Cutting a rejoining a sub woofer cable?

roger06

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I've buried the sub woofer cable under the carpet and, like a total fool, didn't leave enough length on the hi fi side of the room to move my system where I want it (on the side of the room where the sub is there's about 3 m spare - doh!)

It seems like my options are:

1. to clear the room, pull up the carpet, pull thru more cable and pay the fitters to return and re lay the carpet

or

2. Can I cut the cable and re join it to give me the length I need ?

The cable has plugs on each end and I don't know whether it's single strand or a coax.

What do you think ? I appreciate doing this may compromise quality a little but it's not exactly an expensive sub!

Thanks
 

Gerrardasnails

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roger06:
I've buried the sub woofer cable under the carpet and, like a total fool, didn't leave enough length on the hi fi side of the room to move my system where I want it (on the side of the room where the sub is there's about 3 m spare - doh!)

It seems like my options are:

1. to clear the room, pull up the carpet, pull thru more cable and pay the fitters to return and re lay the carpet

or

2. Can I cut the cable and re join it to give me the length I need ?

The cable has plugs on each end and I don't know whether it's single strand or a coax.

What do you think ? I appreciate doing this may compromise quality a little but it's not exactly an expensive sub!

Thanks

You can buy an adaptor like this - I had to.

http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/48/single-phono-adaptor/display.html
 

roger06

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Gerrardasnails:roger06:
I've buried the sub woofer cable under the carpet and, like a total fool, didn't leave enough length on the hi fi side of the room to move my system where I want it (on the side of the room where the sub is there's about 3 m spare - doh!)

It seems like my options are:

1. to clear the room, pull up the carpet, pull thru more cable and pay the fitters to return and re lay the carpet

or

2. Can I cut the cable and re join it to give me the length I need ?

The cable has plugs on each end and I don't know whether it's single strand or a coax.

What do you think ? I appreciate doing this may compromise quality a little but it's not exactly an expensive sub!

Thanks

You can buy an adaptor like this - I had to.

http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/48/single-phono-adaptor/display.html

Thanks - and then just buy a short length SW cable presumably ...
 

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Even though the subs a cheapie, your talking about signals that are quite difficult for cables to fully allow through. Cutting the cable into 2 is just going to make it worse. So personally id do a full job with one length of cable ~ unless your REALLY not bothered (shrugs).
 

roger06

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Believe me I'm bothered!! We went on holiday while the carpet was being fitted and I'm REALLY angry at myself for not pulling enough cable through !

I've ordered a connector and another shorter length of cable which I reckon is a good compromise between cutting the existing cable and the hassle of taking up the floor...

I just wish I could rid my AV system of this loud buzzing - but that's aother story !
 

Gerrardasnails

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roger06:Gerrardasnails:roger06:
I've buried the sub woofer cable under the carpet and, like a total fool, didn't leave enough length on the hi fi side of the room to move my system where I want it (on the side of the room where the sub is there's about 3 m spare - doh!)

It seems like my options are:

1. to clear the room, pull up the carpet, pull thru more cable and pay the fitters to return and re lay the carpet

or

2. Can I cut the cable and re join it to give me the length I need ?

The cable has plugs on each end and I don't know whether it's single strand or a coax.

What do you think ? I appreciate doing this may compromise quality a little but it's not exactly an expensive sub!

Thanks

You can buy an adaptor like this - I had to.

http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/48/single-phono-adaptor/display.html

Thanks - and then just buy a short length SW cable presumably ...

Exactly.
 

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