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Quick Subwoofer cable question!

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by AML, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. AML

    AML
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    This has probably been asked before but, is there any real difference between using a regular high grade phono cable over a propper high grade subwoofer cable?

    The reason I ask is coz im using a phono cable just now.
    It's a good cable and Im using it instead of the bundle cable that came with the woofer.
    It has made a huge difference in terms of sound over the bundle cable.
    I wonder if I would get an even bigger increase in performace if I used a propper subwoofer cable, or if its not really worth bothering over?

    Any advice apreaciated!
     
  2. paulflowe

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    As far as I know, the only 'increase' in performance you would get will be to cover the 'standard' analogue cable with a 95% silver or copper braid to further minimise EMI and RFI. Mains operates at 50Hz, subwoofers reproduce sound up to 60 - 80Hz (normally ???) so you want to minimise any chance of a 'noisy line'. My own DIY cable to my M&K sub is a 'standard' cable covered in two of these braids. You could add a ferrite ring at each end of the cable and see what happens.

    An opinion, nothing more.
    Paul. :)
     

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