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post #1 of 5 Old 08-12-2014, 11:07 PM - Thread Starter
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Speakers Cable Extension

I am upgrading my HT set up.
I need to extend some of speaker cables by 2-3 meters.

Questions:
1. Can I use difference type of cables, because some of the cables are over15 years old type and no more available in the market.
2. What is the most important criteria to choose other type of cable, in reference to the old existing one.
3. What is the best way to join the new extension cables to old one? By just twist it or weld/soldering it or other better way?

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Just cut the stuff, and use solderless butt connectors and extend it as long as needed...or replace the whole mess.
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I'd just run a bunch of new 12 gauge pure copper wire from monoprice. If you really want to extend them, twist wires together and solder and then put electrical tape or another covering over the bare wire.
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Just cut the stuff, and use solderless butt connectors and extend it as long as needed...or replace the whole mess.
+1. Just be sure the new wire is of sufficient gauge and is pure copper, that's all that matters.

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Just match the gauge of the wires you have now, connect them and go to town. I prefer soldered joints, but butt connectors will do the job too.
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