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Extension Cord for Subwoofer?

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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Dave Lyons

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Posted February 08 2004 - 05:28 AM

I have a Cerwin-Vega 200 watt subwoofer that I would like to plug into my Panamax 5510 protector. Panamax indicates that I must use their extension cord in order to not invalidate my protected equipment warranty. My two questions are:

1. Should I be concerned about any difference in bass quality when using an extension cord with the subwoofer? Panamax's extension cord: http://www.panamax.c....?sName=GEC1410

2. My subwoofer only has a 2-prong plug and the extension cord has 3. Is this something to worry about? Would I want to use some kind of adapter, or just plug it in as is?


#2 of 5 OFFLINE   dougW


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Posted February 08 2004 - 07:40 AM

That's surprising your sub has no ground pin on the power cord. Panamax extension cords are well made, heavy. If a loss occured, I doubt seriously they would ever know one of their cords was not on it. Besides, does anyone ever really collect on these equipment guarantees? I bet it's pretty tough. Lex

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Dave Lyons

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Posted February 08 2004 - 03:46 PM

Good point ... so if I just picked up any old 2 prong extension cord at a local store, is there anything I want to look out for or do you think there won't be any difference in sub performance regardless of what extension cord is used?

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Johnny Ayala

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Posted February 09 2004 - 09:56 AM

I use and extension cord also and there isn't any difference in the sound.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Rick_Brown


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Posted February 10 2004 - 01:12 AM

A 3-prong extension cord is no problem, in fact it is likely better made than a 2-prong cord.

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