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Subwoofer cable.

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by sapper44, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. sapper44

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    This may be a stupid question.But i"m going to ask it any way.I want to move my sub.So i'm going to need a longer cable 10mtrs.Would useing a coaxel cables better than sub cables simple as that.
     
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    Sorry to jump on your post but ive got a question 2.
    Is it ok to use a dedicated subwoofer cable for the video input on a vcr. Got a spare 10m sub cable that would be handy to use as a "video in" on a vcr - projector. A cables a cable isnt it, if it will handle both then should be fine true ?

    btw not sure on a coaxel cable m8
     
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    Spooksta.

    Very simple - try it and see.
     
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    I have and it works but just wondered if this could be a bad thing to do?? :)
     
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    Many cable manufacturer's claim that a Co-Axial (digital @ 75 Ohms) is designed to carry all frequencies (even though it is digital). Thus, should ideally not be used for a sub-woofer. Besides, a Co-Axial cable is used to input to an amplifier usually. Whereas, when using on a sub-woofer, you are using the cable to output sounds.

    Why?
    Well, a sub-woofer is designed to output low frequencies and ideally, you ought to use a specific sub-woofer cable, as it is designed with carrying a lower range of frequencies.

    How true is this?
    I'm not 100% sure. But, since I replaced my standard RCA lead with a digital Co-Axial QED Signature 75, it made no difference to me (just trying it out, as I was also curious) - at least I could not tell. I actually now use this cable for connecting the DVD player to the Amplifier for the sound carriage - yes, it made a big difference for the better.

    But!
    Once I replaced it using the QED SR-SW sub-woofer cable, I could notice a better responsee from our sub-woofer, able to play a low range of sounds better - more clarity in "thuds" and "booms".
     
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    Thanks for the replies have sent for the sub cable.
     

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