Power distribution and conditioning

Interested to see what is being used and recommended.
I want to protect my equipment and "clean" the power going to my electronics.
Looking for the best bang for the buck.

Thanks in advance!
Keith
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Interested as well.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,171
    I'm using a PS Audio quintet. Lower in their lines of PC'ers but gets the job done and keeps my system quiet as a church mouse. Run everything through it, including cable.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Nice looking unit. Appears to be discontinued now though.
    tonyb wrote: »
    I'm using a PS Audio quintet. Lower in their lines of PC'ers but gets the job done and keeps my system quiet as a church mouse. Run everything through it, including cable.

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,171
    You can still find them, used or demo's, Ebay has one I think. Used they sell for about 250. Nice thing about them too is they are not current limiting and are modular. Mines been going on roughly 6 years now without a hiccup.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,657
    I used the PS Audio P5 for a bit. I will try something else. Will try the furman 20 ref and then Shunyata in the future
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • KLapinasKLapinas Posts: 584
    A friend of mine that works at a local HiFi store recommended the Furman Elite 15pfi. Said it is the best value in the store.
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    $2,500 though. That's a tough pill to swallow.

    Especially when you think about what kind of speakers you could buy for that.
    KLapinas wrote: »
    A friend of mine that works at a local HiFi store recommended the Furman Elite 15pfi. Said it is the best value in the store.

  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,587
    I use the PS Audio Power Plant 3 that I picked up on sale for $1500 (reg 2500) and am very happy.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Everything I've been reading points to PS Audio being the "endgame" when it comes to legit power distribution/conditioning/regeneration.
    kharp1 wrote: »
    I use the PS Audio Power Plant 3 that I picked up on sale for $1500 (reg 2500) and am very happy.

  • verbverb Posts: 4,045
    I just got this beauty from a fellow CP member @Jetmaker737 from the classifieds:
    Furman Elite 15pfi !!!
    76p1iwxuewbp.png
    http://forum.polkaudio.com/discussion/180272/furman-elite-15#latest
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    And how do you like it? Notice any aural improvements?
    verb wrote: »
    I just got this beauty from a fellow CP member
    Furman Elite 15pfi !!!
    /quote]
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,606
    Clipdat wrote: »
    $2,500 though. That's a tough pill to swallow.

    Especially when you think about what kind of speakers you could buy for that.
    I don't know to whom you are speaking in your silly, backwards-quoting world, but the Furman Elite 15 PFi can be had new for $750 shipped.

  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    edited February 1
    My bad, I got it confused with this one: https://www.crutchfield.com/p_756ITREF15/Furman-IT-Reference-15i.html#&gid=1&pid=2

    The Reference 15i.
    Viking64 wrote: »
    I don't know to whom you are speaking in your silly, backwards-quoting world, but the Furman Elite 15 PFi can be had new for $750 shipped.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,045
    Clipdat wrote: »
    And how do you like it? Notice any aural improvements?
    verb wrote: »
    I just got this beauty from a fellow CP member
    Furman Elite 15pfi !!!
    /quote]

    Well it has moved from the office to the basement! Plan to hook it up this weekend. Work keeps getting in the way!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 4,045
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    $2,500 though. That's a tough pill to swallow.

    Especially when you think about what kind of speakers you could buy for that.
    I don't know to whom you are speaking in your silly, backwards-quoting world, but the Furman Elite 15 PFi can be had new for $750 shipped.

    @Viking64 is on a tear again! :) 3 bills for mine!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,606
    See what kind of dooshbaggery happens when the quote comes AFTER the response? :p
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Not sure what you are referring to.
    Viking64 wrote: »
    See what kind of dooshbaggery happens when the quote comes AFTER the response? :p

  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,606
    Verb's post at xx:45p.m. (Your results may vary as local time zones come into play.)
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Appears to be a standard case of user error (PEBKAC).
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Verb's post at xx:45p.m. (Your results may vary as local time zones come into play.)

