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RLM
Does anybody here know much about connecting speakers?  I have this set of Aiwa speakers that's permanently wired at the speaker end (no terminals), and as the picture shows at the other.  I'm trying to figure out which wire connects to the red terminal and black terminal on the receiver.  One side has writing, the other a solid line.  I'm getting conflicting information from Google.20190513_120822-800x450.jpg
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Nevada_Ed
The one showing a stripe, or ridge is the positive wire.   Ed

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Chucker
Next to the connectors on the speakers you will see small positive + or negative - signs to tell you the polarity. Also, on some speakers a red knob also means +  with these. 

Sorry, don't know your knowledge level so I hope this helps and doesn't insult you.
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JimL
If you connect a speaker and it doesn't sound good, swap the wires.  I've not heard of damage from wiring them backwards, but have noticed a big sound quality difference.

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MapleJoe
JimL wrote:
If you connect a speaker and it doesn't sound good, swap the wires.  I've not heard of damage from wiring them backwards, but have noticed a big sound quality difference.


+1

I don't think you would be able to tell the difference with one speaker but if it is in stereo and one of the speakers has wires reversed then your phase would be off and not sound as good.
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Smudge
Momentarily touch the wires to a 9V battery while observing the speaker cone (if visible). If the cone jumps forward, than the + and - terminals on the battery correspond the the wire polarity.
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outlawmws
Karen for the win!

And yes reversing one and not the other will cause a lot of noise cancellation.  
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RLM
So this receiver I'm trying to hook up (old Pioneer SX-750) has pretty basic L and R channel connections.  I also want to hook up a subwoofer, but there is no sub out.  All my speakers and the subwoofer are permanently wired (no terminals, just wire coming out of the back).  How would I do that, or is it even possible? 20190513_153512-800x450.jpg  20190513_165446-600x1067.jpg 20190513_170240-600x1067.jpg  20190513_170228-800x450.jpg 
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pagrey
JimL wrote:
If you connect a speaker and it doesn't sound good, swap the wires.  I've not heard of damage from wiring them backwards, but have noticed a big sound quality difference.


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mnhogrider
That receiver no comprende subwoofer 
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
Many subwoofers will take L AND R channel in and split out to your left and right speakers. This may solve your problem.

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Gavercronos
Ahh. You, sir, need an amp to go between that old stereo and a newer surround set. Or, make it easy on yourself and find a pair of '70s-'80s speakers at your local thrift store/flea market/pawn shops. Look for the kind with the terminals, they were usually higher-end.
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outlawmws
Many subwoofers will take L AND R channel in and split out to your left and right speakers. This may solve your problem.

red


THIS:  If the Sup doesn't have the L/R in AND out, then the sub is not comparable with the 750,
OR you might put the Sub on output 2 L/R, and the std speakers on Output 1, and use both.
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RLM
outlawmws wrote:


THIS:  If the Sup doesn't have the L/R in AND out, then the sub is not comparable with the 750,
OR you might put the Sub on output 2 L/R, and the std speakers on Output 1, and use both.


You mean like this?  Also, this sub doesn't have a built in amplifier.  Thanks for all your help.

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scl
positive to positive, negative to negative for good low tones otherwise the low end will not present. red or stripe means that is the positive side.
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pagrey
Those speakers wont sound any good with that amplifier. When you turn up the volume the small speakers will distort terribly before the sub even starts making noise. You need different speakers or a different amplifier.
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outlawmws
RLM,  what are the inputs to the sub like?  are there R/L input options?  no, don't run the R/L together, like that...
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That receiver is old fashioned junk!!! You should send it to me to properly dispose of it!! 🙂

But really, A great piece of electronic history. enjoy the "real" sound of the late 70's. Best choice is to find "old school" speakers and enjoy non-digital music.
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kb0hae
Nice older Pioneer receiver, but its not set up for those speakers/subwoofer.  Best to find some older sterio speakers to go with it here as others have suggested.  I would probably look for a set of speakers with at least 12 inch woofers, as well as good midrange and tweeters.  Listen to them before you buy!

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Memories.  I went to college and hauled two speakers that filled the trunk on my Datsun.  Nowadays, you won't see any signs of a stereo or speakers in a college dorm.  Earbuds is it.  They are missing out on feeling the music.
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dbosch wrote:
Memories.  I went to college and hauled two speakers that filled the trunk on my Datsun.  Nowadays, you won't see any signs of a stereo or speakers in a college dorm.  Earbuds is it.  They are missing out on feeling the music.


In his dorm room, my college age son is using an older 1980/1990's Pioneer Receiver with a pair of dual woofer Sony Tower Speakers, and a JBL Powered sub. to listen to my old album collection on his Technics turntable. Most of his equipment was purchased off Craig's List.
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