I am trying to peice together a new HTS. I recently purchased a Samsung 65" smart tv and found out that my old Bose lifestyles system would not hook up to it. After doing some debating on purchasing a sound bar and not being satisfied with the sound at the local box store I did a google search and found this forum. I found a thread on how to peice together a system for less than $500 and got an idea. Without much thinking I went out and bought a Denon AVR-E300 receiver and after getting it home I realized my Bose speakers won't hook up to it. And finally after a long winded story now for my question. My Bose speakers have a rca type plug on the end of the speaker cable, can I cut them off and run them like normal speaker wires to connect them to my new receiver. I can't afford a new speaker system right at the moment. Thanks for all your help.