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#1 of 8 zak

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Posted August 25 2003 - 04:46 AM

I'm hooking up a 10" powered subwoofer to my existing home theater system. The sub has an RCA input and my Yamaha receiver has RCA sub out.
I need to run cable approximately 30 feet and was hoping for reccomendations on cable.
Does the sub need a high end cable?

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#2 of 8 brentl

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Posted August 25 2003 - 04:52 AM

No, just use a good quality audio cable and you'll be fine.

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Posted August 25 2003 - 05:14 AM

I found that composite video cables work well, are cheaper than sub cables, and sheilded, too.

I once had a 25 foot run...I got it on ebay for $15, I think...?
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Posted August 25 2003 - 06:11 AM

I guess that's another question, can I use any cable video or audio as long as it has RCA plugs?
Does one carry low frequency better then the other?

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Posted August 25 2003 - 06:27 AM

I understand it this way with RCA plugs -

Audio = anything is fine - 30 to 300 ohm?
Video = 75 ohm only
Coax digital = 75 ohm only
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Posted August 25 2003 - 08:14 AM

Yes, you can use just about anything for a sub cable, but for a 30' run, I would consider using something sturdy and shielded.

If you have no problem making your own, you can do this very easily with 30' of RG6 (CATV type) cable and some crimp RCA connectors for this type of cable that you can pick up at most Radio Shacks.
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Posted August 25 2003 - 08:56 AM

Thanks for the info guys!
I found a set of 25'Monster THX certified subwoofer cable.
Not too expensive, $39.98 CDN approx $28.50 USD
Seemed quite inexpensive for Monster...

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Posted August 25 2003 - 12:54 PM

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Seemed quite inexpensive for Monster...


Monster has 3 levels of cables.

The lowest/cheapest stuff is junk from what i've been reading....
Need at least the mid price stuff.

I'm new as they can be at this stuff though!




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