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Can I splice speaker cable?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by krungthep56, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. krungthep56

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    Hi,

    I have a 5.1 setup with the cables to rear surrounds (Quad 11Ls) running to around 8m lengths. The speakers are cabled with QED Silver Anniversary wire, and terminated with QED's Airloc banana plugs.

    As I am about to move the setup to a bigger room, can I simply 'extend' the cable runs by splicing the cable and taping in additional 2m lengths? Are there specific connectors for this purpose, or do I have to toss the lot away and start again?

    Any suggestions appreciated: apologies if this is a frequently covered question, I have searched but can't find previous reference to it.

    Regards,

    KT56
     
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    A decent solder connection covered in electrical tape or heatshrink should be just fine. Some would say it degrades the signal quality but if done properly it certainly shouldn't be audible. :)
     
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    Hi,

    Many thanks - not so evil really?

    KT56
     
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    Not as evil as some would have you believe. :devil:
     

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