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Old 23-12-2005, 20:20   #1
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Can you lengthen exsisting speaker wires?

When I refurbished my house I ran all the speaker cabling in the wall.
I did have floor standers,but because of newly walking legs and curious fingers I have changed the speakers and have to put them at ceiling level,but they are to short.
Can I lengthen them in order to reach the ceiling?Is there some sort of joiner I could use? or can I twist them together and tape them up.
The cable is Gale XL 189.
Any help would be great.
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Old 23-12-2005, 20:32   #2
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Go to Maplin

and search for speaker connector.
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For best results remove cable from wall (if it is in chanelling) and reinsert longer length with a sutable tool (can be bouight from screwfix - see below).
Second best is to solder new section of cable on - to prevent corrosion at joints.
If you have banana plugs on the ends of cable you could buy sockets or stackable plugs (maplin - see below) and tape these up.
*Best* for non-soldering person with screwdriver to hand is to use an electrical screw down terminal block (choc block) availalbe at Maplin L97AR and screwfix 16468 and if you aren;t buying anything else (as they are pennies) then a Wilkinson's or Woolies on the High Street.
Just make sure there are no shorts between the pos and neg wires on either side.

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Old 23-12-2005, 21:33   #4
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Id thought of using Electrical terminal block,but never thought of soldering.
I want to get it sorted tomorrow so il probably try the electrical block,as a temperary measure until I change the room round.
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