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Thin sub cables

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by GFS AV, Feb 6, 2005.

  1. GFS AV

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    Afternoon all!

    Having purchased a none-magnetically shield sub, I now need to move my sub as far away from my TV as poss. Although the sub cable I have (Profigold) is long enough, it is not thin enough to run under my carpet.

    I have four questions:

    1. Will I lose quality by changing to a thin cable?
    2. Are these cables any good? QED Qontour Miniature, QED MSR-SW Qontour Miniature.
    3. Are there any cables you guys could recommend?
    4. Does Mark Grant do a good thin sub cable?

    Any help would be appreciated.

    It's a shame I have to change cos the Profigold one I have is excellent.

    Thanks guys
     
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    Sub cables aren't as critical as say digital interconnects. The shielding is probably more important than the centre conductor especially if you are running it near mains cables. Providing it is not too long so you get a voltage drop across it you don't need to spend a fortune. The QED minature ones are pretty good. I have an IXOS £40 cable running with a M&K350THX and that gives excellent results.
     
  3. GFS AV

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    Spyro,

    thanks for that, I will look at the IXOS one you mentioned. I will need the cable to be around 5-6m. Will this be ok mate? By using a long cable will I lose any quality?
     
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    If you want to stick with the QED, there is no problem with that. My IXOS cable is 10 metres and I believe QED do a 10 metre minature one. I,ve seen a few on ebay at good prices.
     
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    Hello GFS,

    The QED minature subwoofer cables are good if you need something to hide with the underlay :)

    I dont have anything similar yet, Only full size cables.

    My minature subwoofer cables for under carpet installation will be a month or so yet, need to get my website finished and online first :)


    Mark.
     
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    Thanks guys,

    Mark, can you tell me how much your mini sub cable will cost? Also, when you say the QED is 'good', is it as good as a similar priced thick cable?

    Thanks.
     
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    Have you tried the sub cable from Nordost - it is paper thin and runs under a carpet without any sign it is there.
     
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    It's also £90 :eek:

    Thanks mate but i'm only wanting to spend £40 max. My sub is only worth £280 so I doubt it would be worth it.

    Any other suggestions folks?
     
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    Hello GFS,

    I have never done a direct comparison to the QED micro sub cable and Canare LV77S in the same room (yet)

    The Canare should be much better because of much larger conductor size and much more screening, that has a lower resistance. The LV77S is superb cable, but too big to go under a carpet.

    You wont be dissapointed with the QED for the size though.
    Nothing at that price that I know of is small enough to hide in the edge of/under a carpet. (Only 2.5mm diameter.)

    Not sure if you will find the length you need for £40 though.

    I do plan on something similar, not sure on price as I only have sample cable so far from a manufacturer (very good :)) Wont be cheap but will be superb if it happens.

    Never used the Nordost flat sub cable, so cant really comment on that one.

    Thanks,

    Mark.
     
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    ok guys, i've come to a conclusion - I just don't like the idea of using a thin cable. I personally think I will be compromising quality.

    Rather than blowing £40 minimum on a worse cable, I am going to take my nice Profigold cable, push it as far as I can around the edge of the room, then tack it in place with some tacks I have at home. Yes, this wont be the neatest thing i've done, but it is only my bedroom, and I will probably be moving out within a year. As well as saving £40 ish, I will keep the use of my nice thick quality sub cable.

    I am sorry if you helpful chaps feel like i've wasted your time on this. Thanks a lot for your help anyway :smashin:
     
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    You can get some nice white self adhesive plastic conduit from most electrical trade outlets like TLC. Only costs a few £ for a 3 metre length of 16mm x 10mm.

    www.tlc-direct.co.uk
     
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    Cheers for that, I might actually see if 'Boyes' have anything, it's only over the road from work :smashin:
     

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