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Subwoofer Cabling

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#1 of 3 Greg Bax

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Posted August 11 2003 - 03:02 AM

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 of 3 Rick_Brown


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Posted August 11 2003 - 03:11 AM

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 of 3 Dave Nibeck

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Posted August 11 2003 - 04:09 AM

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.