Reuse Bose wire connector (prewired on the wall) to connect to Polk speakers

I recently bought the Polk TL1600. Previous owner of my home has prewired the Bose proprietery wires on the wall and has a 4 socket female connect on the speaker side. How do I re-use the wire and connect to the Polk speakers?

Would appreciate any help since the Polk system that I bought is just sitting in the box for the last 2 week due to this issue.

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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,558
    I have no clue but I'm sure someone will have some insight. Welcome CP though!!
    HT/Main- Panny 50" G10 Plasma, Pioneer SC-1222k AVR, Panny DMP-BD60 BDP, Polk LS90 mains, CS350LS center, LS/fx side surrounds, LS50 surround backs, SVS 25-31PC+ sub, Harmony One

    Office Rig- Marantz 2252B, Denon 2910, Kenwood KD2070 TT, Polk RTA 12B's/ RTA8t
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,505
    What gauge is the wire? The speaker end has 4 wires? What about the other?
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Not sure what guage is the wire - The speaker end has a female socket which has 4 pins on it - I can upload a photo for the same.
  • Sorry I missed to mention the other side is a RCA which is fixed to the wall - I'm assuming the receiver will then be connected to the RCA fixed on the wall
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,505
    You could probably cut off the ends and use the wire inside. From the looks of it you won't be doing yourself any favors but it will work.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,505
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • I'm not sure whether I can upload the photos here but I can upload the one for the RCA on the wall as well and it looks like this
    6p0csv02qx62.jpg
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 8,505
    panavan wrote: »
    Sorry I missed to mention the other side is a RCA which is fixed to the wall - I'm assuming the receiver will then be connected to the RCA fixed on the wall

    No. The RCA ends would have to be cut too. How close is the receiver to the RCA jacks?
    Unless there is a lot of slack hiding in the walls it probably won't pull all the way to where you need it. Might be easier to just buy some in wall wiring and do a new run.
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • I think you have no option but to go Bose :(
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • Which I hate :( - But the Receiver is sitting inside a entertainment center next to this wall RCA. Can I buy a banana connector plate and connect that to the wires
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 91
    edited November 2015
    if it is in greenfield you could always use the Bose cable as pull
    cable for some good stuff of your choice.

    Do you have a second floor and a basement?
    Studio 2 equipment;
    Yamaha a-s2100 Amp, CD-2100 CD player, T-S500 tuner
    Loudspeakers: Harbeth p3esr, Polk RT7
    Cables: Aural Harmony Sonnet Interconnect II, WireWorld Equinox 7 speaker,
    Black Cat silverstar 75 ohm digital, Signal Digital Power Cord, PS Audio Perfect Wave AC-3,
    Pangea SE14, Voltz supplied interconnects
    Optional: Arcam DV88 DVD/CD (HDCD) player, Polk SDS-400 speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 31,642
    I wouldn't use that at all, just let it sit for now and run some decent wire to the speakers from the receiver. Are the speakers in the same room, close to the receiver ?
    HT SYSTEM-
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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