Jump to content



Sign up for a free account to remove the pop-up ads

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and remove the pop-up ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Splicing speaker wire


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 of 5 OFFLINE   DrJ 1

DrJ 1

    Auditioning



  • 7 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 30 2006

Posted January 27 2007 - 05:25 AM

I need to extend existing speaker wire in new media room renovation. What is the best way to splice speaker wire to reduce introducing a noise in the signal or loss of signal... Thanks, REX

#2 of 5 OFFLINE   chuckg

chuckg

    Supporting Actor



  • 917 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 27 2004

Posted January 29 2007 - 07:28 AM

You can get away with murder on speaker wire . . . . just use wire nuts if you are in a hurry. My favorite method is to separate the two leads, then cut one lead about 2-3 inches longer than the other. Strip the wire back, intertwine the strands with the next wire, twist it all together and tape the heck out of it. Do the same with the other pair, but with the joint staggered off the other way. then tape over the whole joint. You'll have a joint that doesn't "bump out" too much. cable . wire . . +splice . . . . . . . -splice . . . .wire . . . . . cable )))))- - - - - - ====== - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ((((((((( ]]]]]- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ======= - - - - - - - [[[[[[[[[
--ignore the man behind the curtain

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   JKL1960

JKL1960

    Agent



  • 25 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 11 2006

Posted January 29 2007 - 07:51 AM

Solder and heat shrink.

Use this page and look part way down for butt soldering.

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   chuckg

chuckg

    Supporting Actor



  • 917 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 27 2004

Posted January 30 2007 - 07:34 AM

very nice sight with great pictures - I swear by butt soldering....but don't solder your butt.
--ignore the man behind the curtain

#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

Wayne A. Pflughaupt

    Producer



  • 5,955 posts
  • Join Date: Aug 05 1999
  • Real Name:Wayne
  • LocationKaty, TX

Posted February 02 2007 - 04:32 PM

Wayne’s Comprehensive Guide to Wire Splicing
My Equipment List
“A nice mid-fi system,” according to an audiophile acquaintance.

My Tech / DIY Articles and Reviews




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users