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#249528 - 02/28/09 02:03 PM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: Zimm]
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Angles are signing?
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#249529 - 02/28/09 02:11 PM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: Zimm]
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If I may be so bold... ;\) Although they're not actually incorrect. Oh well, never let the truth get in the way of a good idea. \:D

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#249532 - 02/28/09 02:47 PM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: Kruncher]
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If I may be so bold...


You many not. If you have never heard a 90 degree angle sing, that is your loss. Besides, I don't think the program would pick up angle as an erroneous form of angel. But keep picking on my spelling/typing in the ever so clinical world of the speaker forum and I'll start using that text code stuff the kids like and really make all you spelling geeks' heads explode. BFF, IMG nFl.
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#249535 - 02/28/09 03:15 PM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: Zimm]
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It wasn't the spelling so much as the double-mistype of angel as angle and sing as sign that made me comment, and it wasn't really to correct so much as to have you run with it. You many or many not have cared for the explanation, but there it is.
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#249538 - 02/28/09 03:28 PM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: CV]
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;\)

I'm just kidding. And to think, I write for a living; irony anyone? And granted, an angle signing is much harder to envision than an angel singing.
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#249539 - 02/28/09 03:29 PM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: Zimm]
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Hey, I've heard plenty of angles sing. At least it sounded like it to me when I did well on trig tests. \:D

And I did say that you weren't wrong. Just having a little fun is all. Now don't go getting all l33t on our a$$e$. ;\)

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#249540 - 02/28/09 03:31 PM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: Kruncher]
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#249649 - 03/01/09 11:58 AM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: Zimm]
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And here I thought it referred to syncing the sine waves to account for the angles of refraction in the room to optimize the listeners auditory perception...

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#249683 - 03/01/09 05:17 PM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: OhioKyle]
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The best way to do it is by using a splice called the western union, then soldering it and covering in heat shrink tubing..

Depending on wire gauge you'll likely need a soldering gun (with 100+ watts) vs a simple iron to get a good joint.


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#249988 - 03/03/09 10:31 AM Re: Best way to join speaker wire? [Re: Haoleb]
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That's pretty cool, Haoleb. If/when I have to splice wire, that's usually how I do it. I just didn't know it had an official name, 'the western union'. Cool!

When it comes to speaker wires though, I don't splice. I'm sort of OCD about *not* splicing speaker wire. I know it doesn't matter, but I don't like splices in speaker wire. I just can't handle it.

If I re-arrange speakers and find that I need longer wires, I order another spool of bulk wire and re-cut it to the appropriate length.
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