Home theatre systems are all about amusement, but short wires that can’t reach the wall aren’t amusing. It’s relatively easy to extend the connections, whether you’re looking to tidy up the wires’ appearance or just need a little more space. All you require are the proper equipment, materials, and methods.
Start by shutting off the breaker, unplugging the wires, and measuring the gauge size before extending the home theatre speaker cables. Then, decide how to join the wires after purchasing the correct gauge at a hardware store. The best options include crimping, soldering, wire fasteners, and shrink tubing. Let’s see further methods of how to extend speaker wire.
The wire should strip, and a wire cover should use. However, you must first consider the speaker impedance and cable gauge. Which technique you should use will depend on several factors, including the type of connection and the wire gauge.
Splicing various gauges wires will benefit your sound and, more importantly. It should only harm your audio equipment if you’re looking for a sound system that is perfectly balanced in terms of every electrical spec.
A soldering iron employs solder, a low-melt alloy typically based on lead or tin, to fuse wires. For wire splicing, this offers the most direct and secure link. Start by passing one wire end through heat shrink tubing before splicing it together with a soldering iron.
Twist the wire’s two naked ends together and place them in contact with the hot soldering iron. Apply solder so it seeps into the area where the wires twist together. Pull the heat shrink tubing over the connection spot once the wires are connected, then heat with a hairdryer.
10 Ways To Extend Speaker Wire with Banana Plugs
Using banana plugs will also make the backs of your speakers and receiver appear nicer and less unkempt.
1) Cut the Wire
Cutting the wire to the appropriate length will be your first step. Before connecting the banana plugs, run the cable, if necessary, behind the wall. Pull one end of the wire away once you have the proper length to allow yourself room to work.
2) Separate Wires
Each wire in the couple must be able to be handled separately. Pull the cables apart, so there are one or two inches of cable space between them to make this simple.
3) Remove the Jacket
Put the wire stripper’s cutting tip about half an inch from the cable’s end. As you spin the stripper around the wire to remove the jacket, let the arm on the stripper apply pressure to the cable.
4) Make the Bare Wire Known
After removing the cable stripper, peel the cut jacket off the exposed wire. Connect the banana plug, which will reveal the bare wire.
5) Repeat with the Other Wire
Use the wire stripper to remove the jacket from the other wire, following the same procedure, stopping about half an inch from the cable’s extremity.
6) Put Banana Plugs In
You can connect the banana plugs after you’ve stripped both cables. The cable stripper is no longer required.
7) Turn the Copper Strands
Twist all copper threads together to make feeding the wire into the banana plugs easier. Slide your finger across the tip of one of the wire sets while holding it between your finger and thumb. It causes the wires to twist around one another.
8) Put the Banana Plugs in Place
You’re ready to connect the Strike banana plugs once you’ve wound the wire strands together. A red banana plug with black stripes and a black banana plug will use for each set of cables. The red-striped banana plug will connect the grey wire with the red stripe printed on it. The other banana connector will connect the black cable.
9) Connect Speaker Wire
The speaker wire should be inserted into the bottom of the banana socket with the red stripe after unscrewing the bottom of the plug about halfway.
10) Insert the Cable into the Banana Plug
Stop when you can no longer push the cable into the banana socket. A cone disperses the speaker cable’s wires at the front of the plug to guarantee a solid connection. You won’t have a link that is as secure if you don’t push it in all the way.
How to extend speaker wire for surround sound? Simply arrange the two wires you wish to splice side by side, with the same orientation between them. Attach the cap to the wires’ extremities, then twist them tightly together in a clockwise direction. Use electrical tape to affix the wires to the cap after joining them.
You can typically link speakers in parallel if they have an impedance of 8 ohms or higher. Wire your speakers in series if their combined resistance is less than 8 ohms.
Although longer runs for heavier wire are theoretically possible, household audio lengths advise staying within 50 feet. As the wire grows bigger, the gauge numbers in SWG and AWG get smaller.
Too near speakers will cause sounds to muddle and blend. If they are too far apart, a break will appear between the two halves of the stereo image or Speaker eminence. Your speakers should be positioned so that the tweeters are roughly at ear level.
As far as the bare wire will allow, insert the positive end of your current speaker wire into the first crimp connector. Next, connect the connector’s other end with the extension wire’s positive end. Similarly, insert the wires’ negative extremities into a second connector.
When you break it down properly, extending the speaker wires for your home theatre system is easy. There’s no need to struggle with it for hours. None of the techniques should take more than a half-hour if you have the right equipment.Conclusion