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Hi All:

I am using a PI3 and Hiberry Digi+ with a old Harman Kardon Signature 2.0 PreAmp and Carver amp with a pair of NHT zeros. This was a living room setup mainly to listen classical, new age through a Roon Bridge installed on the Pi. Just bought a SVS SB-1000 to complement the Zeros. I have audioquest RCA cable laying around but thinking of buy a subwoofer cable. I am thinking of getting a Soundpath cable from SVS (SoundPath RCA Subwoofer / Audio Interconnect Cable – SVS ). I have to say, I am huge monoprice fan. Do you have any help for a Noob?

Thanks,

Ahmed

Lenovo TS140(XEON E3-1225 v3 3.2GH) Win 2012 R2 4GB RAM RoonLab Audio Optimizer PPANG USB Card Larry's HDPlex-> CA DacMagic Plus -> AudioResearch DS225 Audioquest XLR -> Sonus Faber Olympica 2 Kimber Speaker Wire->(Main)RPi2 -> RoonBridge -> Onkyo TX-NR609 -> 7.1 In Wall Polk Audio SVS Sub (Home Theatre)

Allo Digione Signature -> HK Signature 2.0 -> Carver THX Amp -> NHT Zero + SVS SB-1000 (LivingRoom)

 

 

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The AQ's bass is usually not bad.

Great results can sometimes be achieved using carbon fibre cables (van den Hul etc.)

 

 

@ Kal Rubinson

 

Do you suggest all cables sound the same in the bass department..?

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Thank you

 

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Allo Digione Signature -> HK Signature 2.0 -> Carver THX Amp -> NHT Zero + SVS SB-1000 (LivingRoom)

 

 

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Hi All:

I am using a PI3 and Hiberry Digi+ with a old Harman Kardon Signature 2.0 PreAmp and Carver amp with a pair of NHT zeros. This was a living room setup mainly to listen classical, new age through a Roon Bridge installed on the Pi. Just bought a SVS SB-1000 to complement the Zeros. I have audioquest RCA cable laying around but thinking of buy a subwoofer cable. I am thinking of getting a Soundpath cable from SVS (SoundPath RCA Subwoofer / Audio Interconnect Cable – SVS ).... Do you have any help for a Noob?

Thanks,

Ahmed

 

Blue Jeans Cable....I have one on an SVS SB-2000 and it sounds great, though I'm not entirely sure it makes any difference.

 

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Which one?

 

The BJC LC-1 is the best subwoofer cable I've ever used; with it's low capacitance dielectric, heavy-duty screening and those connectors. Makes all the difference in the world.

Subwoofer Cables from Blue Jeans Cable

 

I've had mine in my system for the past four years.

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Do you suggest all cables sound the same in the bass department..?
What I was saying is that there is nothing special or significant about a subwoofer interconnect that distinguishes it from other analog interconnect when connected to a subwoofer (unless it is defective).

Kal Rubinson

Senior Contributing Editor, Stereophile

 

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What I was saying is that there is nothing special or significant about a subwoofer interconnect that distinguishes it from other analog interconnect when connected to a subwoofer (unless it is defective).
Except from the fact that what matters most in this case (some people shouldn't read on..) is its bass response.
What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
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What I was saying is that there is nothing special or significant about a subwoofer interconnect that distinguishes it from other analog interconnect when connected to a subwoofer (unless it is defective).

Subwoofer cables are often much, much longer than other interconnect cables and sometimes on a different AC power circuit. Both of which present added noise challenges.

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My requirement is for a sub placed within 3-5 feet of the system.

Lenovo TS140(XEON E3-1225 v3 3.2GH) Win 2012 R2 4GB RAM RoonLab Audio Optimizer PPANG USB Card Larry's HDPlex-> CA DacMagic Plus -> AudioResearch DS225 Audioquest XLR -> Sonus Faber Olympica 2 Kimber Speaker Wire->(Main)RPi2 -> RoonBridge -> Onkyo TX-NR609 -> 7.1 In Wall Polk Audio SVS Sub (Home Theatre)

Allo Digione Signature -> HK Signature 2.0 -> Carver THX Amp -> NHT Zero + SVS SB-1000 (LivingRoom)

 

 

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Unless the cable is defective, the FR extends down to DC.
Yet cables sound different in the low FR, will you agree.?
What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well.
It helps men to rise above themselves.
 
  ―  Albert Camus, The Plague.

 

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I'm using the SVS cables for both my subs, they are excellent, well constructed cable, you won't find better.

BlueJeans LC-1 would also be an excellent choice, you can never go wrong with them anywhere in a system. I use them everywhere else for interconnects.

There would be no audible differences between the two.

 

Though very inexpensive I find the Monoprice cables not up the the quality of construction you will get from the other two above.

Price differences are too small to cheap out here. YMMV?

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Yet cables sound different in the low FR, will you agree.?

 

If you are listening to a full range signal, there may be reasons for hearing a difference in the LF in comparison to another cable. For a sub connection only, I do not agree.

Kal Rubinson

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If you are listening to a full range signal, there may be reasons for hearing a difference in the LF in comparison to another cable. For a sub connection only, I do not agree.
So we do not agree with each other. Many times I've noticed similiar differences as with full range cables. I use passive subwoofers myself, as usually with loudspeaker cables the differences tend to be even more meaningful.
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Yet cables sound different in the low FR, will you agree.?

A qualified no. Any cable can either be so poorly spec'd or mechanically manufactured to introduce audible issues.

There are also expensive boutique cables on the market purposely designed to introduce audible aberrations.

Otherwise a well built cable using properly spec'd materials will be totally transparent to the source in the desired application.

Read how BlueJean spec's their interconnects, they're done the necessary homework. No magic dust going on here.

LC-1 Audio Cable Design Notes -- Blue Jeans Cable

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