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Newb looking for help: Connecting phone to old speakers [pictures included]

CDRIVE

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In lieu of electrical contact cleaner you can clean electrical contacts with Isopropyl Alcohol applied with a QTip.

It is my personal opinion that the RCA Plug / Connector system is the worst connector ever made. The plug being it's weakest point. They were developed in the 1940's as a smaller & less expensive alternative to the 1/4" Phone Plug.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RCA_connector

Chris
 

CDRIVE

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Ha! My eyes saw what I expected to see. Not what you posted. So does this mean that reverse dyslexia is a good thing?

BTW: No argument there. They're a great robust connector.

Merry Christmas,
Chris
 

Edward Kerr

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Greetings, comrades.

I'm still having recurring "crackling" sensations and I suspect it is the socket I push the gold speaker wire into. Is there any adapter or wire I can use to push the wire into the "surround speaker" port instead? Note that the "surround speaker" port is the only other port on that part of the system.
 

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I doubt that the wire is gold. More likely copper that can and will oxidize. I don't like the way this image looks at all. You need to clean the dust out of the speaker connectors. I would also cut off the bare wire and re-strip a fresh end. Try not to cut any strands.

Chris
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Tha fios agaibh

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I like to fold over the exposed conductors before inserting into to terminals. This will give you a tighter connection and less signal loss.
Better yet, pitch that garbage wire and buy some #14ga. It will make a huge difference in sound.
 

CDRIVE

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Yeah, that looks like only 18 gauge wire in the photo. The ends look waaay to frayed and messy too!

Chris
 
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