Connecting the speaker

Connect a speaker cable between the negative (–) terminal of the unit and the negative (–) terminal of the speaker, and between the positive (+) terminal of the unit and the positive (+) unit of the speaker.


When connecting the speaker cables, take notice of the following:

  • Prepare speaker cables in a place away from the unit, to avoid accidentally dropping wire strands into the unit's interior which could result in a short circuit or malfunction of the unit.
  • Improper connecting of the speaker cables may cause a short circuit and also damage the unit or the speakers.
  • Twist the bare wires of the speaker cables firmly together.
  • Do not let the bare wires of the speaker cable touch one another.
  • Do not let the bare wires of the speaker cable come into contact with the unit’s metal parts (rear panel and screws).

  • Remove the unit’s power cable from an AC wall outlet before connecting the speakers.
  • Be sure to connect the front left and right speakers.
  • (U.S.A. and Canada models only)
    Under its default settings, the unit is configured for 8-ohm speakers. When connecting 6-ohm speakers, set the unit’s speaker impedance to “6 Ω MIN”. For details, see the following:
  1. Remove approximately 10 mm (3/8”) of insulation from the ends of the speaker cable, and twist the bare wires of the cable firmly together.
  1. Loosen the speaker terminal.
  1. Insert the bare wires of the cable into the gap on the side (upper right or bottom left) of the terminal.
  1. Tighten the terminal.
  • This completes the connection.
  • If “Check SP Wires” appears on the front display when the unit is turned on, turn off the unit, and then confirm that the speaker cables are not short circuited.
  • (U.S.A., Canada, China, Taiwan, Brazil, Central and South America and General models only)
    When using a banana plug, tighten the speaker terminal and insert a banana plug into the end of the terminal.