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help me plz....im so screw ...its about speaker wire

by h3ili3 / March 27, 2010 3:15 AM PDT

hi guys.
i have those speaker that my brother connect for me but my old dvd player just died on me. so i bought the samsung ht ds400. And now the speaker wire i have is bare wire but the outlet on that samsung look so weird. its like a phone jack or something. what do i do now??? how do i convert my bare wire to the phone jack to plug in??? plz helpppll me. thanks

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You trying to use the old speakers instead of the new?
by ahtoi / March 27, 2010 6:07 AM PDT

If my guess are correct, the ht-ds400 should have come with the whole thing, speakers, wires and all. So take a look at the manual and get some clues from that. Good luck.

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the bare wire!!!
by h3ili3 / March 27, 2010 9:45 AM PDT

im trying to use that bare wire that my brother already hooked up to the speakers for me(my bro did it some where on the ceiling, he just left the bare wire hanging so i can connect to the old dvd player) so i was just wonder if i can somehow connect that bare wire to the samsung ht ds400 ( the thing in the back of samsung that use to connect to the wire look like a phone jack) Sad jeez sorry if i confuse u guys cuz im an idiot when it come to electrical stuff. thanks

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are the wires identified?
by ahtoi / March 27, 2010 4:26 PM PDT
In reply to: the bare wire!!!

If not, the only one that can help might be your brother or you could just forget the ceiling speakers. Just use what comes with the HT packages and enjoy.

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hmmm...i guess
by h3ili3 / March 28, 2010 1:29 AM PDT

thx..i guess so...cuz my old speakers are bose...so i hate to let it go Sad thank you though

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Use Both Sets of Wire...
by WildClay / March 29, 2010 2:06 AM PDT

I just looked at the manual for your unit and if what I see is correct you should not have a lot of trouble hooking your old Bose speakers to the new system.

It looks like one end is a special connector, that goes on the DS400 side, and are color coded to match the channel for the speaker. However, it looks like the other end is just bare wire, the end that hooks to their speakers, the instructions show it as bare wire anyway.

If this is the case, then use the bare wire end of the speaker wire they supplied and twist each wire on to one of the bare old wires.

So say you are doing Left Front, pick the wire with the connector with the right color for Left Front, on one end there is the connector and the other the bar ends. Now get the Left Front bare wire from the Bose speakers and twist one wire together, of the two from the wires from the Bose, and then repeat on the second wire, we can work out polarity later.

MAKE SURE THE TWO WIRES CAN NEVER TOUCH!! Use electrical tape to carefully cover any bare wire.

Test it out, repeat for each set of wires you have.

If the ends are not like the manual at the speaker side and are wired right in to the speaker, then your last option is to cut off the connectors, about a good foot or more back from the end of the connector and then go back to plan A above.

Let me know if you are up to trying that and then we can talk how to determine polarity, don't worry it will not break anything to have the polarity wrong...

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life saver
by h3ili3 / March 29, 2010 8:00 AM PDT

thank you so much..u just save my life. i just asked the seller on ebay to return it. they wouldnt accept it cuz it was the used one:( so i have to stuck with it. anyway i got to buy the wire for samsung cuz they didnt send it to me. THANK YOU ill try that

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