Where to buy RG6?

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  1. rob_l

    rob_l Extra

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    I have a powered subwoofer that I need to run 25ft. I checked PartsExpress and a few other places, but they don't have exactly what I want. Any suggestions?

    I need:
    25ft WHITE RG6
    If terminated, then also gold plugs, and gold F female to RCA male adapter

    If not terminated, then just gold RCA fitting.

    I know parts express has these (091-1060), but I'd like to get it from the same place to save on shipping, and PE doesn't carry the white 25 footers.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    IS this for sub or for video? You could have a custom builder do it for you, I do some custom work on the side, and off the top of my head you're looking at $15-20 to have something like that built from top quality broadcast supplies.

    -Vince
     
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    It's for a subwoofer. Thanks, I'll keep that in mind if I can't find anything.
     
  4. rob_l

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    Ok, I think I figured it out. Radio shack carries white RG6 cable. 278-1318

    With 2 RCA connectors I'm good.
     
  5. Bob McElfresh

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    I did the exact same thing: 25 ft of white coax with "F-to-RCA-Male" adaptors. Ran about $13 including tax.

    But.. the "F" connectors were fairly standard-grade. You might have to cut/terminate with gold-colored plugs if you really want to.

    Note: Use pliers/wrench to tighten down the "F" connectors. The problem with stiff RG6 coax is that it creates a constant force that tends to loosen the connectors over months of time.

    A nicer-looking solution would be to let Vince make you a custom cable for the $20. The cables he builds would be over-kill for a subwoofer, but you would be getting a really good cable that I think would lay flatter on the ground than outdoor-grade CATV coax.
     

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