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Cable for sub

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by Hinch, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. Hinch

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    Hope someone can help with these questions:

    1 Do I have to use a dedicated sub-woofer cable? Both my reciever and sub (Elac 2) have RCA fittings. Does this mean a special sub cable or maybe just a normal 6 meter interconnect.

    Oh and my monies running out like no tomorrow. Under-estimated cost the of speaker cable. Lol

    2 My receiver has only one sub pre-out as mentioned above but the sub has 2 inputs a left (white) and a right (red) hmmmm.... which does the receiver connect to. My dealer said the whit or left one. Onkyo say the right one and the speaker manufacturer say buy a 2 into 1 adaptor to so that the cable connects to both sub inputs.

    Phew this home cinema stuff isnt so easy after all.

    Any help appreciated.
    Thanks
    Ian
     
  2. Ian J

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    Any cable with a phono at each end will do. Hifibitz, the forum sponsor in the top right hand corner sell an Ixos subwoofer cable at £10 for 3 mtrs of £15 for 5 mtrs whaich are good prices.

    One cable will do and a splitter is not necessary or always adviseable.

    Of the three different options that you have mentioned I would be inclined to trust the speaker manufacturer and he is effectively saying either socket.
     
  3. HotblackDesiato

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    A normal phono is fine, the better quality ones tend to suffer less from picking up mains hum and the like in my experience.

    A single phono to phono is fine. The advantage of a 1 to 2 phono is that it tends to stop the sub switching off into standbye mode if the LFE channel activity drops.

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  4. Hinch

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    Thanks a lot for the advice that has helped me.
    Ian
     

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