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Thickness of the subwoofer interconnect conductor?

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   ScottCarr


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Posted March 18 2006 - 04:03 AM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Dennis Gardner

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Posted March 18 2006 - 10:53 AM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Alan Pummill

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Posted March 18 2006 - 11:56 AM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   Bob_Nelson



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Posted March 24 2006 - 04:53 AM

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 of 5 OFFLINE   ScottCarr


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Posted March 24 2006 - 07:00 AM

Good sutff and thank you for the replies. Scott

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