cable for sub?????????

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  1. Earl Simpson

    Earl Simpson Supporting Actor

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    What is the longest you can run a high impedance cable and should I make one with RG6??? Also it says to put it 3' from the wall???!!!! Not in my family room.
    I just bought an audio source 15" and have it hooked up. Paid $119 at ubid=a steal. Below 50 htz it is perfect.
    Now I see why the 3802 needs a lower crossover selection!!!!
    With my 5 hogs for speakers, I really don't need the 80htz point. 60 or 50 would be better.
    Thanks for your help!!!
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  2. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    I'd say most shielded mono subwoofer cables can resist RF/EMI interference at lengths is up to 25 feet. At $14.40 for a 25 foot, the dayton sub cable gives good bang per buck. A 12ft length is about $11.
    I would go for a sub mono cable as the easiest/most convenient solution.
    For RG6, The amount of copper or wire strands in the braid determines the cable's resistance to EMI fields. Commercial grade coax cables containing loosely woven copper braid have a shielding of about 80%.
     
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Producer

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    At my parents place I have a 50foot RG59 cable with f-type to rca adapters on each end. Hasn't caused any problems and the sub sounds fine.
     
  4. Earl Simpson

    Earl Simpson Supporting Actor

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    I looked at the Dayton cable and it seems to be a good deal. So it's a split opinion on how long I can go with coax. 25' with a pre made or ?????? feet with a full shield rg-6. It's about a 40' pull up and down the wall to the left side of my system. Or I can stack it on my right HOG.
     
  5. Dave_Olds

    Dave_Olds Stunt Coordinator

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    I used the partsexpress gold RCA crimp connectors and quad shield RG6 - works like a charm....Also using to make Digital Coax cable, etc....Saving money over the long haul on the project this way....Seems to work pretty good...

    Dave
     
  6. Earl Simpson

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    http://www.accessories4less.com/index.asp
    Went to this place, for now, to get my stuff.
    Used my extra digital audio coax for the time being. What a differece in the sound between my ratty 30 year old rca cable and the monster digital audio coax. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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