I'm looking to buy either a conditioner or a surge protector, mostly for the purpose of protecting my equipment including--or perhaps especially--my Yaqin MC100B integrated tube amplifier (draws 300W max I believe?)
I was thinking of an entry-level conditioner and read good things about Belkin's PureAV Home Theater Consoles so far as cleaning things up a bit. I found the PF 30 for 99 bucks on tigerdirect. However, I read some forum posts about how a line conditioner can limit the dynamics of amplifiers. I don't want to compromise on my amplifier's sound!
So, would it be a better idea for me to go with a simple surge protector instead? If so, do you guys have any suggestions for a reliable, quality surge protector that won't break the bank? I'm not looking to throw much money at this thing, just enough to get something that will protect my equipment and have a solid build.