Longer power cables


#1

My entire system is powered via PS Audio AC12 and AC5 power cables. Everything plugs into a P10. I am about to add a second subwoofer which will be in a corner that is about 12 feet or so from the P10. I could just plug it into the wall and not deal with it or I can figure out a way to use a pair of AC5s or a long something or an extension cable to reach. I prefer everything be plugged into the P10 for protection but I can’t figure out how to do it without some type of extension cord plugged into a 6’ AC5. Looking for ideas or suggestions. Thanks.


#2

I have 5m PS Audio XStream AC power cable which I use for this very purpose. I don’t think many were built, but trawl the usual used market places and you might get lucky.

Maybe PS Audio could have their Chinese supplier build you a 5m AC5.


#3

A 5M AC5 would do the trick.


#4

Well, you can’t have mine. Ask Paul to have one built.


#5

I had a similar dilemma. I used a Furutech e-TP609 NCF with multiple AC12 cables. This solution allows some other configurations with the additional outlets.


#6

This is my fallback position I think.


#7

If you can strip wire and work a screwdriver, buy a length of 8 or 10 gauge, 3-conductor cable from the hardware store and some good ends (like Furutech, Hubble, etc.) from the net. Save a lot of money and I doubt very much in the application it would be worse than multiple cables stuck together. Just an option.


#8

There are also cable co that will make their cable sizes to order. ZU for one. They give large price breaks on their discontinued versions of PC. I know because I just ordered a 7 meter cable (Event MK1) to go from my power amp to my P10. Cullen (and others) also make cables to order and prices are reasonable. I believe Cullen worked with PSA in the past. Never heard Cullen cables but reviews are good.


#9

Cullen Cables would be a good choice in this circumstance. Patrick makes quality stuff, and a long run for a sub power cable doesn’t need to be something mega-premium expensive. I own several of his cables. Good guy to work with too.


#10

Thanks. I will check it out.


#11

I use a Pangea Audio AC 9SE MKII Signature Power Cable 4.0 Meter. Despite the name it is a 7 gauge cable. Available from Audio Advisor. Designed by the same guy as PSA’s AC series, although to lower price points.


#12

Funny you mention that one. I have it bookmarked as a possibility. I have received a few really good suggestions which I am studying. Thanks.