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Wall plates and Subwoofer cables

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by matblack, May 9, 2005.

  1. matblack

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    Anyone run a sub cable between faceplates, I need to do this but all the faceplate connectors I have seen are solder on the back ones and not back to back RCA sockets so I can't use a pre-made cable. I'd ideally like to use shielded cable as my sub has a tendency to hum to itself but this my be better in the cellar.

    What to we think of using CT100?

    MB
     
  2. eviljohn2

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    You could get a blank wall plate and mount a phono coupler onto it yourself, CPC product code CN05878 would do exactly what you're after. Alternatively you could solder some sockets onto a panel yourself. :)
     
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    My wall plate

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    Wall plate on the left.

    I used MK std face plate and drilled the relevant holes for the sub and rear speakers. Connectors brought from Maplins and cost about £10 to make.

    I can take a better picture if you want.
     
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    Thanks for that

    I'm pretty happy with making the faceplates, I'm doing loads of 4mm ones and I'll do a couple of F connector ones to. What I was really interested in is what you were running between the faceplace, what cable did you use?

    Cheers

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    For the speakers I used some Gale speaker cable and for the sub I used some high quality shielded sub cable.

    Best to use quality cables. Also do a dry run before the cables are hidden for good.
     
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    Can you tell me where you got the sub cable and how you terminated the shielding on the cable too? :lease:

    Cheers

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    I already had the sub cable from my old house. Any good hi-fi retailer should sell sub cable by the metre.

    The wire was soldered to the connector.
     

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