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Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner

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Like its Merit series predecessor, the Furman M-8x, the Furman M-8x2 power conditioner is an ideal low-cost AC power solution for any rackmount syste...Click To Read More About This Product

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Safe and stable voltage for optimum performance at an affordable price.

Like its Merit series predecessor, the Furman M-8x, the Furman M-8x2 power conditioner is an ideal low-cost AC power solution for any rackmount system, just in a chassis that is 3.5" shorter. The 1U M-8x2 also has eight switched AC outlets in the rear panel to power and protect all your audio equipment with up to a 15-amp load.

The Furman M-8x2 power conditioner protects your electronic equipment by combining high voltage varistor (MOV) surge and transient suppressors. The fast-acting suppression circuit quickly responds and clamps transient voltages to safe levels. An RFI/EMI interference filter works to prevent and suppress 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-8x2 power conditioner is NRTL/TUV listed.

FEATURES
Filtration of noise from radio frequencies and electromagnetic interference
Standard level of surge suppression
8 rear panel outlets
Sturdy one rack space design
15-amp capacity with circuit breaker

Make sure that your music gear operates at optimal voltage. Its life and your sound depend on it.

SPECIFICATIONS
Maximum output current: 15 amps
Line cord: 6ft., captive, 14 AWG, with 3-conductor Edison plug
Operating Voltage: 120VAC 60Hz
Spike protection mode: Line to neutral
Energy dissipation: 170 joules
Peak impulse current: 12,000 amps
Maximum continuous operating voltage: 130 VAC RMS
Let-through voltage (@ 125 amps, 8/20uS waveform) 400 volts
Noise attenuation: Transverse mode: Greater than 23dB, 200Khz to 10 MHz
Dimensions: 1.75" H x 19" W x 4" D
Weight: 4.9 lb.
Warranty: Merit Series units are protected by a limited three year warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship
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FurmanM-8X2 Power Conditioner
 
4.3

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (12)
  • Reliable (12)
  • Long lasting (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • High-end equipment (8)
  • Portable electronics (6)
  • Having around the house (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (16), Budget shopper (6)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13), Business (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Less Is More

The new Furman conditioners now have one front-panel outlet, which is most helpful in home studio use when you want to try something out without having to climb behind your console to make a...Read complete review

The new Furman conditioners now have one front-panel outlet, which is most helpful in home studio use when you want to try something out without having to climb behind your console to make a permanent connection. They have a very short chassis so access to other devices in your rack is not hampered. They last a very long time, are reasonably priced, so that is why I give them highest marks for overall value.
Recently added the Furman M-8X2 to my home studio where it does duty with a ten year old Furman conditioner once used in an amp rack. As my stack of studio components & devices grew I needed more power outlets. Most reviews of music related devices & instruments speak about the sound of a device. In the case of Furman conditioners, the lack of sound is the key. Less IS more. Most homes are plagued with flourescent lights, air conditioner motors, appliance motors, etc. that can really dirty up the electrical power to your sensitive recording devices. WiFi devices generate RFI as well as nearby cell towers. With the two Furman power conditioners, my recordings are absolutely free of any power-related noises. When I listen to recordings others have done in their home studios, I often hear these types of electric power induced noise, but not in my recordings.
While Furman makes very high priced devices, my two low-cost conditioners work flawleesly, and one has done so for ten years. Now that's quality & value.

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Returned

Bought it to control interference noise and hums. Did absolutely nothing for noise. Not really much to these devices except marketing. Glorified extension cord. You're paying for a rack chassis, really.

