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RG6 for subwoofer cable. 2 runs or split one?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 
I have used RG6 cable with an F to RCA connector on the end for a number of installs. I wanted to wire my new install theater with 2 locations for my subwoofer. Either to have one at the best of two locations or to run two subs in the future.

Can I use a regular cable splitter at the first location and continue the run after the splitter to second location??

---1st Sub
Line from receiver -------------------[splitter
----------------2nd sub

Thanks, Tony
post #2 of 7
Depends on what you mean by "regular cable splitter".
post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 
Well, what kind of splitter should I get or what specs should I lookfor??

Will there be any signal loss or delay to the second sub??

Tony
post #4 of 7
Well you could use something like this for RCA connectors:

http://www.audioadapter.com/cgi-bin/...&preadd=action

http://www.audioadapter.com/cgi-bin/...&preadd=action

The type of "splitter" used for TV type signals is NOT what you are looking for.
post #5 of 7
"The type of "splitter" used for TV type signals is NOT what you are looking for."

Just wondering, if a RG6 cable can send AV signals all around the city to homes, be split and deliver an acceptable signal, what would be lost content wise if someone substituted a TV splitter for typical Y splitter, on a sub cable using RG6?
post #6 of 7
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what would be lost content wise if someone substituted a TV splitter for typical Y splitter, on a sub cable using RG6?

The loss would be 100% since an RF splitter generally has a high pass filter at 50MHz, and audio tops out at 20KHz.
post #7 of 7
Why would you daisy chain, and not run both cables back to the equipment? Running both cables back gives you the option in the future to use 2 amps.

With both cables run back, use the splitter at the equipment.

Also, consider other locations where you may ever want a sub, and run cable there too, unterminated behind the drywall. Take pictures.
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