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Old 27-05-2013, 12:31
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I bought these speakers thinking it would come with the cables in the box for it

can anyone quick link me to what type of cable i would need for these speakers? before i go on a shop hunt lol

these are the front and back speakers
http://www.savins.ie/pic_Large_rd.php?file=2010i.jpg
this is the center
http://www.concept-av.co.uk/upload/data/500_Large.jpg
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:08
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Just any reasonably thick copper wire - mains lead is perfectly good.

Don't be ripped off and conned into 'oxygen free cable' and all sorts of crap like that, just thickish copper wire is all you need.
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:12
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http://www.powercity.ie/?par=30-70-D...LEMMING&image=

would these do??
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:14
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http://www.powercity.ie/?par=30-70-1...=PHILEX&image=

this shop do sell copper wire
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:15
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No, those are phono leads, not speaker leads.

You don't want 'leads' you just want wire, there aren't any plugs involved.
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:16
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The second link would be fine - but why not just pop down to a shop and buy some wire?.
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:18
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The second link would be fine - but why not just pop down to a shop and buy some wire?.
yea thats what im doing that shop is not far from me

you can tell im a home theater in a box type of guy LOL
cant wait to try these speakers out and do away with the old samsung 5.1 system
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:21
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You just need some plain and simple speaker wire. You have bought decent speakers so it makes sense to use some reasonable quality cable without going mad.

Cable quality goes on thickness and whether it is oxygen free or not. This slows down tarnishing. Thin bell wire isn't oxygen free and it's cheap but rubbish. Avoid.

Decent thickness is anything over 2 x 1.5mm CSA (cross section area). There's plenty of stuff on Ebay that's cheap enough LINK

Have a look at the speaker terminals on the backs of your speakers. They unscrew to reveal a post in the centre. Unscrew far enough and you should find there a hole through the post for threading the end of the cable through before tightening down. This is a better way than wrapping the cable round the posts. Alternatively you can buy something called banana plugs to add to the ends of the cables. Check your speaker manual about removing the binding post plugs that cover the holes for connecting banana plugs.

It's also useful to check how the wire fixes to the amp. If the amp has the same type of binding posts at the speakers then there's nothing else to check. If it uses spring clip terminals instead then these won't take wire much bigger than 1.5mm CSA.

Now, you haven't mentioned the amp. If you bought these speakers to replace the ones that came with an all-in-one home cinema kit then you're going to struggle.
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:23
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You just need some plain and simple speaker wire. You have bought decent speakers so it makes sense to use some reasonable quality cable without going mad.

Cable quality goes on thickness and whether it is oxygen free or not. This slows down tarnishing. Thin bell wire isn't oxygen free and it's cheap but rubbish. Avoid.

Decent thickness is anything over 2 x 1.5mm CSA (cross section area). There's plenty of stuff on Ebay that's cheap enough LINK

Have a look at the speaker terminals on the backs of your speakers. They unscrew to reveal a post in the centre. Unscrew far enough and you should find there a hole through the post for threading the end of the cable through before tightening down. This is a better way than wrapping the cable round the posts. Alternatively you can buy something called banana plugs to add to the ends of the cables. Check your speaker manual about removing the binding post plugs that cover the holes for connecting banana plugs.

It's also useful to check how the wire fixes to the amp. If the amp has the same type of binding posts at the speakers then there's nothing else to check. If it uses spring clip terminals instead then these won't take wire much bigger than 1.5mm CSA.

Now, you haven't mentioned the amp. If you bought these speakers to replace the ones that came with an all-in-one home cinema kit then you're going to struggle.

the amp i have is
YAMAHA RXV471

so would this wire do
http://www.powercity.ie/?par=30-70-1...=PHILEX&image=
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Old 27-05-2013, 13:53
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Yep.
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Old 27-05-2013, 15:56
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Cheers for the help guys got the wires its time to rig em up
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Old 28-05-2013, 20:56
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pack-Unive...item19d0c25363

Looking for speaker brackets iv seen these ones but am not sure weather they tilt down for the speaker to sit onto it does anybody know if this goes with q spakers?
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Old 28-05-2013, 21:32
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pack-Unive...item19d0c25363

Looking for speaker brackets iv seen these ones but am not sure weather they tilt down for the speaker to sit onto it does anybody know if this goes with q spakers?
Those are no good. The Q Acoustics 2000 series speakers have a fixing for a bracket on the bottom of the speaker. Those brackets screw into the back of the speaker. Which would mean drilling a hole in the back of your speakers.

If you want to wall mount them then use these brackets

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acoustics-20.../dp/B004VW5AX0
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Old 28-05-2013, 21:56
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Those are no good. The Q Acoustics 2000 series speakers have a fixing for a bracket on the bottom of the speaker. Those brackets screw into the back of the speaker. Which would mean drilling a hole in the back of your speakers.

If you want to wall mount them then use these brackets

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acoustics-20.../dp/B004VW5AX0
Those are way to expensive for me at the mo guess il have to go with a home made shelf or something lol
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Old 29-05-2013, 23:21
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Super impressed with these speakers its given all my movies, music and games a new lease of life
Everything just sounds 1000s times better
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