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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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Speakers: (3) Klipsch LaScalas for LCR , RS-62ii Side Surrounds, RS-62ii Back Surrounds, (3) RSW-15 Subs (2 Maple + 1 Black)
Video: Panasonic AE8000u Projector with 103" Elite Cinescope (2.35:1) Screen, PS4 for Bluray, AppleTV
Audio: Onkyo TX-NR5008
Misc: Harmony One Remote, DIY Acoustic Panels


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Speakers: Klipsch RF-7ii with DeanG Crossovers
Audio: Harman Kardon HK3490, Acurus A200 (200 x 2) Amp, Rotel RDV 1080 DVD Player, Apple Airport Express (Mobile Streaming Audio)


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Speakers: Klipsch RF-7, Klipsch RC-64ii
Audio: Yamaha RX-V1700
Video: "Fat" PS3 (500 GB)


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RF-83 HT Build thread (HT Version 1.0)
LaScala Trio HT Build Thread (HT Version 2.0)

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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.


My shop (7.4 system):

Preamp: Integra DHC-80.3

HT Main amp: Integra DTA-70.1

Speakers: (7 total) La Scalas

Subs:

  2 Bill Fitzmaurice THT pwrd by Crown XLS-202

  2 Klipsch KPT-684 power by Yamaha P7000S

BluRay: Oppo BDP-93

Turntable: Rega P5 w/Ortofon 2M Blue

Projector: Epson 5020UB Screen: DaLite 130" HC Cinema Vision

 

Also in shop Fisher 80-T, 90-T, or KM-60 connected to a pair of Fisher 80-AZ monoblocks powering the front LaScalas

Front Scalas switched with Niles SPK-1

THT's Subwoofers controller Paradigm X30 and powered by same Crown XLS-202 above


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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


7.2 Dedicated Home Theater
Speakers: (3) Klipsch LaScalas for LCR , RS-62ii Side Surrounds, RS-62ii Back Surrounds, (3) RSW-15 Subs (2 Maple + 1 Black)
Video: Panasonic AE8000u Projector with 103" Elite Cinescope (2.35:1) Screen, PS4 for Bluray, AppleTV
Audio: Onkyo TX-NR5008
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, Rotel RDV 1080 DVD Player, Apple Airport Express (Mobile Streaming Audio)


3ch Bedroom System
Speakers: Klipsch RF-7, Klipsch RC-64ii
Audio: Yamaha RX-V1700
Video: "Fat" PS3 (500 GB)


Video Tour of my LaScala Home Theater

RF-83 HT Build thread (HT Version 1.0)
LaScala Trio HT Build Thread (HT Version 2.0)

Photo Gallery of Completed Theater Room


#6 Schu

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Posted 30 October 2013 - 07:27 AM

Blue Jeans Cables...


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Beyerdynamic T1 - Klipsch x11i - Oppo HA2

VPI Classic 2/Soundsmith Aida

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Pioneer SC85 - Bel Canto REF 500M

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Wyred 4 Sound DAC2 DSDse - 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


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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 go 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.


Edited by Boxx, 31 August 2014 - 02:37 PM.

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LCR 1/4 pie bass bins  with JBL 2360a horns, and EV DH1a drivers
JBL 8340A for side surrounds

JBL 8320s for Atmos (soon to be installed)

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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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