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#23576 - 01/11/06 12:23 PM RG-6 sub or interconnects
Brad225 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/05
Posts: 88
Loc: Tampa Fl
Has anyone used RG-6 with RCA connectors for interconnect. I may use this for my sub depending of the placement of them. I looked for threads on this and didn't find one. Is the wire gauge of RG-6 suitable for this. I have never seen the inside of a good quality audio cable to see what the wire size is.

Brad

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#23577 - 01/11/06 12:30 PM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
Keta Offline
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Registered: 12/29/02
Posts: 358
Loc: Central VA
I have used RG-59 and think they are great. I believe the 59 was suggested by Soundhound a while back.

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#23578 - 01/11/06 04:12 PM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
painttoad Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 688
Loc: peoria il
i think u r right keta.here's one link,the other link i found can't find the page

http://ubb.outlawaudio.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/14/t/000100.html#000002

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#23579 - 01/11/06 04:39 PM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
Paratrooper Offline
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Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 164
Loc: Conyers,GA,USA
I use RG59 for all of my interconnects, and it makes custom length an easy task. I found RG6 a bit too stiff.

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#23580 - 01/23/06 08:55 PM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
AvFan Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 619
Loc: El Cajon, California
Keta & Paratrooper:

What brand of RCA connectors are you using with the RG59? Do you have a preference for crimped or soldered connectors? Do you have a favorite online source for all you supplies? Thanks!
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#23581 - 01/24/06 07:16 AM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
Paratrooper Offline
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Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 164
Loc: Conyers,GA,USA
AvFan,

I have had great performance with permaseal compression connectors from Smarthome.

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#23582 - 01/24/06 09:05 AM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
AvFan Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 619
Loc: El Cajon, California
Thanks, Paratrooper. Do you use the Steren compression tool as well? What RG59 cable are you using? After I sent my last post I looked at the Canare plugs and crimping tool. It seemed like a lot of $$$ to get set up with the crimping tool, appropriate die plus the stripping tool. However, nice looking plugs/cables when finished. I just don't know if the added expense over the Permaseal plugs using the Steren tool is worth it. I intend to use these cables for analog audio signals from various components to my 990. Thanks again!
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#23583 - 01/24/06 12:36 PM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
Ritz Offline
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Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 547
Loc: NJ/Beijing
I've used the Canare tool/supplies before and highly recommend them. The downside, as you noticed, is the up front cost of the tools.
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#23584 - 01/24/06 02:16 PM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
bestbang4thebuck Offline
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Registered: 03/20/03
Posts: 668
Loc: Maryland
Ordering Canare connectors and a crimp tool, cable stripper, etc. was a slightly better bargain than purchasing cables already constructed. Add in the hours I spent doing the work for the first 15-20 cables, and it really wasn't a bargain ... initially. Now that I've made in the neighborhood of 30 cables, the 'worth it' scales are tipping in my favor. The more cables one makes, the more the tool costs are offset and the greater the bargain.

Need only a few cables? Not good with tools? Not a careful, detail person with little patience? Likely better to buy pre-made. But if you're up to the task and you're going to upgrade just about every interconnect you've got between 10 pieces of gear - if you've got the time to learn and construct, you'll come out ahead.

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#23585 - 01/24/06 05:33 PM Re: RG-6 sub or interconnects
Paratrooper Offline
Gunslinger

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 164
Loc: Conyers,GA,USA
AvFan.

Yes I use the Steren Tool, it's very easy to use and cost approx. $45. The neat thing about making your own cables is you get the length needed and makes dressing you cable run much easier, plus RG 59 is more flexible than most good factory interconnects. The Canare conn/tool process is probably better if your cables are in a high stress or tension environment. However, every interconnect I have in my system, 990, 755, 2 M200, 2 subs, 2 dvd and F-conn on eight feeds from directv are of the compression type some in service for many years without a single connector problem.

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