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Furman Elite-15 DMi and Elite-20 PFi Power Conditioners Review

Review: The Furman Elite 15 DMi ($559) and Elite 20 PFi ($1,199) aren't inexpensive power conditioners, but they're well built and boast series

Furman Elite-15 DMi and Elite-20 PFi Power Conditioners Review
Panamax PM4100 and PM5100 Power Managers Preview

Panamax showed off their new MR4300 and MR5100 power management and monitoring solutions (you may remember that we reviewed the PM4300 last

Panamax PM4100 and PM5100 Power Managers Preview
Furman CN-1800S and CN-2400S SmartSequencers Preview

We try to stay on top of products that would appeal to the custom installer, and Furman's new CN-1800S and CN-2400S SmartSequencers are a great

Furman CN-1800S and CN-2400S SmartSequencers Preview

Recently Reviewed Power Conditioners

Furman Elite-15 DMi and Elite-20 PFi Power Conditioners Review

Furman Elite-15 DMi and Elite-20 PFi Power Conditioners Review

Priced at $559 and $1,199 respectively, the Furman Elite-15 DMi and Elite-20 PFi aren't inexpensive line conditioners / surge protectors. However, they're solidly built and boast non-sacrificial series mode surge protection along with a few helpful features like switchable outlets and 12V triggers. The Elite 20 PFi also comes with "Power Factor Technology", which is a current reservoir which Furman claims will give your amplifier a boost during demanding peaks but we were unable to verify that claim. Regardless the products work well at providing surge protection and serving as a single place to make all of your power connections.

Review: The Furman Elite 15 DMi ($559) and Elite 20 PFi ($1,199) aren't inexpensive power conditioners, but they're well built and boast series mode protection plus a few handy features.

, — October 28, 2014 09:00 in Power Conditioner Reviews

Panamax PM4100 and PM5100 Power Managers Preview

Panamax PM4100 and PM5100 Power Managers Preview

Panamax showed off their new MR4300 and MR5100 power management and monitoring solutions (you may remember that we reviewed the PM4300 last year, the MR4300 is its replacement). Both offer power monitoring of incoming line voltage. The MR4300 has 8 outlets in the back and one on the front as well as protection for both LAN and telephone and also cable (RF) line protection. It's a simple unit with an LED display and even Furman-inspired lights on the front which light up your entire rack.

Panamax showed off their new MR4300 and MR5100 power management and monitoring solutions (you may remember that we reviewed the PM4300 last year, the MR4300 is its replacement).

— September 10, 2012 07:45 in Power Conditioner Reviews

Furman CN-1800S and CN-2400S SmartSequencers Preview

Furman CN-1800S and CN-2400S SmartSequencers Preview

We try to stay on top of products that would appeal to the custom installer, and Furman's new line of "SmartSequencers" are a great addition to its Contractor Series products. There are two new products, the CN-1800S (15 amp capacity) and the CN-2400S (20 amp capacity). These SmartSequencers are designed for commercial A/V installers and they combine AC power distribution, protection, filtration, and sequential system power on/off. They also offer an optional compatibility with Panamax/Furman's BlueBOLT hosted remote power and energy management platform. The CN-1800S and CN-2400S feature Furman's SmartSequencing technology, which allows large and complex A/V systems to be powered on and off safely with the simple press of a button or turn of a key, even by nontechnical personnel.

We try to stay on top of products that would appeal to the custom installer, and Furman's new CN-1800S and CN-2400S SmartSequencers are a great addition to its Contractor Series products.

— May 14, 2012 23:00 in Power Conditioner Reviews

Panamax M4300-PM Power Manager Review

Panamax M4300-PM Power Manager Review

Having the Panamax M4300-PM power manager connecting your gear does several things. For one, it cleans up your equipment, giving you a single source to connect all of the AC power for your gear. More importantly, however, it gives you something between your expensive AV equipment and the wall, so that if you ever encounter lightning or any other power surge event, something other than that new LCD or plasma display can take the hit. Panamax has been around for a long time and they are offering some beautiful-looking products to deliver power protection as well as rudimentary filtering of AC line noise (like the kind caused by vacuum cleaners, florescent lighting and similar products). Its power cleaning and linear filtration eliminates common symptoms of contaminated power like pops, hisses, and hums and allows your A/V equipment to perform up to its full capability.

Having a good power manager like the Panamax M4300-PM connecting your gear does two things. First, it cleans up your equipment. Second, it takes the hit in the event of a surge so your TV doesn't.

— November 05, 2010 00:05 in Power Conditioner Reviews

Weizhi Precision PRS-6 Power Distributor First Look

Weizhi Precision PRS-6 Power Distributor First Look

If it smells like a snake and comes in a jar with one of those non-spill tops, is it Snake Oil or is it an esoteric product? You be the judge. While there is no denying that the PRS-6 is constructed out of top of the line materials, we'll let you decide if that justifies a $3,200, six-outlet extension cord (which, ironically, doesn't come with a power cord but they do recommend their $1600+ for 1.5 meter cable).

While there is no denying that the PRS-6 is constructed out of top of the line materials, we'll let you decide if that justifies a $3,200, six-outlet extension cord - without the cord.

— May 05, 2010 01:25 in Power Conditioner Reviews

Panamax MX5102 UPS Review

Panamax MX5102 UPS Review

The Panamax MX5102 delivers exactly what it claims - battery backup and voltage monitoring. While there are other choices out there, the Panamax has its own feature set that may make it perfect for your application. On looks alone the Panamax MX5102 is a winner. The black brushed aluminum case just begs to be shown off. The Panamax MX5102 would make a great addition to any home theater.

