How long is too long?

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  1. Mike_Sidden

    Mike_Sidden Auditioning

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    I'm building an entertainment system for my "soon to own" Sony 57WV700 and I want to move my sub to the other side of the room. Going behind, up, over, and down will most likely be a good 50ft. Can anyone tell me if this will work and if so, what kind of wire to use? I was thinking RG6 Coax with RCA ends. So, how long can a sub cable be before it starts to lose it's signal or sound like a rock in a coffee can?

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    Mike S. [​IMG]
     
  2. Chris Tsutsui

    Chris Tsutsui Screenwriter

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    One time I tried out a 30 foot long subwoofer cable and compared it to a short 6ft one.

    A difference was the phase so you may need to adjust it so the sub doesn't cancel out with the mains.

    I really don't know how the quality of the bass will sound though.
     
  3. Neil Joseph

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    I have such a scenario in my current room. The second sub's location is at the back of the room using a 50' length of RG6 with F-RCA ends and it works great. For long runs I recommend it rather than breaking the bank with a long custom store bought cable.
     
  4. Mike_Sidden

    Mike_Sidden Auditioning

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    Hey Guys,

    Thanks Neil and Chris. That answers my question. I'll set it up and maybe post my results here later.

    Mike S. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Robert_J

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    For a friend, I used wall plates from Radio Shack with an adapter. On the front was your standard RCA connection but on the back was a barrel connector. Hiding the coax cable behind plates made his wife really happy.

    -Robert
     

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