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post #11 of 48 Old 10-23-09, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Banana Plugs at monoprice are about a buck a piece. $20 will get you 16 plugs, shipping included.

However, bare wire provides the least number of points for potential failure and, while not aesthetically pleasing, is usually the best quality connection. Unless you'll be looking at the back of your equipment often, or regularly switching out components, stick with bare wire.
thanks, i guess i will just run the wire. At monoprice there is bunch of different banana plug and non banana plug. Which one is good to use?

Also, how many plugs are there for a 5.1

it looks like there are 7? so I would need 14?

sub look like there are two?

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Re: Buying a sound surround sound system.

Well, if you're just using wire, you won't need banana plugs.

However, if you did want to purchase banana plugs, I would recommend the closed screw type if you are using 18-12awg wire. http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

I recommend single plugs as opposed to those that are joined in a pair by a plastic piece (some AVR have non-standard spacing and these plugs won't fit).

Each speaker has two terminals, 1 red/positive and 1 black/negative. 5.1 is 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer so you need 10 plugs or 5 pairs.

You sub should be connected by a co-axial cable with RCA connectors (subwoofer cable). You do not need to use the speaker level connectors on the sub amp unless your AVR does not have a Pre-out (every surround capable AVR should).
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Re: Buying a sound surround sound system.

When i look at the TX-SR876 receiver back, I dont see where the sub connection is.

i am thinking it might be the zone 1 and zone 2 but those r not rca or xlr connectors but speaker connectors?
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Re: Buying a sound surround sound system.

Its there, trust me. All HTR's have the sub line rca out.
Its the purple rca connector located in the pre out section.

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Well, if you're just using wire, you won't need banana plugs.

However, if you did want to purchase banana plugs, I would recommend the closed screw type if you are using 18-12awg wire. http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

I recommend single plugs as opposed to those that are joined in a pair by a plastic piece (some AVR have non-standard spacing and these plugs won't fit).

Each speaker has two terminals, 1 red/positive and 1 black/negative. 5.1 is 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer so you need 10 plugs or 5 pairs.

You sub should be connected by a co-axial cable with RCA connectors (subwoofer cable). You do not need to use the speaker level connectors on the sub amp unless your AVR does not have a Pre-out (every surround capable AVR should).

http://www.svsound.com/products-sub-...nsd.cfm#driver

I don't see a rca connection for the sub itself though. only a speaker type connection.
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Re: Buying a sound surround sound system.

Its the Low level rca inputs (red/white) located top right, you only need to use one of them.


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Its the Low level rca inputs (red/white) located top right, you only need to use one of them.

K, I was confused because it is labeled R and L which should mean left or right?

I was thinking the sub wanted divided signals of sub sounds from left and right?


Are you sure I don't need to split the rca into two cables for the sub input from the reciever?

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Are you sure I don't need to split the rca into two cables for the sub input from the reciever?
No, it is not necessary, The signal from the receiver is a dedicated mono signal. The reason there is two inputs is in the case where the user is using the sub on a two channel music setup. You can use a "Y" splitter at the sub but it wont really make any audible difference.

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No, it is not necessary, The signal from the receiver is a dedicated mono signal. The reason there is two inputs is in the case where the user is using the sub on a two channel music setup. You can use a "Y" splitter at the sub but it wont really make any audible difference.
k thanks, I ordered the svs complete system, receiver, and need to get the cables.


I really hope I made a smart buy and really hope I could hear a difference from this compared to a all in one kit. Shipping cost 200+ dollars from svs :/


Monoprice I can pick up and the receiver had free shipping .
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Re: Buying a sound surround sound system.

Oh dont worry you will have a fantastic system! For the price you payed for all of these there is nothing that can come close. You will be the envy of the neighborhood.

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