Maximum LFE cable lenght?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Joe Bauman, Feb 4, 2002.

  1. Joe Bauman

    Joe Bauman Stunt Coordinator

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    I would like to move my subwoofer to the opposite end of the room away from my receiver. To do this, I would have to use a 40' LFE input cable. What is the maximum feasible length one should use for a LFE cable? Thanks.
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Joe: 40 feet should be fine.

    The companies that make coax typically show test results by rolling out 100 feet and then shoving signals down the end and bragging about how little the signals are reduced at the other end.

    Suggestion: to start, just get 50 feet of CATV coax and put RCA plugs on the end. This will at least get you going. (You can use either RG59 or RG6, but you may as well get RG6 so you can use it for other things later.)

    But CATV coax is stiff & ugly because of the weatherproof outer jacket. Check out the custom sites that could build you a nice indoor cable. It wont sound any better, but it will look nicer.

    Good Luck.
     

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