My latest conundrum is what kind of line conditioning apparatus to get. I'm trying to find the sweet spot between price, features, and performance and it's tough.
At any rate, here's me scenario. I have the following gear:
Rotel RMB 1075 amp -800 watts
Outlaw 970 pre/pro -?
Optoma HD72 pj -285 watts
Oppo 971 DVD -?
Xbox (pre 360) -?
H20 Satellite box -30 watts
I live in a suburb of Atlanta and spring thunder storms can be serious here. Last year, I lost 2 sat boxes when the house took a direct lightening strike (not fun). I also upgraded my HVAC last year and the new unit causes the lights to flicker as it cycles on and off. So, I know I have power/surge issues to deal with.
I would like to connect everything to the line conditioner but I'm wondering if I should consider UPS as well. Based on the datasheets for my gear; I will need a unit that can support at least 1100 watts. It's probably more (the amp requires 800 watts alone) because I couldn't find power requirements for the DVD or the Xbox and I estimated the sat box.
The ultimate unit would have surge/voltage regulation/UPS but it would also cost an arm and a leg (of which I only have 1 set remaining because I used the other set on the HT gear). I'm seriously considering the PureAV UPS unit. It does everything I want but it only supports 640 watts. I could connect everything to it EXCEPT the amp. I thought I read somewhere that most amps have surge protection built in (sorry if that's a stupid statement). Is that true? Do I need to get a LC that can support my amp as well or can I plug it directly into the wall?
Sorry for the long post. Any thoughts would be appreciated.