How to Replace JVC Speaker Wire MXGT80

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How to Replace JVC Speaker Wire MXGT80
The MXGT80 is a portable shelf system. (altrendo images/Stockbyte/Getty Images)

The MXGT80 is a powerful shelf audio system offered by JVC. Replacing the speaker wire is not that difficult but does require the installer to pay attention. Each speaker has two wires connecting to it; each of these wires is a stereo speaker wire (that is really two wires in one), and at the end of each of these cables are two individual wires. Ordinary 18-gauge speaker wire will be adequate as this has two wires built in (positive and negative).

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Speaker wire
  • Wire stripper

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  1. 1

    Purchase speaker wire. Standard 18-gauge stereo wire should closely match the original gauge wire of the system. Four strips of wire will be necessary. The user can select the length, at a minimum each wire will need to be three feet. However, if the speakers are placed farther from the main unit then the wires should be longer.

  2. 2

    Remove the old wires. Disconnect the wires from the speaker and the main unit by pressing down on the speaker wire terminals; this will open them and the wire can easily be pulled out. Each speaker will have a red and black wire (joined together) and a blue and black (joined together) wire. Remember which wire was connected to what terminal.

  3. 3

    Connect two stereo wires to each speaker. Remember which terminals the new speaker wire is connected to; which terminal was red/black and which was blue and black. Remember which cable is in what old terminal. For example, one of the cables will be now be red and one will be black (associated with red.)

  4. 4

    Connect the speaker wires to the main unit. Using the new cables insert each end of the wire into the appropriate terminal on the main unit. Remember the appropriate terminals from step 1 and connect the newly labelled wires to the right terminals.

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