Bought it to control interference noise and hums. Did absolutely nothing for noise. Not really much to these devices except marketing. Glorified extension cord. You're paying for a rack chassis, really.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Less Is More

By Snowmann002

from Houston, TX

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Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

The new Furman conditioners now have one front-panel outlet, which is most helpful in home studio use when you want to try something out without having to climb behind your console to make a permanent connection. They have a very short chassis so access to other devices in your rack is not hampered. They last a very long time, are reasonably priced, so that is why I give them highest marks for overall value.
Recently added the Furman M-8X2 to my home studio where it does duty with a ten year old Furman conditioner once used in an amp rack. As my stack of studio components & devices grew I needed more power outlets. Most reviews of music related devices & instruments speak about the sound of a device. In the case of Furman conditioners, the lack of sound is the key. Less IS more. Most homes are plagued with flourescent lights, air conditioner motors, appliance motors, etc. that can really dirty up the electrical power to your sensitive recording devices. WiFi devices generate RFI as well as nearby cell towers. With the two Furman power conditioners, my recordings are absolutely free of any power-related noises. When I listen to recordings others have done in their home studios, I often hear these types of electric power induced noise, but not in my recordings.
While Furman makes very high priced devices, my two low-cost conditioners work flawleesly, and one has done so for ten years. Now that's quality & value.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

M-8X2 Power Conditioner

By William

from undisclosed

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Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

This is the unit to buy for rackmount power control.
This is a great little rackmount unit. Has 8 outlets in the back, one in the front. The back outlets have variable spacing to accommodate wall warts, but the unit is only 1 rack space so that feature is not super useful, but available nonetheless. The front outlet is very, very handy, particularly for live performances.
Great build quality, metal construction, well made.
It's a bit pricey for what's really a rack-mount power-strip. But it does provide surge protection. What would be great would be common mode rejection so that fluorescent lights wouldn't add noise, but alas not with this "entry level" unit. Still, it's very reliable and practical.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Furman power protection gear

By Don

from Omaha. Nebraska

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Pros

  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Having Around The House
    • High-End Equipment
    • Portable Electronics
    • Travel

    Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

    Furman power conditioners have always been a safe guard for me, either at home where I have a lab,and all my high $$$ test equipment is ran through or playing in front of several hundred people , never a failure and this is using various power generators that can wreak Havoc on delicate gear. Even the power that comes into your house is very "dirty" so anything you care about, computers, stereo systems ECT. grab a Furman, they come in a variety of flavors, they work, they all priced very fair.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Won't stop noise, better tone

    By MetalRob86

    from Chicago IL

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    Pros

    • Improved Tone
    • Onoff Switch
    • Quality construction

    Cons

    • Doesn't Reduce Noise

    Best Uses

    • Onoff For Outlets
    • Portable Electronics
    • Power Strip
    • Surge Protection

    Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

    Bought this power conditioner to try and reduce some noise in my rig. Unfortunately it was quite ineffective at noise reduction. Although I do believe it had a positive effect on my tone, it sounds more balanced, less harsh. I do like the on off switch, that is especially effective at home for my pedal board. Surge Protection is a plus.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Returning right away

    By dcast630

    from Logan, UT

    About Me Quality Oriented

    Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

    If you are fine with hearing some buzzing through the speakers, then this is a good value. Otherwise, I am not impressed. I installed it and right away I could notice each and every thing I turned on that was connected to it. When I talked the the rep about having it returned, he was like, "It's just meant for speakers.." Why would it have 9 outlets then?

    Anyway. Not impressed. I guess that's what I get for not paying for the higher quality gear. Everything else Furman I have ever used has been great.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A solid value!

    By Tele_graphic

    from Alabama

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    Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

    Today I have been mastering songs for a CD. Everything in my signal chain is being powered by this unit. Unless there is music, there is silence. I am completely confident that there will be zero power line noise or artifacts cause by power fluctuation in my output. This unit is functional, effective, well-built and inexpensive, all at the same time. Could I want for more! Try one, you'll be pleased.
    It has all the features I need - an on/off switch, a light to let you know it is working, and a front convenience outlet, which I use regularly.
    This item is a rock solid performer, and I expect it will continue to be so for many years.
    Excellent protection for your expensive equipment at an affordable price point. This unit is probably the value leader in the industry.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good buy

