Free Shipping on All Orders 1-866-764-1801

Vist our Online Store
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    Member Sales Rating: (10)

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,286

    Default Subwoofer connection - through the wall

    I have a situation where I may need to move my sub to a side wall and I don't have the luxury of being able to run a cable anywhere above the floor to that location.

    What i'd like to do, ideally, is put wall plates at both locations and run cable through the walls. Then use patch cables to connect from the wall plates to the receiver and sub.

    The wall plates would have RCA connections I assume, and i'd use standard sub cable as the patches to the receiver and sub.

    But what do I use in-wall between the two wall plates? Coax?

    Thanks for any help anyone can offer.

    tim

  2. #2

    Member Sales Rating: (3)

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    717

    Default

    Eliminate the wall plate connection. use a wall plate with a hole that you can run your sub cable through.
    Strictly 2 channel
    Rotel RC-1550 pre
    Rotel RB-1582 amp
    Catcables Kingcats ICs
    APC S-20 line conditioner
    B&W N804 mains
    B&W ASW800 sub
    Rotel RCC-1055 changer
    Denon DVD 1000

    Listening Room:
    McIntosh C2300 preamp
    McIntosh MC452 amp
    McIntosh MCD-500 SACD player
    AQ Colorado XLR ICs
    AQ Columbia ICs
    APC H-15 line conditioner
    Sonus faber Auditor M speakers w/stands
    REL B1 subwoofer
    Rega P9 w/Lyra Delos
    Pioneer RT-707 R2R
    Zu power cables & XLRs

  3. #3

    Member Sales Rating: (10)

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,286

    Default

    So having a permanent and "finished" looking in-wall connection isn't a good idea? Is this because of performance hit that i'd get by having the multiple connections?

    thanks,

    tim

  4. #4

    Member Sales Rating: (3)

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    717

    Default

    Pretty much so. Keep the connections to a minimum.
    Strictly 2 channel
    Rotel RC-1550 pre
    Rotel RB-1582 amp
    Catcables Kingcats ICs
    APC S-20 line conditioner
    B&W N804 mains
    B&W ASW800 sub
    Rotel RCC-1055 changer
    Denon DVD 1000

    Listening Room:
    McIntosh C2300 preamp
    McIntosh MC452 amp
    McIntosh MCD-500 SACD player
    AQ Colorado XLR ICs
    AQ Columbia ICs
    APC H-15 line conditioner
    Sonus faber Auditor M speakers w/stands
    REL B1 subwoofer
    Rega P9 w/Lyra Delos
    Pioneer RT-707 R2R
    Zu power cables & XLRs

  5. #5

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,328

    Default

    I'd go with the finshed look. I've compared my sub with a short direct subwoofer cable connection to my reciever with an in-wall setup with wall plates, connectors, and RG6 coax with many, many connections along the way and there was no audible difference in sound quality.

  6. #6

    Member Sales Rating: (10)

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,286

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Polkitup2 View Post
    I'd go with the finshed look. I've compared my sub with a short direct subwoofer cable connection to my reciever with an in-wall setup with wall plates, connectors, and RG6 coax with many, many connections along the way and there was no audible difference in sound quality.
    So it's just RG6 in-wall with RCA plugs on the wall plates then?

  7. #7

    Member Sales Rating: (9)

    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    1,328

    Default

    I used RG6 and a wall plate with a few extras, but any standard cable coax wall plate would do and then from the Parts Express website I ordered a coax to RCA adapter that I plugged the sub cable into.
    Attached Images  
    Last edited by Polkitup2; 07-09-2007 at 05:45 PM.

  8. #8

    Member Sales Rating: (10)

    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Cape Cod, Massachusetts
    Posts
    1,286

    Default

    Excellent, thanks for the info.

    tim

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Similar Threads

  1. Amp pre out connection to subwoofer
    By awilki01 in forum Basic Hookup/Wiring Questions
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 07-05-2007, 06:13 PM
  2. RM6750 subwoofer connection
    By jbb7 in forum Subwoofer Hookup & Bass Management
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 01-17-2007, 09:00 PM
  3. Subwoofer connection....
    By shawn474 in forum Subwoofer Hookup & Bass Management
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 12-07-2006, 06:26 AM
  4. subwoofer connection ?
    By Doc99 in forum Subwoofer Hookup & Bass Management
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-10-2006, 02:06 PM
  5. 650 + 202 subwoofer connection
    By botany in forum Subwoofer Hookup & Bass Management
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 12-23-2002, 10:44 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts