Do these satellites have standard wiring?

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  1. Blashy

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    I have Altec Lansing 251 speakers and I need to extend the wiring.

    Is the wiring on these speakers simple speaker wires?

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    ww.tomshardware.com/video/20030108/speaker-07.html

    Could I simply cut them (say in the middle) and attach extensions of this type?

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    ww.radioshack.ca/estore/Product.aspx?language=en-CA&product=2780008&category=Hook+Up+Wire&catalog=RadioShack
     
  2. Blashy

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    Can no one answer this one?

    I really need to know, I have all this speaker wire in my house and I'm hoping I can use it for my speakers.

    I don't want the one opinion of someone from RadioShack =) .
     
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    Well, I'd say maybe.... it looks like all of the connections run through the sub which is connected to the right front speaker with some sort of multi-pin cable. It's hard to see what it is exactly in the picture so I'm not sure you can buy a longer one someplace. It almost looks like a s-video cable. From there, it looks like standard rca-jacked cables leading to the other speakers. You could just buy longer RCA extension cables.. or you could go the cheap-o method and buy some RCA jacks at Radio Shack and some speaker wire and make your own. The center channel is connected with a basic 3.5mm jack.

    I'm not sure if the cables are hardwired to the satellite speakers or not.
     
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    Thanks, this gives me an idea of what I am looking for.

    Hopefully I'll be able to get the proper info from RadioShack.
     

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