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Step 3: Soldering

Soldering AudioThis step can often be the easiest when soldering audio cables.

You simply need to place your soldering iron onto the contact to melt the solder.

When the solder in the contact melts, slide the wire into the contact.

Remove the iron and hold the wire still while the solder solidifies again.

You will see the solder 'set' as it goes hard.

Solder XLRThis should all take around 1-3 seconds.

If it does not go so well, you may find the insulation has melted, or there is too much stripped wire showing. If this is the case, you should desolder the joint and start again.

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