Musical Instruments : Studio Recording Equipment Reviews - 12/24/2018

Musical Instruments : Studio Recording Equipment Reviews - 12/24/2018

Furman M-8X2 Merit Series 8 Outlet Power Conditioner and Surge Protector

Category

Musical Instruments, Studio Recording Equipment

Price

$59.66

SKU:

B003BQ91Y6

Product Rating

4.7 / 5

  • AC noise filtering reduces RFI/EMI, Spike & surge protection ensures equipment stays safe & power stays clean,
  • 15 amp rating with circuit breaker and "Protection OK" Front Panel Indicator to let you know that your equipment is being protected
  • 9 Total outlets: 8 rear panel outlets (including 3 with "wall wart" spacing) and 1 front panel convenience outlet
  • Filtration rating greater than 23 dB, 200 Khz to 10 Mhz, perfect for instrument rigs, home recording, DJ equipment, pro audio rigs and home entertainment systems
  • Furman's AC noise filtering reduces RFI and EMI interference to deliver a cleaner sound without pops, crackles and the local radio station coming out of your amp

Great for the $$ By:
Works as advertised Noticeable difference
Works as expected. By:
Cheap and effective.
5 stars By:
5stars
Good value! By:
Exactly what I was expecting. Works perfectly.
Clean power By:
Works as advertised
Fantastic! By:
Excellent product! Came to Brazil faster than Brazil’s Carrier!
If you value your electronics... PURCHASE!! By:
Ordered this unit after $3,000.00 worth of electronic equipment fried from power surge (along with Tripp Battery Back Up unit).I wanted a rack mount item to mount to my stereo cabinet, but I had to cut off the 'ears' on each end to get it placed properly.This was my only issue as far as installing. So far (after 2 months of use), it has not been called in to service as far as Surge Protection, but performs daily without issue.
Must have By:
Does its' job well, and does it as well as the high priced ones.
Works good By:
I bought this to reduce the hum on an amplifier for a guitar it worked no hum that I can hear on the clean Channel and very little hum using distortion. The amp is a fender frontman and I'm using a pedalboard with five petals and a true bypass switch. Even with running the pedalboard there is no hum unless I use my distortion pedal which is normal the distortion pedal is a metal muff. Make sure all your equipment for your amp is plugged into the Furman I have even plugged in my computer to the Furman for recording I do not know if it is true but I have heard it is a good idea to have everything in one Loop meaning all the way from amp, pedalboard, computer, and recording equipment running through the Furman.
great for audio rack By:
Fits perfectly in my audio rack.

Furman Power Conditioner (M8DX)

Category

Musical Instruments, Studio Recording Equipment

Price

$130.20

SKU:

B00145EVJ6

Product Rating

4.6 / 5

  • Digital Voltmeter Displays Incoming Line Voltage
  • AC Noise Filtering Reduces Radio Frequency (Rfi) & Electromagnetic Interference (Emi)
  • Spike & Surge Protection Ensures Equipment Stays Safe & Power Stays Clean
  • 8 Rear-Panel Outlets & 1 Front-Panel Outlet

Nice product By:
Good workin product
Awesome product for my DJ components! By:
Works excellent, no longer have to worry about my DJ components getting damaged by energy spikes!
FURMAN By:
Not much to say about Furman. They’re pretty standardly awesome
Works great to stop the buzzing says my husband a music producer/engineer By:
My husband a music producer/engineer noticed some really aggravating "buzzing" sound coming from the monitor speakers when plugging in his MAC laptop, MPC, record player and other equipment. By simply plugging these items into this device the noise STOPPED. :) He is very very very happy! The product is made very well, the plug spacing is more than adequate. You won't be sorry you added this to your setup!
Power By:
Very good product. Works great
Great power conditioner! By:
Reliable power conditioner- I know my gear is safe plugged into this baby. I’ve recently gotten a 19” rack for some analog gear and this fit the bill perfectly 👌
A nice piece of equipment By:
A nice piece of equipment. Being a mobile DJ, and connecting my equipment to various different electrical systems and generators, etc, it is good to know what the voltage is.
Clean looking design from an industry leader. By:
Looks really nice in the rack above a Marantz SR 6012. The pull out lights are symmetrical with the controls in the reciever. Really cleans up the power cables in the rack.
Top quality. By:
Works like a champ. It's a Furman, of course it does.
I am very happy with this purchase. By:
This is my 3rd device from Furman. One of them I have for over 6 years and no issues. Always great quality.

Furman PL-PLUS C 15 Amp Power Conditioner

Category

Musical Instruments, Studio Recording Equipment

Price

$160.10

SKU:

B000WUZPD0

Product Rating

4.5 / 5

  • Furman's exclusive SMP technology provides the highest level of surge & spike protection available.
  • Isolated outlet banks minimize inter-component interference and noise contamination.
  • Segmented LED voltmeter monitors and displays incoming line voltage.
  • Advanced Level Power Conditioning, SMP, EVS, LiFT, 9 Outlets, LED Voltmeter, Pullout LED Lights, Isolated Outlet Banks
  • From any outlet to your component
  • Built in surge and spike protection
  • Keep your equipment in top condition
  • Reduces cross component interference

