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Speaker wires too short

I have a sts96 but the rear speaker wires are to short..Can i splice them and add more wire?

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem, the back wires are too short, but my surround sound system is the Durabrand Model HT-3917. Is there a way to add more wire to this system?

  • home3917 Jan 09, 2009

    I have the same problem, the back wires are too short, but my surround sound system is the Durabrand Model HT-3917. Is there a way to add more wire to this system? And do you know where I can get the wire if it is possible to do?

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The rear speaker wires can be extended but for each extra foot of wire, there is an increase in resistance, therefore, the rear speakers will not be as loud as intended. The increase in wire size will not solve the issue since you are splicing into the already existing wire. You may end up with a weaker surround sound so just compensate with the surround volume.































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Ya you can but you should be very carefull while you are extending the wire because the wire of the spreaker will have very thin copper wires if you are not carefull it will be damaged so be carefull will extending wire

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