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Old 01-23-2014, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So, about 7 years ago (I can't remember precisely) I bought Sony HCD-CPX11 hi-fi system and it has two speakers that I want to use somewhere else, but they have a strange type of connector, like two pin female connector that connects to 2 pin male connector on the hi-fi system.
Is there some kind of adapter to connect them to 1/4 connector?
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I found the speakers model: Sony SS-CCPX11 Please help me with this...
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Why not just phone a store that sells hi-fi's and ask?
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Old 01-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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So, about 7 years ago (I can't remember precisely) I bought Sony HCD-CPX11 hi-fi system and it has two speakers that I want to use somewhere else, but they have a strange type of connector, like two pin female connector that connects to 2 pin male connector on the hi-fi system.
Is there some kind of adapter to connect them to 1/4 connector?
Looking at the manual, it looks like it's just an obscure, proprietary Molex type of connector to make your standard + - wires easier to connect the speakers to the receiver, rather than the usual two wires you clamp down on. Kinda like a skinny, reverse banana plug. (An actual picture of the receiver side connector and the cable connector would help here)

If it's not a standard banana plug configuration, you're probably not going to find any sort of standard adapter for it apart from fashioning your own.
Looking at the unit's manual, it says the speakers accept an impedance of 4 Ohms, so we can assume that the speaker wire that's connected to the speaker is of a gauge that's providing 4 Ohms of resistance.
So, whatever you do, you'll want to keep that in mind regarding what your receiver is used to pushing through.

If you can plug a banana plug into the connector coming off the speaker, then you just need this:
Hosa 10' 1/4" Phone Male to Dual Banana Speaker Cable, 14 AWG, with 2 Conductors SKJ410BN

If you're worried about impedance, there will be around 0.1 impedance from any receiver to the speakers. The speaker wire gauge is really what you need to think about, so if you can 1/4 TS > male banana (lol) and plug that into the weird receptacle of your speaker connector, you should be good if the receiver isn't trying to push major voltage. The impedance will change due to the speaker wire, but those speaker wire gauges aren't built for amps that are trying to push a lot of voltage. Do what you're trying to do at your own risk. (If your speaker wires are burning up, then you should just drop the idea altogether.)

If you can't just plug the banana connector into the speaker connector, as in, it's totally not the same connector, then you'll have to do a MacGuyver and connect your positive and negative wires from a standard 1/4 inch TS connector cable to your speaker wire, minding which is positive and which is negative. Use solder. Don't ghetto it.

Anyway, post a picture of your connectors for the receiver and speaker, and this might become a little more clear.
Also, post your receiver make/model in question, or whatever it is, so we can see what it's pushing.
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:50 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, thanks a lot. But I've done something else. I found two RCA connectors also, I have no idea why I ignored them in the beginning, I guess the speaker plugs wandered my mind I bought RCA to 6.3mm cable and that solves all my problems. But thanks a lot, really. You helped me a lot, if you want, I can still take a picture and post it so you can see what type of connector it is...
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