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1. Yes, it can be dangerous. If you miswire, or short, it could burn your house down.
2. Can you just wrap the existing power cord? It could look nearly identical.
3. If you terminate the cable yourself, you could use a 2 conductor power cable. But there is a danger that someone else in the future might use it for another component, if you get hit by a truck or something. No way to tell that the ground conductor is absent.
If you knew what you were doing, it would be easy to use an IEC socket, and just leave the ground terminal disconnected at the component, and use a standard IEC cable. But you could screw it up, and kill someone.
You really shouldn't add a grounded socket to the back of the AVR, if it's not grounded.
You could physically defeat the ground hole on the socket so a standard IEC cord couldn't be used.
Seems like a lot of risk and trouble for no benefit.
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