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Question Soldering subwoofer cable help


Active Member

Just got a new 5.1 setup but having a nightmare fitting a new phono to connect a sub to an existing cable in wall that was installed before we bought the house.

I've tried searching and looking at soldering tutorials on web, but none of them are very clear nor look identical to the cable I'm dealing with which has four component parts - the outer plastic, silver 'wrapping', white 'protective' layer and copper wire.

It's so fiddly and I've wasted a ton of solder and I'm fairly sure made the phono unusable with all the solder over it.


Thanks in advance.

fatboy frank

Distinguished Member
Sorry to state the obvious but is is necessary to use this existing cable and are you even sure it's for the sub, can you not just run a separate sub cable to save all the faffing about ?

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