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Old 8th August 2011, 05:56 AM   #1
Frosteh is offline Frosteh  United States
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Default Is a power conditioner worth it?

I'm looking at either the Furman PL-8 or PL-Plus. Are these more of glorified surge protectors or will they actually help clean up my power (which i'm not sure is even that dirty to begin with)? I know theoretically a power conditioner should help a fair amount, but I'm wondering which model from Furman will actually do something to clean up power.
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Old 8th August 2011, 12:03 PM   #2
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The mains input IEC socket can be bought with a filter built inside it.
This is an effective Mains Power Conditioner. It is cheap. It is small.
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Old 9th August 2011, 02:31 AM   #3
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I have the PL-8 Plus Series II Furman and it does do some filtering as measured with my Noise Harvester and the Audioprism Noise Sniffer. But the best use is to turn on or off all stuff plugged into it. It has a nice heavy duty power switch that will probably last forever. Well, maybe a long time,heh,heh.....

If you decide to go this way get the Plus model as it has the enhanced filtering and overvoltage shutdown feature.

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