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I have a Niles Audio 7.1 wall plate with binding posts for the speakers and RCA jacks for powered subwoofer. The back on the plate for the subwoofers uses female F-Type connections. So the connections are RCA on room-side and F-Type inside the wall. I'm assuming that the in-wall cabling for the subwoofer needs to be similar to what's used for sat/cable...RG6.


Is there anything I should be aware of with using an RG6 cable for a powered subwoofer? Are there any considerations regarding performance when using an RG6 cable? The sub is a Definitive Supercube II.


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I have a Niles Audio 7.1 wall plate with binding posts for the speakers and RCA jacks for powered subwoofer. The back on the plate for the subwoofers uses female F-Type connections. So the connections are RCA on room-side and F-Type inside the wall. I'm assuming that the in-wall cabling for the subwoofer needs to be similar to what's used for sat/cable...RG6.


Is there anything I should be aware of with using an RG6 cable for a powered subwoofer? Are there any considerations regarding performance when using an RG6 cable? The sub is a Definitive Supercube II.


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I'm far from an expert on building code. I'm not even sure I'm up to novice status
. I believe for in-wall installation you want cable that is CL2 rated. This type of insulation is supposed to have a greater degree of fire resistance to minimize the spread of fire. To the F to RCA part of your question try these http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 they are also available in other gender combinations. Rat shak and home depot have a similar product but even with shipping I spent less from monoprice. RG6 will work fine. Almost any well manufactured shielded 75 ohm coax will work for passing line level. IMO if you spend more than a buck a foot you're getting robbed.
 

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Is RG6 good for powered subwoofer run, or is RG59 preferred? I am making a run this week to move my sub to the back of the room and want to get the right cable.


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Is RG6 good for powered subwoofer run, or is RG59 preferred? I am making a run this week to move my sub to the back of the room and want to get the right cable.


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I believe both would be effective. But there are some differences in shielding, insulation thickness, and conductor size that are worth noting. Your going to need someone more knowledgeable than myself for a definitive answer...or Google
FWIW I use RG6 w/RCA ends http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

http://www.abccables.com/info-rg59-vs-rg6.html

http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...-rg59-rg6.html

http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...d.php?p=113463

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RG-6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RG-59
 
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