The following dialog is not intended to insult or offend. The intent is purely to shed light on the topic.
It's a fact that Electric current is noisy and the voltage is unstable and fluctuates constantly.
I don't know what "Electric" (proper noun) is, but I'll bet it's expensive.
Yes, alternating current is known to fluctuate constantly...hence the name.
I use a Monster AVS 2000 and my voltage remains constant at 120 volts no matter what.
No matter what, eh? No need to even plug it in. Never buy electricity again!
Actually the specs say it can only maintain a "constant" (not really, but the more taps in the transformer, the smaller the variation) voltage only between 80-140 VAC, which is more or less the same as other AC voltage regulators.
You should see the digital readout of how the current constantly fluctuates (drops) in the evenings, weekends and holidays.
No, I really shouldn't. Watching your electrical usage habits may give you hours of entertainment, but I think you'll find that you're alone in that infatuation. I'll admit that as a child I watched the electric meter from time to time. But my idea of fun was when the disk spun faster, not when it just sat there motionless.
This is then fed into a Monster HTPS 7000 MKII power filter.
Isn't that like using an oil filter only on the dirty oil that you drain out of the car? Or a morning after birth control pill for men? Did it ever occur to you that your AVR might like filtered power to start with?
This filters and removes electrical noise for all the different outlets sections, analog, digital ect.
ROFL!!! Can't have enough outlets for things that require digital
power, can we?
Does this make a siginifcant difference in my setup? Most certainly. My components all run at there absolute peak performance.
At the risk of stating the obvious, shouldn't your "components" run at peak performance regardless? If by "components" you mean credit cards, and peak performance is measured by the rate at which they go from zero balance to maxed-out...you may be on to something.
I'm sorry but there's no way to break it to someone gently. Companies like Monster prey on people who have more money than common sense.
Of course there are legitimate instances of substandard AC power. Actually it is quite common. If this "problem" is so wide-spread, then why isn't every user of utility power up in arms? Because 99.9% of the "problem" goes completely unnoticed, so it really isn't a problem after all.
The fact of the matter is that, despite the vaguely-worded claims, no product is going to "make your whites whiter, your brights brighter", or make your TV picture look any better than its manufacturer intended. Stuff like this can't fix anything when there's nothing broken. That's the bottom line.