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New Sub - A/C cord

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I just bought and hooked up a Sunfire HRS12. The issue I have is the AC cord is not long enough for me to run thru my wall up to the back of my Furman 15i box that is in my MidAtlantic rack. Is there a specific A/V extension cord I can use to accomplish this connection?
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Is there a specific A/V extension cord I can use to accomplish this connection?
There's no such thing as an A/V specific AC extension cord. Some sources may make that claim, if they do it's to sell over-priced snake oil to the uninformed.

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I had the same dilemma with my SVS cylinders. After double-checking with SVS, I simply used a couple of 16AWG heavy-duty extension cords. The important thing is that the pass-through be the same or greater (both of mine are 13A), and be of the same or smaller AWG (the SVS supplied ones are 18AWG). So far, I have not had any problems...

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When doubling the length of the AC cord I would advise looking at the size of the cord that comes with it (should have something like "16 AWG" stamped on it) and going one step larger in size, i.e. one step numerically smaller. Note they normally go in even steps so if it is 16 AWG, get a 14 AWG; if 14 get a 12, etc. Last time I got a sub extension Wal-Mart had 10 AWG cords pretty cheap so I just bought a couple of those.

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Thank you all for the input.....
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Got the same sub. Made my own to my custom length. Used 14 Ga. wire and a hospital grade plug and a receptacle I had laying around.

Maybe I can start some trouble around here by stating how great that plug made it sound.
Ha ha !
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Maybe I can start some trouble around here by stating how great that plug made it sound.
If you...
- promise "tight, accurate bass; creamy mids; and spacious, effervescent highs";
- use phrases like cryogenic bath, paradigm shift, quantum flux and molecular alignment; and
- charge at least several hundred dollars per foot,
...you'll definitely get the attention (and maybe even the money) of "audiophiles".
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