I want your personal opinion on my RCA situation

proatv13

CarAudio.com Newbie
Nov 15, 2018
14
0
  • Hey guys so I’m about to install my new R.F. 800.4 and 360.3 In my 02 tahoe and I’m thinking about swapping out the rca cables first for high quality cables.the rca cables that plug into the head unit (3 sets) are just random cheap rca cables that come in basic amp kits one pair I believe is from Walmart even the scotche brand. This weekend I came across a couple that had a shipping container just packed with the badass high end Rockford Fosgate cables! I’m talking 1000s of different RF cables. They are old models from back in like 2000 but all still brand new in the package nothing at all wrong with them. So I picked up 3 sets to go from my 360.3 to my amps. Right now I have a rf T800.4 on the 4 door speakers and a massive audio n4 running my single 18 out back. Would I be worth the time to pull the basic cheap rca cables out of truck and run the new monster set of rf rca cables, these things sr massive. The are a single cable almost half inch around and at the ends have a big a Rockford Fosgate sign and then the 2 rca ends come out of it. Nice looking cables and all gold plated. So I can take the time to swap them out and just go pick up 3 more sets of short ones to go from the 360.3 to the amps. They sell the cables for probably the same price as you would pay for the cheapy chugger basic cables so price is no issue. I seen the same set still going for 50 each on eBay.  They also have the white wolf RCA cables that I was thinking about getting because they’re only a foot and a half long versus these other nine so what are you update is it worth the time to pull the seeds back out of the driver side front and rear and deck out of the truck to run these new cables? Let me know. I’ve already had issues with Feedback noise that drove me absolutely insane so  I ended up making a full new wiring harness for the truck change the RV is back around and it still makes the damn noise when you flip the key onto the run position but only if for a couple of short seconds and then once you start the truck it goes away. I don’t understand it and I don’t know maybe it’s the shitty RCA’s that I have in there I don’t know. They do not run anywhere close to the power ground or she is going to need the center consul straight back in the power cables along the door jam it is a zero gauge. So maybe these new ones will get rid of that noise because that’s one of the main things they talk about on the box is the way they have this crazy amount of twisted loops per inc And they have a third cable in the center of them that is just a solid core. Anyways enough rambling I’ll shut up now so throw me a comment And let me know what you think. I’ve been out of the car audio since I was in high school back in 01 Just getting going back on it one of my friends got me hooked again with these damn 18 inch woofers LOL
  •  
 

proatv13

CarAudio.com Newbie
Nov 15, 2018
14
0
 It’s probably all that purple kush you smoke on.  It was not  Anything complicated. Just wanted  some of the  opinions on RCA cables. It’s all good now tho. I took all the seats back out and ran the new high-quality RCA cables from the United under the. Back seat. I just had basic RCA’s before and I was asking if it’s Really worth the time to put high-quality RCA’s in the truck.Really worth the time to put high-quality RCA’s in the truck.

D5F24D3B-D8CA-4EAE-90B6-5B315FBDDBAB.jpeg

E73F8D6D-14EF-4090-86A6-3BCAA79674D7.jpeg

A23B7F39-0FAE-4FBA-BDC1-EAEA19C4AE92.jpeg

04853E27-381B-48B4-B176-B142EE02140D.jpeg

 

proatv13

CarAudio.com Newbie
Nov 15, 2018
14
0
I imagine those are just for looks, fatter RCA cables aren't going to make it louder, it doesn't work that way.
I didn’t think they were going to make it any louder I’m just hoping for better sound quality and less noise

 

proatv13

CarAudio.com Newbie
Nov 15, 2018
14
0
f**k these cables, one of the ends broke off.  Luckily I was able to take it apart area. I can’t believe how chickenshit the wires are in there the generic Walmart ones I had were 10 times better. I’m actually tempted to pull these ones back out  there is seriously like three micro Wires in it I don’t even know how they work. And there is a bird wire in there that’s green but it’s dead just for aninsulator I guess. 

B2A6BB54-90C3-4AE0-B5DB-5F7D087CF02D.jpeg

 

Jeffdachef

Gunz That Turn on Nunz
Feb 5, 2013
17,261
252
South Coast Metro, CA
proatv13 said:
use they’re only a foot and a half long versus these other nine so what are you update is it worth the time to pull the seeds back out of the driver side front and rear and deck out of the truck to run these new cables? Let me know. I’ve already had issues with Feedback noise that drove me absolutely insane so  I ended up making a full new wiring harness for the truck change th

I didn’t think they were going to make it any louder I’m just hoping for better sound quality and less noise
Nope anything you read about cables affecting the sound quality is complete bullsh*t snake oil assuming the current ones you have arent shielded which would affect noise but literally almost anything even from walmart is shielded. a 5 dollar monoprice cable will sound exactly the same as a 10,000 dollar silver and gold plated diamond encrusted wire anyone that believes otherwise is completely delusional and is wasting money on the wrong things.  What does get you better sound quality is head units, or dsps with good dacs, Proper vehicle acoustical treatments, Proper tune, More power, better angling of drivers, enclosure designs etc...   Things that actually matter and have a giant effect on sound quality backed by physics. Only thing High End wire does is to look good, have the bling factor and make you feel good about yourself for having expensive wires, it does nothing else.

First step in my opinion is to start running active networks using your 360.3 and get another 4 channel amp.  Any passive component speaker or coaxials you are using will not get you any kind of decent sound quality vs a full blown active network setup. Its a complete and utter waste of money to have a DSP and not do an active network setup.

your noise situation is something else completely unrelated to RCAs because if the RCAs are bad, the noise will persist ALL the times not just the beginning startup.  My guess is something in the sequence of how everything turns on or something related to the 360.3's startup and signal output.

 
Last edited by a moderator: