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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by evolution400, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. evolution400

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    Hi guys I have run some monster flat speaker cable under my laminate flooring I have an extra piece which I want to use for my xbox to amp connection both connectors need to be RCA type can you purchase RCA connectors to clamp on with a screw clamp system or crimp them etc ?
    If so where can I buy these connectors stores and web sotes please.
    Thanks in advance guys.
     
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    Speaker cable is not really suitable for interconnects (RCA to RCA) as it's usually missing the shield. However you can find RCA connectors at radio shack or whatever it's called. :)
     
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    And when you do but the RCA cable, don't bother with Monster. It's massively overpriced for what it is.
     
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    evolution I think all rca cables you have to solder, this is why I have not tried to make my own cables.
     
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    Can anyone offer an alternative besides soldering as I dont have a soldering iron and dont want to buy one just to solder 4 plugs.
    I am using the speaker cable to connect my xbox to my amp the connectors on the amp and on the xbox are female RCA style can anyone recomend a solution ?
    Also a not related cable question.
    I currently have my sub connected using a composite video lead which I had spare it connects from the sub to my pioneer sub 814 pre-out. Is this cable sufficient or do I need to purchase another cable the sub works but not a lot of bass.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Anyone ?
     
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    Evloution400

    You require a screened cable for the Audio Out from your X-Box to your AV Processor - you can fiddle all day with crimps, clamps and solder-less plugs on the end of your flat speaker cable and still not have a working line level interconnect.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Thanks for your input joe however I have just placed the bare cable in each of the connectors to test and the sound is fine just obviously not a solution maybe the speaker cable is actually shielded it was expensive - monster home cinema flat cable and very thick.
    Anyone answer the bass question ?
    thanks.
     
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    Eveloution400

    Just keep an eye on the volume control whenever a Taxi drives past or your heating/refrigerator thermostat kicks in :)

    Unless your using a screened cable your liable to get lots of unwanted noise on your system.

    If your happy using what you have then most HiFi shops will terminate the cable for you for a small cost.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Thanks Joe I will listen closely when I have applied the connectors.
    Thats the problem the cable is laid under my wooden floor :(
    I will examine the noise as you said then if the quality is too bad then I will purchase some new RCA cables.
     

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