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The back speaker wire isn't long enough to reach to the back of the room. How can I splice the wire and still get it to hook back up to the receiver? Please give a very detailed description, and video or pics if possible. Please in everyday English, I'm not a tech. I also understand that doing this could void the warranty but IDC I want to be able to use them the way I had in mind when I paid for them.

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Buy some speaker wire and wire nuts
cut speaker wire for the speaker and strip back the wire on both ends
cut length of speaker wire required for installation and strip both ends
connect one of the wires to one of the new wires and twist together and then twist on a wire nut... do this for all four individual wires making sure that you don't cross the wires by twisting the new wire.
connect and check. if you don't hear any sound or it is really low, untwist one side of the wires and exchange them.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

  • justinbrown0 Mar 13, 2011

    The speakers aren't really set up to splice though. I understand any speakers can be spliced but these particular speakers have a big plastic piece that connects to the receiver itself. a regular nut is way to big to fit inside of it.

  • datsunzcr Mar 13, 2011

    even if it looks like a single wire, there are 2. unless the speakers are really fancy they might be fiber optic, but I doubt it.

    you can twist the wires together and wrap them in electrical tape. or your could solder them...

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