Originally Posted by 00firebird
i agree monster is overpriced, but leaving monster's reputation out of the argument- is there any technological update/benefit to using these new giant surge protectors? there has to at least be something going on there, they are about 10 times bigger than your average cheapo surge protector. to be fair it has been decades before weve seen any update in the technology. I'm not advocating the picture quality will be geting any better, but what about the protection it provides?
I found a couple new in the box on flea bay for very low prices and grabbed them. I needed two that were rack mountable and at the time and for the money, Monster fit the bill. They are the 5100 models and I paid around $150-$170 ea. What do they go for in the store, $500+?
I also picked up a one of their smaller units that would fit in one of my audio racks. I found it for $60 or so on Amazon w/free shipping. It was the only one I could find that was under two inches thick and it did not break the bank. I think BB sold it for near $200. It works for plugging in a TT, Preamp and the Oppo BD player and something else. And no feedback on the TT.
Hey, they work and allow me to plug all of my gear in and I can see what kind of voltage all of my gear is using.
I say, if you can get a deal, why not, I have never had any problems with their gear, just shop around and never pay full retail.