Phono and OLD speakers help please

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    ne5

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    Hello, I've got an old pair of speakers, which are good sound and want to try and connect them to an amplifier with standard phono plugs. I might use them in the spare room or might even try and hook it up to my desktop.

    I have looked all over ebay for a modern phono plug cable with FEMALE old type 2 din plug for these speakers to plug into but can't find any.

    Does anybody know where I could get these, or use an intermediate lead of some sort please ?
     
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    6 amp mains cable makes reasonable cost-effective speaker cable
     
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    Sorry ne5, you're actually doing the wrong thing - speaker din plugs are meant to carry current, where Phono plugs are meant for signals with precious little current - which is why one wouldn't really want to mix and match.
    If you're amplifier has an audio output for speakers with phono plugs, it would be quite unusual, and certainly unconventional, for the phon spec is that of a complicated standard called RIAA - never normally having enough output to power speakers of any note.
     
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