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post #1 of 4 Old 09-04-2009, 04:52 PM - Thread Starter
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Can gorilla tape (very thick duct tape basically) be used in place of electical tape when making a permanent splice of speaker cable? How able standard cable like for your cable box (coax?)

Second, does coupling or extending a coax cable with a female to female adapter mess up the signal if it might already be low? How about if I insulate it well with gorilla tape and shrink wrap?
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There are a lot better ways to make a permanent splice of speaker cable...solder and heat shrink, butt connectors, etc.

As long as whatever you use keeps the splice from coming apart, and the two wires from coming in contact, you will be OK...

Coaxial cables can be spliced, but it isn't easy to do it right. Best way for most folks is to apply appropriate connectors to both ends and use a barrel connector in between. If you use the appropriate connectors, you won't have a significant impact on the signal. Insulation won't make any difference.
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Thanks... I decided against the coax thing but that was a different issue, i was NOT splicing it, I had two cables that were two short and a female.felame coupler, the splicing was speaker wire.
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There's an article on splicing speaker wire at the link in my signature.

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