What is the better power conditioner?

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Rod#S, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. Rod#S

    Rod#S Extra

    Jun 28, 2003
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    I'm in the process of upgrading my home theater system and the last thing that I haven't made a decision on is with the power conditioning. I'm looking for a unit that has at least 10 outlets and voltage stabalization is not really a problem for me. Unfortunately out of the list of components I'm considereing below I can only audition (if necessary) the Monster unit as there are no dealers for the other units in my area where I could check them out.

    The units I have been considering are:
    1) Monster HTPS 7000
    2) Furman RI-1220
    3) Transparent Audio PowerBank 12
    4) Richard Gray's RGPC 1200S

    If anyone has any experience with any or all of these units I would appreciate any input.


  2. Kevin C Brown

    Kevin C Brown Producer

    Aug 3, 2000
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    I would humbly put forth that if you want the best there is, get a PS Audio Power Plant. But, they are very expensive and consume a lot of power. Other than that, I personally think that balanced power is the way to go. The Monster has that, and so does the Furman. Be careful, in that I have heard about quality control problems with the Monster units. And, for whatever reason, the Monster's transformer is not large enough to run your power amps through. Here are two links with some interesting info:



    I had 2 Richard Gray 400s's in my system for a while. Personally, I didn't get much benefit from them. I now have an Equitech 2Q. I run my entire system through it.

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