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Receiver and Subwoofer Connection

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by whattodo, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. whattodo

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    I plan to buy Arcam AVR300 or Denon 3805 receiver. If I connect a receiver with a subwoofer with seperate audio cables instead of one subwoofer cable, which cable should I use? Is a standart speaker cable for instance 12-Gauge cable enough?

    And also I am lost in cable definitions. :rolleyes:

    What are the differences between these cables: the optical cable with or without Toslink, digital coaxial, glass digital optical, optical fiber cable with or without Toslink?
     
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    Subwoofer cable carries LF signals, including the 50Hz frequency which is present in all our electric supplies. As a result subwoofer signals are susceptible to noise. Mark Grant cables use a special double screened Canare cable designed for this type of application. If you search for a thread by Mylo he describes different approaches to DIY cable. Some use CT100 "sat cable", Mylo used double screend microphone cable. I just made a 15m sub cable today from this latter cable. 80p per metre. It's more flexible cf. the CT100.
     

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