Subwoofer Cabling

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by Greg Bax, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Greg Bax

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    How should I wire the Subwoofer? I don't want the wire(s) all over the floor. This is what I had in mind. Run the cable from the Receiver's Sub output to a wallplate binding post and from a wallplate binding post located near the Sub to the Sub input. Should I use in-wall grade 12 or 16 AWG speaker wire or some type of coaxial?

    I have read through the Beginner FAQ but am still not clear.
    I don't know if this question would be better suited for the HT Construction and Interiors or Speakers and Subwoofers but I felt that it was defiantly a beginner's question.
     
  2. Rick_Brown

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    If you are running from the receiver's sub output, this is normally an RCA analog connection, not speaker wire. Any quality cable will do.
     
  3. Dave Nibeck

    Dave Nibeck Stunt Coordinator

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    How far is the distance between the two? My sub is approx 30' from my receiver. I used RG6 coax with type f to rca adapters which I was able to hide under the carpet between the wall the tackless carpet strips.
     

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