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#124327 - 01/14/06 06:24 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
mincone Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 60
Loc: New York
Rick, I just spent about 10k on a new A/V syetem and I want to protect the electronics, what and with who is the best way to protect them?

John
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#124328 - 01/14/06 06:32 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
John, to be quite honest I'm probably not the best source of advice regarding this question. There are a lot more experienced folks than myself running around here who will show up sooner or later or you can shoot an email off to Alan or some of the other folks or Axiom, they are a knowledgeable bunch.
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#124329 - 01/14/06 06:39 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
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Registered: 12/30/05
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Loc: New York
That's ok, thank you for your input.

John
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#124330 - 01/14/06 06:52 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCenter
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Registered: 12/29/05
Posts: 3301
Loc: Central,California
I have the Monster power 2500 and am pleased with it. Granted I may not be happy with the way Monster runs its business, or for their retail pricing, but for less than $200 on E-bay and for protecting my equipment for up to $100,000 it does the job and I can't complain.
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#124331 - 01/14/06 07:13 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6255
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
John, I probably won't be a lot of help, but I'm always willing to give an opinion.

There is a lot of controversy about power centers, and even surge protectors. There are those who feel they make a positive difference in the way your system sounds. Many others feel that is baloney. I would never claim my system sounds better because of my power center.

There are those who feel they provide only limited protection for your equipment. I've heard stories which say that, should the worse happen, and your equipment is destroyed by a lightning strike, you have little chance in getting the company to cover your loss UNLESS you have documentary proof that everything was hooked up precisely as instructed in the manual and warranty. They just say you didn't, and deny your claim. I don't know if any of this is true.

That being said, I've owned the Monster 2600, and now own the PureAV PF60. I bought them because I liked the features they offer, and NOT because I feel they make my system sound better, or offer total protection against all eventualities. They keep my AC plugs organized; they have timed outlets (with the PF60 I can program which outlets, and how many, are delayed); they give me an idea of what is going on with my power, and I like the way they look, particularly the PF60.

Like BrotherBob, I'll have to leave it to others with more knowledge to say if they really do provide comprehensive protection for your equipment. Regardless, they provide me with some peace of mind and I'd rather have one than not.
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#124332 - 01/14/06 07:35 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
If you're looking for the best protection, this is likely your best bet.


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#124333 - 01/14/06 07:41 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
mincone Offline
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Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 60
Loc: New York
Hi Ajax,

Thank you for your comments. Check out this link and tell me what you think about the price. I sent them a email asking how long is the wait time for the back orders.
http://www.dsmiller.com/html/Electronics-Surge-Protectors-Surge-Protectors-AP41300-12.htm#2277
John
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#124334 - 01/14/06 07:44 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
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Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
That's a heck of a good price John! Nice unit.
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#124335 - 01/14/06 07:58 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
spiffnme Offline
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Registered: 04/01/03
Posts: 5214
Loc: Los Angeles
Isn't that the unit that Tharkun recently bought?

I still say the Brickwall units will protect better. May not be as pretty though.


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#124336 - 01/14/06 09:11 PM Re: Monster Power Home Theatre Reference PowerCent
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Registered: 04/06/05
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Loc: Madisonville, KY

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