Subwoofer wires longer than 25'

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by greg_mc, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. greg_mc

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    My dedicated HT is framed and I started wiring. Ran into problem. Want to run subwoofer wire to all 4 corners of the room and terminate in a wall plate. This way I can move sub around the room for best sound. Most sub cables I have seen are two wire (red and white rca plugs). Will be very expensive if I pre-wire all four corners with this type of wire. Options that I see: 1. Run 12 gauge speaker wire to each corner. 2. Run RG-6 to each corner 3. Run regular sub cable (red and white rca ) to each corner.

    Question: What kind of wire do I use to pre-wire each corner so I can run sub later? Also do I get wall plate with one or two RCA plugs?
     
  2. Richard_M

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    Hi Greg,

    If it was me I would run RG6 quad to each location, this will help with any interference, and I would terminate the cable with Crimp F-Type connectors.

    As far as the wall plates go just use a 1 gang plate at each sub location, and either 3 or 4 gang plate (depending on how many runs you do) at your av rack end. Just use F-Type female - female modules to plug into the plates. You can then use F-Type to RCA adaptors for your interconnects of make your own up using RG6 with crimp F-Type one end and crimp RCA the other.

    Richard
     

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