This RCA Y adapter
cable with 2-female jacks to 1-male plug is designed to split an audio signal. It is perfect to use with a subwoofer amp.
Y Adapter Cable Features:
- RCA Plug to RCA Jack
- Oxygen-free copper wire provides detailed audio performance
- 100% foil and braid shield protects against noise and interference
- Twisted-pair construction reduces distortion for greater clarity and imaging
- Corrosion-resistant, precision-made 24K gold-plated connectors ensure long lasting sound quality
- Ultra-flexible jacket for easy installation
- Connect the mono audio to stereo audio equipment with dual RCA connectors
Typically, powered subwoofers will come equipped with either a single RCA connector, or double RCA connectors. However, both connections typically only require a mono (single) connection. Therefore, if you have both right and left inputs, a single cable connected to the "left" input will probably work just fine.
However you can get anywhere from a 3dB to 10 dB gain from your subwoofer by plugging into both stereo inputs. To plug into both inputs with a single cable, simply purchase our Y adapter Cable along with your subwoofer cable.
Our RCA Y Adapter Cables offer excellent sound quality for today's audio and home theater applications. These cost-effective performance Y cables give you maximum
sound. Twisted pair oxygen-free copper wire and foam dielectric provide optimized audio clarity.
The low-loss 100% spiral-wound oxygen-free copper shielding offers protection against noise and interference. The color-coded molded connectors attach to an ultra flexible jacket allowing for easy installation and identification. The 24K gold plated heavy duty connectors ensure long lasting,
This RCA Y Adapter Cables are used to connect mono audio to stereo audio equipment with dual RCA connectors.
If you are unsure if your subwoofer requires double connections, please refer to your owner's manual, or contact us, for more information.
All of our cables have gold plated connectors which resist corrosion 100 times better then non-plated connectors. Many home theater applications require the cables be installed inside walls, fireplaces or other moisture rich areas and using our gold plated connectors assures you that you will not have any future corrosion issues that may result in a bad sound.NOTE:
Do not use this Y adapter cable to split video like composite video or component video as they will half the 75 ohm impedance, drastically impact the picture and possibly cause harm to your electronic equipment. Use our component video splitter
for sending one component video signal to multiple sources.
If only one DVD player is powered up at a time, you may get away with using Y-cables, even though that is not a recommended practice. It assumes the component outputs of the player which is high impedance when turned off, i.e. a direct output from an active component like an op-amp or video driver chip. That way only the powered unit presents a 75 ohm source impedance to the 75 ohm load (i.e. the monitor, via any switching). The hanging un-termimated cables in theory could cause a slight reflection or return loss issue, but for short runs it should not cause any visible defects.
A quick test will tell the story. Connect player A through one side of the Y adapters, then add the unconnected B unit cables and check if you see any visible difference. The connect the B player to the second set of cables (powered off, of course!) and if you are lucky you will still see no change. If you are a belt-and-suspenders type, try the converse starting with only the B player connected, then add the A player powered down. If the unused player doesn't impair the PQ of the one in use, you are good to go.
BTW if both units are unintentionally on, both outputs are around 75 ohms, so the single combined feed is "double terminated", dropping level by half at best, or worse causing a lot of interference between competing video signals. Even "black" or blue screen from the unused unit is "interfering" video.
The same issues apply but audio is not subject to return loss, and inputs are usually high impedance, so it is much easier to get away with Y-cables than for video. The unused unit should still be powered down or it may load down the one in use, lowering audio levels.
Your subwoofer audio is only as good as the Y adapter cable that connects it. Why not buy this Wye cable with 2-female jacks to 1-male plug today?