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I, too got a secondhand pair of these speakers

With no power cord. I found out only one store in town carries power cords at all, and of course nobody has the one I need. I got a very expensive one ($30!) with an adaptor that fit, but it didn't work, so I don't know if the problem is with the power cord or the speakers yet.

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  • alicebeme Jun 05, 2009

    Well, I took the darned adaptor back to the store a couple hours after I bought it. Now I have something that works, get this: I went to a secondhand electronics / misc. store we have downtown, brought my treasured woofer speaker with me for good measure again, and the fella there, who has always seemed to know the answer or have 'the gizmo' I needed, had the right plug for this (and I forget what he called it now but he said they're hard to find!) which was just a cut piece of cord with the plug on it, as he'd salvaged it for a rainy day himself -- and he SPLICED it for me to a nice big 15-volt adaptor. He put some solder on it and slid some black tubing over it which he heated with a lighter -- the fire marshall would be proud to pass inspection on his work!

    And now my glorious $4 secondhand speakers with the mishmash adaptor work! I asked him what he was going to charge me and he said well he usually sells adaptors for $10 so I gave him $20 (cheap of me, actually!) and said $10 was for labor ; )

    A town where nobody sells what you want but somebody can still get you what you want -- sweet!

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    Rommel Cana May 11, 2010

    is it 110v? the unit is labeled 220v or 110v and what are you using in your wall socket?

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I mentioned somewhere in here already that I found a person who had the plug I needed, and actually had to splice it onto a 15-watt adaptor. The speakers work fine.

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