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post #1 of 9 Old 01-03-2011, 10:27 PM - Thread Starter
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Alright guys i need some serious help

so i got bose am 15's as a present (i know we all hate bose) and i have the onkyo 807 reciever. So as many of u know bose is proprietary. My house is pre-wired.
I thought i could buy a speaker wallplate to join the 2 wires and it would work. WRONG. it doesnt work out. The wallplate works, i tried it on a seperate system.

So guys how can i make this work? any thoughts would help me out a lot



also the bose wires seem to be soldered, could that affect the contact with the wallplate?
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So are you trying to hook up a bose speaker to the wall outlet which then is hooked up to your receiver?
If you trying to just connect the bose cable with the rca like head directly into the speaker plate, it won't work. You either have to cut off the head and attach the wires to the correct terminals or use some new wire.
Some more info would be helpful. Maybe some pictures?

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alright so let me try to make this clearer

my wall is prewired and i wallmounted my bose am 15 speakers.
Each speaker for bose is suppose to connect to the subwoofer. The subwoofer has the rca end and it converts to a speaker wire end. The speaker wire end is suppose to go into each speaker on the wall but im already using the prewire.
So my question is how would i connect the speaker wire end from the bose subwoofer to the prewire?
I thought the wallplate connection would work but it doesnt
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The wall plate should work, you probably aren't connecting it right. All long as the wires are touching and making a circuit, it will work. Try using some Twist-on wire connectors or crimp the wires together or put on some banana connectors.

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you should have a ribbon cable-like thing coming out of the sub-unit, which connects to the amplifer's output terminals, you'll want to connect that as Bose says to

then from the sub-unit you'll have phono jacks that correspond to your speakers - you should be able to just run that straight into your wallplate (and then hook your speakers up on the other end); does the system work with the prewire out of the question? (like malagant said - if there's a circuit, it works, the bose stuff is proprietary in terms of whatever filter circuits inside the amass module (but you aren't messing with that, right?), but connecting them together is just standard conductors)
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i said the same thing but apparently it doesnt connect
i tried the wallplate on a seperate speaker system and it worked
Im thinking its because the bose are soldered at the tip, im not too sure
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alright guys so i dug a little further and found out
it might be the monster speaker wire that is prewire.
i used some 18 guage speaker wire in the wallplate and the bose connected no problem
any reasons to why the 14 gauge monster wire isnt working with the system?
any way to fix it?
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any reasons to why the 14 gauge monster wire isnt working with the system? any way to fix it?

Check the continuity of the wire. The wire is most likely broken somewhere along the length.

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Hi Malagant,
Noticed you have both rc-70 and v6.3. Can you provide a feedback on these two?

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So are you trying to hook up a bose speaker to the wall outlet which then is hooked up to your receiver?
If you trying to just connect the bose cable with the rca like head directly into the speaker plate, it won't work. You either have to cut off the head and attach the wires to the correct terminals or use some new wire.
Some more info would be helpful. Maybe some pictures?

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