Best RG6/RCA Compression Connectors for Subwoofer Cable


I’m looking to use Belden 1694a cable for a subwoofer run. I want audiophile quality compression connectors to adapt the RG6 to an RCA connection. 
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“Audiophile quality” and “compression connectors on RG-6” are a contradiction in terms. Just about anything else would be an improvement over that. Check out Monster subwoofer cables. They’re sold everywhere and meant for the task. 
Ewww Monster is horrible and I’m not putting anything Monster in my theater walls. They are horrible. I’m sure they use stranded core wires, as in plural wires at that.

Actually, a lot of audiophiles use RG59 for subwoofer cable, and R6 solid copper is an improvement over that. Blue Jeans cable makes them using the method I intend to use.

This is a powered subwoofer mind you, so the signal going to the subwoofer is DIGITAL Line Out, for which RG is perfect for long runs and maintains constant 75 ohm impedance. Now, if you were talking about a passive sub receiving an analog signal, I would agree with you.

I found that Canare makes connectors like I am searching for. Not sure if there is anything better. If anybody knows please let me know.
It is true that RG6 is a 75 ohm cable, however the LFE out/subwoofer line out that connects to a powered subwoofer is an analog signal, not digital. The RG6 will make things work, but would not be my first choice. If it's not possible to use a factory made subwoofer cable, then I would use a twisted pair with drain from Mogami cable and terminate with quality RCA's. Mogami quad 2534 cable would even be better, but it's a little more difficult to terminate.
Don’t forget that RG6 cable uses a copper clad centre conductor made of steel. It is great for RF and other high frequency applications, but lousy for audio. Also remember that coaxial cable exposes one of the signal-bearing conductors (the “shield”) directly to interference. True high performance audio cable uses a twisted pair of signal bearing conductors protected by a layer of foil and 100% braided shield with a drain wire that is connected to chassis ground at one end only. Yes, Monster doesn’t use a dedicated shield, but their connectors and cable are still the same concept, and infinitely superior to compression connectors on RG6. 
Belden 1694a Cable is not copper clad steel. It’s solid copper. Yes I know it’s techinically not RG6 according to MILSPEC but everybody just calls it RG6. I saw the whole thread argument where RG6 is technically copper clad steel.

Just out of curiousity, what’s your take on RG59, because 90% of companies making subwoofer cables are using that and it’s the exact same as RG6 type solid copper line just smaller and more flexible. 
Remember, this line is going in-wall and therefore needs to be fire rated as CL2 or CM.

https://www.avsforum.com/forum/113-subwoofers-bass-transducers/2744425-subwoofer-wall-cable.html


Every search I perform on google for In-Wall subwoofer cable comes up RG59 or upgrade to RG6!

Every search also says you can’t use regular speaker wires to make powered subwoofer interconnects.
Use Belden 1696a Brilliance cable. It’s great for analog audio applications and you can build audiophile grade cables yourself to the design I gave above very economically. 

Agree with sleepwalker65, Belden 1696a is a twisted pair with drain, CM rated. Another similiar choice would be Belden 1800F, which is CL2 rated.

Retired now, but worked over 25 years in the A/V industry with ~15 years of designing and supervising install of home theater. Have listened to many subwoofers connected with quality RG6 and twisted pair audio cable. Twisted pair sounds better and also, there is an advantage that the shield is not used in the path of the signal like RG6.

Belden 1694a is a Superb cable with a capital S! I use it for digital audio, analog audio, subwoofer and video! Better than so called high end cable that cost a hell of a lot more! To the poster recommending monster cable over 1694a, I hope you are joking because that's just as silly as it gets! You can't go wrong with this cable but you can do alot worse! 
2low you should open your mind a little. Monster has made some of the best cables available at any price. Just because Monster is popular and has been around since the late 70’s doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with it.