  • verbverb Posts: 4,045
    Viking64 wrote: »
    See what kind of dooshbaggery happens when the quote comes AFTER the response? :p

    I agree with the dooshbaggeryNESS!
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • dragon1952dragon1952 Posts: 4,378
    Audio Advisor has both the Furman Elite 15 PFi and the 15DMi open box, full warranty for $533 and $426 respectively. They also have the best 30 day return policy around....absolutely no questions asked.
    ____________________________
    2 channel - Parasound A21 amp, PS Audio DirectStream, Intona USB Isolator, Asus EEEBox running JRiver, Tom Tutay modded EE Minimax pre, Furman Elite 15 Pfi power conditioner, Martin Logan Electromotion ESL speakers, Kimber 4TC speaker wire, Gabriel Gold Reflection V2 IC's, VH Audio Flavor 4 x 2, Flavor 2 and Pepster power cords
    Computer - Windows 7/JRiver, Grant Fidelity TubeDac 11, Fostex PMO.4n monitors
  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,657
    edited February 1
    Reference. Not the elite. I think that’s what the other poster was suggesting.

    I’ve been on the lookout, if I find one I’ll nab it.
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 2,587
    I really dig the pull out lights on the Furman.
    Main System:
    Joule-Electra LA 100 MKIII
    Pass Labs Aleph 30, McCormack DNA-125, Parasound A21
    Marantz SA-14S1
    Usher CP-6311/Tyler Acoustics Taylo Reference Monitor, LSA-1
    Dual SVS SB2000
    Wireworld Equinox 7 bi-wire, Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 IC

    Secondary Rig:
    Parasound P5, Audio Electronics by Cary Constellation
    Marsh a200s, Audio Elecrtonics by Cary Hercules
    Pioneer Elite DV-45a, Denon DVD-2910
    Klipsch Epic CF-1, Vandersteen 3CE sig
    Analysus Plus Oval

  • sgmsmgsgmsmg Posts: 329
    Joey_V wrote: »
    Reference. Not the elite. I think that’s what the other poster was suggesting.

    I’ve been on the lookout, if I find one I’ll nab it.

    @Joey_V Audio Advisor has an open box Furman IT Reference 20i for a pretty good price. I purchased my 15i from them and it was essentially new.
    2 Channel
    Pre:Bryston BP173
    Amp:Bryston 4B3
    Speakers: Golden Ear Triton One
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Bryston BDA-3, Bryston BDP-3, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: Wireworld Silver Eclipse 7 Speaker, Wireworld Gold Eclipse 7 XLR, AQ Diamond USB/HDMI
    Power: PS Audio P10 Regenerator, AC12, AC10 and AC5 Cables
    Display: Sony XBR65-Z9F

    Home Theater
    Reciever: Yamaha CX-A5100
    Amp: Parasound A21, A31, A51
    Speakers: Polk LSiM 703 (FL, FR, RL, RR), Polk LSiM706 (Center), Polk 900-LS (Atmos)
    Subwoofers: SVS SB13 x 4 +DSPeaker Anti-Mode Dual Core
    Source: Oppo UDP-205, Apple TV, Amazon Fire
    Cables: AQ Rocket 88, Pangea SE XLR
    Power: PS Audio P5 Regenerator, Furman IT Reference 15i, Pangea AC14SE and AC9SE Cables
    Display: Sony XBR75X940D
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    How about something like this: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGNPC8

    Thoughts?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    I'm thinking when I get my new rack, installing one of these would be worthwhile and easy: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGNPR

    Anyone upgraded their power receptacle and noticed a positive improvement?
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    Was just looking up guides for replacing an electrical outlet, and came across this photo:

    young-woman-checking-socket-with-multimeter-643782351-582875875f9b58d5b1b5ed20.jpg


    God DAMN! I'd let her work on my "outlet" any day, if you know what I mean.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,171
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I'm thinking when I get my new rack, installing one of these would be worthwhile and easy: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGNPR

    Anyone upgraded their power receptacle and noticed a positive improvement?

    Most everyone has construction grade outlets, and if your home is older, even more sucky outlets. Just a simple hospital grade outlet should yield some benefits. PS Audio makes nice ones too....highly recommended.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 4,971
    I'm trying to decide between the Pangea SE and the PS Audio.

    They're both $50.

    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PSPP
    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGNPRSE

    Looks like the PS Audio uses polished nickel as the metal of the grips, and the Pangea 24k gold plated phosphor bronze.

    tonyb wrote: »
    Clipdat wrote: »
    I'm thinking when I get my new rack, installing one of these would be worthwhile and easy: http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=PGNPR

    Anyone upgraded their power receptacle and noticed a positive improvement?

    Most everyone has construction grade outlets, and if your home is older, even more sucky outlets. Just a simple hospital grade outlet should yield some benefits. PS Audio makes nice ones too....highly recommended.

  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,537
    Go with the PS audio. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
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