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Power strip for my new dedicated lines?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Glfrancis2, Jun 5, 2021.

  1. Glfrancis2

    Glfrancis2 Overworked and underpaid state employee Thread Starter

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    Birmingham al
  2. samurai

    samurai Step right up! See the glory, of the royal scam.

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    MINNESOTA
    Also check Puritan.
     
  3. Acapella48

    Acapella48 Forum Resident

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    Elk Grove, CA.
    Furman builds good stuff. The more outlets the better. Never know when you'll need to plug something else in.

    Personally, I'd spring for something like this: Furman Elite 15DM i Power Conditioner-Audio Advisor

    Furman Sale and Open box units come up quite often on Audio Advisor.
     
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  4. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

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    PA
    I have the non digital 8, much better specs than the 6.
     
  5. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

    Location:
    PA
    the attenuation is exactly the same as the PST-8
    Voltage clamp is the same 135 for the 8, 140 for the DM

    https://furmanpower.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/pst_10_d_datasheet.pdf
    • Linear Noise Attenuation: Transverse (Differential) Mode, > 40 dB from 10 Khz. - 100 kHz. >80 dB from 2 Khz. - 100 kHz. – 1 GHz. (Linear attenuation curve from 0.05 – 100 ohms line impedance
     
  6. F1nut

    F1nut Forum Resident

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    Shunyata or PS Audio.
     
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  7. big_pink_floyd_toole

    big_pink_floyd_toole I am not a bat

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    USA
  8. I prefer non-MOV surge protectors. Interesting video here:

     
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  9. Glfrancis2

    Glfrancis2 Overworked and underpaid state employee Thread Starter

    Location:
    Birmingham al
    Thank you, but too pricey
     
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  10. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

    Location:
    PA
    The Furman PST8 is not an MOV
    It clamps at 188 (V peak = sqrt2 x 120 = 170)
    That is tight.

    My whole house.
    150 L-N RMS, 300 L-L RMS at the service entrance, much lower at the outlets. The key is response time and let thru energy. 1000 V is harmless in a nSec and a few Joules.

    https://www.downloads.siemens.com/d...aspx?pos=download&fct=getasset&id1=BTLV_43430
     
  11. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

    Location:
    PA
    imo the key is whole house protection.

    If for example you are having work done, ahem, buy one and have the guy doing it install it.
    1/2 of labor.
    They cost $150 iirc on Amazon.

    It's too late if it gets past the panel and is distributed to all branch circuits.
    I know a bit about the subject, I had a grad EE course on power system transients and deal with this subject regularly. I only reference this so you don't think I'm talking out of my @$$, :biglaugh:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Uglyversal

    Uglyversal Forum Resident

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    Sydney
    Whichever you fancy most, generally you get what you paid. What I don't like about those models is that the cable is fixed. If you would ever want to play with different power cords to feed it you are stuck with what's factory included.
     
  13. Yeah never said Formans were. I use Zero Surge products.
     
  14. Ingenieur

    Ingenieur I love to travel, but I hate to arrive.

    Location:
    PA
    not disagreeing, just pointing it out.

    The PST6 does use MOV's, that is why I would not use it.
     
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  15. head_unit

    head_unit Forum Resident

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    Los Angeles CA USA
    Oh I think you should get that AudioQuest, just to be contrarian :p
    It seems a well-engineered piece actually. Will it transform your listening experience from blah to rhapsodic...:confused:
     
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  16. rednedtugent

    rednedtugent Forum Resident

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    Funk, Ohio
    I'm still experimenting but this is awesome. Well worth the money:
    Stellar PowerPlant 3 – PS Audio
    I "currently" have everything but the bridged mono amps plugged
    in to it.

    I do have my HT setup plugged into a PST-6 bought back when they
    were 88 bucks. (into a hospital grade plug)
     
  17. Glfrancis2

    Glfrancis2 Overworked and underpaid state employee Thread Starter

    Location:
    Birmingham al
    ...and I already have a whole house anti surge. Just throwing that in there
     
  18. rednedtugent

    rednedtugent Forum Resident

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    Funk, Ohio
  19. lonelysea

    lonelysea the chlorine in your eyes

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    The North
    I have a dedicated line into two duplex outlets (Furutech). For my two channel setup I’ve had the best results plugging directly into the wall.
     
  20. jupiterboy

    jupiterboy Forum Residue

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    Buffalo, NY
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  21. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Forum Resident

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    SF Peninsula
    I have been buying used conditioner/power banks. Really Monster makes some good ones, and used you can get them for $50-$75. I don't have dedicated lines, and many components and thought I was taxing the line. But these units show that's not the case, however they did clean up the sound. The filter the different units plugged into your house and the conditioner, it blocks noise from getting into the system. Considering how long I'v had my gear and never used anything before, I'm glad I finally did. I think all three ended up costing me about $175 total.......

    I have the Monster Pro 3500 in my main system
    [​IMG]
    I have a Monster Power HTS 2600 in my bedroom
    [​IMG]

    Just off the main system for TV and other digital gear I have a Panamax Max 5410

    [​IMG]

     
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  22. Lowrider75

    Lowrider75 Forum Resident

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    Philadelphia, PA
    For a passive power conditioner, the Brick Wall (same as ZeroSurge) does an excellent job of lowering the noise floor. Not recommended for high-current amps.
    And it has series mode surge protection.
     
  23. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

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    Chicago metro, USA
    what amplifier are you using?
     
  24. I’ve purchased a few of their ‘pro’ rack models which are fantastic. They can often times be found used/on eBay for a fraction of their retail price.
     
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  25. jupiterboy

    jupiterboy Forum Residue

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    Buffalo, NY
    I've lived through a Monster and a PanaMax and I will not do MOV again. I didn't know at the time, and had to have some basic surge protection and distribution. They get worse slowly over time and you don't know until you change one out. I hate their filtering, too.

    My amp sounds so much better with the ZeroSurge in place, and I do have a tube amp FWIW. I know some people have some issue's with the idea that they are no current limiting, but the results, for me, were quick and conclusive. I wondered about having those big caps in-line but there's nothing sluggish about the sound. What I gained was much more midrange and midbass nuance and texture that was missing.
     
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