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#1 botelerc

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 03:43 AM

Need to be educated. I currently have an 83/64 setup on Onkyo 809, I think. I just bought a new sub. and need to know learn more about hooking it up, and some cable differences. First, I will primarily be using if for HT purposes. Is it better to hook it up using a single cable LFE or Y connection. Also need help choosing a cable. What is the difference between these two other than brand name? http://www.amazon.co...subwoofer cable

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http://www.amazon.co...subwoofer cable

or is there some other cable that would be better. As always I appreciate all the education that yall provide. Thanks,

Chad



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 04:11 AM

Buy the sub cable from Monoprice

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:34 AM

Nothing wrong with the sub cable you are looking at on Amazon. Good price. Copper is copper.....don't get caught up in the marketing hype of "High end" cables. You won't hear any difference between those two cables. The monster just looks cooler. Monster has the interlocking (not sure what they call it) barrel tips and although they do grip stronger than other cables, that's actually a bad thing because when you try to remove it from an input, it takes a lot of force and you could begin to weaken a solder joint on the inside of your amp.

I always use a single Digital Coax sub cable with a Y at the sub end for the sub. Some subs won't work unless you have both Left and Right channels connected while others do not get as much signal with only a single cable connected.


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Video: Panasonic AE3000u Projector with 103" Elite Cinescope (2.35:1) Screen, PS4 for Bluray, AppleTV
Audio: Harman Kardon AVR 3600 with Sherbourn 72100A (200 x 7) Amp (7 Monoblocks housed in one chasis with 7 Teroidal Transformers)
Misc: Harmony One Remote, DIY Acoustic Panels


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:47 AM

You make some good points Youthman. The connection ends on this Monster cable do look familiar to me. I have fought those things off before, and when you twist them to get them loose you really put a lot of undue strain on the rca inputs. Putting them on in the first place takes a lot of pressure, and feels like it's going to push the RCA connection right into the device. Although a good mechanical connection is better, having a moderate amount of tightness and a material like gold electroplating that will not corrode or deteriorate would be better for the life of the device.


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#5 Youthman

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:50 AM

I remmeber now....they are called "Turbine Connectors". I think they should be called "Super Glue Connectors". :P


7.1 Dedicated Home Theater
Speakers: Klipsch RF-83 (Cherry), RC-64 Center (Cherry), RS-62ii Side Surrounds, RS-62ii Back Surrounds & RSW-15 Sub (Maple) and LaScalas

Video: Panasonic AE3000u Projector with 103" Elite Cinescope (2.35:1) Screen, PS4 for Bluray, AppleTV
Audio: Harman Kardon AVR 3600 with Sherbourn 72100A (200 x 7) Amp (7 Monoblocks housed in one chasis with 7 Teroidal Transformers)
Misc: Harmony One Remote, DIY Acoustic Panels


2ch Living Room
Speakers: Klipsch RF-7ii with DeanG Crossovers
Audio: Harman Kardon HK3490, Acurus A200 (200 x 2) Amp, Marantz DVD DV4500, Apple Airport Express (Mobile Streaming Audio)


3ch Bedroom System
Speakers: Klipsch RF-7, Klipsch RC-64ii
Audio: Yamaha RX-V1700, Rotel RB-960BX (60w x 2) Amplifier
Video: "Fat" PS3 (500 GB)


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:27 AM

Blue Jeans Cables...


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Klipsch x11i

Rega P5/Groovetracer/Denon DL-103R

Parks Audio Budgie Pre Amp/SUT

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Klipsch SW-115

OPPO BDP-93

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:43 AM

This is a great cable that comes with a "Y" adapter. Very stout with locking connections and 25' long is great for sub placement. I'm using 2 of these in my set up.....

http://www.amazon.co...=pd_sim_sbs_e_1


9.2 System.............

Klipsch RF-7IIs Mains

Klipsch RC-64II Center

Klipsch RB-75s Heights

Klipsch RS-7s Side Surrounds

Klipsch RS-52IIs Rear Surrounds

Klipsch RW-12d x 2 Subs

Klipsch '83 Belle's x 4 (2 in use / 2 anxiously waiting)

Onkyo PR-SC5508 Pre/Pro

OPPO BDP-105

Emotiva XPA-5 x 2

Emotiva mini-X A-100

Epson 6030UB Projector

Vapex Electric 120" Tensioned Screen

LG 60 in.LCD / LED TV

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:53 AM

Cable Wholesale is also worth taking a look at. Their premium RCA cable runs about the same thickness as RG-6.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 11:01 AM

I would stay clear of the "Monster Cable" cables... I actually had one remove the RCA jack sleeve when I was removing the cable from my DTV HDPVR due to it being insanely tight.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 01:22 PM

Chad,

I would say if you or visitors are going to see the cable then how it looks matters more than specs. After all what are you sending to your sub 100 Hz and below? The only thing that matters is the resistance of the shield/low side signal between unbalanced pieces of equipment.

check these out:

http://www.monoprice...102&cp_id=10236

No affiliation with Monoprice yada , yada, yada only that i use their stuff and its the right price.

Eric


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