Where to plug receiver in Monster HTS5100 unit?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by TonyTone, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. TonyTone

    TonyTone Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    728
    Likes Received:
    0
    Newbie question--I have a Monster HTS5100 surge protector which has separate outlets for among other things, receivers and "high-current" equipment, based on the type of filtering that takes place (audio, high-current, etc.). Now I understand that the outlets labeled for "high-current" ideally would be used for equipment like an amplifier; however, would I see similar a benefit if I were to connect a HT receiver (in my case, a Sony DA4ES) to the high-current outlet, or should I just leave it plugged into the recommended outlet (audio filter--one outlet labeled "receiver")? FWIW--I don't have an amplifier, so the two high-current outlets are currently unused, whereas the other 8 outlets are all in use; it would be a waste IMHO to hook up something that's not high-current into either of the high-current outlets--e.g., if I get a combo laserdisc/DVD player, it wouldn't make sense to plug it into the high-current outlet (since it is the only outlet(s) available) while my receiver remains plugged into its recommended outlet.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bill Kane

    Bill Kane Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2001
    Messages:
    1,359
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd say go ahead and plug your rcvr into the hi-current outlet. MonsterPower says this:
    Isolated Clean Power Ultra-High Current Filter:
    Optimized for maximum noise rejection, ultra-high current filters provide maximum current to high power components such as surround sound amplifiers.
    It wud appear that these outlets are wired with a capacitor to hold a charge for peak current demands -- playing quite loud and bursts of loud or boomy and dynamic soundtrack material. Otherwise, it's still only a 120V outlet.
     

Share This Page