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I just received my Energy s10.3 and i cant wait to set it up with my Audioengine 5+ speakers. Its my first time settings up a 2.1 system. Below pictures of the back panels.


Energy s10.3 Subwoofer




Audioengine 5+ speakers




Which cables would i need?

In the energy picture, those four bottom connections(red and black)are those rca or wire ports?
 

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Originally Posted by brendelac  /t/1415283/how-do-i-connect-my-subwoofer-correctly#post_22125196


what receiver are you using. you should have a sub-out that connects to the sub-in on the s10.3

I dont have a receiver. The Audioengine 5+ are powered speakers.
 

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I dont have a receiver. The Audioengine 5+ are powered speakers.
oh sorry, i'm not familiar with audioengine. anyways those look like plastic caps covering RCA ports that you should be able to remove with your fingernail. i believe then that you would use the R+L outputs from the speakers connecting to the high level inputs on the subwoofer with a pair of Y-splitters.
 

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oh sorry, i'm not familiar with audioengine. anyways those look like plastic caps covering RCA ports that you should be able to remove with your fingernail. i believe then that you would use the R+L outputs from the speakers connecting to the high level inputs on the subwoofer with a pair of Y-splitters.

Thank you. Can you post a picture of the cable i would need?
 

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You need a cable like this (only longer ) Connect the single end to the SUB IN of the subwoofer and the other end to the OUTPUT from the audio engine.



or a combination of a long SINGLE Subwoofer RCA cable Like this




with this

 

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You need a cable like this (only longer ) Connect the single end to the SUB IN of the subwoofer and the other end to the OUTPUT from the audio engine.

or a combination of a long SINGLE Subwoofer RCA cable Like this


with this

Ok thanks! I found a cable. Will i get better sound quality if they are gold plated?
 

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The four RED and Black are Speaker Wire level inputs,

So they are not caps covering the rca ports?
 

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IMHO ...Cables do make a difference, but the difference they make is "SYSTEM" oriented, the more "revealing" (High end) the system, the more it can display those differences...


Stay away from very y cheap cables, not for quality standppint, but for reliability..
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Ok thanks! I found a cable. Will i get better sound quality if they are gold plated?
 

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So they are not caps covering the rca ports?


nope.. it speaker level inputs, hence the separate + and - , RCA has + and - in one plug
 

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IMHO ...Cables do make a difference, but the difference they make is "SYSTEM" oriented, the more "revealing" (High end) the system, the more it can display those differences...

Stay away from very y cheap cables, not for quality standppint, but for reliability..


These are the cables i have. Are these cheap/low quality cables?

 

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Hard to say... .. plus I dont think that cable would work for the sub, its a Headphone to RCA cables used to connect Portable players to the Audioengine Speakers
 

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Hard to say... .. plus I dont think that cable would work for the sub, its a Headphone to RCA cables used to connect Portable players to the Audioengine Speakers

Hmm. Im going to try and see if it works. If it doesnt ill make a trip to radio shack. Hopefully i can find some there
 

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Hard to say... .. plus I dont think that cable would work for the sub, its a Headphone to RCA cables used to connect Portable players to the Audioengine Speakers

Its not working. I think your right cuz its a 3.5mm. Im off to get the right cable for it
 

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Ok thanks! I found a cable. Will i get better sound quality if they are gold plated?

I went to radio shack and couldnt find a rca y cable without the 3.5mm headjack. I think i may have to go with the second option you listed
 

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I went to target and radio shack and i couldnt find anything. I found this cable at Best Buy.





This should work fine right?
 

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They would work. As long as the cables dont do much connecting and disconnecting, these cheaper cables tend to break when constanly being moved or transferred.
 

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They would work. As long as the cables dont do much connecting and disconnecting, these cheaper cables tend to break when constanly being moved or transferred.

I really dont want to go with cheap cables tho. Arent there better cables like this?
 

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Yes, but those will work fine.....unless you are gonna constantly be pulling the cables in and out of the RCA cable in and out of the

sub or speakers. I've bought a lot of RCA splitter cabled like the ones you've pictured and none of them has ever broke.


And no, they don't have to be gold plated.
 
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