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I know a regular rca cable will work but I have a neighbor who works for time Warner cable. He is always willing to help can I have him crimp some rca ends onto the coax they use and use it for my subwoofer cable?
 

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Originally Posted by PS3forlife  /t/1521989/subwoofer-cable#post_24466593


I know a regular rca cable will work but I have a neighbor who works for time Warner cable. He is always willing to help can I have him crimp some rca ends onto the coax they use and use it for my subwoofer cable?

It works. I have a long run to my sub (about 60') and to save some coin I used a coax with RCA ends. I ended up with interference issues (low hum sound) so I swapped the cable for a mono price RCA and the noise went away.
 

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It works. I have a long run to my sub (about 60') and to save some coin I used a coax with RCA ends. I ended up with interference issues (low hum sound) so I swapped the cable for a mono price RCA and the noise went away.

For such a long length, I would recommend the BJC LC-1 cable:
http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/subwoofer/index.htm


It's a well screened, low capacitance cable and is designed for long length usage. It's what I've used for the past 3 years (10m).
 

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I know a regular rca cable will work but I have a neighbor who works for time Warner cable. He is always willing to help can I have him crimp some rca ends onto the coax they use and use it for my subwoofer cable?
You can, though there's not much benefit to a low capacitance cable with a sub, as high capacitance affects the highs, not the lows. What may be beneficial is the 100% shielding, which can reduce induced noise/hum.
 

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This will be like ten feet max.
 
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