1st DIY: My own sub cable: Hummmm

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  1. DanielKellmii

    DanielKellmii Supporting Actor

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    OK, I went to radio shack, I got some connectors. The kind that don't require soldering. I came home and realized that I didn't have enough wire, so I split some monster cable down the middle and twisted and then crimped them together. Now I have one long wire. I attached the connectors and then the sub.

    Hummmmmmmm

    A big hum is what I got.
    What did I do wrong?
     
  2. Wayne Ernst

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    It could be an issue with the shielding. Maybe, where you combined the cables? Was there ever a hum before?
     
  3. DanielKellmii

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    THere was never a hum before.
    I did this late last night, after I put the wife and kids to bed. This may be a stupid question, but does the subwoffer cable need to have two wires? I just have one, I didn't attach anything to the ground hole. I will fix this tonight. I found the original wire that came with the system. It should be good for this little experiment.
    What do you think of 22 gauge wire for a subwoffer?
     
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    This sounds like you’re using speaker cable. You’re not using speaker cable to feed RCA jacks, are you? If so, there’s your problem. You have to use shielded cable for a line-level run.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  6. DanielKellmii

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    Thanks guys that helps a lot.
     

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