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Extending speaker cable

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Speakers' started by PJONG, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. PJONG

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    I intend to replace my direct radiating bookshelf rears with bipoles.

    The problem is my speaker cable will be too short to mount the rears high up on the rear wall. As I set up my present speakers when I bought my flat some years ago, cables under carpet, I would prefer not to get a hernia removing all my furniture/tv/equipment/carpet etc to relay a longer cable run.

    Is there any recommended method of extending speaker cable.

    Is it as simple as buying a length of the same type/make and twisting it on, I would have thought this would affect the signal, or do I need some sort of connector?

    Or is there no alternative to the hernia?

    Thanks,

    Phil
     
  2. philmate

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    Try it, it should'nt cost much...(Let the spears fly)... at the moment you could try a bit twin core if you have any lying around. .See if you can here any difference.

    Philmate.
     
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    Your best option is to get a similar or identical cable. Make sure you join using a decent solder connection with a low lead, high silver content. Tape them well also to make sure you get no shorts and interferance.
     
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    you could try using bfa plugs (female banana plugs) and then use normal banana plugs into them! you will always get a loss in quality, but the less air into the connection the better!
     

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