Brilliant! By:
Kind of a "duh" moment - they always are after the solution is revealed! Along with their known power conditioning expertise, they put a great light option in the back. I never liked the way mag lights tasted while holding them in my mouth during a back-of-the-rack patching moment. Now - no more!
Dead silent (no electrical buzzing) and built like a tank - another great Furman product By:
I got (IMO) lucky last week when I saw the price drop on these to just under $170, so I ordered two - and I'm happy that I did. I've been using a Furman PST-8D for about 5.5 years in my home theater system, and I've had no issues at all with it. I was looking to get another one and saw that the price (understandably) had gone up since I bought mine, so I started seeing what else was out there. I wanted the features in the PST-8D (Advanced Level Power Conditioning, SMP, EVS, LiFT), which this has, and I liked this form factor and the number of outlets. I didn't care about the lights or voltage readout, but now that I have them, I like them.I was looking to get another Furman because my PST-8D is built like a tank and has remained dead silent for the years that I've owned it. I hate electrical buzzing, and I've purchased other decently pricey power strips/filters that have either buzzed right out of the box or developed a buzz over time. The PST-8D might eventually develop one, but so far, it's been great. I'm happy to say that both of the PL-PLUS C's that I ordered are also dead silent, as well as being built like tanks themselves. It's really great to be able to find quality products.While I don't want or need the rack mounting tabs, they don't stick out far enough to be a problem for me. This unit doesn't have any feet or tabs on the bottom side because it's designed for rack mounting, so I just put some Door Bumpers on the bottom corners that have worked great so far.I've never really noticed any change in audio or video quality when using a power filter, but I want good surge protection and figure that the filtering won't hurt anything, so why not. I will say that I _might_ have noticed an improvement when I plugged my new headphone amp into the PL-PLUS C, but that might not have been real. It did sound a bit cleaner to me, though, and honestly is probably the best chance that I have of noticing a change because it's a good amp with good headphones. When listening to my home theater, I probably wouldn't be able to tell unless it was a dramatic change.Because of the orientation of the outlets (two slits side by side with the grounding hole underneath, just like in a wall socket), transformers that are designed to sit sideways so that two will fit in a wall socket will take up more room on this unit than I expected. I can only fit two of them in the region that is designed for three transformers. Brick-style transformers will work great on these, though.The knob that controls the front lights on one of my units is a bit scratchy when turned, which is a bummer, but no where near a deal breaker for me because I'll rarely touch it. I do wish that the voltage meter and front indicator lights could be dimmed or turned off, but I put some LightDims Original Strength strips over the top to dim them to my liking (those strips are awesome, btw).I'm very pleased with these so far and glad that I got them.
Heavy. By:
It seems to be very well built. Nice and heavy. We have it in our home theater. I put little clear stick-em-on-feet on the bottom. We have everything plugged into this power conditioner. Blu-ray, AVR, HDTV, IR repeaters, CD player and much more. Looks good.The size is 19" W x 10.5" D x 1.75" H .
Five Stars By:
It is perfect for the price.
Five Stars By:
Does what it says.
Bought this because of its high rating. By:
I bought this to run my Samsung 55" tv and surround sound. Installed the unit, plugged in my tv, cable box, sub-woofer, and sound bar and turned it on. Worked perfectly. More importantly, my picture was significantly better than before. My wife commented about picture clarity when she saw it.Might be a bit overkill for the application, but this unit deserves its 5-star rating.
Thank you very much! By:
Furman PL-PLUS C 15 Amp Power Conditioner
Five Stars By:
Works great. Love the LED's
Five Stars By:
A must have for DJing
Five Stars By:
Furman make great stuff...

Furman M-8Lx Standard Level Power Conditioning, 15 Amp, 9 Outlets with Wall Wart Spacing, Pullout Lights

Category

Musical Instruments, Studio Recording Equipment

Price

$79.99

SKU:

B0014598WQ

Product Rating

4.1 / 5

  • Make sure this fits by entering your model number.
  • 2 Retractable incandescent Front-Panel Light Fixtures With Dimmer Control For Convenient Rack Illumination
  • Ac Noise Filtering Reduces Radio Frequency (RFI) & Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
  • Spike & Surge Protection Ensures Equipment Stays Safe & Power Stays Clean
  • 8 Rear-Panel Outlets & 1 Front-Panel Outlet
  • 15 Amp Rating With Circuit Breaker

low power draw conditioners. By:
This is a low level rack power conditioner with pull out lights. it works for small racks. 10 spacers. low power draw. Not for a full packed amp rack.
Not too bad. By:
Was playing my Mac mini through a Fosi TDA7498e integrated amp, had persistent buzz (only with the mac, nothing else) got this, plugged everything in through it, (M-8Lx) no noise. Not too bad.
Five Stars By:
Great unit. Front panel outlet and lights are very handy.
Great value By:
Use it with my rack.
Great product. Fits in studio rack like a glove By:
Great product. Fits in studio rack like a glove.
I love the lights By:
Awesome power conditioner. I thought the lights would be kind of gimmicky but I actually use them often. I've come to rely on them and now will never not buy a rack strip without them. Brilliant idea & execution. Seems very well built and fits perfectly in my rack.
Works great. By:
Works great! Nice, clean look.
Item exactly as posted! By:
Item exactly as posted!
These things are great! By:
I've always been a fan of these things. They provide very clean power for audio applications and they're very affordable! We use one in our amp rack and one at our sound board at church. I use them for network installs too because they make cable management so much easier than a surge protector. Love it!
Five Stars By:
Sounds!