Extension Cord for Subwoofer?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Dave Lyons, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. Dave Lyons

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    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.com/products/Prod...?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?

    Thanks!
    Dave
     
  2. dougW

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    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. Dave Lyons

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

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

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