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Moster Power Center

Discussion in 'AV Receivers' started by marty4089, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. marty4089

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  2. Joseph DeMartino

    Joseph DeMartino Well-Known Member

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    The answer to the question "Is the Monster ___________ worth the price?" is almost always a resounding "No" regardless of what the particular item is. Monster is a triumph of marketing and hype over engineering and reality.

    And the answer to the question, "Should I listen to anything the Bue Shirt at Best Buy says?" is always, "Listen carefully, then do the opposite." [​IMG] Trust me on that one.

    You can get a better surge protector with an identical protected equipment warrantly for 30% to 50% of the price, or a nice uninterruptable power supply with a battery that will keep your equipment from losing its settings during brief power dips and offer better protection over all for the same price.

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    While I certainly agree that Monster products are over priced at msrp, if you shop around you can get their stuff at a more reasonable price on-line. Many members still won't buy their products based on principle and that's fine. But if you really want one Newegg.com has it for $99 shipped. I bought an HTS 1000 MrkII ($199) from Amazon with a gift card 2 years ago for $79. Pretty much any name brand surge protector for around $20-50 will work. Things like this are big profit makers for stores.
     
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    Did Monster, and would never go back. Ps Audio is my choice for protection and regulation. Either the Duet or Quintet
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    Doesn't make sense not buying stuff you need out of principle. Unless that principle means a ripoff product or a ripoff company or something like that, but I agree with what is being said.
     
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    Jonas - I believe what Gene is saying is there are other, better and cheaper products out there. Some would buy an Acoustics Research power center before they would a Monster power center simply because Monster is way overpriced for what they sell. Think of them as the BOSE of interconnects.

    After that being said, I have a Monster HTS 1600 power center in my HT. The first reason I got it was I needed a tidy way to connect all my equipment to a wall outlet plus I needed good surge protection (note - NOT lightning since not much protects against that) and the second reason is because I got it on sale with a Christmas giftcard and only ended up paying about one third of retail (roughly $100). It's done me good for the past couple of years.
     
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    And fortunately MusicDirect has them on sale now. I have used the Duet before and it works very well. I also have the HTS 5000 from monster in my system and it is decent but not as good.
     

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