Never thought that you’ll had the need to extend your speaker wires? But many people has been in this situation before. So don’t panic.
You are enjoying some music, or you are having a party, and your speakers just don’t seem to be loud enough. Well, we have come up with a few different ways for you to easily extend your speaker wire!
One way to extend speaker wires is by using an extension cord. Just measure out how much wire you will need and cut off the excess length.
Buy an extension cord that is the same gauge as your speaker wire. Through this way, you will not lose any power running through it and keep your sound quality at 100%.
Now, our target today is to make the wires longer using regular, non-expensive tools.
We are not going to be using anything that requires wiring or installation. There is no danger in this project if you follow the steps outlined below carefully.
The first thing you need to do is switch off the breakers. Make sure you have switched off the power. You cannot be too careful when working with electricity.
How do you know that you did indeed turn off the power?
Its simple! You can use a multimeter tester!
We will show you how to use one easily at home. There are very affordable and cheap you can use easily to use: just connect the positive wire (+) and negative wire (-) terminals to the breaker, and the multimeter will signal if there’s still a current left in there. Check the wire as well.
The positive wire may have small positive (“+”) symbols and the negative wire have small negative symbols and/or wire gauge.
It depends on your home theatre system, and the speaker will either connect laptops, TV, Computer or directly on the wall through the power strip.
You can either disconnect the cable from your speakers for each of them, or you can just unplug it on one end and leave it connected.
Be very careful when working with speakers and electrical wiring. In case of an accident, don’t touch the cables or terminals that are connected.
It is best to refer to your manual for the speakers and follow those instructions as well, or just unplug it from each end.
You can remove the wire from your speaker terminal and measure it out, but make sure you know how long both of them are.
There are Some right tools for extending speaker wire.
Alright, there are different ways to extend your speaker wire. Let’s take a quick look at the most effective method of extending your speaker wire very easily…
The first way is using a wire nut. Wire nuts are one of the quickest and easiest ways to extend your speaker wire. Wire nuts are used to connect two or more wires together, and for this project, they’re going to be used to extend the speaker wire.
Another way to extend your speaker wire is by using crimping. This method requires a little more work, but you will end up with the exact same results.
Another best way to extend speaker wire is by soldering. This method will require a bit more skill and time, but it’s worth the effort if you want to make sure it’s done correctly and securely.
Last, you can use tubing to extend the speaker wire. This method relates back to DIY projects, so it’s not bad if you don’t want to go out and buy anything.
Well, there are many ways to extend your speaker wire. This little guide will show you what I believe is best for setting up a home theater system.
You want it to go in about an inch or so. This way, it’s completely connected, but you don’t want to put it in too much.
You can use different types of wire, but I recommend using stranded wire like the one you use for an extension cord.
It’s not good to push the wire in too deep because it can damage your speaker and/or amp.
You can use different butt connectors, but for this guide, we will be using a simple wire nut.
The best way to determine the polarity would be using a voltmeter. This way, you can check the voltage to ensure that it’s correct.
WELL, there’s a better way to splice speaker wires. Use electrical tape to connect speaker wires. But tape wears out over time, and even the slightest tug on the wires can separate that type of connection (usually a Y).