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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-16-2007, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Have a question about adding some length to some speaker wire running rear surrounds. I am running 14ga monster cable from one end of the living room to the other under my carpet. Have about 4 ft hanging out on one end behind my stereo cabinet and 5 ft on the opposite wall. Problem is that that 5 ft is not enough, I need my rear surround way further apart. I have 2 10ft runs of left over cable (same stuff from the same spool. Can I simply solder on the extra 10 ft to each speaker cable end to make it longer? I ask because this monster cable is the typical multi-strand copper stuff but it seems to have a tiny jacketed wire within the center surrounded by the copper stuff. Not sure what the hell the tiny center jacketed 4 or 5 strand stuff is. Was thinking of ignoring it and just soldering up the mulit-strand copper stuff. Sound like a plan

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It will work just fine that middle wire and the reason for the crossover is to cancel out noise throught he Monster Speaker wire. Unless you are really going for some crazy sound quality you will be fine soldering on or just twisting and taping on the extension wire. I did the same thing to route my surround speakers under carpet to get behind my listening area.

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Have a question about adding some length to some speaker wire running rear surrounds. I am running 14ga monster cable from one end of the living room to the other under my carpet. Have about 4 ft hanging out on one end behind my stereo cabinet and 5 ft on the opposite wall. Problem is that that 5 ft is not enough, I need my rear surround way further apart. I have 2 10ft runs of left over cable (same stuff from the same spool. Can I simply solder on the extra 10 ft to each speaker cable end to make it longer? I ask because this monster cable is the typical multi-strand copper stuff but it seems to have a tiny jacketed wire within the center surrounded by the copper stuff. Not sure what the hell the tiny center jacketed 4 or 5 strand stuff is. Was thinking of ignoring it and just soldering up the mulit-strand copper stuff. Sound like a plan

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Have a question about adding some length to some speaker wire running rear surrounds. I am running 14ga monster cable from one end of the living room to the other under my carpet. Have about 4 ft hanging out on one end behind my stereo cabinet and 5 ft on the opposite wall. Problem is that that 5 ft is not enough, I need my rear surround way further apart. I have 2 10ft runs of left over cable (same stuff from the same spool. Can I simply solder on the extra 10 ft to each speaker cable end to make it longer? I ask because this monster cable is the typical multi-strand copper stuff but it seems to have a tiny jacketed wire within the center surrounded by the copper stuff. Not sure what the hell the tiny center jacketed 4 or 5 strand stuff is. Was thinking of ignoring it and just soldering up the mulit-strand copper stuff. Sound like a plan

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Technically you can solder on more wire, but depending on the type of speakers, the sounds quality wont be the same.
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yeah that cheap shit you can solder away on.


Audioquest/ other high end speaker cables, if someone heard you thinking that! you would be shot in most upper end home theater locations.



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