On looks alone the Panamax MX5102 is a winner. The black brushed aluminum case just begs to be shown off. The Panamax MX5102 would make a great addition to any home theater.

— October 06, 2009 20:00 in Power Conditioner Reviews

Tripp Lite AV550SC UPS Power Block

Tripp Lite AV550SC UPS Power Block

It's easy to think of UPS battery backup systems as products intended for use with home theater systems, PC systems and servers. But what happens when you have a remote area that houses your routers and cable modem? For this, Tripp Lite presents their AV50SC, a 300W (550VA) device with 4 outlets that provides basic battery backup protection for your cable modem, router, switch and/or other devices that are just as important to your home theater or office setup, but don't necessarily require a fancy box and tons of power output.

Tripp Lite presents their AV550SC, a 300W (550VA) device with 4 outlets that provides basic battery backup protection for your cable modem, router, switch and/or other office or A/V devices.

— August 13, 2009 15:05 in Power Conditioner Reviews

CyberPower PR1500LCDRTXL2U UPS Review

CyberPower PR1500LCDRTXL2U UPS Review

When you invest in electronics, be it for the home theater or for the home office, battery backup is something that should not be left out of your budget. In these days, when time equals money, it's unthinkable that a lightning strike, random brownout or other electrical snafu could cost you hours of work or even thousands of dollars in equipment. CyberPower's PR1500LCD UPS will guarantee your work doesn't get wiped out when someone down at the local power station decides to trip over an extension cord, or a squirrel forgets that running the Nutty 500 race across a wet power line might not be the best decision he's made all week.

When you invest in electronics, be it for the home theater or for the home office, battery backup is something that should not be left out of your budget. In these days, when time equals money, it's

— June 10, 2009 02:25 in Power Conditioner Reviews

ezGear ezSpace Wall Mount UFO Surge Protector

ezGear ezSpace Wall Mount UFO Surge Protector

I love certain gadgets that are targeted to making our lives easier. ezGear showed off a product that extends their top selling ezSpace UFO space saving surge protectors with the introduction of the ezSpace Wall Mount UFO. Weird name, cool product. Created in the shape of the iconic round... um, UFO, the ezSpace UFO is a 6 outlet plug expander with built-in 1050 Joule surge protection that provides space for a large plug or transformer on each outlet.

I love certain gadgets that are targeted to making our lives easier. ezGear showed off a product that extends their top selling ezSpace UFO space saving surge protectors with the introduction of the

— January 09, 2009 04:00 in Power Conditioner Reviews

APC AV C10 Home Theater Power Filter Review

APC AV C10 Home Theater Power Filter Review

The APC AV C10 marks another well executed and no BS A/V power product from a company that is, in my experience, unparalleled in their collective knowledge of power protection and backup. With all of the major safety agency approvals (ie. UL, CSA, Part68, etc), 12 filtered and surge protected outlets, connections for cable TV, phone, ethernet and line voltage monitoring, the APC AV C10 is everything one could ask for in a power strip and more. I highly recommend this unit for anyone looking for a cost effective power filter solution with ample outlets and unparalleled reliability.

The APC AV C10 marks another well executed and no BS A/V power product from a company that is, in my experience, unparalleled in their collective knowledge of power protection and backup. With all of

— March 18, 2008 20:25 in Power Conditioner Reviews

APC AV H15 1.5kVA H Type Power Conditioner Review

APC AV H15 1.5kVA H Type Power Conditioner Review

APC has long been associated with UPS and power solutions. The H15 performs its every job superbly - of that there is no doubt. Personally, the H15 embodies the perfect marriage of form and function. It looks as good as it performs. The H15 provides top of the line protection and regulation along with the piece of mind that can't be beat at this price point.

APC has long been associated with UPS and power solutions. The H15 performs its every job superbly - of that there is no doubt. Personally, the H15 embodies the perfect marriage of form and function.

— February 10, 2008 19:05 in Power Conditioner Reviews

Furman Elite-15 Power Filter Review

Furman Elite-15 Power Filter Review

Being addicted to audio, video and home theater is a life long habit for which there is no cure. Once you get a taste, you are officially part of the audio/videophile habitual users’ club. Being hopelessly addicted, you now spend countless hours thinking of ways to improve your system. Spending hundreds and even thousands of dollars on the next piece of gear to improve your system, you finally reach the point of diminishing returns. All is well until the first power surge or lightning storm turns your A/V masterpiece into something that more resembles abstract art.

Being addicted to audio, video and home theater is a life long habit for which there is no cure. Once you get a taste, you are officially part of the audio/videophile habitual users’ club. Being

— October 01, 2006 19:00 in Power Conditioner Reviews

Monster HTS 3500 Home Theater Reference Power Center

Monster HTS 3500 Home Theater Reference Power Center

Having a home theater system is a prize possession for those who can afford such luxury. When one plunges thousands of dollars into such a system, it is wise for them to have ample protection from surges coming in from the AC power line. Money spent here will decrease the probability of replacing or repairing expensive damaged equipment caused by a faulty AC line.

Having a home theater system is a prize possession for those who can afford such luxury. When one plunges thousands of dollars into such a system, it is wise for them to have ample protection from

— September 19, 1999 20:00 in Power Conditioner Reviews