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Does anyone know of any Cat5e to RCA connectors that are not keystone jacks? Something like the leviton ones but for a stand-alone cable. I'm trying to connect my sub-woofer with an existing cat5e run to a Monoprice 5.1 wall plate. The sub connector on the wall plate is just a regular RCA jack. Thanks!

Edit: Just to be clear I'm looking for a Cat5e to male RCA. Something like this - Coax to RCA - except for category cable.
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Damn thats perfect but expensive. Its a 30' run so I may just have to run a coax cable instead. Snaking wire is a pain...
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Any cheaper than that wouldn't be a balun, just a connector. Which of course you could try first and see if you get acceptable results. Just take an RCA connector (or a cable), and splice/solder the connector onto the cat5. Twist 4 conductors together to get a thicker wire...

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Take a passive cat-5 to bnc Balun and add a bnc to RCA adapter. Total cost will be between 25 and 45 depending on your source.
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Does anyone know of any Cat5e to RCA connectors that are not keystone jacks? Something like the leviton ones but for a stand-alone cable. I'm trying to connect my sub-woofer with an existing cat5e run to a Monoprice 5.1 wall plate. The sub connector on the wall plate is just a regular RCA jack. Thanks!

Edit: Just to be clear I'm looking for a Cat5e to male RCA. Something like this - Coax to RCA - except for category cable.

Why not use a cat5 to RCA keystone jack and just put the jack in the wall. Use a small male-male rca patch cable from the keystone to back of the Monoprice.
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Thats what I did in the end - cat5e -> leviton ->patch cable -> wall plate. I was hoping there was just a small adapter but this solution worked fine. Thanks for the suggestions all.
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