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Subwoofer cable question

by wade627 / March 18, 2009 8:43 AM PDT

HI C-net guys and Gals great job you do here on the forums.Im sure its been asked many times can i use a composite yellow cable for my new subwoofer.I bought the energy Take classic (editors choice)and a 35 buck subwoofer cable which is probably a rip off but they will be here at separate times so will it hurt anything?I thought i read somewhere where there both 75 ohms and compatible.

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75 ohm, is that what tey are?
by ahtoi / March 18, 2009 5:52 PM PDT

I have never heard of an audio cable as being 75 ohm. I say..if it looks right, use it.

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by nofret / March 19, 2009 5:54 AM PDT

What a bunch of s&**@#, they fed you. Use any good quality RCA cable, plug it in and thats it. Composit75ohms? Yup. Come to the people at Cnet for a straight answer. 35 buck rca cable? The Brick (store) they tried to sell me a $145 +tax hdmi cable. What next?

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To add to the other answers . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 19, 2009 7:19 AM PDT

Any RCA cable will do because the output for the subwoofer is measured in microvolts. The woofer kicks it up.

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by wade627 / March 19, 2009 8:13 AM PDT

I know the hdmi cables are a rip off i think i saw a 200 buck hdmi anyway i got a 15 bucks hdmi cable from cables to go.With hidef as long as you get a signal and no sparklies in the display yOUR GOLDEN period you eithe get the signal or you dont.
Though analog was a little different maybe

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subwoofer cable
by bkirby / March 21, 2009 12:56 PM PDT

75 ohm cables are commonly referred as coaxial cable which feed audio/video signals to your components. (now replaced with HDMI cables--typically) You won't hurt anything by using standard grade RCA patch cables.

The biggest difference in subwoofer cables is the amount of sheilding they have from interference and naturally, the more expensive it is the more shielding it has and smaller loss of signal because they use thicker copper wire.

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You can you a 75 ohn cable if you want to no problem.
by jcrobso / March 23, 2009 6:08 AM PDT

The 75 Ohm impedance is only at RF frequencies, at audio frequencies it won't matter. John

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