Originally Posted by Av8tr
My brother has an old sony S/W that has the clamps for connecting speaker wire to receiver. Where can I find a cable that has 2 bare wires on one side
, and a normal banana plug
for a modern Receiver/AVR? Can I just buy any S/W cable and cut off the plug one the suboofer side, and connect the 2 wires to his old subwoofer?
Originally Posted by LTD02
there are two things going here.
the speaker level runs at amplified power.
the rca runs at unamplified or "signal" level power.
if you plug amplified level power into a signal level input you will just clip it all over the place and potentially damage the system.
if you run a signal level into amplified aka speaker level inputs, it won't have enough power and you will hardly hear anything.
He's talking about a banana plug...not RCA...
OP..yes, if you take a cable that has banana plugs on both ends, and chop off one end, you'll be fine. You can even take bare speaker wire and screw/solder/crimp banana plugs on just one end and you'll be fine.
Now, that being said, I hope by "banana" plugs, you did mean what you said, and not RCA....right?