Replacing the male jack on a speaker wire requires simply wiring a new head to the jack. Audio cables are not that expensive, and a new male jack head would only be a couple dollars. The standard types of stereo cables are RCA and 3.5mm, but regardless of which cable you have, the process is essentially the same.
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Things you need
- Electrical tape
- Wire stripper
Cut off the old male jack head using the wire stripper. This will expose the two wires inside the cable.
Strip off the rubber sheet around the end of the cable, exposing about half an inch of bare wire.
Connect the two wire ends to the two connector holes in the new male jack head.
Wrap electrical tape around the connection of the wire and the new jack head. This will keep the connection secure and insulate any exposed wire.
Test the new male jack by using the cable to hook up the speaker to a stereo.
Tips and warnings
- It might be less work and only slightly more expensive to buy a replacement cable.
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