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post #1 of 17 Old 12-05-14, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Speaker/Subwoofer Wiring Question

Hello everyone,

I bought 50 ft of speaker/Subwoofer cable. 50 ft is more than enough to wire the whole space were the Speakers and Receiver will be located.

Is there any specific method to cut the cables to distribute to the different speakers/Subwoofer into the receiver? This is my first time doing this project
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post #2 of 17 Old 12-06-14, 02:43 AM
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Re: Speaker/Subwoofer Wiring Question

If you are running a 5.1 setup you will need to run wire from every speaker to the receiver.
You may also want to run an RCA cable to the subwoofer location as well from the receiver for LFE input.
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Re: Speaker/Subwoofer Wiring Question

1) What kind of speaker/subwoofer wire did you buy?
2) What kind of equipment are you hooking up?
30 What kind of connectors are you thinking about? Or are plannig to use bare wire?
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post #4 of 17 Old 12-06-14, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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I have the following equipment:

- Polk Audio RM6750
- Onkyo TX NR525
- Coboc SPW-2C14-50-CL 50ft 14AWG 2-Conductor Oxygen-Free Copper OFC Speaker Wire Cable,Clear

That's it.

Thank you.
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Re: Speaker/Subwoofer Wiring Question

Nothing complicated/unusual to do. Just cut you speaker wire to length, remove a small enough amount of the insulation to allow the wire to get into the speaker clips & you are done.
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Re: Speaker/Subwoofer Wiring Question

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I have the following equipment:

- Polk Audio RM6750
- Onkyo TX NR525
- Coboc SPW-2C14-50-CL 50ft 14AWG 2-Conductor Oxygen-Free Copper OFC Speaker Wire Cable,Clear
To connect your sub to your receiver, don't use speaker wire - use a subwoofer cable such as this one.
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Thank you for your help!

Today is going to be a fun day

I will verify if the 5.1 comes with the Subwoofer cable if doesn't I'll buy one.
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Re: Speaker/Subwoofer Wiring Question

Remember you don't have to spend a lot of money:

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_i...seq=1&format=2

Very reasonable!
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Re: Speaker/Subwoofer Wiring Question

Thank you for the links the only thing left is banana plugs. The Onkyo tx-nr525 support this? If so, can you send me a link from monoprice to add to cart please? Thanks!
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Re: Speaker/Subwoofer Wiring Question

These should work for you. You have spring clips on the Polks so you'll use bare wire there. You could use bare wire on the back of the Onkyo but the bananas will make it much easier.

Remember when making/changing connections POWER OFF.

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