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post #61 of 67
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I've pulled this off topic and think it's best for me to start a different thread as I have now listened to the various gadgets.

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post #62 of 67
I won't use anything until they make something that sounds as good as nothing...

EVERY surge sup. has changed the sound of my stereo for the worse...and I've spent a fortune on them...
post #63 of 67
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Originally Posted by Arnoldhasmail
I won't use anything until they make something that sounds as good as nothing...

EVERY surge sup. has changed the sound of my stereo for the worse...and I've spent a fortune on them...
Try PS Audio Power Plant with MultiWave II. It definitely sounds better than nothing.
post #64 of 67
For my low-current components that I often leave on or in standby mode, I use surge protection. So, my preamps both plug into a PS Audio Ultimate Outlet while the CDP, tapedeck, tuner, and TT powersupply plug into a Panasonic AC filter/surge suppressor. My amp goes straight into the wall, because it sounds best that way, and I usually turn the amp off when I'm gone.
post #65 of 67
For me, the music flows better overall without any surge protection.
post #66 of 67
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Originally Posted by rickcr42
rumble..rumble..rumble..rumble....


BLAMMMMMMO
Oops, never responded to this one. Well, actually I'm not very worried anyway - thunderstorms are pretty much a rarity over here in Hannover. Plus there are higher buildings and trees around, plus there are no overland wires around, plus our standards for power cabling and fusing inside buildings are pretty high, plus power delivery generally is fairly stable, plus CE compliant equipment has to stand 1 kV bursts and surges unharmed anyway. So the only thing I'd really have to worry about is a direct hit into the house, and that's usually a case in which surge protectors don't help, 'cause the lightning will basically strike both the protectors and the connected equipment (at least that was the lore of old - maybe things got better, though...). In Munich, where thunderstorms are pretty frequent on summer evenings (and somewhat foreseeable), I've usually just unplugged a few power strips and the antenna plug temporarily - plus phone/isdn/dsl, if it seemed to be a hefty thunderstorm. If I'm not home for longer, I usually only leave the fridge the isdn ab adapter, phone and answering machine plugged in. So, all in all, I feel pretty much low risk despite the lack of extra surge protection.

Greetings from Hannover!

Manfred / lini
post #67 of 67
I have none on my Odyssey Extreme Mono amps - the manufacturer recommends running them from the wall outlet. I note each of the amps has 5 fuses, including one at the IEC. Over time I have had to replace a couple fuses, so they seem to be doing their job.
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