Connecting a wired speaker can be a daunting task, especially if you are unsure of the process. However, connecting a wire to your stereo or home theater system is not as scary as you may think. While it may not be the most exciting aspect of setting up your new audio equipment, it is probably the most important step. Without the wire, you won’t have any sound.
Before you start the connection process, it can seem pretty tricky. But, if you think about it a little, it turns out to be very simple. To make it even easier for you, we are going to guide you through each step to ensure you get the best possible sounds from your speakers.
As a first step, you need to know about the different types of connections on your gear. Once you have gotten to grips with these connections, we can start connecting your wire speaker.
Does the speaker wire have a positive or negative charge on it?
There are two types of wiring you need to know: positive and negative. To figure out which wire is positive, here’s how to do it:
The wire has a printed line or a series of dashes/lines.
One wire is copper in color (positive) while the other has a silver finish (negative) (negative).
When you connect two wires, one of them has a red insulation and the other has a blue insulation. Red is the color that is used the most. This is how it works:
Positive wires are usually marked with small positive symbols (like +) and/or a wire gauge on them.
There is a pattern or imprint on the insulation of a positive wire that makes it look like it was made.
They can be a little more difficult to find out of the five types of imprints, but they can still be found. Because of this, you may need to look very closely in the right amount of light. There are times when the “+” symbol can be hard to read.
How do you connect the speaker wire?
One of the most crucial topics to cover is how to connect a speaker wire together for an extension in its length. Here, you will need to cut and extend the speaker wire in two ways:
Soldering wires: Remove the wire insulation and leave about 12″ of bare wire on each end of the wires that you want to connect. Twist these wires together tightly and then apply solder to the ends of each one (heat the wire until the solder flows). Wrap some electrical tape tightly around the exposed wire to keep it from getting hot.
Cut off the wire’s insulation so that there is about 12″ of bare wire on each end. Then, put crimps on each end. Twist the ends of the bare wires together and put them into the connector. Keep these in place at the ends.
A soldering iron is usually more reliable, but it can be a pain to set up and clean up. Crimp connectors can be used to make great things happen in just a few minutes, and they’re usually the best way to do it.
The speaker wire is connected to the speaker.
There are two separate cables that make up the speaker wires. They must be connected to the positive and negative connectors on the speaker and amplifier. This is true even if the wire is marked with a plus or minus sign. It doesn’t matter which way you connect these wires.
Because the speaker has positive and negative terminals, you need to make sure that you connect the same piece of wire to both of them at the same time.
There are two posts for each speaker that are clearly labeled as good and bad. It’s usually thought that the positive side is red, and the negative side is black. However, this can change.
It will be one wire that connects to the positive and negative posts for a single speaker’s output. The other end of this wire will be connected to the speaker itself. And you must remember, the positive connection on the amp must connect to the positive connection of the speaker. The same is true for the bad sides.
With crimp connectors, you can connect wire speakers.
We’re going to talk about how to connect wire speakers with crimp connectors, because this is usually the best and most stable way to do it.
There are only a few steps to follow:
The wire was cut (if needed)
Taking the wire out
The connectors are crimped.
The tools you’ll need are either a crimper tool with a cutting feature, needle-nose pliers, wire-cutting pliers, utility scissors, or something else. We recommend a crimper tool for the best results.
Cutting seeker wire
You just need to put the wire into your cutting pliers and close them a little bit until the wire is held in place. Once it can’t move, squeeze very hard. The wire should now snap a little and be completely cut off.
Cut speaker wire.
A cheap wire stripper/crimper tool is best for cutting speaker wires, especially for standard wires.
In this process, it can be a little hard to figure out what to do. The main thing to remember is to only pinch the wire’s insulation.
Strip the wire:
Then, put the wire into the stripper. Use enough force to make sure the wire is held in place. Pinch the insulation, but not so much that you push the wires inside.
The wire can’t move if you hold the tool and press firmly so it stays where it is.
Insulation should come off when you pull on the wire.
Then, I used the crimp connector.
To get the wire insert ready, twist the wire tightly. Then, connect it to a connector that has a crimp on it, like this one. Look at the steps together:
So that 3/8″ to 1/8″ of bare wire is shown, cut the wire.
A good way to make the wire easier to push into the connector is to twist the wire tight.
Make sure the wire is firmly in one end and push it into the metal part inside. Make sure this is put in completely.
Now, put the end of the connector into your crimp tool and push the tool down on it.
Crimp securely and forcefully with your tool to make sure the connector is pressed down hard. Use the tool The wire should always be inside.
Repeat this for the other side and the speaker wire.
When you use crimp connectors to connect wire speakers together, you can make them stay together better.
There are some things to note in the end.
While it is possible to solder wired speakers, crimping is the faster and usually easier way to connect them. With a little practice and patience, you will be able to do this process every time without giving it much thought at all.