13-Outlet Protection for Large Power Amps
Just Like Doubling the Power of Your Amp
Big power amps are to often starved for the clean AC that they need to perform properly. And they can also rob your other AV components of needed power. Plug your gear into the 20 amp, 13-outlet Furman Elite 20 PFi, and enjoy your hi-fi and home theater gear to their highest capabilities. The Elite-20 PFi upgrades and enhances the Elite-15 PF with an improved power supply that's quieter than ever
"I spent a night listening to my home system fully Furmanized and I have to say, in complete sincerity, I cannot remember the last performance upgrade I made in my system that moved the sound quality up (opened the door so much) as these 'optional' components," reports the September 2008 issue of Custom Retailer magazine.
At the center of the Elite-20 PFi is Furman's unique Power Factor Correction Circuit. For the first time, low-level analog, digital, and video components are not modulated or distorted via the power amplifier's extreme AC current demands. And your power amplifier receives a highly filtered, extremely low-impedance supply of AC power.
In fact, the Elite-15 PFi has in excess of four amps of continuous current reserve (over 55 amps peak charge) for the most extreme peak power demands. This technology enables power amplifiers and powered subwoofers to operate at peak efficiency, reaching levels of performance previously unattainable.
No longer will your amplifier's performance be at the mercy of your home's incoming AC power or inferior AC protection and filtering devices. The net effect is as if your power amplifier virtually doubled in power and improved immeasurably in quality.
Clearer, Stunningly Focused Sound
When you plug your components into the Elite-20 PFi, you will immediately notice far clearer, stunningly focused sound and visual images from your system. Video presentation will be crisp and colors true with greater gray and black scale definition, as well as noticeably improved depth and clarity.
Sonic transients will be startlingly fast with bass fundamentals that shake foundations with their weight and visceral impact. Mid and high frequencies will bloom with sweet, non-glaring ease while imaging improves dramatically, all the while remaining true to your system's inherent virtues.
Three AC Outlet Banks, Plus a Front Outlet
The Elite gives you plenty of plug capacity. It features eight ultra-linearly filtered outlets with additional bi-directional ultrasonic filtering for digital or video components, and four power factor-corrected amplifier outlets (with four amps RMS reserve, resistive load, and over 55 amps peak charge. And if that ain't enough, the Furman also provides an ultra-convenient linearly filtered front panel outlet for a total of 13 outlets in all.
Linear Filtering Technology
Today's power lines are plagued with RF and EMI noise. When connecting sensitive equipment to your home's power outlet, AC noise couples into your system's critical components. This AC noise masks low level signals and cripples performance. This low level content is critical because it relays the crucial harmonics and ambience in audio, as well as the depth and clarity in video.
With Furman's exclusive Linear Filtering Technology, televisions, projectors, DVD players, amplifiers, and processors are fed linearly-filtered AC power. This dramatically reduces noise, ensuring consistent peak operation regardless of load conditions or the time of day. For the first time, you will see and hear your theater or audio system as it should be: uncompromised.
Typical AC filters feature antiquated non-linear circuits. Though these multiple stage filters or power cleaners reduce some noise, they do so unevenly. In fact, they can add noise to your power line due to their filter's excessive resonant peaking. With Furman's proprietary Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT), AC noise is suppressed evenly, assuring maximum performance from your system.
Series Multi-Stage Protection
Today's power grid commonly experiences numerous electrical surges and spikes on a daily basis. At best, these irregularities can degrade your equipment's performance, and, at worst, can severely damage your entire system.
The Elite safeguards your gear via Furman's exclusive Series Multi-Stage Protection(SMP) featuring Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS) and a high current TVZ-MOV. This virtually maintenance-free surge suppression assures the highest level of AC protection possible, without sacrificing itself when the off ending surge is severe. No damaged equipment. No service calls. No down time.
Conventional AC conditioners employing older technologies leak voltage to circuit ground, which can, in fact, aid in damaging sensitive digital circuits such as computer processors. Furman's new technology, however, never directs voltage to the circuit ground further ensuring the safety of your equipment.
Another feature that is unique to Furman's SMP circuit is automatic extreme-voltage shutdown. Extreme voltages are statistically the most common, damaging AC event. The Extreme Voltage Shutdown circuit automatically turns off the unit when it is fed 137 volts or higher protecting itself and connected equipment from the extreme voltage. Only Furman offers this degree of protection.
Retractable Front Panel LED Lamps
Furman's famous retractable front panel LED lamps allows easy viewing of either a rack or cabinet full of equipment, even when your theater lights are off.
"I spent a night listening to my home system fully Furmanized and I have to say, in complete sincerity, I cannot remember the last performance upgrade I made in my system that moved the sound quality up (opened the door so much) as these 'optional' components."
"Every single aspect of the sound through this system is dramatically superior to the same system without the Furman line conditioners. No matter how you like to dissect the sound to describe it, those things all got better. Bass extension and control, tonal balance and color palette, human-sounding voices, all aspects of realistic 3-D imaging, dynamics - the whole envelope is pushed much farther out. I even had my power amp plugged into Furman's Power Factor conditioner. This was always the last hurdle that no power conditioner we had auditioned could come close to jumping, but the Furman did it great."
- Custom Retailer magazine, September 2008