Sub speaker wire

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  1. Brenden

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    i have 14 gauge speaker wire (UL/CL2). would i be able to use this with my sub?
     
  2. TanT

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    Keep it short and you should be fine.
     
  3. Brenden

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    short? how short. is 14ft ok?
     
  4. Ian-Fl

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    This is the standard DIY job for running long sub cables using rg6 cable.
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...1-1060&ctab=14
    Although fourteen feet isn't very far,you'll have to see if you need a more shielded cable. I used rg59 cable with bnc connectors and rca adapters from radio shack. my sub cable is about 50' and I don't have a problem with it.
     
  5. TanT

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    at 14ft you should be fine. I doubt if you could tell the difference by going with a thicker wire at that lenght.

    Ian-FL: I think Brendan is trying to connect his passive sub the sub from the amp.
     
  6. Brenden

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    i am hooking up a passive sub. what kind of shielding should i have here.
     
  7. ChrisWiggles

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    First off: what are you connecting how?

    For a powered sub, youll need coax. (for others who stumble on this post and are confused)

    For your passive sub, then I'm assuming you are talking about the run from the sub amp to the sub, in which case speaker wire is what you need, and don't worry about shielding. I would go for higher gauge wire since 12 gauge is really cheap, and you're dealing with sub wiring which takes a lot of juice.
     

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