Enhances Performance of Digital Gear
A power strip isn't just a power strip. Not when it's a technology packed Power Station from Furman. The eight-outlet PST-8 Digital power conditioner offers advanced Linear Filtering that dramatically reduces AC line noise and contamination, resulting in improved audio/video clarity.
Isolated outlet banks keep digital and analog components from interfering with each other, for best performance from both types of gear. Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) with a high current TVZ-MOV provides the highest level of AC surge suppression, while Automatic Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS) guards your valuable equipment from dangerous wiring faults. No damaged equipment, no service calls, no downtime.
Zero Ground Contamination circuitry assures the delivery of pure AC power, adding another level of critical protection to your AV components. Cable / satellite and Telco connectors deliver advanced protection to connected equipment.
Linear Filtering Technology
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
Additionally, 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. Furman's SMP circuit offers the highest degree of protection available without sacrificing itself or any of its components.
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.
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I ordered this unit primarily for surge protection and the need for an 8-outlet strip, I wasnt particularly in need of nor convinced of its capabilities as a power line conditioner. I was wrong. While it is certainly serving its intended purposes well, I was really pleasantly surprised by the difference a high quality *power strip* makes with my A/V system performance. An immediate difference was noted with video, my new-ish 60 inch Samsung LED fed by Sony Blue Ray and Directv is simply sharper with much better tone and color resolution, and depth of field is more 3 dimensional - I am not a techie so forgive the simplistic characterizations - but the long and short of it is noticeably improved performance. Likewise with audio, its as if a veil was lifted. I have newer gear including 2 NAD 275BEE amps running in bridged mono, 165BEE preamp, 565BEE CD, AQ King Cobra interconnects, Morrow Audio SP5 speakers cables, Pangea HD24PCe HDMIs, and Sonus Faber Liuto speakers; I was shocked that the Furman PST8D made the most noticeable difference, contributing to better soundstage and detail than almost any other individual upgrade. I was and remain somewhat skeptical of snake oil upgrades in hi-fi, but this was a real find and a bargain to boot. Highly recommended.
|- Paul B, VA|