mind-numbingly simple question about extending speaker wires

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  1. Charlie D. M. A

    Charlie D. M. A Auditioning

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    Ack.. my speaker wires are short by about 2 feet. The ends are hardwired into the speakers in one end and are soldered at the other. The tips are hard in that it can't be bent, so i can't just twist on extension wires without it sliding off.

    What should I do? Just use super glue/duct tape? What should I look for in an _2 feet_ extension speaker wire? The shortest i've seen is 12 feet at $30... seems expensive. [​IMG]

    These are computer speakers btw, and only need to handle 40 watts per channel
     
  2. Sebastian

    Sebastian Second Unit

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    Little confused on your question....
    One end of the speaker wire is hardwired to the speaker and the other is what exactly?
    Is there a plug or something like this.
    [​IMG]

    Do not use duct tape or super glue. Ideally use heat shrink and solder or black UL tape
     
  3. Charlie D. M. A

    Charlie D. M. A Auditioning

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    It's not a plug... it's just a lose wire soldered into a solid spike solid. It's like my speaker ends on my theater system.
     
  4. ColinM

    ColinM Cinematographer

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    Cut off the soldered ends and strip the insulation to expose new wire. Solder and tape the new wire onto the old for the best connection, or a crimp-butt splice, I guess. I also have used wire nuts to good effect.
     
  5. Charlie D. M. A

    Charlie D. M. A Auditioning

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    Thanks for pointing out what's now so obvious. I feel like an idiot for now thinking of it myself. [​IMG]
    /runs to radioshack
     

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