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Wow, my power must suck..

post #1 of 79
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Because adding this Monster Power HTS3500MKII has done wonders for the SQ of my system. I found a good deal on it a few days ago. I was expecting a subtle improvement if anything but I was pleasantly surprised. I'm hearing a lower noise floor, more detail, and less harshness. I am definitely a believer in power conditioning now.

EDIT: another thing I’ve noticed, my headphone amp exhibits absolutely no noise with power conditioner. Without it I could hear some noise start to creep up when the volume was closed to being maxed (no music playing of course). I don't get this with the power conditioner, it is dead silent.
post #2 of 79
out of interest, were you also experiencing RFI and did the Monster conditioner eliminate it?
post #3 of 79
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Originally Posted by Vicks7
out of interest, were you also experiencing RFI and did the Monster conditioner eliminate it?
I don't know.
post #4 of 79
Where did you get the unit? And if you don't mind, how much did you pay? I'm looking at getting either the 3500 or the 2600 once my tax refund comes. It just depends on what units are listed on Audiogon at the time

I've got terrible power at the place I live during school, so I'm expecting some solid improvements.
post #5 of 79
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I got mine from onecall. It cost me about $175 and thats after the three day shipping.

http://www.onecall.com/ProductDetail...=true&id=29477
post #6 of 79
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Originally Posted by PsychoZX
I got mine from onecall. It cost me about $175 and thats after the three day shipping.

http://www.onecall.com/ProductDetail...=true&id=29477
They have been priced that for some time now... not bac considering the original sticker price was about $400... it has since been replaced by the 3600 line.
post #7 of 79
Oh wow that's not bad at all. I was expecting to pay at least $200 for a new unit.

Got any pics?
post #8 of 79
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Originally Posted by Thaddy
Oh wow that's not bad at all. I was expecting to pay at least $200 for a new unit.

Got any pics?
http://www.monstercable.com/power/pr...erence%20Power

post #9 of 79
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Originally Posted by Thaddy
Got any pics?
Here ya go.




The unit itself is very well built. The case appears to be steel but the front panel is thick aluminum ala Eastsound.
post #10 of 79
Was this not the same you you recomended to me not too long ago grandenigma?I used up the last of my cash for upgraded tubes so i can forget about this month getting one.

Congrats PsychoZX as anything that can limit harshness is always welcome .
post #11 of 79
I think power makes a huge difference. When I move my setup back home to Camas from my dingy Seattle apartment, the sound changes radically. I attribute it to the cleanliness of the power in the newer Camas developments. It's really bizzare. I may consider getting a power condition in the future.
post #12 of 79
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Originally Posted by Gabe Logan
Was this not the same you you recomended to me not too long ago grandenigma?I used up the last of my cash for upgraded tubes so i can forget about this month getting one.

Congrats PsychoZX as anything that can limit harshness is always welcome .
That would be the one
post #13 of 79
I have been thinking about purchasing one of these now that i have read this thread...thanks PsychoZX .Kidding aside i now noticed that just last month they were as low as $59 after rebates and i am kicking myself twice because i believe they were $100 when grandenigma told me about them months back.

Do they go that low often?
post #14 of 79
Joe - that's a killer deal, and glad to hear it has done so much good for your system. Nice of you to share the experience.
post #15 of 79
The eastsound does seem to be sensitive to power regulation. I was quite surprised at the audible improvement that the Ultimate outlet provided.
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