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Really short power cables...

Discussion in 'Accessories / Connections' started by theaero, May 23, 2007.

  1. theaero

    theaero Guest

    Does anywhere know where to get really really short power cables? I want some high quality 3 prong cables for my rack gear, but only like 6" - 1', so I dont have a bunch of extra cabling around in my rack. Thanks!
     
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    You might check home hardware stores, but I think such cables are made by HOSA.
     
  3. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    http://www.cablestogo.com/product_list.asp?cat_id=914&cm_mmc_o=-p8ByplCjCiIC4-q7GW-1CjCinn=5Bcwy gz_kwlCjC5Bcwy gz_kwl&gclid=CO7e8_OEpYwCFSBMGgodVUl-5w
     
  4. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Just a hair cheaper at http://www.audiomidi.com/common/cfm/product.cfm?pid=5566#
    although I've heard they sound like crap! ;)
     
  5. mark02131

    mark02131 Active Member

    I like Signal cable's, you can order them in any length you need. Very High Quality

    http://signalcable.com/magicpower.html
     
  6. theaero

    theaero Guest

    Does the cable quality matter if im running them into a furman conditioner?

    Also, is there anywhere that sells 6inchers?
     
  7. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    Nice!
    I hear you need low oxygen copper power cables now,everything else makes the electrons moody which = bad sound. :lol:
     
  8. theaero

    theaero Guest

    if you have a conditioner, does cable quality matter?
     
  9. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    :D <rant>
    It's a frickin' power cable :-? ! It's low current draw and the power gets converted and regulated to DC as soon as it goes in the box. Regardless of what some "Experts" might say about the differences a $100 or $1000 power cable can make, there's not one single significant logical viable reasonable meaningful or otherwise useful shred of reason to indicate that AC power sent through strand of copper that costs you $100 will make your gear sound ANY different than if you use copper that costs you $5.

    We're talking digital audio people - ONES and ZEROS.
    </rant> :lol:
    I know some of the above were posted with TFPIC, so no need to defend your sarcasm.
     
  10. Link555

    Link555 Well-Known Member

    LOL- I am really tired on marketing changing the laws of physics.
     
  11. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    TFPIC???
    I'm too old to know these shorthand acronyms...

    Parts Express sells power cable by the foot. You have to terminate it yourself.

    Hmmm....terminate. Sounds so final. Especially when working with 120 volts at up to 20 amps.........
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    Oh...I have a funny one for you bitterly sarcastic ones...

    I have been investigating some OEM cable manufacturers / wire pullers lately in an effort to get some cable which is branded with my company name and logo. Well...I came across a company which happens to make the cable for a VERY well known and respected cable manufacturer (whom, for legal reasons, will remain nameless.) In any case, this famous (amongst audiophiles) speaker cable which costs a little shy of $20K for a 10' pair is purchased from the wire-puller for.........
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    $1.49 a foot. Oh! But they do use WBT premium connectors. Hmmmmm...
    A-HOLES!
     
  12. zemlin

    zemlin Well-Known Member

    Tongue
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  13. Cucco

    Cucco Distinguished Member

    Color me a dumbass...
     
  14. David French

    David French Well-Known Member

    Don't you mean CMAD?

    old people :roll:

    :D
     
  15. solPowder

    solPowder Guest

    http://www.cablewholesale.com/catalog/powercords.htm

    I use cablewholesale for all my power, computer, and consumer audio/video stuff. Great cables and cheap.
     
  16. theaero

    theaero Guest

    20K!!!!

    Damn. I thought I was crazy paying the extra bits to get mogami cabling. Lol.[/i]
     
  17. theaero

    theaero Guest

    btw, sol, thanks for that link. Just ordered 20 1' cables =D
     
  18. audiotec

    audiotec Guest

    Just go to the local hardware store or electrical supplier and get 14/3 power cable and install receptacles in the rack with a heavy-duty 3 prong plug on the other end.

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