RCA wiring

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Geoff P, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. Geoff P

    Geoff P Auditioning

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    When renovating my house, my contractor pulled 2.5mm speaker wire throughout. Unfortunately it's the type that has the +/- wires side-by-side. My problem is that I now need to attach the wire to an RCA plug.

    How do I reduce the thickness of the wire/sheath so that I can attach the plug?

    Any help greatly appreciated.
    Geoff
     
  2. Brian Fellmeth

    Brian Fellmeth Supporting Actor

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    One way to do it is solder the speaker wire to 1/4 inch plug (the plug used in guitar cables) then use a 1/4 inch to RCA converter which are avaliable gold plated at a reasonable price. It looks like your planning to use a long run of unshielded speaker wire to carry a line level signal (to a sub ?) which runs a high risk of injecting hum and/or interfearence. Can you tie shielded cable to the speaker wire at one end and pull it through to the other ?
     
  3. Geoff P

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    Thanks Brian, I'll give the 1/4 inch solution a shot first and see how it sounds. But I suspect you're right and I'll need to re-pull some better quality wire.
     

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