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Hi,
I just purchased some dual subwoofers. The distance from my subs to the receiver is about 75' because I have to go around all the walls. So I was wondering if there is going to be a decline or deterioration of performance over that long distance using a 75' subwoofer cable?

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I just purchased some dual subwoofers. The distance from my subs to the receiver is about 75' because I have to go around all the walls. So I was wondering if there is going to be a decline or deterioration of performance over that long distance using a 75' subwoofer cable?

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Different opinions surround the unbalanced cable length subject. Um using 35 feet unbalanced cable length for my sub with zero loss. I measured it with multimeter. First I measured the volts running through a 6 ft cable and then compared it with the results of 35 ft. It was same.

I reckon if an unbalanced cable is adequately shielded against EMI/RFI, the length won't make a difference. But having said that, a multimeter will tell you exactly. I reckon you do the same.

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I was wondering if there is going to be a decline or deterioration of performance over that long distance using a 75' subwoofer cable?
No. Line level signals can be run to well over 100 feet without any problems, and when issues do start to arise they start in the high frequencies, working their way down as the cable goes longer. Since there are no highs, or for that matter mids either, with a subwoofer signal there's nothing to be concerned about.
OTOH the level of ground loop noise is squared with each doubling of cable length, so that might cause problems for you. If it does you need to transformer isolate the cable, or use XLR balanced adapters at either end.

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Why not use a couple of these instead? You use just one transmitter if you go with them.

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Thanks Braveheart, Bill.

Brian, how good are those wireless transmitter? I heard you can have signal interference with cell phones, wifi? Can they be used on any subwoofer brand?
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Thanks Braveheart, Bill.

Brian, how good are those wireless transmitter? I heard you can have signal interference with cell phones, wifi? Can they be used on any subwoofer brand?


They work great from what I have read. I have two that I'm going to use after we move to the new house.

Yes they work with any sub. You just need to power them at both ends.

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Cool. Thx.
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