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post #31 of 39 Old 11-28-2012, 07:37 PM
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It won't provide any increase in level. The output of the receiver is a voltage source; if you split that voltage to both sub inputs that voltage is not increased as it's a parallel connection. The only reason to use a Y connector is with sources that don't have the L/R content below 80Hz summed, which pretty much means vinyl of late 60s/early 70s vintage.
So for the last time as simply as I can think to put it. Will the sub come on at a lower volume with a splitter?

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So for the last time as simply as I can think to put it. Will the sub come on at a lower volume with a splitter?
No. It turns on when a voltage threshold is reached, and a splitter doesn't affect the input voltage.

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No. It turns on when a voltage threshold is reached, and a splitter doesn't affect the input voltage.
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Mediabridge.

In the end, behind the entertainment center and forgotten on the floor, after years of use, covered in dust, nobody will know the difference. But you'll always know, the cables, when they were brand new, fresh, just out of the box, had high marks for cool factor and yes, to me, that's worth a few extra bucks. Just because and even though a nobody, my owned and recommended subwoofer cables are.........Mediabridge subwoofer cables.

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Mediabridge.
In the end, behind the entertainment center and forgotten on the floor, after years of use, covered in dust, nobody will know the difference. But you'll always know, the cables, when they were brand new, fresh, just out of the box, had high marks for cool factor and yes, to me, that's worth a few extra bucks. Just because and even though a nobody, my owned and recommended subwoofer cables are.........Mediabridge subwoofer cables.
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I agree. They are good quality and affordable. Not so cheap you have to worry and not so expensive that you are wasting money.
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I agree. They are good quality and affordable. Not so cheap you have to worry and not so expensive that you are wasting money.

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There is no intrinsic difference between 'plain old RCA' cables and digital coax. Some cables intended for video and/or digital have lower capacitance than those intended for analog audio, but not all by any means, and even if your new cable has lower capacitance than the old the only difference heard would be in the upper end of the frequency spectrum, not the lower end.

Technically, there is no such thing as an RCA cable. Only RCA connectors. I would guess the term RCA cable is used to describe cables with RCA connectors. For subwoofers there is a big difference between shielded vs non-shielded as non-shielded are much more likely to pick up a 60hz hum. I personally wouldn't consider buying a sub cable that wasn't shielded coax. Preferably RG6 quad shield.
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In terms of getting the best sound possible you need not spend more than a dollar a foot for the cable, five bucks each for the connectors. You can spend a hundred times that, a thousand for that matter, and it won't work any better. Love is blind I guess.
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So I just bought a bic h100 subwoofer and have everything for my system ordered besides a subwoofer cable. I have a Denon 1911 which is 7.1 channels and i eventually would like to add another sub so which cord should i use for this? I haven't been able to find one from monoprice for this.

But once I find a splitter I plan on buying the 10ft monoprice gold plated rca cable for just $4.49. This cord will work right?


Please let me know! thanks!
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