sub cable use from car audio

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  1. Joe DC

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    Is it ok to use one end of car audio RCA cable for my HT subwoofer hookup? I'm currently running 2 subwoofers in my HT. From my receiver I have one sub cable going to sub 1, then Y-split from there to another sub cable, then connected to a female end-to-end connector, then attached to one end of my car audio RCA cable to sub 2.
     
  2. Joe DC

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    To add further to my first thread, my sub 2 cable runs about 45ft. from sub 1. Sub 2 sound perfectly fine for me, but I'm curious to know if I am losing any signal this way, or otherwise. BTW, I'm using 2 25ft. Monster THX Ultra series sub cables and don't really want to spend the 'dosh' for another sub cable, esp. if I have some car audio cables hanging around. Any input??
     
  3. Dan Halchak

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    If it sounds perfectly fine for you, then don't change it.

    If you think it sounds good with what you are using, why change it?!

    Only thing I could suggest to change to would be BlueJeans, Cobalt, or BetterCables cables...though I don't think you'd notice a mind blowing difference.

    My thinking is you would only loose very very little with all the connections you you have. Best would be to run one cable, Y it to the two subs or Y them and run two cables...it's your call.
     
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    Anytime you split a signal there is naturally some loss in gain (signal strength), but it's not a problem. That's why sub output levels are adjustable, and why subs have input gain controls.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    I run 25 foot stinger car audio cable $26.99 with a y splitter and then run it to my 2 subs sounds great, in fact one of my friends brought over his $300 sub cable that is only 10 feet long and we did a spl check and what do you know not one db difference in any material we tried ever since then he sold it and did the same thing. speaker cable is a different story, i tried my wire $2 a foot to his pure copper wire and there was a pretty big difference, well anyway have a nice day[​IMG]
     

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