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post #1 of 6 Old 01-17-2008, 02:44 PM - Thread Starter
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Not sure if this is the right section to post this in...

I'm looking to upgrade to a new power conditioner for my HT.

Of these 2 power conditioners, which do you think is the better choice?

I can get the APC J10 for $399 (MSRP $549)

I can get the Monster HTS 3660 for $344 (MSRP $499)

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Not sure if this is the right section to post this in...

I'm looking to upgrade to a new power conditioner for my HT.

Of these 2 power conditioners, which do you think is the better choice?

I can get the APC J10 for $399 (MSRP $549)

I can get the Monster HTS 3660 for $344 (MSRP $499)

I just got the APC J15BLK (Black instead of silver). MSRP is $649 but can be found for a little over $350 -- less than the $399 price you mentioned for hte J10.

Anyway, so far I love my J15 and recommend it.

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I ended up going with the new Panamax 5400-PM. I was told that between APC and Monster, Panamax is a bit better than the other two. Cost was $699, so it wasn't cheap, but it definitely made a HUGE difference in the picture and sound department.

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I'm curious to know why they told you that Panamax was better than APC. I already have an APC H15 and was thinking of adding another unit.

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I'm going to echo Ace in asking for the justification for their reasoning. Our office IT Manager, who has a double degree in computer science and electrical engineering, feels that APC units spec out the best.

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I chose an APC H15 and have had it for over 1 year now. It works great. I decided against the Monster products because they do not protect against "Brownouts" unless you invest in the top of the line Monster whick was over $1K .

Based on my research I did when I purchased my unit, I found that low voltage (brownouts) was just as dangerous for electronic equipment as overvoltage. So I narrowed my choice down to Panamax and APC H15. I chose the APC over the Panamax only because the price was much more affordable for comparable models. I do not remember the model number of the Panamax but I do remember it was the 2nd or 3rd up in their line.

I suggest to go with either line and you will be happy. I do know you can get the APC products at a better price though.

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