Need LOOOOONG cables for running sub, where to get?

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  1. ScottATL

    ScottATL Stunt Coordinator

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    I am going to estimate that I am going to need cables in excess of 20-30 feet to from my receiver to my sub. Does anyone know where the best place to get them is, cost is somewhat of an issue as I can't afford premium cables at this point.
     
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    Buy a 25-foot RadioShack black RG6 cable with F-terminals for $7. Buy two F-to-RCA adapters for under $5 each and there you are. Another option is go to a custom stereo store and have the back shop cut you an RG6 to the exact length and still use the F-to-RCA adapters from RadioShack (I was able to find a WHITE RG6 for decor!)
     
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    I second the RG6 as this is what I use in my system with the exception of I soldered my own RCA ends on it rather than using the adapters. Much cheeper than buying a sub cable that long & will perform just as good if not better.
     
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    Rat shack solution is the best.
     
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    FYI, I have a 50' run of RG6 for my second sub to be located at the back of the room. I second this approach.
     
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    I bought at 25' AR subwoofer cable at Best Buy. Don't remember how much, but it wasn't ridiculous.
     
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    Thanks all, I think that looks like a great solution. I may end up needing longer then I originally thought, I didn't realize just how high my ceilings are and may need to go with a 50 footer.
     
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    What is the difference between the radio shack and the crutchfield cable? They look identical to me
     
  11. ScottATL

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    One other thing, would 14 guage speaker wire be suffecient for my HT? Home Depot has a 350' spool for $39, seems like a good deal. I'll be needing a lot because I'll be making 4 runs of 50' each along with the cable for the sub.
     
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    You should be ok with the 14awg if you using smaller speakers, but ideally you would wont to use at least 12awg for that long of a run. Myself I would use 12awg for anything over 25'.
     
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    It's for my rear speakers, Paradigm Mini Monitors
     

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