RG6 Coax for Sub Connection?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Grant O, Feb 26, 2002.

  1. Grant O

    Grant O Auditioning

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    Howdy All,

    Does it matter what kind of RG6 I get? Home Depot has them with different percentages of aluminum (60% and 40%).

    Talk to me, Goose...

    Grant
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Hi Grant. Welcome to HTF!

    Since the coax is so cheap, try to buy the stuff with solid-copper center conductor. The aluminum-coated stuff is so you can string it from house to house and reduce oxidization over 10 years while it sits outside in the sun/rain.

    In truth, it probably does not matter for subwoofer.
     
  3. Nathan_W

    Nathan_W Stunt Coordinator

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    So Bob (or anyone),
    Would you suggest
    this
    or this
    I ask because one says 'Quad Shielded' the other says 'Solid,' and I'm just wondering which, if any, would be better for a 50' run in my (as of now, 'imaginary') set up.
    Thanks
     
  4. Dave Nibeck

    Dave Nibeck Stunt Coordinator

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    I ran about 50' of rat shack quad shield for my sub. Think it does a pretty good job.
     
  5. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Neither description tells me what the center conductor is.

    Dont worry about the shielding for your in-home use. The quad shielding can actually make it harder to work with (because some connectors dont work well with it).

    But the quad shielded cable makes a point about saying it passes fire codes and the "vertical fire test". So if you are running this in your walls, go for the quad shielded stuff so your insurance company cannot renig if you have a house fire.
     

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