Binding Posts- Hifi

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Hi all,

Wondering if any1 can offer any help.

I've just moved into a new flat; and there are B&W speakers in the ceiling with 2 white wires coming out of the wall into a cupboard. Each white wire is split into two at the ends with the bare copper showing at the end. Now apologies for coming across so niaeve (but I am); i've established that these need to go onto "Binding Posts" on a hifi.

I'm wondering if any1 can recommend a hifi system where I can attach these speaker wires successfully, and the hifi has an AUX in/Ipod in [3.5m jack?] so that I can play by ipod through the hifi onto the ceiling speakers.

The hifi need therefore be just a 'middle man' as it were. I know this worked as the guy who was in the flat before has a very old hifi in which he had connected his ipod to (it even had a tape player so am sure theres lots out there). Its just when I went to PC world, all i could find were hifi's with VERY small wires and that all connected to the back of the hifi using 'banana plugs'.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Stu

P.S.- in this magical cupboard of wires, there are deffinatley 2 speaker wires (with 4 bare ends); there could also be 3 speaker wires (with 6); wasn't sure if this was possible; but the wire is the same colour...?
 

John Duncan

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Most amps have binding posts nowadays, but even if they didn't you can put banana plugs on the end of the bare wires for pennies.



Some amps have a 3.5mm input as well (all Cambridge amps for example, will try to find some more), but if not there are plenty of 3.5mm-to-RCA cables on eBay. Alternatively, you could get a dock and just use normal interconnects.

Not sure I understand your last sentence though - can you post a picture?
 
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Hey John,

Thanks for your reply.

I had a browse online and those Cambridge ones looks pretty well reviewed and seem fairly cheap (good value). Re my last sentance- I think what I'll do is pop into a richer sounds 2moro and ask about them exactly.

Thanks for the tip with the banana plugs- wouldn't have had a clue what they do if you hadn't mentioned them.

Best,

Stu
 
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Hey John,

Thanks for your reply.

I had a browse online and those Cambridge ones looks pretty well reviewed and seem fairly cheap (good value). Re my last sentance- I think what I'll do is pop into a richer sounds 2moro and ask about them exactly.

Thanks for the tip with the banana plugs- wouldn't have had a clue what they do if you hadn't mentioned them.

Best,

Stu
 

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