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Long Sub Run from NX6000D

I’m wiring up my theater (7.2.4) and plan to have my Denon X6500 AVR push dual sub outputs to a Behringer NX6000D amp on the rack. I’m new to using an amp like this so need some help determining how to wire it up. The sub amp would feed the signal about 45’ through the wall to a jack where I’ll end up connecting my two subs.

I’m struggling to determine which format to use for sub runs. The sub amp uses Speakon out so I could run that all the way to a wall plate and then potentially continue with a speakon all the way to the sub, but I don’t see many references for people doing this. Everyone seems to use RCA style plugs for passive subs. My subs are DIY (Devastators w/ 21” LaVoce) so I can determine the plug configuration, but I’m more concerned about making sure I’m getting a good signal to them.

Also, would you recommend an unbalanced to balanced converter from the AVR to the Behringer amp or on a short run of 3’ is it unnecessary?
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I’m struggling to determine which format to use for sub runs. The sub amp uses Speakon out so I could run that all the way to a wall plate and then potentially continue with a speakon all the way to the sub, but I don’t see many references for people doing this.
A blank wallplate with a 15/16" hole in it and one of these Crazy glued to the back: https://www.amazon.com/Neutrik-NL4MP.../dp/B0091TKZS8





12AWG speaker wire between SpeakOn connectors.

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Not sure where you've been looking, but most everyone in the DIY section (probably the better section for your question) uses SpeakOn or binding posts.

This from AVR -> Behringer: https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-XLR.../dp/B001VLW398
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A blank wallplate with a 15/16" hole in it and one of these Crazy glued to the back: https://www.amazon.com/Neutrik-NL4MP.../dp/B0091TKZS8





12AWG speaker wire between SpeakOn connectors.


Not sure where you've been looking, but most everyone in the DIY section (probably the better section for your question) uses SpeakOn or binding posts.

This from AVR -> Behringer: https://www.amazon.com/Monoprice-XLR.../dp/B001VLW398
Extremely helpful, thanks! So for behind the wall did you just run a standard 12AWG 2-pole wire and then terminate it with with the Speakons? I'm trying to determine if I need to run something like a heavier 4 pole wire that is shield or if I'm good with the standard speaker wire. Again, thanks!
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Extremely helpful, thanks! So for behind the wall did you just run a standard 12AWG 2-pole wire and then terminate it with with the Speakons? I'm trying to determine if I need to run something like a heavier 4 pole wire that is shield or if I'm good with the standard speaker wire. Again, thanks!
Just normal CL2 rated 2 conductor 12AWG wire: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003L170C6...ing=UTF8&psc=1

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