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Old 06-14-2008, 11:54 AM   #1  
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Hello everyone,

I am ordering the Polk PSW10 off of amazon. I was just glancing around under the subwoofer headings and a bunch of different cables come up. On my receiver I just have one subwoofer out. Is there really a difference in quality of subwoofer cables?

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not really...
www.monoprice.com has great prices on coax digital audio cables with the proper "RCA" connectors for subwoofer hookup. For short runs a simple red or white RCA audio cable will work fine. My personal preference for longer runs is 75 ohm coax fitted with RCA connectors. I used a monoprice cable for a subwoofer in a conference room at work and it's a 30' run from the a/v receiver to the sub....no problems at all.
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Thanks. My subwoofer will be only about 5 feet at the most from the receiver. Is there a noticable difference in using an RCA cable vs. coax at that length?
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Thanks. My subwoofer will be only about 5 feet at the most from the receiver. Is there a noticable difference in using an RCA cable vs. coax at that length?
No. A regular RCA audio cable will do just fine.
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I need 80 feet of cable for my sub. Will RCA work fine or do you guys think Subwoofer cable is required? I've also heard RG-6 cable can be used for a sub.

What would you guys suggest? I'm looking for something economical, but still quality.

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I need 80 feet of cable for my sub. Will RCA work fine or do you guys think Subwoofer cable is required? I've also heard RG-6 cable can be used for a sub.

What would you guys suggest? I'm looking for something economical, but still quality.

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I need 80 feet of cable for my sub. Will RCA work fine or do you guys think Subwoofer cable is required? I've also heard RG-6 cable can be used for a sub.

What would you guys suggest? I'm looking for something economical, but still quality.

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Use RG-6, and even it might not work well at that distance. I'm afraid you will just have to try it. Finding a pre-made 75' to 100' digital audio cable will be tough, but Blue Jeans Cable will make one to spec.
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/...udio/index.htm
use the best coax they provide to minimize losses. They would be a good source of information as to whether this is even possible
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I need 80 feet of cable for my sub. Will RCA work fine or do you guys think Subwoofer cable is required? I've also heard RG-6 cable can be used for a sub.

What would you guys suggest? I'm looking for something economical, but still quality.

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A RG-6 cable with RCA connectors should work just fine at that distance.
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