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#354399 - 09/09/11 02:22 PM In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates?
terzaghi Offline
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What is the best choice for in wall subwoofer cable? Just use any in wall coax cable and a wall plate with RCA connector?
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#354423 - 09/09/11 10:08 PM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: terzaghi]
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Sure, David; all that's necessary is a coaxial cable. There's no such thing as a special "subwoofer cable", although some sellers attach that label. Also, there's no need to get the thicker RG6 type cable; RG59 is fine.
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#354427 - 09/09/11 10:19 PM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: JohnK]
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I just got done enclosing my theater area from the rest of the recroom/bar area. I just ran some coax within the walls to the locations I wanted with the normal cable type wire ends, then found some modular plates at MENARDS (for Peter) and snap in connectors with F-Conn (Cable) on one end, and RCA on the other.
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#354444 - 09/10/11 01:18 AM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: SirQuack]
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I am just using RG6 (it was the same price as the RG59) and wall plates with RCA connections on each side. All from MonoPrice. I do plan on securing the cable inside the wall to the wall plate probably with some good ol' silicone caulk.

I do like the ones that Randy mentions where you can get a secure connection in the wall and a standard RCA on the outside. I just didn't plan accordingly I guess. When you are buying 80 pounds of speaker wire, video cables, wall plates, etc, some details get overlooked.
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#354449 - 09/10/11 08:55 AM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: nickbuol]
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Thanks. I only saw wall plates on monoprice wiith three RCA jacks per plate, will look further. Nick, were you able to find a wall plate with only 1 RCA jack?
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#354452 - 09/10/11 10:00 AM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: terzaghi]
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I went with a single keystone wall plate and then added the corresponding keystone (in my case, I picked an orange RCA keystone...
Single empty keystone wall plate

Orange RCA to RCA keystone

Total cost was $1.26 for each wall plate/RCA keystone.

You can pick other colors too.
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#354453 - 09/10/11 10:10 AM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: nickbuol]
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Thanks for those links Nick. That helps me too as I need to cut some cables to reconfigure my home network but I have been procrastinating as I hate (i.e. suck at) putting new CAT5 ends on the cables. I saw in your link they make punch down CAT5 keystone connectors for those plates. I did not know those existed - punch down is easier than feeding all those %^*&&% tiny cables in the correct order into a connector...
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#354454 - 09/10/11 10:16 AM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: cb919]
terzaghi Offline
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sweet, thanks!
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#354455 - 09/10/11 10:34 AM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: terzaghi]
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As Nick and I mentioned, they make modular (keystone) plugs that have RCA on the roomside, and F-type cable connector on the inside of the wall (more secure). I think if you look at Home Depot, Lowes, or MENARDS (for PeterB) you can find them.
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#354457 - 09/10/11 10:47 AM Re: In wall subwoofer cable and wallplates? [Re: SirQuack]
terzaghi Offline
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Thanks. I think f type on inside would be preferred.
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