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post #1 of 6
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Hello!

IF this is a repost, please kindly refer me to the appropiate thread.

I have a new house and media room, prewired for 7.1. I just hung the projector yesterday night. I need to hookup my subwoofer.

I have behind the wall plate (at both ends) a RG59 20AWG cable for the subwoofer. Just the cable, chopped off, no connectors, no RCA connectors, no nothing, just the cable.

In order to hook up my sub, what do I need and how do I go about doing it?

I have searched the forums and I think I am using the wrong terms. I need the idiots's guide.

I have multiple little coax male/male adpaters (I pulled them off the coax wall plates to make room to pass my speaker wires through).

I think I need a crimping tool, plus some sort of connector to attach the RG59 to an female RCA plug that then plugs into the Subwoofer and AVR.

I ran across this:
http://www.pimfg.com/ifaq/crimpfaq.htm
http://www.pimfg.com/ifaq/crimpfaq.htm

Is that it?

If so, what do I search for either at monoprice or partsexpress?

What if I want to have the RG59 terminate in the wall plate, and then have the subwoofer line in plug into the wall plate. Is it any different?

Thanks
post #2 of 6
I would do (have done) F connectors on the Series 59 cable, with a short piece of 59 going from the wallplate to the device, with an adapter (FF-R) to plug it into the AVR and the sub-woofer.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks.

Could you be so kind to let me know what I need? Is it a F type to RCA Female or F Type to RCA Female. I have a standard subwoofer, and it has the "female" plug on it (so does the receiver) Subwoofer cables have male tips at both ends. I searched monoprice and did not find a Ftype to RCA connector.

Thanks!

Sunil
post #4 of 6
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Originally Posted by sksahai View Post

Hello!

IF this is a repost, please kindly refer me to the appropiate thread.

I have a new house and media room, prewired for 7.1. I just hung the projector yesterday night. I need to hookup my subwoofer.

I have behind the wall plate (at both ends) a RG59 20AWG cable for the subwoofer. Just the cable, chopped off, no connectors, no RCA connectors, no nothing, just the cable.

In order to hook up my sub, what do I need and how do I go about doing it?

I have searched the forums and I think I am using the wrong terms. I need the idiots's guide.

I have multiple little coax male/male adpaters (I pulled them off the coax wall plates to make room to pass my speaker wires through).

I think I need a crimping tool, plus some sort of connector to attach the RG59 to an female RCA plug that then plugs into the Subwoofer and AVR.

I ran across this:
http://www.pimfg.com/ifaq/crimpfaq.htm
http://www.pimfg.com/ifaq/crimpfaq.htm

Is that it?

Looks good. Compression fittings are the modern solution and give me great performance.

The tutorial is a little tool-happy. I have great results with just a stripping tool and a compression tool.

The plastic compression tools seem to work out. I've used them and I noticed that the cable guy used one when I switched to Wowway.

They need to be sized for the cable, so don't try to use RG59 compression fittings with RG6 and vice-versa.
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If so, what do I search for either at monoprice or partsexpress?

rca compression

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=092-496



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What if I want to have the RG59 terminate in the wall plate, and then have the subwoofer line in plug into the wall plate. Is it any different?

Get a bulkhead RCA jack

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-1210



Drill an appropriate hole in the blank wall plate of your choice.
post #5 of 6
All of the connectors and adapters you need are available at Radio Shack. Female-Female F connector on the wall plate. F connector Male on the Cable in the wall. F Connector Male to RCA Female adapter on the end of an RCA Male to RCA Male cable for connecting between the Sub and the Wall plate. Pretty straightforward stuff.
post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thank you! Going to be a Xmas break project!
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