Monster Cable HTS2000 - opinions?
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Well, I'm about out of outlets on my Panamax Max 1000+ power conditioner, and I need an INEXPENSIVE surge supressor for the rest of my stuff. It looks like the HTS2000 can be had online for under $110 (plus the requisite $16.00 for ground shipping
). Anyway, that brings the total to about $125, not too bad at all. I've seen a few recommendations for this strip here and there, but was hoping that any of you guys that have used it could offer up your opinions. If there's something else I should be loooking at, let me know that too
 
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Did you check Audiogon? I purchased a Brickwall Power Conditioner from a fellow Head-Fier for slightly more than the $125.00 you mention for the Monster. The Brickwall comes highly recommended by many people here.
 
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I use a Monster HTS2000 and to tell you the truth I didn't really notice any difference between it and a cheap one from Kmart. I got one because of a great review by Robert Hartley. Man was he paid off to say some great things about it. The reason I kept is because it does have a lot of connections for my equipment.
 
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Thanks for that acid, you just saved me a good $50-60 there. I was just about to jump on a used HT2000 last night, but I thought about it, and all I really need is a surge protector, so I withheld. I think I'll just get a decent surge protector from the likes of CompUSA or something if it doesn't make a sonic difference (like I suspected of the typical Monster gear).
 
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I've had 2 Monster Power conditioners, the HTS5000 and I now own the HTS1100 Power Bar.

Can't speak to audio differences as A/B'ing them in and out of the circuit is way too much trouble, but the improvement to my video sources (TV, VCR, and DVD) is undeniable. I highly reco plugging your CATV coax into the unit before it hits the TV. If it allows those components to operate better, I assume it's having a positive effect on my audio gear as well, though the effect may be more subtle.

FWIW, I would advise you avoid cheapie power strips for your audio. There are threads here already on this topic.

Obviously, the degree to which a power conditioner can help is dependent on the quality in your house/apt.

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Hmmm...I've got a pair of HTS-2000's that I like a lot. Not as dramatic an improvement in sound as my Tice Elite IV, but not the same price either. IMO excellent value for money, particularly at new lower pricing. YMMV.
 
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THe Monster 2000 has it's strengths, but it's not without some trade-offs. You could try it if you want, though.
 
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