Sub Wire?

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  1. BobHaymond

    BobHaymond Stunt Coordinator

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    I wil be using 12AWG stranded from HomeDepot for my speaker wire. I notice that the cable sellers all have special cables for sub. Can someone tell me what is special about the requirement for a sub? Can I successfully make one myself?[​IMG]
     
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    There is nothing special about a sub cable other than perhaps it's length. Yes, you can make your own with CATV coax and RCA plugs. Hint: Subs seem sensitive to having a tight plug so make sure the plugs you use fit snuggly.

    There are requirements for:

    - Video Cable : Must be made with 75 ohm coax

    - Coaxial Digital Cable : Must be made with 75 ohm coax

    Audio cables can be made with any of the popular coax impedences 50/75/110 and even 300 ohm.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    It do. BH

    Hey! I did a double take!! Your note helped even more after the sun came up! I was thinking of having "speaker wire" to the sub. But I finally got the idea from your note that with an amplifier in the sub that the input to the sub audio.

    Thanx a bunch. BH
     

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