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QED Airloc Plugs into Yamaha Amp

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by steve 111, Jan 14, 2004.

  1. steve 111

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    I think I must be being stupid but if someone can enlighten me i'll be grateful.

    I have just had all my speaker cables fitted with QED Airloc Plugs. The guy in Sevenoaks assured me these just connect straight into the back of my Yamaha Receiver. Having just tried to do it I can't see how.

    Can anyone explain (simply) how they connect because this is driving me nuts.
     
  2. Brogan

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    Have you removed the little plastic inserts from the centre of the speaker terminals?
    There's an EU nanny directive which makes all manufacturers put these plastic plugs in place to stop us harming ourselves...:rolleyes:
     
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    The red and black plastic speaker input terminals on the back of the receiver don't come off. They just unscrew a certain amount and then spin.

    I assumed the plugs just slotted straight into the hole on the plastic terminals, but it's way too small.
     
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    The yamaha terminals do have 4mm sockets behind the smaller hole in the plastic binding posts. You can either bore the plastic out to 4mm, or if you are in a hurry just apply a bit more pressure when pushing the plugs in. They will easily force through the plastic and fit into the 4mm socket.
     
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    Sorry no answer, but please let me know how you get on as I have a Yamaha DSP A2 with the same terminals with small holes.

    Cant really imagine forceing plugs through them as they seem pretty solid, but the drilling idea sounds interesting.

    Cheers,

    Chipster.
     
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    steve 111


    I think you might have missunderstood what Brogan was saying, the binding post itself will have as you said a Red or Black nob that will screw in or out, this is to fix the bare wire behind it and to tighten it on to the wire. The space for the banana plug is in the centre of the nob (looking end on to it), you will see it has a small hole, too small for the banana plug to go in, however this is because there will be a small normally black plastic bung or plug shoved in there, this needs removing, I did mine using a really small screwdriver to ply them out, once they're out you can plug your Airlocks in no problems.

    The bung is only in there in european models as they seem to think the europeans will stick their electrical plugs in or something stupid like that!! What a joke, and even worse we dont even have the same plugs as europe so ours wouldnt even fit!!

    Cheers

    Ryan :smashin:

    [[Usual disclaimer - I do not take any responsibility for any damage that may occur from you trying to follow any advice I've given. ]]
     
  7. steve 111

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    Guys, Many thanks for all your help. I'll try this tonight.
     
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    To all.

    I heard this was possible some time ago, but after removing the amp from my cabinet (which took me ages) It appeared the knobs were solid... nothing to prise off.

    So I'm either blind, stupid or both :rolleyes:

    Be interested how you get on steve 111
     
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    Didn't want to force anything of bore anything out so took the plugs back to Sevenoaks and explained the problem. The guy said you do just force it through the small hole and showed me a Yamaha amp where they had done it.

    Got home and just done it. All you need to do is support your amp at the front with your hand, get your plugs and with a little bit of pressure the plastic colapses on itself, as its designed to do, and hey presto your plugs are connected.
     
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    Steve 111, really good to hear you got it sorted, not heard of that sort of collapsing plug before, must be a Yamaha thing, good idea though...

    Ryan :smashin:
     
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    Thanks for that, I will try it again.
     
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    I had the same prob on a Yammy processor. The hole is 4mm in diameter which requires a 3mm banana plug.
     
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    I would personally use pins, or take another joint out of the equation and bind direct to the post with stripped cable.
     
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    you all seem to be misunderstanding each other:
    Tighten the binding post.
    Take a watch makers screw driver (smaller than 4mm)
    push it into middle of plug
    a thin piece of plastic will break
    you will see a 4mm hole like any other amp has (after the little plastic cap is out.)
     
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    Not all of us have misunderstood! :p

    That exactly what myself and Brogan have already said, but as Steve 111 has explained it seems (and I don't know myself have not had a Yamaha amp before) that the Yamaha's ahve clever little collapsable plugs!?

    But for all other amps as far as I know will be as yourself, Brogan and I have already explained.....
     
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    i was describing the yamaha except in the last brackets.
    maybe we should all just admit that although it's not hard to do once you know how, it is bloody hard to explain!!
     

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