How to Connect Speaker Wires to a BeoMaster 5000

Updated February 21, 2017

The BeoMaster 5000 is a vintage amplifier/radio tuner rated at 120 watts. Manufactured by Bang & Olufsen from 1983-86, the BeoMaster 5000 has round DIN-type terminals for connecting two pairs of speakers. These terminals use a four-pin DIN plug, available at electronics and stereo stores. Attaching speaker wire to the DIN plug allows you to connect other speaker brands to the BeoMaster 5000. Use speakers rated for at least 8 ohms to avoid damaging the BeoMaster 5000.

Unplug the BeoMaster 5000 power cord from the wall outlet before connecting speaker wires.

Cut and strip 1/2 inch of plastic shielding from the two strands on each end of a speaker wire.

Attach the coloured wire to the positive (red) terminal on the back of the speaker and the plain wire to the negative (black) terminal.

Loosen the two screws on the back of the DIN connector. Wrap the coloured wire on the other end of your speaker wire around the screw post labelled "+" and the plain wire around the "-" terminal.

Tighten the two screws on the DIN connector, verifying that the wires do not touch each other.

Connect a second speaker wire to the other speaker and a DIN connector in the same manner.

Insert the DIN plug on the end of the wire connected to the left speaker into the socket labelled "L" on the back of the BeoMaster 5000. Connect the DIN plug on the other speaker to the "R" socket.

Plug in the power cord for the BeoMaster 5000.

Things You'll Need

  • Speaker wire
  • Wire strippers
  • Pair of 8-ohm speakers
  • Two four-pin DIN connectors
  • Screwdriver
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James Clark began his career in 1985. He has written about electronics, appliance repair and outdoor topics for a variety of publications and websites. He has more than four years of experience in appliance and electrical repairs. Clark holds a bachelor's degree in political science.