Reg. Monster Cable To Sub

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  1. AbelM

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    Right now, I am upgrading cables for my componets, and was curious, if a regular audio Monster cable would do well as a sub cable? It is just a plain reg. cable, but a nice one of Monster brand...would it do justice? Does it matter if it is a regular audioMonster cable?
    Also, is video better? I heard that video cables do better than audio cables as sub cables? True?
    Thanx for your time! [​IMG]
     
  2. Sean Conklin

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    I would say the Video cable would be better than the Audio cable because it is probably shielded better, but cannot say you will hear any difference. As far as I can tell there is no difference between the Monster Video and Monster sub cable.

    However I use Monster 'subwoofer' cable for my sub.

    What's the difference in price? and how long is your run?
     
  3. AbelM

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    No, see I had a regular monster cable just lying around from when I cleaned out my older cables and I was curious if it would work...I guess so...otherwise I might just pick up a Z-Bass from Monster...

    My run, is about 6'-8'.
     
  4. Brian Bunge

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    Abel,

    There's no point in springing for a Monster "sub" cable if you already have a quality RCA cable lying around that is long enough.

    Use what you've got. There's no such thing as a "sub" cable. Any shielded audio interconnect is fine.

    Brian
     
  5. AbelM

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    Brian:

    Thanx man, but see I have a real nice Monster series audio cable, but not a video cable...should I still use the Monster audio one?
     
  6. Brian Bunge

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    Abel,

    Yes, just use the audio cable. I'm assuming the "video" cable uses a solid center conductor, which is more important for video applications with very long runs. At audio frequencies, especially for a sub, the audio interconnect is fine. If you feel the desire to upgrade later then do so. But I'd only do that with the understanding that I could return the cable if you didn't hear a difference.

    Brian
     
  7. AbelM

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    Thanx Brian, your help was quite useful!
     

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