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Discussion in 'Speakers' started by DexS, Jun 3, 2003.
Need some recommendation for sub cable. Let me know what you guys are using.
First, you will want to use a shielded coaxial type cable. The most commonly available is RG-6 (used in all cableTV applications). Since RG-6 usually comes with F-connectors already attached, we look for F-to-RCA adapters. I find them fort under $4U.S. at a Radio Shack store.
Since many electronics come from Singapore assembly plants, however, it should be just as easy to find a coax cable in the local market, already terminated in RCA pins, in a length you need for your room.
Yep, RG6 is the way to go.
In my house that is being built, the sub is wired with coax. I ordered the F-connectors to terminate the lines, and also a female to female F to RCA adapter. The adapter will go into a wall plate on either end of the cable. I'll use a regular rca to patch from receiver to wall and wall to sub.
While not a huge Monster fan, their better series of subwoofer cable is quite impressive IMHO.
It is neutral color to be less obvious in long runs, well shielded, and good construction.
As a bonus it is very flexible and has a small cross-section vs. stiffer coax you can't keep against a wall.
You can find significantly discounted.
RG6 with copper braid. I had a spool and just soidered on some Rat Shack gold plated RCA's