Specific cables for subwoofer?

vbimport

#1

I hope this is in the correct forum … my apologies if it is not.

Do I need a specific cable to connect my subwoofer(powered) to my receiver??
Am I losing out just using standard RCA cables??

Same question for the coaxial digital connection for sound. It works with a stanhdard rca cable, but should I get a product that states ‘digital coaxial cable’?? Would its performance be noticeable superior???

Can an official digital coaxial cable also be used as a subwoofer cable???

Thanks.


#2

The best choice is always 75u coax for any line-level or digital signals. Any decent cable is fine. No need to pop for over-priced Monster Cables or the like, and gold connectors are useless.


#3

Thanks…
I had no plans to buy any Monster cables… I was just curious as I was using the stock stuff from Radio Shack etc etc.
I am going to get three coaxial digital cables from monoprice.com and use one of them as the subwoofer cable.

Now, I just have to wait until the next pay cycle to buy some 12 gauge speaker wire. I dunno if it is worth it… my system is a 7 yr old Kenwood HTB 502 system and I wonder if even heavier gauge speaker wire would make a difference with the cheapo speakers that came with the system.


#4

Plain old 16ga zip cord is more than adequate for speakers.


#5

Does your sub have left and right channels? My 12" Klipsch will only hook up to rca jacks from my receiver but has left and right. If i hook up a “Y” rca cable to it with both L&R it has better bass than just hooking up to L(mono). Atleast i don’t see coax hook up mine.