Connecting RCA to coax for subs

lovinthehd

lovinthehd

Seriously, I have no life.
Can't read that post on my phone well....poor format
 
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devilmanterry

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I don't have any connectors in mind this time around, open to suggestions so those you linked to would be fine for me. Do they have plastic tips or is that just a protective piece?

Here's the crimping tool I got from Amazon, please let me know if this won't work:

And here's the connectors I originally tried that are all compressed now....
 
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I don't have any connectors in mind this time around, open to suggestions so those you linked to would be fine for me. Do they have plastic tips or is that just a protective piece?

Here's the crimping tool I got from Amazon, please let me know if this won't work:

And here's the connectors I originally tried that are all compressed now....
I don't know why the photo shows a plastic tip- that wouldn't work as a conductor and I have never seen one without metal.
 
Verdinut

Verdinut

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I don't have any connectors in mind this time around, open to suggestions so those you linked to would be fine for me. Do they have plastic tips or is that just a protective piece?

Here's the crimping tool I got from Amazon, please let me know if this won't work:

And here's the connectors I originally tried that are all compressed now....
I would suggest that you contact Parts-Express or Belden to obtain further info. Looking at the photo of the connector, the RCA hot pin doesn't protrude out of the grounding ring and that looks weird.
 
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I don't have any connectors in mind this time around, open to suggestions so those you linked to would be fine for me. Do they have plastic tips or is that just a protective piece?

Here's the crimping tool I got from Amazon, please let me know if this won't work:

And here's the connectors I originally tried that are all compressed now....
That's the same tool I use- it works for F connectors, RCA and BNC. The connectors should be fine.

What cable stripper did you use? You need one similar to this-


Don't worry about the shape of the stripper, just about whether it will cut the sheath, outer shielding and dielectric properly. The blades are adjustable.
 
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devilmanterry

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I changed my mind last minute and went with crimping, thanks for the advice and links here, I believe it's working (get the adapters today to check the actual audio).
 
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I changed my mind last minute and went with crimping, thanks for the advice and links here, I believe it's working (get the adapters today to check the actual audio).
'Crimping', as in the kind of connectors that are crimped in a hexagon? Those are rarely used now, but the stripper I linked to works for all of the coax sizes generally used now, although RG58 use is rare.
 
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devilmanterry

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I don't know why I accidentally said crimping, I actually went with compression. The F type connectors I got were from lowes, and I didn't see any specs that said they were for quad shield, though they did say RG6 compatible. It felt like when I was putting them on the foil-like wrap on the white inner sheath may have been pushed down. However, it does look like it worked, the sub I tested worked last night. I actually used a sharp knife to strip the cable - so given that and the fact that the f-type connectors may not have been specific for this usage, I'm wondering if I should cut the connectors off, use a proper stripper and connectors and re-do it to ensure/improve the quality?

I was really just concerned that there was something in the wall causing an issue - now that I know that isn't the case I'm okay re-doing it with proper/better equipment if it will make a difference. Not sure if it will change quality if it's working now? I have plenty of spare cable behind the receiver to re-do those connects.
 

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