cable advice for subwoofer


Is there any particular kind or characteristic of interconnect cable which is best for connection of a subwoofer? (connecting pre/pro to X-30 crossover of paradigm reference servo 15 sub)
jgcmd
I'd contact Serguei of Interlink House (Stealth cables). In my experience, he knows a tremendous amount about this stuff. His cables are "affordable" too.
Sorry, I forgot: www.interlinkhouse.com, stnemo@starpower.net.
a well sheilded interconnect is all that is needed for subwoofers.RG-6 terminated with RCA will be more that adequate Cheers RLA
I just significantly improved the performance of my Velodyne CT-150's by using the subwoofer cables recommended by Jeff at www.jeffssoundvalues.com.
THIS IS AN INTERESTING SUBJECT AND MANY CABLE MANUFACTURERS WILL CALL ME EVIL FOR I HAVE TO SAY. I HAVE SEVERAL VELADYNE SUBS IN MANY ROOMS IN MY HOME AND HAVE HAD DIFFERENT SITUATIONS PRESENT ITSELF WITH SIGNAL FLOW,AMPLITUDE...ETC. AFTER HAVING CUSTOM SUB CABLES CUSTOM MADE FOR ME BY XLO IN 8 METER LENGTHS THE PROBLEMS PREVAILED. GIVING UP I CALLED VEL'S TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE STAFF. SINCE THEY ARE ARGUABLY THE LEADER IN THIS SPEAKER SPECTRUM I TRUSTED WHAT THEY SAID........."RG-6 IS MORE THAN ADEQUATE AND CARRIES A GOOD,CLEAN SIGNAL"....HE EVEN SAID"RADIO SHACK GOLD SERIES INTERCONNECTS WERE GREAT"
Bass Euphoria Cables at www.jeffssoundvalues.com have done wonders for many several subs. Fast, deep, articulate below 100Hz.
What about using a "y" adapter for a sub that only has left and right inputs? I was told by dealer just to connect to left, any reason to use both inputs?
While it may be true-you do not have to have any "fancy" cable to provide a subwoofer,I do disagree with the use of RG-6 cable use. I had a Mirage BPS-150i sub temporarily in use w/RG-6 cable,soon changed to Monster Cable.The difference was subtle-faster,cleaner,definitly blended better-yet subtle.Later I upgraded to a Mirage BPS-400 sub and found myself again temporarily using RG-6.It sounded worse than my little BPS-150i and practically less noticable impact.Soon after I went with UltraLink.The difference was amazing-in ALL aspects.One key note-I also had to trim BOTH sub level and preamp sub level to HALF what is was when RG-6 was in place.Technically there isn't much difference between Monster Cable and UltraLink,so the extreme change may have been caused by not only the cable but also the subs--Smaller and less powerfull sub vs. larger and more powerfull sub,and/or the built in amps--discrete MOSFET class A/B vs. Pulse Width Modulation MOSFET and servo control.Either way,the BPS-400 is much like the Paradigm Servo 15 in those reguards.Forget RG-6.
I have to agree with Tom_Nice. I purchased sub cables from Serguei at Stealth Audio and they were significantly better than the monster cables with a local audio store recommended. They were approximately the same price as the Monster and the sound was much tighter and quicker. They sound like different subs. I have two Atlantic Technology 350's (12 inch, 200 watts) I do not believe you can get better cables for the price or even for several times the price.
Just use Tributraries(spelling?) Subwoofer cable which is a long Y connect. I think it works great in my system.