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Have found a few posts about this but none are a straight answer. What is the best cable to use for a sub, RG6, RG59, or a design sub cable.
Rg6 is designed for digital and is good with higher freq but it has 3 shieldings. 59 is used a lot for security video. And I'm not sure what type of cable they use in the sub designed cables.

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On long runs I use RG6Q works like a charm.
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On long runs I use RG6Q works like a charm.

and short runs are just as fine?
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and short runs are just as fine?

Yes but I grab pre-mades at that point Monoprice has a good cable for the buck or if you want a little fancier Canare from Bluejeans has a very nice cable you can order to a specified length.
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Yes but I grab pre-mades at that point Monoprice has a good cable for the buck or if you want a little fancier Canare from Bluejeans has a very nice cable you can order to a specified length.

Plus 1 on the Monoprice cables.

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On long unbalanced analog interconnects (especially sub-woofer interconnects).
The best cables have a heavy braided shield (equivalent to 14AWG or larger).
Co-ax RG-6 cable is a very generic label, it simply means, a co-ax cable with a radio frequency characteristic impedance of 75 Ohms and an overall diameter of about 1/3 inch. On cable manufacture lists about 40 different models. Optimized for frequency or weather or fire code. RG-6 Quad Shield is definitely NOT what you want for audio cable, it is designed for cable TV frequencies.

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On long unbalanced analog interconnects (especially sub-woofer interconnects).
The best cables have a heavy braided shield (equivalent to 14AWG or larger).
Co-ax RG-6 cable is a very generic label, it simply means, a co-ax cable with a radio frequency characteristic impedance of 75 Ohms and an overall diameter of about 1/3 inch. On cable manufacture lists about 40 different models. Optimized for frequency or weather or fire code. RG-6 Quad Shield is definitely NOT what you want for audio cable, it is designed for cable TV frequencies.

There is no magic to it all thats needed is a 75ohm cable thats shielded it just has more uses than OTA or cable read the spec on this site RG6Q is 2 braids,2foils and a center conductor same wire we use Belden a lot. http://www.bluejeanscable.com/index.htm
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How much of a difference can it make? I'm asking this because I have 4 different types of cables connected from my AVR to my sub. One RCA cable from the receiver to the SMS-1, one 22awg rg59 cable from my SMS-1 to AB interconnect, one component cable from the interconnect to another interconnect and one Monster Sub cable from the interconnect to my VTF-15H...

Im I ruining it all??

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How much of a difference can it make? I'm asking this because I have 4 different types of cables connected from my AVR to my sub. One RCA cable from the receiver to the SMS-1, one 22awg rg59 cable from my SMS-1 to AB interconnect, one component cable from the interconnect to another interconnect and one Monster Sub cable from the interconnect to my VTF-15H...

Im I ruining it all??

If it gets the job done without a hum or buzz then you are there and you would have noticed it when you ran the sweep.
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On long unbalanced analog interconnects (especially sub-woofer interconnects).
The best cables have a heavy braided shield (equivalent to 14AWG or larger).
Co-ax RG-6 cable is a very generic label, it simply means, a co-ax cable with a radio frequency characteristic impedance of 75 Ohms and an overall diameter of about 1/3 inch. On cable manufacture lists about 40 different models. Optimized for frequency or weather or fire code. RG-6 Quad Shield is definitely NOT what you want for audio cable, it is designed for cable TV frequencies.

RG6Q works just fine. As does RG6 and RG59. Perhaps Kal Rubinson, who writes for Stereophile, will chime in as he does sometimes in these cable threads.
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