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    Default Power Filtering puzzlement.

    Ok local retailer is having a major sale on A Stock (not refurbs) Monster Power Filtering devices. If I was to get one of the following, would any be remotely worth the cost? All prices in Canadian Dollars for you Americans.

    MPHTS3600MKII $198 Regularly $599

    BMPHDP2500 $400 Regularly $499 (not as much of a price cut with this one)

    MPHTS5100MKII $298 Regularly $999

    Ideally, I'm seriously wanting better surge protection than a basic power bar offers. If any of the above units can also improve things in the system so be it. But I'm pretty green considering power conditioning/filtering. Subjective comments welcome of course and no, my mind isn't made up at all!
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    I've never been impressed with their products. I use and recommend PS Audio.
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    We have many threads here on Power conditioners, the different tech used, etc. As far as Monster goes, I've had their top PC that was ok for video but seemed to throw a veil on the audio. A move to a PS Audio Quintet solved that and actually made improvements you could see and hear. Look for a used PS Audio or for just simple basic protection try Furman.

    Also if you live in an older building/home, at the very least switch out the wall plug to a minimum hospital grade one available at any hardware store.
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    hrm ok...I don't like seeing the word veil used. Will keep looking, however, there is quite the dealio on subs, an area where the system lacks.
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    For this best surge protection, use a dedicated whole house unit at the home's service entrance/main breaker box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedskater View Post
    For this best surge protection, use a dedicated whole house unit at the home's service entrance/main breaker box.
    Kinda hard when you are in an apartment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbrowser View Post
    Ok local retailer is having a major sale on A Stock (not refurbs) Monster Power Filtering devices. If I was to get one of the following, would any be remotely worth the cost? All prices in Canadian Dollars for you Americans.

    MPHTS3600MKII $198 Regularly $599

    BMPHDP2500 $400 Regularly $499 (not as much of a price cut with this one)

    MPHTS5100MKII $298 Regularly $999

    Ideally, I'm seriously wanting better surge protection than a basic power bar offers. If any of the above units can also improve things in the system so be it. But I'm pretty green considering power conditioning/filtering. Subjective comments welcome of course and no, my mind isn't made up at all!
    Monster Ughh! Even if they were a good brand, I would not buy anything Monster because of their schoolyard bully attitude. Any of the popular brands, including the ones already mentioned will do the job, as will Belkin PureAv, APC and Panamax. They all employ similar noise filtering and surge suppression technology. I have been using a Belkin PF-60 with my HT system for a few years now, and have no complaints.

    The manufacturer packs a lot under the hood for the money -- multi-stage noise filters, isolated outlet banks, multi-stage surge suppression, programmable turn-on/turn-off delays on each outlet bank, two types of remote triggering, LCD readout of voltage and current. I've compared the LCD readout against measurements taken with my data logging digital multimeter and RMS reading ammeter, and it is pretty accurate. The PF-60 can be found online for under $200.00.

    Here are some internal shots:

    Furman:


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    Tripp Lite LCR2400 is what I have and am very happy with it: http://www.amazon.com/Tripp-Lite-LCR.../dp/B0000514M8

    $25,000 Ultimate Lifetime Insurance; 2-year warranty
    2400W power capacity; 14 AC outlets; 2 isolated filter banks; 12-ft cord
    Advanced automatic voltage regulation corrects brownouts and overvoltages
    Powerful 1440-joule surge protection rating
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    Yeah, as I said earlier, I'm going to put power conditioning on the backburner for a while, get my learn on and well, avoid Monster stuff and put some cash into a subwoofer cause well...the HT system...erm...well...overpowers the KSW10 by a WIDE margin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedskater View Post
    For this best surge protection, use a dedicated whole house unit at the home's service entrance/main breaker box.
    Surge protection yes but noise filtering maybe. Most of your transient noise is caused in your home
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