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Subwoofer Cables

Discussion in 'Subwoofers' started by scrowe, Feb 22, 2005.

  1. scrowe

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    I've only ever owned 1x subwoofer, and that had a single cable.

    Yesterday I received a new Pioneer Ax5Ai amp with a dedicated subwoofer output and a Canton ADS 25 sub. The sub came with a Y-splitter (out of the amp) but no cable, and accepts seperate L&R phono inputs. Luckily I had a cheap phono cable lying around, but now I'm confused as to what cables to buy.

    I was looking at QED sub cables which all seem to be single connectors at each end. Assuming also, that my Y-splitter is a reasonable cheap connector, I want to replace it with a single phono to double phono lead.

    Would a decent quality stereo phono lead be the right choice? Is there something special about dedicated subwoofer cables, and do they come in the configuration I need?
     
  2. Bubbauk

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  3. mhuk05

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    better still !
    go to the power buys section and get it in two days from mark grant.
    dont need the americans for everything !
     
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    £16 or £60 hmmmm......
     
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    Get both and then do a double blind test and report the results back here!
    To be honest, with subwoofer cables I doubt you will be able to tell much of a difference but no doubt I will be corrected :lesson:
     
  7. Ian J

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    I agree with you but you are hardly comparing like with like when you compare the price of a 3 metre cable from an American Ebay trader with the price for a huge 10 metre cable from Mark.

    As you can see here Mark charges a very reasonable £33 for the same length of 3 metres of Canare LV77S dual braided screen co-axial cable terminated with Canare impedance matched RCA phono connectors.
     
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    Lifted from Beekeepers Video Cables [MEGA LONG] All you need to know? Thread.

    Subs carry signals between 5Hz and say 100 Hz (ish). Unfortunately mains is 50 Hz and it is VITAL that these signals are kept away from the sub cable. This therefore NEEDS to be a mega screened coax for performance. This is the over riding performance issues for sub cables. It is NEVER mentioned here on this forum. All cables should minimise EMF but it is especially important for premium sub performance. At the moment, the wrong cables are being recommended / used for this channel. This is a cheap and cost effective upgrade to go with you ‘Gramma’ / BFD for that dream sub performance. If some one tells you it doesn’t make a difference…….. well you all know cables do make a difference

    Shielding, Shielding and More Shielding. You never have enough for sub operations

    Nuff said ;)
     
  9. scrowe

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    Thanks all,

    I've ordered a 3m cable and Y-splitter from Mark Grant in Cable Powerbuys
     
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    Glad i made a cable with ott screening then. :D
     
  11. mhuk05

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    sorry, had too many windows open... meant to compare the price of the tvcables cable not the mark grant one.
     
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    I have a spare Digital Coaxial Cable ,could i use this ,ta :cool:
     
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    It will work but it won't get the best out of your sub.
     

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