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Old surround speakers

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Help! My son ran across the speakers and sub woofer from an old surround system that we had. There doesn't seem to be a brand name on any of it. The back says Model SAT13 on one sticker & SS13-SET. Serial #{removed per forum guidelines}. They originally plugged into a huge dvd player. What typebof reciever can he hook all these into?

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Re: Old surround speakers

Greetings Blowerbuggy69,

 

Thanks for joining our community to get some advice regarding some older speakers your son found. I understand that finding something you thought may be obsolete is exciting to see if you can repurpose it. I’d be happy to see how I can assist you further.

 

Using the model numbers you shared with me I wasn’t able to locate which brand your speakers are. Can you please share if they have finished connections, or are just wires? That’ll change my recommendations. At this time I don’t feel confident in making a full recommendation as I wasn’t unable to find out more about the speakers. It does sound like you previously had a home-theater-in-a-box kind of set up which would limit you options at this time. I look forward to your reply to learn more about the speakers.

 

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Re: Old surround speakers

Just regular speaker wire connections. For lack of a better description you just squeeze them open (red & black) and insert speaker wires. The sub woofer thing just takes one of those cords with 3 ends (yellow red & black) with the push in ends on them. Sorry for my lack of proper terms, lol.
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Re: Old surround speakers

Greetings Blowerbuggy69,

 

Thanks for providing me those details! I really do appreciate it. It sounds like the speaker wires are unfinished, and may need banana clips to be connected to a receiver that only accepts finished connections. The subwoofer connections are composite ones. (Sometimes the connection is referred to as RCA.)

 

While taking a peek into receiver options on BestBuy.com it appears connecting the subwoofer will be more difficult as most of units are 2.0 channels not 2.1. I’d suggest visiting your local Best Buy with the speakers as they’d be able to help make a better recommendation for you. My concerns is the speakers may have a different minimum Impedance than the receivers I recommend. Your local Best Buy may be able to do some troubleshooting with the display models on the floor to determine if you need a 8 Ohms, or 6 Ohms receiver. Using the wrong impedance results in a lower sound quality overall.

 

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Re: Old surround speakers

Thanks so much for your help!