SVS Subwoofer Hook-up Question

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  1. Joel()Les

    Joel()Les Agent

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    I'm ordering an SVS PB1-1SD. I know placement has an effect on sound and I have identified my top 3 locations to place the unit. Choices #1 & 2 can be reached with a 15' cable (or less) . Choice 3 requires 25'.

    Should I get a 25' cable and just coil it if I don't use location #3 or should I try to minimize cable length and order the 15' and hope my first 2 locations work out?

    I plan to use a Canare LV-77 cable from Bluejeans.
     
  2. WayneO

    WayneO Supporting Actor

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    I'd get the 25', 10 extra will not affect performance with a decent cable, but it'd bother me being rolled up like that if not using it, me being anal and all. [​IMG]
     
  3. Evan:R

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    I was in exactly the same position! I had two choices for my new PB1, and opted for the cable that would allow greater flexibility. I figured I was spending a good chunk of change on a quality sub, so the extra $10 to upgrade from one length to the next was nominal. It also gave me some flexibility for the future as well, since my current residence is by no means permanent. I would suggest buying a bettercables cable from SVS. They offer them at a huge discount and they are of the highest quality. [​IMG]
     
  4. Mike_J_D

    Mike_J_D Stunt Coordinator

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    I second Evan:Rs advice. I bought a bettercable for my SVS and have been very happy with it.
     
  5. Joel()Les

    Joel()Les Agent

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    The bluejeans cable will be fine. The issues are does an extra 10' really matter (probably not) and does coiling somehow induce a magnetic field? I need to do something with the extra cable if I get it. Especially since location #2 is only 5' from the AVR.
     
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    Edward J M Cinematographer

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    Any coiled wire has the potential to become an inductor. I would avoid coiling the sub cable if you can. If coiling is unavoidable, try to keep it away from a power cord.
     
  7. ScottCarr

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    all my better cable sub cables were purchased thru SVS.

    I also ran a length of RG6 and used coax/rca connectors as an experiment.

    AS far as signal loss I wasn't able to discern any difference nor did the power meter on a 29 foot run.

    Here are the parts I used
    f connector to rca x 2

    wall plate x 2

    f connectors
     

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