Most people will have audio systems which consist of several individual components. Such components might be power amplifiers, pre-amplifiers, turntables, radios and other types of equipment. What is common amongst all of these components is that they have to be interconnected in order to form the system. When making these connections, you will need to know what type of connecting cable you required also how to connect it.
Making the connections can sometimes get confusing. This is no surprise because modern audio systems have become quite complex. Usually there is a wiring diagram included with most of these components which describes how to hook them up. However, most of these components can be connected in different ways. Therefore, it is necessary first of all to generate an overall system diagram.
Such a diagram is not only crucial while you are making the connections but also later on in case there are problems or if you want to rewire something. Further, such a drawing is useful because you should mark each connector and then while you are making the connections attach a small label on to each wire that has a similar mark. Later on once you wiring becomes complex, just by looking at the small labels you should be able to figure out which connecting cable has what function.
Once you have labeled all of your cables, it is time to go about making the connections. I would recommend to leave all of the components powered off while you are making the connections. If you are uncertain about a specific type of connection, you might want to do a trial run. To do this, don’t attach any other connections but instead just plug-in the cable which you want to test out. Then perform a simple test to verify that the connection is made properly.
Once these critical connections have been made, you can proceed with the other connections. Make sure that you purchase some high-quality cables. Even though you will pay out more in the beginning phase of your project, you will save money later on. High-quality connectors will reward you with better reliability and less failures.