I'm sure it is not optimal, but has anyone experienced any issues with splicing speaker wires together? I had to add a few feet of additional wire recently and I haven't experienced anything noticeable to me but I was just curious.
Also, here is another silly question. Can you splice together two different gauges of wire (12 gauge to an 18 guage?) My brother says you can. I dunno.
Yes, there is nothing wrong with splicing wires togethor, the electrons flowing do not care, and audibly no human can tell the difference as there is no difference. Just make sure you make good twists and use electrical tape or caps to keep the connection secure. You can solder if you want, but that is not required.
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If you have 49ft of 18ga and 1ft of 12ga, it will perform essentially as 18ga wire.
Many thanks for the info, all. I tried to use as much of one type of wire as possible before splicing it into the speaker's built in wire (probably soldered inside its cabinet.) It sounds great to me so I'm happy.
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