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    Can a Telephone line be used instead of the Bass Boost Controller Cable?

    I just got a Rockford Fosgate Punch 500.2 amp, and I was wondering if I could use a telephone cable in place of the cable that came with it to plug the Bass Boost controller to the amp.

    The ends of the wire it originally comes with looks like a standard telephone cable.







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    If memory serves me you can use the telephone cord but making the end connect to a potentiometer is gonna **** while doing trial and error..sorry I couldnt be more help

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    I have the actually bass boost controller (it's a small dial with an outlet on the back.

    What is trial and error about it?




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    To my knowledge the cable is standard phone wire with standard RJ-11 connectors. They use DC levels, there's no audio being sent on the wire so you can use whatever fits.



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    Now here is something i really do know about. LOL Actually you can use a telephone cord to hook up your bass boost but you can't use a standard RJ11c you have to use RJ45 cord and in simple terms all you need is a cord that would handle 2 lines like a cord for a 2-line phone. The easy way to tell is to look at the modular end and if it has 2-pins it is a RJ11c the one you need has 4-pins utilizing the red,green.yellow and black wires.

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    Wouldn't wanna argue with a phone guy but I just plugged the cable from my Rockford Bass Knob into my caller ID box. Methinks that's an RJ11. Isn't the RJ45 the big fat ones used on LAN cables?



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    That's Cat-5.

    Do you get mad bass when you crank it on your phone?




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    maylar you are correct
    RJ45 terminations are the ones found on CAT5 UTP cables...

    haha feels good to know that the cisco certification class i took in high school is coming in handy




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    mike873: the "RJ45 cord" you speak of is a CAT 5 cable usually UTP or STP




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    I was under the impression that the RF bass boost used the rj45 connection mainly due to the fact that the owner's manual for the amps stated that it required a rj45 cable for the bass boost if it is the smaller modular end like a standard telephone then yes it would be a rj11c. The rj45 is wired cat5 due to the fact that it uses an 8p8c termination.
    Sorry for the misunderstanding


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