Just picked up a Harman Kardon AVR 1565. It's my 1st receiver ever, didn't want anything super fancy, just an entry-level one and I'm pretty excited about it.
Did a good amount of research before plunking down for this unit, but I anticipated problems with my setup, regardless.
So, my setup:
- LG 42CS570 42" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV
- Samsung HT-Z320T 1000W 5.1-Channel Home Theater System
- Go.Video DV2150 DVD-VCR Combo [just to keep things old school]
- Roku 3
- Nintento Wii [just to keep things blurry and low-res]
- Harman Kardon AVR 1565 Receiver, of course
Tonight as I was hooking up my speakers, all was going well until the last one. I realized that the connection from my Samsung HT sub-woofer is not compatible with the plug-in type of connection on the HK 1565
. Oh for the love of!?! As you can see, this is where the newb part comes in. I assumed that all the speakers would connect the same = clear/black, +/- connections.
So my question is: does this situation always call for a new sub-woofer or is there anyway to "salvage" my Samsung HT one? Salvage, meaning is there anyway to make it connect to the plug-in type connection, with an adapter/etc., for example, or is it done and there's just no way to connect it?
By the way, to hook up the other 5 speakers, I had to strip off the hard-plastic connection tips of the wires to expose the wiring. Good idea and/or what you're suppose to do or complete lunacy?
Thanks in advance and 1000 apologies for my newbie-ness. I'm actually an IT guy and know a fair amount about tech, just not HT, receivers, audio, etc.