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    Do I need one? Are there combo surge protection/power conditioners anyone recommends?

    Any great ID sites?
    -Greg

    Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. - Barry Switzer

    HO's Basement Take 2

  • #2
    Yes you do and it depends on how much money you want to spend.

    If you'll get a chance to go to CES, stop by our room 30-331 so we can show you what we got for you. :)
    Originally posted by HuskerOmaha
    Do I need one? Are there combo surge protection/power conditioners anyone recommends?

    Any great ID sites?
    Hugh
    MELODY US Distributor
    www.angelcityaudio.com

    A man is only as good as his words.

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    • #3
      Surge-X

      Originally posted by HuskerOmaha
      Do I need one? Are there combo surge protection/power conditioners anyone recommends?

      Any great ID sites?
      Need one?
      Depends.

      Power conditioner?
      Hmm.

      All of this can be controversial regarding surge/conditioning.

      I have a whole house surge protection system (cheap) as well as surge to components and a UPS for my JVC RS20 projector.

      Check out this site for some info:
      The best surge protectors, power conditioners and power management software to safeguard electronic equipment.

      (Caltech from HTS forum was a great contact, but I eventually bought through Full Compass - Joel Dennis contact)

      Home Theater Spot (newly named: AC Power Forum) had a bunch of posts about 2 years ago (many by me, eg "Which surge-X") and AVS of course should deluge you in opinions, information and myths.

      :no clue:


      Check out my AVS build site (index on post #1) that might let you see what I did and have links to power/surge info.

      Mike
      HT Gear (AVS Link)
      Rk: MA WR-37-32
      Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
      Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
      Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
      Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
      BR: Oppo BDP-103
      Gm: 360 Pro
      LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
      S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
      Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
      Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
      Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
      TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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      • #4
        A whole house surge protection is the first step.
        Hugh
        MELODY US Distributor
        www.angelcityaudio.com

        A man is only as good as his words.

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        • #5
          Surge

          Originally posted by Hugh
          A whole house surge protection is the first step.
          I agree.
          Cost effective, covers everything.

          There IS a point to covering INTRA-house AC noise, but likely less dangerous and components have some protection.

          Mike

          *EDIT*
          More info on my setup...
          (if you want some ideas, I noticed that Surge-X has a whole new consumer product line now)
          Last updated: 2/6/23 (sorry photos -- and build progression -- got lost in some photobucket/AVS thing a while back. PM me if you want to see something) * LINK to HT thread Pics overview of basement and HT (10/17/09) * Index (Indexing idea from oman321's thread) "My HT system(s)" - post #1 HT...


          Main HT Room
          Power: dedicated 20A lines, house electric, ethernet, & coaxial cable (Intermatic) surge protection
          -- Electronics: Surge-X SEQ
          -- Projector: Furman M1500-UPS-PFP
          -- Mains/sub: Panamax M2A20

          Family Room
          Surge: Brick Wall PW2RAUD2 & APC AV H10 (Silver)

          Office:
          Surge: APC AV H10

          Gym
          Power: Surge-X Flat Pak 82, APC AV H15

          Bar
          Power:
          Surge-X Flat Pak 82
          HT Gear (AVS Link)
          Rk: MA WR-37-32
          Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
          Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
          Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
          Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
          BR: Oppo BDP-103
          Gm: 360 Pro
          LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
          S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
          Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
          Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
          Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
          TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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          • #6
            Power/surge

            Hugh, Mike,

            Thanks for the info. I think I may go the used route on this, there are a few AVS/Audiogon etc deals, including local that are 1/3 to 1/4 the price of new.

            This is my first build so just trying to be functional. In 5-10 when we build a home, then it will get fun.

            Another thing...on my MA-5/29 rack, do I secure the threaded screws or whatever for the shelves with cage nuts?

            They seem awkward and hard to get TIGHT even with 2 people. I bought "snap in" square cage nuts which now don't seem right.

            Suggestions?

            It all came from MA....I can add pics if needed.
            -Greg

            Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple. - Barry Switzer

            HO's Basement Take 2

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            • #7
              Power/surge - sounds good.

              MA rack questions -
              I'm not sure I'm following. Maybe you can add links or pics to what you are asking.

              Mike
              HT Gear (AVS Link)
              Rk: MA WR-37-32
              Pwr: 20A, Surge-X SEQ, M1500-UPS
              Proj: JVC RS20, 128" 2.4:1 CaradaBW, ISCOIIIL, CineSlide, RadianceXE
              Cbl: DirectTV C31/700 Genie receiver
              Rec: 5308CI + XPA-3
              BR: Oppo BDP-103
              Gm: 360 Pro
              LR/C: RS1KSig/RSC200Sig
              S/R: RSS300/RS250MkII
              Sub: SVS PB12-Ultra/2
              Off: HRT MS DAC, USP-1, UPA-2, ERC-1, Ultra10, WAF-1 Ninja+No-Rez
              Off2: Gizmo, WAF-1
              TCA: 3x Gizmo 1.0or,5x v1.0M; 5xWAF-1

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              • #8
                i ended up purchasing a whole home surge protector and getting an equitech sub panel so that my 2-channel/theater and my studio both have super clean, balanced power. having a big toroidal does wonders. and is not an issue when it comes to large current draw things like amps.





                Matt
                Still think Craig is in the "Chase" for that sense of humour. :neener 1:

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