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So as some of you may remember, I started a thread recently asking for help diagnosing some popping sounds from my AVR. As of today, its completely dead and no sound comes out but the video passes through fine. 

 

Since my speakers and sub are still working, have decided to get a replacement AVR. 

 

Here's my problem: my initial setup was done by the shop which sold me my HT setup, and I'm a noob at hifi connections. How easy is it to remove my speaker and subwoofer connections from my current Onkyo TX-NR616 and install into a new AVR of possibly a different brand? 

 

Have attached a photo of the back of my current setup. Thanks in advance! 

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It's not hard. But I would suggest you use some scotch tape, add a paper and label each wire. Eg "Front LEFT"

Then unscrew the binding posts. 

One suggestion is to add a banana plug so when you get your new AVR, just plug it in.

https://blog.kantoaudio.com/tech-tuesday-how-to-connect-speaker-wire-to-a-binding-post/ 

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This is my advice for you:

 

1. Take clear photos of the entire back. You may have to take multiple photos from different angles. Capture every single connection & label (ensure it is clear). Keep this as reference.

 

[Take a video of the back panel, slowly panning from left to right may also help]

 

2. Prepare label & cello tape.

 

3. Slowly. Carefully. One cable at a time, disconnect, label it, cello tape the label so that the label won’t drop off.

 

4. Study the new AVR, familiarise yourself with which cable goes where. Read the new AVR manual.

 

5. Replace AVR.

 

6. Slowly. Carefully. One cable at a time, connect back cable to the respective  connector.

 

7. Power on & test. Follow the AVR manual guide on configuration. Perform calibration (recommended but optional).

 

These are the typical cables to your AVR (i assume you don’t use external amplification):

 

a. Power cable

b. HDMI cable - to your TV

c. HDMI cable(s) - to your sources

d. Antenna cable

e. Subwoofer cable

f. Speaker cables

-Front L

-Front R

-Center

-Surround L

-Surround R

-SurroundBack L

-SurroundBack R

-FrontHeight L

-FrontHeight R

* I assume you don’t have Atmos ceiling speakers 

 

** I notice your speaker cable pair is black-white, therefore black cable goes to black terminal, white cable goes to red terminal, of the respective speaker connection.

 

Hope this helps…

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Lol....also remember to power off the subwoofer. Else you will get a boom  boom when u disconnect the sub cable.

 

Sometimes, the poor sub is forgotten when the rest of the eqpt is power off.

 

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Yah man!

 

Add step 2b.

 

2b. Switch off power to everything (AVR, sources, TV, subwoofer, amplifier).

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Make sure there is no fray speaker cables touching each other after you have inserted them into the AVR. Banana plugs suggested by Pete will eliminate this. 

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Thank you everyone, I was worried most about the speaker connections. I will look into banana plugs!

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I place an LED strip at the back of my console and a mirror. I also keep a printout of the layout of the rear connectors and keep it under the amp. 
Marantz and Denon  AVRs provide labels with their amps. 

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4 hours ago, Lucifer said:

Thank you everyone, I was worried most about the speaker connections. I will look into banana plugs!

I like these banana plugs from Amazon.. just fyi. Easy to use and very secure.

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Those Nakamichi banana plugs are pretty good. I have been using them for several years now, and doesn’t tarnish. The dual screws will ensure solid connection. 

 

On the downside, AWG14 or thicker cable may have issues, because of the thick cable, the screws juts out and the cover cannot be screwed on. Workaround is to use the banana plugs without the cover.

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thanks 😃 Boxerfan88 and Synthesis1624705793.  🙏

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