Best way of joining speaker wire

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  1. kingcutter

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    I am new to cinema surround and i have a system i want to upgrde however all my wires run under my wooden floor what is the best way of joining the wires together is there any special clips rather than using a joining block or black tape sorry if its a simple question. :confused:
     
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    If you have no other choice then soldering would be the best way.
    Is there no way you can use the existing wire as 'draw wire' and pull new cable through?
     
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    kingcutter,

    What sort of cable is already under the floor, and what system are you upgrading to?

    As Knightshade says a good soldered joint is the best. However a bad soldered joint could be much worse than other options.
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    Joining block will work, but the screws can work loose over time, and blocks can be a hinderance if you are trying to pull cables through confined spaces. I would normally solder a join, and use heat-shrink sleeving to insulate.
     
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    I am upgrading to a Sony DAV-SC8 i did have LG the cables under the floor are of good quality as i did think i would upgrade at some point i was going to use block but i thought there may be a better way. :smashin:
     
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    If you're planning to upgrade soonish then the best "short-term" solution would be twisting the wires together and wrapping this in either heatshrink or electrical tape, as NickUK said. Soldering would be beneficial but I'd be surprised if you noticed a difference, if you know which end of a soldering iron is the hot one you may as well. :)
     
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    Whats the best way to solder the joint?

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    Same as soldering everything else, heat the joint (both bits), add some solder. Remove solder. Remove iron. In that order.

    Silver solder gets a little more tricky as it doesn't usually have flux cores so you if using that you might like to apply a bit of flux to the end of each wire beforehand.
     

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