Will using an extension cord from an outlet to a sound conditioner degrade quality?
I'm upgrading a small home theater set up, and due to a shortage of electrical outlets in the room, I'm most likely going to have to use an extension cord for a couple things.
I plan on picking up a Panamax MR4300 surge protector/power conditioner. To keep the TV and AV stuff centered nicely in the middle of the wall, I'm going to have to run an extension cord to plug the Panamax unit into. Due to the shape and setup of the room, the subwoofer is closer to the back seating area, so I also need to run a long extension cord from it in order to plug it into the Panamax unit.
My question is, will using an extension cord from the wall to the Panamax unit (and from the sub to the Panamax) degrade the quality of the Panamax itself? The surge protection is a must of course, but I've read that using a power conditioner is also supposed to improve television picture quality, surround sound quality, etc. But if having to use an extension cord causes a loss in quality improvements from the Panamax, maybe just going with a plain old surge protector is better?
The main parts of my setup are: Samsung PN60F3500 plasma tv, Onkyo TX-SR607 receiver, PSB surround speakers.
Thanks for the help!
Last edited by rjgrobinson; 08-07-2014 at 10:56 AM.