Originally Posted by brwnsfan
Had a Denon AVR that went dead after 7 years, it's a boat anchor now. Pulled an ADCOM GFA 6000 out of storage and the sound difference is incredible.
Went with a refurb Denon AVR 3312, using it as a pre amp. Of course, while rewiring everything I had two questions.
Is there a recommended power strip, one with surge protection that works and maybe conditions the power so I get an accurate level out of the 6 outlets?
I have two wall outlets of course, one for the power strip and the other is for ?????
The Samsung 46" DLP? Yes, an old DLP that still runs great. It is the next piece to be replaced/upgraded
Concerning power, there is a couple schools of thought. One is to use an UPS that has AVR (automatic voltage regulation) which converts 120v A/C to DC then DC back to 120v. This provides the best isolation, however, some cheaper UPS's introduce hash. If I were to recommend one, it would always be APC.
The most rugged, well built and quite frankly, the quietest surge protection I have found is the Tripp-Lite ISO-Bar. It provides excellect MOV's for Type-3 lightning protection and very well built L/C circuit for noise isolation from both common and differential currents. More the -75dB. No one I have found builds a better one. You can make your own using something like a CorCom EMI/RFI fileter device inside your own homebrew setup.