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Sub Cable

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by philthyanimal, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. philthyanimal

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    whats the difference between a suwoofer cable and a normal rca to rca(usedfor composite video) cable.
    It's just i need a 10m sub cable and most are are around £50, but a normal 75ohm rca to rca(they look the same) are about £20

    Anyone knowof acheapplace to getsub cables. I need one for the weekend.
    So mailorder would be best.
     
  2. common

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  3. lowrider

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    Thats probably because you didnt try other cables... ;)

    We did some tests the other day, and QED qunex was much better, and Audioquest G-Snake even better, for almost half the price of the QED... :smoke:
     
  4. Noodle

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    Lowrider,

    Where can I get the Audioquest cable you mentioned from??

    Ta,

    Ben.
     
  5. Ian J

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    I have already had a Google for the G-String Snake but don't think it is sold in UK
     
  6. common

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    I've tried loads mate - but within the budget mentioned (£20 for 10m) I think profigold would be an ideal choice as they offer good value for money
     
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    Audioquest distributor for United Kingdom

    Marantz UK Ltd
    Kingsbridge House
    Padbury Oaks
    575-583 Bath Road
    Longford
    Middlesex
    UB7 OEH
    Tel No +44 (0)1753 680868
    Fax No +44 (0)1753 680428
     
  8. lowrider

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    I appretiate that you where concerned by his price worries, but as he asked if there are differences, I just said there are major ones, that, IMHO, justify the price... :rolleyes:
     
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    So how come i often hear people saying theyve used a coathanger as a cable and then used expensive 500 pounds a metre cable and heard no difference to sound quality, are you all now stating cable does make a difference ?
     
  10. fufna

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    Make your own. it costs less money and you can make them to your exact personal spec.
     
  11. philthyanimal

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    Thanks for the replies.
    I've ordered a pro fi gold (thanks to common for the link).

    In all honesty i cant justify spending a fortune on a sub cable.
    I've been using the composite video lead that came with my DVD player and it sounds ok.
    But now i've moved my room round to cope with 7.1 i needed a 10m cable.
     
  12. lowrider

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    You will be OK as you didn´t try better... ;)

    But the G-snake is not that expensive either, US$50 for 7 meters... :rolleyes:
     
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    There is no answer to why some people hear a difference, it may be psychological, but why isn't important if it sounds better it sounds better. After spending alot of time trying different cables all of the time, I think I hear a difference. With Sub cables it wasn't always the most expensive that sounded best (suprisingly the best value for money I found was Cabletalk Video3, which I only used once to keep cables tidier as the one I used was only 1m long)
     

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