Subwoofer cable subbing for dig. coax?

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  1. Ryan Leemhuis

    Ryan Leemhuis Second Unit

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    Is it ok for me to use my subwoofer cable as a digital coax and a digital coax as a sub cable? The lengths are more appropriate for what I need. Both cables are AR Pro series I cables. The sub cable is directional if that makes a difference...
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    The Digital Coax cable needs to be made with 75 ohm coax. (All video cables are 75 ohm coax). Your sub cable is likely NOT 75 ohms. And if it has little arrows - this means one side of the RCA plugs is NOT connected to the shield (This solves subwoofer humm problems).

    My advice: go out and get a $10-$25 video cable for your coaxial digital connection.

    Go get some pre-terminated CATV coax and buy 2 "F-to-RCA-Male" adaptors at Radio Shack and make your own subwoofer cable.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Tyson Wetzel

    Tyson Wetzel Stunt Coordinator

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    will it "work", ya, would I do it, no
     

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