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05-17-2015, 01:17 PM
Would like to get some goos advice on which power conditioner to buy.

Mr Peabody
05-17-2015, 04:31 PM
Hi, welcome to AR. What is your budget on power conditioner and what are you looking to do? PS Audio has a 10 outlet similar to my Quintet for under $500.00 which does a decent job. Surgex makes a wide variety, I use the twin outlet SA-15 & 20 on my stereo set up and have been happy with those. It can go way up from here. There's also cheaper that can provide some filtering but if you have good equipment I'd begin at the PS Audio or Surgex level. If you have large power amp be careful with cheaper units that can't pass the current needed they will starve your amp and not really a benefit for sound quality. Either way it's a good suggestion to buy from a dealer who will either lend you something to try or allows a return policy.

05-18-2015, 02:00 AM
McIntosh MX-150 pre amp
McIntosh MC-205
B&W speakers
B&W Sub
Regar P2 Turntable

Mr Peabody
05-18-2015, 05:16 PM
Nice gear, if you don't need a lot of outlets the Surgex does a good job. To my knowledge Surgex isn't as well known in audiophile circles, I stumbled on them and gave it a try and was very happy with the result. An audio friend who is also a dealer picked up their products after hearing it in my system. There's a wife range of stuff out there, as I stated before make sure you get a unit that doesn't limit current, you want to feed the Mac what it needs and buy with a return in case the unit doesn't meet your expectations. There's also more elaborate products like BPT (Balanced Power Technologies). My friend uses these and loves them, he sold all his big PS Audio conditioners to replace with BPT. Of course, he has two big Coda amps, one for each speaker.

If you haven't experimented yet with upgrading power cords you should try that as well. I'd start with whatever cords your cable brand offers. I like same brand throughout the system but many don't feel the need. Triode Wire Labs builds great power cords for a reasonable price comparative to others at same performance level.

05-18-2015, 06:36 PM
I agree with Mr. P on the Surgex but also take a look at similar models such as the Brick Wall and Zero Surge. Prices vary.

8 Outlet Models | Zero Surge (

Surge Protectors for Home Theaters and Audio Specific Equipment | Brick Wall (

SurgeX - Residential - Eliminator Series (

They all use the same technology. I think Brick Wall was the first. There are quite a few reviews comparing models from these companies.