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post #1 of 9 Old 05-29-2011, 06:33 PM - Thread Starter
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I have an opportunity to purchase a cheap monster power conditioner. Does anyone have experience with the monster hts 3500 and will it clean my power and hopefully improve my audio and video. Thanks in advance
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If it's a steal, go for it, at least u get a piece of cool-looking equipment. On the practical side, I would like my power center to do remote turn-on (whichever my main box turns on the Monster), and the power box itself has delayed turn-on on the outlets.

OTOH, if you are looking at this thing because your have an existing AV problem, this box is probly not the cure.

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I currently have no power problem...I was just hoping to do a little cable management and use the 12-volt trigger to turn on my bias lights on the back of my tv
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Well it my "clean" your power (whatever that may mean in Monster speak) but I doubt that it will improve your audio or video.

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Monster products are very good at cleaning fools' wallets of any extra cash...
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I currently have no power problem...I was just hoping to do a little cable management and use the 12-volt trigger to turn on my bias lights on the back of my tv

U can accomplish that via a $40 power sensing strip. An HS for that task is like using a Cray to balance ur check book. But as I said, if you want to help the economy go right ahead, we need it$

I want to get sometime similar eventually for the delayed turn-on. Unless you built ur HT from the ground up with lots of electrical headroom, turning on everything at once usually does a flicker to your lights, annoying. Delayed turn on, like automatic ram-up light dimmers are so luxurious.

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I've got one, it's great for turning my older amps on without triggers. Didn't change the pic or sound quality at all.

What do you consider a steal? I got mine for $99 brand new on closeout about five years ago.
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I own one. As far a cleaning your power, if your equipment is designed well, then it shouldn't make a difference. I have used the Monster HTS3500 on two different receivers. The first was the Sony STR-DE597. It is a pretty low quality receiver IMO, when I added in the monster, I could hear a 'cleaner' playback from music. I have since upgraded to a Onkyo TX-NR905, a much better receiver overall, and I couldn't tell any difference whatsoever.

If you have quality, properly designed gear then I wouldn't buy the Monster power center for its power filtering ability, but it does give you decent power protection which is all it does in my system at the moment.
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It is just amazing, isn't it, that big companies like Sony cannot find qualified power supply engineers...

It ain't rocket science...

FWIW the "protection" provided by the unit may not be as effective as you think, but that has been addressed in other threads.
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