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Extending Surround Sound Speakers - Sony BDV-N790W

by schaebo / November 30, 2012 3:45 AM PST

We recently purchased a Sony Home Theater System model BDV-N790W and I would like to extend the front and rear speaker wires by 8-10' to reach the corners of my room via the existing in-wall wiring. When we bought the system the salesman said that we could just splice the wires together, but the Sony tech support does not recommend doing this as it might result in degraded sound quality. They do not say that it will harm the system itself. I have received various conflicting opinions from a variety of other sources as to whether or not this can be done without harming the system and/or speakers. My question is two-fold: First, can I splice wires into the existing speaker wires to extend them by 5-10'; and second, can I use heavier gauge speaker wire for the extensions, as the heavier wire is already in my walls?
Than ks for any help that anyone can provide.

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You will hear such from purists.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2012 3:57 AM PST

It's no longer funny to read when an audio purists writes to never splice wires. I ran into a few that will only accept Oxygen free cable with no splices. Go figure how the electrons knew.

Yes, Sony must tell you this but for me, I own snippers, strippers and crimpers.

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Exactly ;)
by Pepe7 / November 30, 2012 12:53 PM PST

The audiophile purists and the tinfoil hat crowd should go share a cab or something Wink

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snippers, strippers and crimpers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2012 2:39 PM PST
In reply to: Exactly ;)

After I posted I went oww as I thought about how that could mean an entirely different crowd. Blush

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For the record, 8-10' more is no problem
by Pepe7 / November 30, 2012 12:50 PM PST

It's not even on the radar screen of difficulty Wink Go for it(!)

Who are these people that are crazy enough to assert that this would somehow harm your system/speakers(?) They need a refresher course to say the least ;).

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