Thickness of the subwoofer interconnect conductor?

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  1. ScottCarr

    ScottCarr Second Unit

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    I was looking at the some new sub cables and noticed a variance in the conductor size.
    best deal cables conductor is only 23awg.
    Element cable is 18awg
    Cobalt cable is 22awg
    Better cable does not list
    Monster does not list
    Blue Jeans Cable 18awg
    Belden 1694A cable widely used 18awg.

    How important is the thickness of the conductor?
    Scott
     
  2. Dennis Gardner

    Dennis Gardner Stunt Coordinator

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    The thickness of the conductor is less important than the shielding around the conductor. The low level signal is never in jeopardy of over powering a 22-24 gauge wire. 1-2 volts is all that line levels usually carry.

    Keeping noise out of that signal is the important element.
     
  3. Alan Pummill

    Alan Pummill Screenwriter

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    Speaker level connection will yield better sound over RCA connection if that is doable in your system and your system is for 2 channel stereo listening only. If it is for HT, then RCA would be better to hear your LFE effects!!
     
  4. Bob_Nelson

    Bob_Nelson Auditioning

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    MOST of the exotic cable manufacturers use Belden 1694A coax. The thickness of the center conductor has no bearing on the sound quality of your sub in low level signals. Nearly any RCA cable that is of good quality will do.
     
  5. ScottCarr

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    Good sutff and thank you for the replies.

    Scott
     

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