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RG-6 for long subwoofer cable?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Thomas F, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. Thomas F

    Thomas F Stunt Coordinator

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    A friend of mine has purchased the Onkyo S655 HTiB and needs to run a long subwoofer cable through the attic to the sub that has to be located behind the couch due to the WAF. This could possibly require 40'-50' of cable. He is on a budget and a local Tweeter manager suggested that he could use a solid core coaxial cable such as RG-6u. Would this compromise the signal reaching the sub and consequently the sound? Has anybody tried anything similar?
     
  2. Guy Usher

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    At one tome I replaced every interconnect I had with RG-6 Quad shielded cable, loved it only problem I had was stiffness. Heavy Mic cable works well and is more flexible, may be a little more difficult finding big enough wire. . .
    Another option is to buy interconnect wire and good terminators in bulk to make your own, try MCM Electronics, or Parts Express
     
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    I use stranded core RG-6 (Canare LV-77S) for all of my interconnects including my subwoofer. It works great.
     
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    As long as it is true RG-6. You can get cheap coaxial cable that is meant for cable TV, but that stuff is no good.
     
  5. Jose G

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    RG6 is the way to go for the sub. You can also get one 20' Radio Shack Gold Stereo Cable, pull them apart to split the line, couple them with a Radio Shack connector (about $2) and create a 40' cable. If you need more get another coupler and some more cable, but truth be told- I would only split the line once and only as long as I knew that the cable would never ger pulled on.
     
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    I use this approach in my current setup for my second sub with a 50' run of RG6 cable. I also used it in my old HT room as well (a 40' run).
     
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