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The Merit Series Furman M-8 Power Conditioner is the perfect low-cost AC power solution for any rackmount system. Its 8 switched AC outlets in the rear panel power and protect all your equipment with up to a 15-amp load.
The Furman M-8 protects your delicate electronic equipment by combining high voltage varistor (MOV) surge and transient suppressors. The fast-acting supression circuit quickly responds and clamps transient voltages to safe levels. An RFI/EMI interference filter works to prevent noise from fluorescent lights, certain dimmers, radio transmitters, and similar sources of electronic pollution from contaminating the AC line and from there, leaking into sensitive audio, video, or computer circuits. The Furman M-8 Power Conditioner is NRTL/TUV listed.
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I've owned one of these units in some form or another for ten years. They take care of neon buzz nicely, and even solved my guitar players issue of the radio playing through his amp. It's not meant to solve all your electrical problems, but works great for basic club gigs. I've plugged a lot of crap into it and never had it trip the protect circuit. This is a good unit for the $$.
I have opened the case up to fix a broken outlet, cams like that, then when I looked inside, the thing is just a regular surge protector. There was nothing at all that looked like conditioning. What you pay for when you buy it is the steel and copper wiring.
Great unit, I purchased this some time ago and had been using it stand alone, this weekend I installed it in my effects rack, it does just what it should.
Got this because I read it will keep a constant output, therefor killing noise and pops from current changes. Definitely does not do that in any shape or form, maybe it will protect against a surge but so will a $3 strip from Walmart. Plugged in a monster cable home audio unit and it kills the light switch pops, now I need to get the rackmount version. This thing is worthless....
First off, this thing is far from a power conditioner, so don't be fooled. However, depending on what you use it for, it is an extremely useful peice of equipment. I own 2 - one on my DJ Rig and another on my Production Rig. It can only handle 15 amps (even though commercial circuits run 20). I am guessing it saves those other 5 as a safety buffer in case of a spike?!Anywho. Its never let me down using it as a power strip. Protects against surges, has enough inputs on it to make me happy, and it has an input on the fron (great for plugging a cell phone charger into during gigs).Worth the money in my books.
I have been having problems with hum in my powered keyboard speakers in the choir loft at my church for a long time. I bought three of the Furman M-8 units; one for my keyboard, and one for each speaker (they are very far apart). The price was right, but they did not work. It was not the M-8's fault. I bit the bullet and finally had an electrician look at our wiring. All the ground wires were tied on the block with the common or neutral wires in our panel. There was no separate ground. Our building is very old, and everything is in the same panel. Somebody had changed out the old two prong connectors in our building with new three prong ones, but there's really not a separate ground. The Furman M-8 power conditioners must have a good ground in order to work. Don't buy these if you don't have one.
I ordered 3 of these a few months ago. I lost one (beyond my control) but I still have the other two. They do help with minor noise.I did notice that with an old window a/c unit that draws a lot of power, when it shuts off, it sends a blast through a set of monitors I have even with the conditioner on every component associated with my monitors. It is a click/pop type of sound.When you have a cell phone near, I have noticed that it keeps disturbances lower than normal (noises through the monitors), does not completely eliminate them though.Other than that, they work great.
I bought the M-8 because I was picking up a radio station at the club where I play banjo thru an acoustic amp and wireless system. I tried shielding the amp and moving it around but no luck. As soon as I plugged the M-8 into the system the radio signal went away. Well worth the $40. My band mates were interested in plugging in too to get the surge suppression benefits.
Although this Furman M-8 is the least expensive of their line, it saved the equipment plugged into it when my electrician "accidently" hooked up our stage power incorrectly. When we turned power on, we experienced a full 220 volts to the Furmans in use which fried the units but not our equipment. Thanks again Furman for a product that does what it claims.
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