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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:
      http://www.surgex.com/
      (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)
          http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1078118

          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.

                http://www.equitech.com/products/industrial/wall.html

                http://www.equitech.com/products/rack/modelqav.html

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

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