Originally Posted by Copyright28
You'll get a lot of mixed reviews about whether conditioners help or not. Some add noise others don't etc... I own a Panamax 7500 Pro- picked up 14 yrs ago. I notice no difference in the sound but it does provide decent regulation +/-5 I think, which is better than most. The only problem with this unit is that it has an obnoxious fan that is always on. If it is in a closed box-- so you can't hear it, great--I'll use it in my HT closet, but if not I wouldn't try getting one used. I will be replacing the 7500Pro with an AudioQuests Niagra 1000. I'm skeptical, but it does protect from surges and haven't heard any bad reviews on it (from people that think conditioners are not BS). Some will say all conditions don't help, others that say they help-- seem to like this one. It is above your price range but still cheaper than many of them. Look it up and see what you think--but this is what I'm getting next. Just my HO--I only responded since no one else would.
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