Originally Posted by Vexthem
If your subwoofer cable is (well) shielded, wouldn't it be a good idea to make sure that the splitter is shielded (well) too?
One that I found that seemed to be a good balance between price and confidence in the quality was an Acoustic Research Pro Series II PR142 (or PR142N). This is the 1F to 2M version, I think PR141 is 1M to 2F if you need that by chance.
I didn't purchase any yet because I am waiting to figure out what other cables and wires I need to save on shipping, but the best prices I found on this Y-cable was $12.70 at electotronics.com (but shipping is high for small orders) or $14.32 at homedecorworld.com (with lower shipping charges). The low price, high shipping place is probably only worth it if you order 3 or more cables (or other stuff). They are $30 at Partsexpress.com.
If anyone knows of quality shielded splitters for less, 1F to 3M splitters, or 1F to 4M splitters I'd love to know where to shop.
Are you wanting a splitter or a Y cable, both accomplish the same thing. If a cable will work for you then check the link below, Dual shielding, 24k gold-plated connectors, Grooved finger grips and metal strain relief, Heavy-duty jacket, etc, for $1.88, PEs shipping isn't the cheapest in the world but it still comes out to just above 1/2 of the prices you listed. I would never pay $12.70 or $14.32 for a cable. I have less than that invested in all my cables, not including speaker wire of course.
As far as a splitter being non shielded I've used those also in the past, never had any issues or problems.http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=189-300