Speaker cable for sub line-in?

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    Hi, my electrician used twin speaker cable instead of subwoofer phono (RCA) cable. He reckons he can solder a phono head to the speaker cable and it will be the same , but I read that sub cable should be shielded. Can anyone advise?

    The speaker cable isn't in trunking so I am stuck with it.
     
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    The shielding is only needed if you are running power cables and/or other cables very close to the sub cable. If not then should be fine. Since you are stuck with the cable now you may as well try it and see how it sounds.
     
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    the sub itself is powered (mordant short 308), does this count? The speaker cable would pass the power cable, but only at the point of entry into the room.
     
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    That should be fine it is long runs in parallel would be the concern.
     

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