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When you are needing to lengthen your speaker wire, and replacing all the wire is not an option, you are able obviously to simply connect additional wire by twisting them together. Is there something sold to keep those in place or to make sure you maximize the connection?


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NO. Twist-and-tape is a problem waiting to happen. Use wire nuts, crimps, or solder.
 

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soldering would be the best option, barrel crimping would be second best, definitely do not leave them just twisted together, they will not make good contact.
 

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lol, oops... better fix mine then. :D Glad I saw this. I just twisted and applied duct tape (I didn't even have any electrical tape)


Luckily the speaker connections I extended are easily accessible. :)
 

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lol, oops... better fix mine then. :D Glad I saw this. I just twisted and applied duct tape (I didn't even have any electrical tape)
Duct tape will leave smegma all over the wire. Cut the ends off, and re-strip before joining.
 

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solder together and then cover them with a little bit of heat shrink tubing...it makes a nice splice.
 

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Yes, and if you butt splice them, stagger the splices so they won't short if not individually wrapped. A good splice can look like it was designed in from the start.
 
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