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I recently rearranged my living room, and the speaker cable I cut for the original setup won't quite reach to its new position for the right rear surround speaker. I still have 10' or so on the reel that I can use to extend it but was wondering what would be the best way to couple the +/- to minimize loss at the "splice" point? Thanks.
 

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Buy a new reel from monoprice.
 

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I't may just be me but,I would lose sleep at night thinking about a splice in my speaker wire
This realy depends on the person thoe.


I'm sure you could soilder the speaker wires together and tape up and never know a diffrence. Just for giggles take your ohm meter and test 10ft with a splice and one with out and see if the resistince has change? If it does then buy new speaker wire.
 

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Twist the wires of each individual strand together and wrap them in electrical tape. Properly, so that there is no short.


If you want to do it a little more professionally, you can solder them or use butt splices.


Or you can just buy some more wire.
 

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Wire nuts / twist-on wire connectors work too, but they're not so pretty.
 

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keep the connection clean, splice the extra length and solder it up. There are hundreds of solder connections in the audio chain including probably 20 or so in the speaker crossover. One more doesn't hurt. It's not the resistence of the connection that's the problem as it is the capacitance which comes from a dirty conductor surface.
 

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Just connect them together however you feel most comfy with... make sure it's well isulated/taped to ensure it won't short... then enjoy.. no way you'll hear any difference.
 
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