together as you could of damaged it when running speaker wire or it could be a defect in speaker wire.
You need to check your speaker wire connections at the speakers and at the amplifier. You must have a positve and negative speaker wires touching. If you check them and still same result you need to unhook all speakers from amp and speakers and hook up one speaker at a time to see if you get message for each speaker and when you finally do you will know which speaker wire and speaker is giving you a problem.
The problem is that your center channel is not functioning correctly. Dialogue is typically routed to the center channel only in 5.1, so if you don't have a working center channel all you will get is sound FX and background sound.
Go through all your settings, verify that they are correct. Verify that your center channel is working properly, and wired to the correct output.
Test the center channel speaker and I feel confident you will find something amiss.
try hooking up other speakers to receiver, and other receiver to speakers, in order to determine which is the problem causer.
open up receiver and check the contacts of the speaker swiches. also check the speaker relays, many times problem lyes there.