Subwoofer cable

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by CaseyLS, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. CaseyLS

    CaseyLS Second Unit

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    I just ditched my Sony HTiB on a friend for $200 bucks. I paid $300 and charged $200 so basically I paid for the name and he paid for the product.

    Well any before I hijack my own thread, I was just wondering if 35 bucks for am AR sub cable is a good deal. Now that I have a some-what decent reciever, a Marantz 4200, would it be a good investment and would I notice a difference between that and a regular RCA cable. Thanks in advance.

    Casey
     
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    I've always found that the higher the frequency, the more sensitive the signals are to the cable.

    A subwoofer carries a very small bandwidth and very low frequency sound. This means nearly any decent RCA cable will work.

    So long as your existing cable is a shielded coaxial cable (about the thickness of your CATV coax) and the RCA plugs fit snug, I doubt you will notice any difference.
     
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    As long as you have a fairly short run, the cables that are recommended here so far will more than do the job. For long runs, I always recommend RG6 with F-RCA adaptors rather than expensive (long) custom sub cables.
     

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