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What kind of cables do I need to run for my pre outs, and where is a good place to get them? I know they have the RCA plugs, but I wasn't sure if they were just standard RCA cables, or something different all together. Also, is there a good place to get them? I'd prefer to get them all bundled together if possible. I'll need 3 connectors for my front 3 channels, and 2 for my subs.


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Standard RCA audio cables are fine for that. Monoprice.com is a great source for cables.

Awesome! I was hoping that was the case. I have to order some banana plugs and speaker wire anyway!


So just to be straight, I can use standard RCA cables for all the preouts, including the subs?
 

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The preouts use standard RCA cables. If you want them bundled together, I would suggest you bind them on your own; I've never seen 3 audio RCA cables combined from a manufacturer (I'm not including video RCA cables i.e a component cable [which is 3 rca cables connected] as many feel there is a difference between audio rca's and video rca's).


Try Monoprice.com and Bluejeanscable.com.


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One more time, how far are the subwoofers from the receiver? Yes a subwoofer cable is a standard RCA cable. But I have a hunch the subwoofers wont be next too each other. that's why your request for a 5 pack of cables doesn't make sense to me.
 

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they're just standard RCA cables.


Here is the cheap and easy way to do it.


Buy a set of component video cables from monoprice.com. They have the 5 cable set that will do exactly what you need for your 3 fronts and two subs.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage


Curious though, you have two subs. Don't you need longer cables to run directly your subs? Monoprice sells individual subwoofer cables too.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Sorry, I posted before I saw your response! You're right, my sub cables will need to be separate from the others. So they will have to be singles. I was just looking at the component cables thinking those would work perfectly!


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I'm not including video RCA cables i.e a component cable [which is 3 rca cables connected] as many feel there is a difference between audio rca's and video rca's).

there's no difference. They're both RG-6 75 ohm cables. The only difference is the color band on the connector.
 

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Sorry, I posted before I saw your response! You're right, my sub cables will need to be separate from the others. So they will have to be singles. I was just looking at the component cables thinking those would work perfectly!


Thanks!

Get the 3 pack component cables instead of the 5 pack and then buy whatever length subwoofer cable you need.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...t=1#largeimage
 

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there's no difference. They're both RG-6 75 ohm cables. The only difference is the color band on the connector.

Audio-grade cables are 50Ω, but the 75Ω cables work, too. Video may or may not work well on 50Ω cables, depending on the hardware.
 

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So this subwoofer cable which can used as a digital coax, video, subwoofer, etc can't be used for audio? Please.....
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


Maybe those piece of crap thin a/v cables that come in the box of dvd players and vcrs are 50ohm but good good quality audio cables use 75 ohm RG-6 or RG-59.


Even the blue jeans audio cables are RG-6 75 ohm.


These "stereo cables" are 75 ohm too.
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


I've used 3 pairs of those for 5.1 analog hi def audio from my Blu Ray and HD-DVD players to my receiver before I got an HDMI receiver.
 

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So this subwoofer cable which can used as a digital coax, video, subwoofer, etc can't be used for audio? Please.....


Maybe those piece of crap thin a/v cables that come in the box of dvd players and vcrs are 50ohm but good good quality audio cables use RG-6 or RG-59.


Even the blue jeans audio cables are RG-6 75 ohm.

I never said it couldn't. Please point out where I did.


I specified audio-grade cables are 50Ω. They are. Video-grade cables are 75Ω. Because they also work well for everything that uses RCA, they are often the only type stocked and sold.


In case I need to spell it out = 75Ω video-grade cables are better. They can do the job of both audio-grade and video-grade cables. 50Ω audio-grade cables may or may not work well for video connections.


And by "audio-grade", I'm referring to the actual physical specifications, not the common "one-size fits all" practice of selling nothing but 75Ω cables for all purposes.
 
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