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Sub Cable Max Length Is 50 Ft To Much

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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Troy Swanson

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Posted June 06 2004 - 10:03 AM

I have finally decided on SVS PB2-ISD, I have also decided that based on its size I need to move my sub location from the front left to the back right of my HT room (much closer to listening position, better fit for PB2)In order to do this I will have to run approx 50 FT of sub cable. Is this to long of a cable for best signal transfer, also what cable is recommended for this length (monster, cardas etc. Thank you

#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Chu Gai

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Posted June 06 2004 - 11:47 AM

No it's not too long. Monster and Cardas I'm sure would be quite happy to sell you 50 feet. Save yourself some money and look for either an RG 59 or RG 6 shielded coax with a copper stranded conductor. You can then terminate it with RCA's. Another approach would be to buy a regular video cable with F connectors and add some F to RCA adapters. A sub cable only handles a very limited range of frequencies and any losses as a result of resistance can easily be offset when you balance your system.

#3 of 3 OFFLINE   frank manrique

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Posted June 07 2004 - 11:23 AM

...or you could buy a 50' spool of Belden audio cable (coax is OK) and a nice pair of gold plated RCA plugs from your favorite DIY electronic store and brew you own...at super savings! Posted Image

Don't waste your hard earned bucks on vapor ware (costly interconnects) when what you need is only a few bucks away. :wink:

Btw,...the 50 foot lenght you're considering to run between your powered sub and receiver/pre-pro will be just fine (I prefer that type of interfacing than using long runs of speaker wire)...


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