Sub RCAs- do these look good?

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  1. Matt Nevala

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    I have used this brand of interconnects and have worked very well for me.

    You will not need the adapter, just use one channel of the cable. Save your money.
     
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    Do you know they make dedicated mono subwoofer cables?
     
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    Dedicated MONO sub cables are gonna be pretty expensive. I would consider getting some RCA's used for car audio and then just pull the two cables apart from each other. If the single cable isn't long enough, you can get a connector to attach them. That is what I did and saved a ton of money.
     
  5. Matt Nevala

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    so if i do get regualar car audio RCAs and split them, does it matter if i use the right or left cable? i think someone said before to use the red, but im not sure.

    thanks,
    matt
     
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    Use the red. This is what the DLS literature says to use. I do use a Y split to the sub but it's not necessary.
     
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    The color won't matter. The only reason why they are marked is so that from the Head Unit to the AMP you don't cross the Left/Right Signals. Same thing goes with Wire.
     
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    This is the cable I'm using:

    http://home.new.rr.com/zaph/audio/audio-cables.html

    Made myself a nice 25 foot length of the stuff, it's great!

    The splitter I'm using since my receiver also has a single RCA output, is an Acoustic Research one I got tossed in when I bought the sub. Oh, and yes, definetely get a splitter.
     
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    Here's my take on a Y-splitter..

    CLICK
     
  11. Matt Nevala

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    thanks Bill,
    i just so happend to find a spliiter thing, but in not sure it is exactly what u guys are talking about. its a small piece that has one male and 2 female and says radio shack. will this work?
    thanks
    matt
     
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    Matt,

    you certainly can try a Y-splitter on yr new sub without harm -- a RS version is
     
  13. Matt Nevala

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    i see what u mean...but couldnt i hook this connector to the reciever and then i woule have 2 female ends which i could plug regular male RCA cables into?

    matt
     
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    Your receiver should have a single female LFE output.
     
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    It Does have a single female output, so thats why i asked if i should use this adaptor to make it two female output.
    then i could use a regular set of R/L RCA cables.
    am i thinking right, or should i just stay one femout output to a one female to two male output into the sub amp?
     
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    You want a single cable to the receiver (that's male rca to receiver's female out) and on the other end of that cable (which is another male), you want a Y-split (single female to dual males). The male from the cable goes in the female (Hey stop that- there may be children reading!) which converts to two males (now it's getting interesting) which go into your subs dual female ins. This seems all very kinky, but it's innocent- I swear. And it works.
     
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    HaHa, well that was interesting, but i now understand how the system works.
    thanks everyone,
    matt
     
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    cool, ordered yesterday and being shipped today along with the sub being shipped today.[​IMG]
     

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