Speaker Wire connection

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  1. bwfc0907

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    Hi
    My sub woofer has speaker wire solderered on it & I'm wanting to connect it to an amp with a plug socket, is such a connector sold to allow me to convert the wire into a connector to plug in the sub woofer to an amp?
     
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    I'm a little confused about what you want to plug into what?!
    I'm guessing you have a sub that came with a cinema system that doesn't have an electrical plug for it? If so, then you can't use it with a "proper" amp.
     
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    As above if you have a passive sub (no onboard amplification) from an all in one system then this can not be used with an av receiver. Are you also intending to use the other speakers from the same system? If so you need to check the impedance of them. Most all in one systems have very low impedance speakers that can not be used with an av receiver either. If they are below 4 ohms then I would not use them otherwise you could damage your receiver.
     
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    Yes, it's a Sony HT-SF1300? Will I need new speakers if I change the receiver?
     
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    Yeah, afraid so!
     
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    Cheers, any recommendations for £200?
     
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    What receiver do you have or plan to buy?
     
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    I'll need a new receiver & speakers, can't push the budget much more
     
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    That is not enough for a receiver and speaker set. The best you will do under budget us the yamaha 196 from richer sounds but if you can stretch your budget another £50 then the yamaha 398 would be well worth it and make upgrades or replacement easier and cheaper in the future.
     
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    £200 for amp AND speakers? Hmm... Second hand would be the best way to go. Aim for £120 for amp and £80 for speakers? I dunno really, anything you can get for that price! :)
     
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    I could stretch to £300
     
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    Richer Sounds and Superfi are your best bets for a deal. Check out their websites or even better go to a store and speak to them. They'll let you demo systems if you ask nicely!!
     
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    The Yamaha 398 is one of the best systems for around £250 so well worth a look.
     

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