You'll have to excuse my nieve-ness on this subject, but frankly I don't know much about them. I'm interested in getting a high-quality surge protector for my equipment. Should I look into getting a line conditioner instead? Who makes quality equipment at a reasonable price (~$500 or less)? I've heard that panamax does a pretty good job, and I'm sure that monster cable has one too. . . any experience with these? I appreciate all your help on this matter. Thanks.