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post #1 of 7 Old 04-12-2007, 09:07 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi. I was wondering if anyone can tell me which is the best way to splice to pieces of speaker wires together? I ask because I have a speaker wire running under my carpet and it was cut. There is about 12" left and I was hoping someone can tell me the best way to connect a new piece to it. The problem I am having is that my rear speaker wires a sandwiched between paneling and sheetrock so I can simply pull a new cable trough. I am assuming there is no way to aviod quality loss, but I really have no other choice. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
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I'd use butt splice connectors (preferred pure copper inline splices), crimped on each end. Then seal with heat shrink tube.
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I would try to use the exact same wire that's there, remove the insulation, twist it together and wrap it with electrical tape. As long as the splice isn't somewhere where it can get jostled around.... you should be just fine.

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I'd use butt splice connectors (preferred pure copper inline splices), crimped on each end. Then seal with heat shrink tube.

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French twist them together, solder them, then seal with heat shrink.

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French twist them together, solder them, then seal with heat shrink.


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Thanks for all the advice
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