Looking for non current limiting Surge Protection

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  1. Jeff Kleinberg

    Jeff Kleinberg Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi,
    I'm using a bryston 9bst and a monster hts2500. when I plug the Bryston into the amp slot of the monster there is a noticible decrease in sound quality(especial on multichannel high resolution). The monster states the amp socket is not current limiting, but the sound definitely is worse. Can someone recommend a regular surge protector that absolutely wont limit current. If it has a 12v trigger input that would be a serious bonus.

    Jeff
     
  2. Brian OK

    Brian OK Supporting Actor

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    A PS Audio, High Current Ultimate Outlet ,will do the trick. But they do not come cheaply @$399. 15A, or 20A, versions available.
    www.psaudio.com
     
  3. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    As far as the Monster not being current limiting, one can't say with any certainty unless one knows the layout of the internal circuitry. Their website is notorious for a lack of information, and getting information from Monster is not so easy as typically one winds up going through their first line of defence, an answer-droid.
    I don't know about the 12 V trigger, but in general, any shunt mode surge protector which includes MOV and silicon avalanche diode types and also does not contain any series type components such as inductors will fit the bill. however, if you own your own house, you'd be better off not pissing money away on an expensive surge protector for your HT and instead install a whole house unit. After that you could well consider smaller units for some localized transient relief and some sort of power distribution center for your components.
     

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