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    I need to pick up a 10 ft power cable for my Focal Solo 6 Be. The current cable for my right monitor isn't long enough to reach my power filter/conditioner. I want to be able to hook it up there so they are switched on with my filter and delayed (6 seconds) from my Dangerous D Box, thus no nasty pop.

    Where can I get one? Did some searches and I mostly see extension cables, I'm think one solid cable is the best option.

    The stock cables that came with are marked as 10 Amp 125V. Typical 3 prong cord (like most gear, PC's use) but rated as stated above.
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    VETCO is pretty good. I'm sure you could find a better price but this is the electronics shop I frequent.

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    the "PC" cord is called an IEC cable.

    as long as the cable has the correct plugs on either end and is rated for AT LEAST 10A and 125V then you should be fine, just don't go UNDER either value.

    um, and what's wrong with using a regular power extension cable? Plug them in and then knot it, and tape the knot with electrical tape. no way it'll come apart.
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    Default Re: where to get a power cable

    I need to pick up a 10 ft power cable for my Focal Solo 6 Be. The current cable for my right monitor isn't long enough to reach my power filter/conditioner. I want to be able to hook it up there so they are switched on with my filter and delayed (6 seconds) from my Dangerous D Box, thus no nasty pop.
    I use a multiple socket outlet

    from the conditioner to somewhere[*] under my desk so that the distance to both speakers is short enough to use the included power cables.

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    [*] I wasn't down there for a long time, so I'm not sure if it's still there.
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    Thanks I'll find one.

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    Nothing wrong with using extension cable, I just prefer a cleaner install that doesn't involve knots and tape

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    No rack space under my desk.
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    Thanks I'll find one.
    No rack space under my desk.
    hmmm....

    1 small 2 x 4 cut x 2
    2 space rack rail....

    Screw in 2 x 4 to desk.

    Mount rack rails...

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    hmmm....

    1 small 2 x 4 cut x 2
    2 space rack rail....

    Screw in 2 x 4 to desk.

    Mount rack rails...

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    nice
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    Default Re: where to get a power cable

    You can get IEC cables at just about any electronics store, or a computer store, or a Radio Shack.


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    Default Re: where to get a power cable

    Doyle,

    Couple of options.
    1. As stated previously, Radio Shack carries longer IEC power cables.
    2. You can purchase IEC connectors, 3 prong connector and cable at Markertek.com and make your own custom length cables. Marertek also sells 10ft, 15ft, ect cables (http://www.markertek.com/SearchProdu...s&pagesize=20).
    3. A better cable (I use that term loosely, it is thicker lower gauge cable) would be Middle Atlantic IEC cables
    4. You can contact Tony at Evidence Audio and he can make custom length cables (www.evidenceaudio.com).(great cables)

    I use both the Middle Atlantic cables and Evidence Audio cables. Probably complete over kill, but that's me

    Obviously, cost goes up as you go down the list.

    I hope this helps a little.
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    Well, if you really want the "best" -

    http://essentialsound.com/mm5/mercha...egory_Code=REF








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    That is so gonna help out the sound of my mp3s.... Do they also make leads for car batteries??
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    Here is a decent 14ga IEC cable for $9.00:

    http://www.infinitecables.com/pop/cb_pw-105c.htm

    Sounds even better than the "best"
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    Default Re: where to get a power cable

    Doyle,

    2. Markertek also sells 10ft, 15ft, ect cables
    Duh, Markertek. Thanks
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    Look in the yellow pages for a wholesale electrical supplier.
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    You have got to be shitting me . . .

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    You have got to be shitting me . . .



    Is there even one person here who thinks this would actually make a difference? If he's actually selling these, I've been working way to hard all my life and need to start finding the suckers in the world to con my way into a nice living

    Hey, there's a reason people who actually understand audio call them audiofools.

    There is someone out there selling a $1500 silver conductor IEC cable. Because that 5 feet of silver makes such a huge difference after the electricity has just traveled 50 miles through aluminum.


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    A power cable can act as a capacitor or inductor related to the AC filtering circuit. I've heard some pretty big differences between shielded and unshielded power cables, much bigger than other wire sound changes. Of course different isn't necessarily better!

    If you tighten up all of your AC connections including replacing loose outlets and bring all of your gear to a single outlet so that all of the neutral and ground connections are tied together at a common point, power cable differences mostly go away. For that reason I suspect the differences are caused by radio frequency interference that becomes a problem due to the horrendous grounding and power supply designs that are very common in audio gear.
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    I fitted out all my racks with various length IEC cables from Marvic International from 1 ft ($1.89ea) to 12ft ($2.95ea). They are a good tight fit & I have had no issues.
    www.marvic.com
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    I have been getting my cables from these guys.
    Why pay retail?

    http://www.lextec.com/

    Good service and they stock.
    tip: Ask them to use mail to ship to save freight costs.

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