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Subwoofer cable?

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by iaria, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. iaria

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    Hi people
    I have moved my subwoofer and I need alonger run of cable.
    Now I have aquestion, What is the difference between a subwoofer cable and speaker cable with phono plugs at the end??
    Surely a sub is a speaker!!!
    Thank you in advance
    Gerry
     
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    A subwoofer cable is usually required to supply a signal over fairly long lengths with very little lengths and as such tend to be of a fices 75 ohm impedance, much like digital interconnects.
     
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    Hi Crustyloafer, I need aprox. 5 meters of cable, as I already have about 10 meters of speaker cable left over I thought it might be just the same as connecting a speaker to the other side of the room......
     
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    Although a subwoofer is effectively a speaker, you are actually making the connection to the amplifier within the unit and not directly to the speaker as you would with normal speakers.
     
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    Subwoofer interconnects are designed for long runs with minimal loss of audio quality. These interconnects are shielded from interference so give a much better sound than a normal interconnect. For av use you will need a line level connection and not speaker wire so use a dedicated interconnect. Good quality interconnects are available from QED for about £30
     
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    Thank you to all of you for the info.
    I just thought it would have been o.k. with a speaker wire.
    Thank goodness for this forum. Grazie, Thank you

    Gerry
     
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    or Mark Grant in the AV Power Forums....
     

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