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Syntheso
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Loudspeakers / Amp etc. hook up

Hi there,

I want to use my grandpa's old loudspeakers / amp etc. However I can't work how to power the speakers / hook things up..

On the back of each there is one male XLR socket and on one of them black/red speaker lead sockets. The speakers are Rogers Studio 1. I can't work out how you power them, obviously they are passive speakers.. no signs of power connections

The amp and pre-amp that came with the setup (Quad 34 and Quad 405-2) have no XLR connections..

I would like to put my turntable (phono outs) through them. Possibly my mixer as well so I can hook up my computer too.

Please can someone resolved my newbieness.

Thanks,
S

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Rogers studio 1's

Rogers Studio 1's are excellent speakers and well worth saving. The pair should both connect through an XRL socket. Originally they came with an adapter to standard cables. I don't know why they did this but it is fairly well known. If the speakers are stillin their original listening location, the connecters may still be around as well. If not, your choices are probably to contact the manufacturer and ask if there are replacements available or have some made for you by a stereo gear repair shop.

Best of luck.

commsysman
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SPEAKERS

You just need to take a regular speaker wire and attach an XLR plug to one end. Connect your speaker wires to pins 2 and 3. Pin 1 is for a ground, which you will not connect.

 

 

Syntheso wrote:

Hi there, I want to use my grandpa's old loudspeakers / amp etc. However I can't work how to power the speakers / hook things up.. On the back of each there is one male XLR socket and on one of them black/red speaker lead sockets. The speakers are Rogers Studio 1. I can't work out how you power them, obviously they are passive speakers.. no signs of power connections The amp and pre-amp that came with the setup (Quad 34 and Quad 405-2) have no XLR connections.. I would like to put my turntable (phono outs) through them. Possibly my mixer as well so I can hook up my computer too. Please can someone resolved my newbieness. Thanks, S

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Great thanks!

Great thanks!

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