Monster Power HTS1000 vs 1100
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Can anyone tell me if the newer HTS1100 is worth an extra $50 when compared to the older 1000? IOW, what new/improved features make it worth the extra $50??

Also, if anyone can suggest a viable alternative to the Monster Power that is in the same price range of $100-200!!!! It would have to have filtering/conditioning capabilities also. I don't need advice about stuff costing much more than the 1100!!!! I want to keep the spending to a minimum, but am willing to pay up to the $200 I was willing to spend on the 1100. OBTW, wieght IS a factor, so the Cyber Power units are out of teh question as this stuff has to go in a suitcase and be taken to Ecuador in a couple of months!

Thanks in advance guys!!!
 
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Go for the 1100. It is completely redesigned. My neighbor has a 1000, I have a 1100... huge difference. 1100 is the best choice by far in that price range.
 
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Thanks a lot for the info Jon!!!! I didn't know they had raise the price that much, and when I went to buy it at Good Guys my wife and I both balked at the new price. At least I hve a better idea about the power filtering and can make a better decision. I will probably need more filtering ability once I get to Ecuador again, so making sure it does more for the extra money makes it easier to justify paying it!!!


Thanks again Jon!!!!
 
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Hey, no problem. Search for the best price on shop.yahoo.com . I got mine for around $150 shipped.

BTW, it's inspiring that you're serving in Ecuador.
 
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How about 2500 vs. 2600?
 
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All the crazy new power strips with the extra 100 tagged on are completely redesigned and are, therefore, significantly different products from their predecessors. Go for the new stuff!
 
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How about 2500 vs. 2600?


The uaual argument falls into place here: too big, too expensive, too heavy!! All this stuff gets packed up in suitcases, and the new gigantic 2600 mammoth is like 3ft long!!!! I mean, wow that thing is just huge!!!

Thanks again Joe!! I'll do a search at Yahoo! and see how cheap I can get one for now that I've decided to go with one!! I heard from the salesman that the new 100 series stuff was redisigned, but i take that with a ound of salt!!!
 
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You can also check out a PS Audio Ultimate Outlet. They are made in a 15 volt and also 20 volt high current version. You can usually find them used on Audiogon in the $225-$250 range for the 15 volt version. These only have 2 outlets though, but this is enough for a heaphone set-up. I've been using a 15 volt version for around 8 months and am really happy with it. I've noticed a much quieter soundstage and also tighter bass. I guess your results would depend on how clean your power is. You can look on PS Audio's website for more info on the technology they use - supposedly pretty simple, based on a ballun. They also provide some protection from power spikes (but probably not nearly as good protection as the Brickwall surge supressor).
 
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