How to Extend Surround Sound Speaker Wires

Written by kelly nuttall
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There are few experiences quite like watching your favourite movie or TV show encapsulated in a surround sound bubble. You can hear every detail. You may even be able to feel the sound detail from time to time. Knowing that this capability is expandable may throw some into fits of pure joy, so sit down, calm yourself and let the knowledge sink in for a minute or two before running to the hardware store for more speaker wire and parts.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Extra speaker wire
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire nuts
  • Electrical tape

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  1. 1

    Cut the desired length of extra speaker wire with a pair of wire cutters. Strip the ends of both the existing speaker wire and the extension piece of wire so 5/8 inch of bare copper wire is exposed.

  2. 2

    Twist the exposed ends of the speaker wire together one at a time and hold each end together with a wire nut.

  3. 3

    Wrap the wire nuts and up to three inches of speaker wire together with black electrical tape. This will help keep the wire nuts firmly in place over the wires and will keep the wires from pulling apart while running the wire extension through walls.

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