diy sub cable

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  1. Matt Weldy

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    I know this is a very basic diy question sorry. But I know you can make a sub cable out of coax. (rg59 or rg6?) And all you do is put some f connectors on the end. My question is how good of quality is this. All I have now or ever used is a monster thx sub cable very basic and cheap cable. Will the diy be at least as good as this one?
     
  2. Ben L C

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    I am using a RG-6 homemade sub cable and it works great. I have used liberty Z400 audio cable and also Monster cable and have not noticed a difference when running it to my sub. FWIW.

    Ben
     
  3. DanielKellmii

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    Perfect. I need about 25 feet of sub cable. I am a little confused.
    Will f connectors fit all subs?
    I have a sub from an Onkyo HTiB. From what I can remember, the connector for that looks more like a RCA cable. But I haven't looked at it in a long time. If this works, thanks. It will save me a few dollars.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I think they are RCA connectors, and not "F".

    Marc
     
  5. DanielKellmii

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    [​IMG] Now what? Can I put RCA connectors on the end of a coax cable and use it for a sub cable. I have many feet of coax lying around the house, so it would be great to ues it.
    Thanks
     
  6. marc_manny

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    Yes you can use coax to make RCA cables for your sub.

    Marc
     
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    Lots of sites that show you how to make RCA connections on RG59 or RG6..

    PartsExpress sells RCA's that don't really cost that much and use a regular crimp for connecting the plugs to the cable. The bandwidth on a sub cable isn't that much so all you really need to be concerned with is not routing it parallel to a power cord..


    Here's their crimp on for RG6..

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...ID=15422&DID=7

    Here's a twist on for RG59..

    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd..._ID=2437&DID=7
     
  9. DanielKellmii

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    Thanks, this is great stuff.
     
  10. DanielKellmii

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    [​IMG]
    I got it to work. I just didn't ground the cable corectly. So the final product is just 22 gague speaker wire that was left over with two phono plug ends from the shack.

    The whole purpose was to see how the sub sounded in the back corner next to the sofa. I like it there. Hopefully, he WAF will let me keep it there. If so, I will make or buy some real cable. I am not sure if that will make a difference, but I would like to check.
     

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