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Old 01-19-2019, 11:00 AM   #1
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Default Red Blue Gold (New Speaker Wire?)

Anyone know anything about this (apparently new?) speaker wire?

"Red, Blue, Gold"

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Used on my headphones (the wire was cut and i'm attempting to repair it).

It seems to be fabric coated? (allowing the wires to touch one another without shorting out?)

I'm hoping to connect this wire to a standard "Red/Black" speaker wire (which already has a 1/4" tip connected to the other end.)

I'm assuming this type of wire is somewhat new? (I cannot find much information pertaining to it online).

Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-19-2019, 04:59 PM   #2
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Default Re: Red Blue Gold (New Speaker Wire?)

You ARE aware that headphones are stereo, ie. two channels, two signal and one ground line, right?

And what speaker do you intend to connect through that, anyway?
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:50 PM   #3
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It not new.Its likely litz wire, pain in the ass to solder.
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:12 PM   #4
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quickly burn coating with ciggy lighter
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Old 01-20-2019, 03:36 AM   #5
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Default Re: Red Blue Gold (New Speaker Wire?)

Still, isn't that MUCH too flimsy for use as speaker wire (ie. between an amplifier output and a speaker)?
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: Red Blue Gold (New Speaker Wire?)

Going from memory on a set of headphones I repaired some years ago:
GOLD = ground
RED = LEFT Ch
BLUE = RIGHT Ch
.... though I might have R/L channels backwards, I don't remember.

If you are doing a headphone repair, do a resistance test with your multimeter and the headphones on your head. The ground wire will show equal resistance to both L and R channels, and you will hear a "click" or a pluck from whichever headphone side you are happening to measure at that moment. But if you attempt to measure resistance between L and R channel wires, you should get twice the resistance and both phones would "click".

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quickly burn coating with ciggy lighter
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But be careful - too much heat/flame, and the wire will catch fire and/or burn too hot, making it too brittle/weak afterwards.
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