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REL subwoofer cable

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by marcoeser, Apr 26, 2002.

  1. marcoeser

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    Hello,

    I have a Rel Strata III Sub connected at speaker level with my fronts using REL's supplied cable. I'm wondering if I'd notice any difference if I upgraded this with Russ Andrew's REL Subwoofer cable :
    "We offer our 8TC speaker cable as a single run terminated with a Speakon connector for use with your REL subwoofer."

    Has anyone done this and have had any success?

    marc :)
     
  2. Jase

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    Hi

    Not tried it myself but I´m dubious you´ll notice a huge improvement considering the cost of the cable.

    I reckon you´d be better tinkering with the sub placement, putting it on spikes etc before spending the money on their cable.

    If you´ve done that already then maybe its worth purchasing, you can always return it if its no good.

    I´m still not convinced of the whole Russ Andrews thing!! (maybe I should try!!)
     
  3. Lowrider

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    I think the subwoofer cable is one of the less important, easier load, so I wouldn´t bother...
     
  4. marcoeser

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    Thanks guys,
    it was just a thought.
     
  5. john87

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    So you guys are saying the subwoofer cable isn't that inportant?
     
  6. Jase

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    Maybe up to a point. I bought a 3 metre phono cable for my sub that cost about 10 quid a metre but wouldnt spend any more than that. I dont think theres a huge amount of difference between it and the cable that came with the sub to be honest.
     
  7. Raveun2

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    I have the REL storm and used the 5 metre cable that came with it and had a low level hum from the sub. Only noticably when all was quit. Ofcourse this turned out to be interferance. The cable was not screened. I bought a 3m screened cable and made the terminations myself. Now all is perfect.

    The important thing is good screening and keep the length as short as you can. It might be a "sound" investment in even a £10 cable.
     
  8. eddiea

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    I bought a 3m screened cable and made the terminations myself. Now all is perfect.
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    Raveun

    Where can I get one of these screened cables please?

    Can you post the details please?

    Thanks

    Eddie:)
     
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    Keene electronics http://www.keene.co.uk
    You'll have to order their catalogue as they don't show everything.

    My storm has an XLR connection. I had a company make this cable up for me (XLR Male to a phono) but they wired it up wrong Which I found out when I switched on and the sub buzzed like hell. Now I think REL put phono connections on their subs now.

    My XLR connection had 3 pins which I had to solder the screening to one and split the core between two. You probably have a phono on yours anyway.

    The cable I ordered was "oxygen free high defination cable" (sounds good) and soldered a gold plated phono connecter on aswell as the XLR. The longer your run of cable the more loss you get so spend a bit more on your cable for a longer run.

    They can do a custom cable for you and I think you can order online but I wasn't gonna have another XLR mix up and soldering your own really isn't difficult.
     
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    Thanx, I know about Keene, I've ordered stuff from them before.

    I'll give it a go.

    Eddie:)
     

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