Sub Wiring Options

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Richard Beckman, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. Richard Beckman

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    A friend is buying a new house pre-wired for audio. The wiring is sixteen gauge and is finished with two, five-way binding posts on each end. This friend has a sub with an LFE connection. What is your recommendation for configuring one of these pre-wired locations for this sub?
     
  2. TimForman

    TimForman Supporting Actor

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    Use a passive sub, connect from the LFE out to an external amp then to the pre-wired connection to the sub. Not the ideal way to go but I know how it is with your average low-voltage sub-contractor. It's probably the easiest solution though.
     
  3. Ryan Schnacke

    Ryan Schnacke Supporting Actor

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    Actually that's a GREAT solution if he's going to build his own sub. Think of it as extra motivation (as if there's not already enough!) to try the DIY route.
     
  4. scott>sau

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    Richard, you can use RG6QUAD (coaxial cable) with F-to-RCA connectors on each end for the interconnection from the pre-pro LFE out, or the DVD players LFE if you have an internal decoder. You could use 16/2, or even 12 guage cable. As far as placement, corner placement is better, and placed a little away from the walls. Dual subs is best to overcome standing waves and make a smoother splice with the mains.
     

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