Originally Posted by James W. Johnson
Does anyone here use a power conditioner? In the ~15 years ive had the home theater hobby ive not once had a piece of gear fail on me so I guess its kind of a dumb question. But THIS
seems like a good deal but I don't think it will do much for me other than look good.
Id like to get D-Nice's opinion on this.
Thanks in advance .
It may depend upon where you live, the time of day you watch/listen, and the quality of the power coming to your wall outlet. I use two Tripplites and have no complaint. In a big city power fluctuations are frequent, power can be dirty, and the circuits in gear prefer clean, steady power. I actually heard a difference on a turntable with and without a conditioner: without, the sound was grainy; with, clean and smooth.
People claim there are video improvements too. I'd be hard-pressed to tell on that, but a conditioner or regulator provides an extra layer of protection. It's one place to plug everything. And, very low voltage can be hard on electronic circuits, so in the case of brownout there are options, especially if the unit in question has a UPS.
I had my previous TV saved from a surge due to lightning strike because my conditioning equipment intercepted it. So I am officially prejudiced.
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