    By Matt

    from Clinton Twp, MI

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    Pros

    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-End Equipment

      Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

      This one is nice because the outlet is away from the power switch. Some have the outlet right next to it. That just seems risky to me. Just be aware that wall warts may not fit in the front if you have other gear directly above/below it.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Didn't work for me (ceiling fan electrical noise)

      By Tom Aviv

      from Snowden, WA

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      Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

      My digital piano playing through my stereo sounds great with my ceiling fan off and terrible with it on. This unit made no difference.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Cost Effective Power Conditioning

      By Demodude

      from Washington, DC

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      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Recording Studio

        Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

        Cost effective power conditioning in building with ancient wiring. Reduces RF interference and 60 cycle hum considerably. Wall wart spacing for three receptacles on rear panel is good design feature for home recording studios

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love it

        By hawkeye-q2rRv

        from Stuart Virginia

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        Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

        A great value for the buck.
        This is the 2nd one i have bought. I couldn't have made a better purchase. It's everything and more. If you are running sound equipment I highly recommend it you won't go wrong.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Returned

        By Hiss N Pop

        from Virginia

        Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

        Bought it to control interference noise and hums. Did absolutely nothing for noise. Not really much to these devices except marketing. Glorified extension cord. You're paying for a rack chassis, really.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Johnny on the spot.

        By Greg

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

        Ordered the very basic Furman M8x2 Power Conditioner on Wednesday and on Friday was plugging it in. A very good unit to power a rack that does not require the lighting of the more expensive unit. Reliable and does what it's supposed to. Great unit!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        M-8X2 Power Conditioner

        By Bill

        from Stow, OH

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        Pros

        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Band Practice

          Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

          This power conditioner did exactly what it was supposed to, eliminated annoying hum from a tube guitar amp. Have all amps and a mixer plugged into it for band practice. Will purchase another for live rig I am setting up.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice Unit

          By Mitch-ZeLj9

          from PITTSBURGH

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          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • NONE

          Best Uses

          • High-End Equipment
          • Portable Electronics

          Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

          Seems to work as I have limited noise in my system.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does the Job!

          By Scooter is mine, the Broadway is Judith

          from Orlando, FL

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          Pros

          • Long Lasting
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

              I've been playing for 40 years, so I've come across just about every power problem there is while on the road and in the studio. This device will take dirty, fluctuating power (very common at bars and clubs), and provide consistent, power which will protect your valuable gear. I will never again plug into house ac without having my Furman as a buffer to my amps, pedals and P.A. When you go into a recording studio, make sure all their gear is filtered with a Furman or other like product. It makes a huge difference in your sound!!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GET THIS

              By Soundman23432

              from NYC Area

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              Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

              This power stip is just awesome! It really takes out the buz and does a great job. "Make sure that your music gear operates at optimal voltage. Its life and your sound depend on it."

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              b200

              By shane robertson

              from Undisclosed

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              Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

              i like this item, i thinks it great, i have nothing else to compare it to, but it does its job and reduces most of the extra noise which seems very useful at high volumes. i would recomend this product because of how affordable it is. for gigs its great i have all my power on oen strip its just one of those small things in life you appreicate.

               
              3.0

              Wait and see...

              By Todd

              from Plano

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                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Equipment

                  Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

                  Noise coming into my VOX AC15 was exactly the same with or without the M8x2 and while using single coil or humbucker. Time will tell if this was worth the price. Seems to be a well cased surge protector. I have a copper shielded strat with hh pickups with split coils using shielded cables and was getting noise from fluorescent lights. This power conditioner did nothing to stop the noise.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Adds to any rack

                  By Zang

                  from Fort Worth

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                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Having Around The House
                    • High-End Equipment

                    Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

                    Typical Furman component. Good solid design and great build quality. Very simple and straight forward design, good to have rack mounted power distribution.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    1.0

                    Doesn't Protect Against Surges - Beware

                    By Gee-Man

                    from San Fernando Valley

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                    Pros

                    • Long Lasting

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Furman M-8X2 Power Conditioner:

                        I had some Furman surge protector/power conditioner, then a short happened in one of the devices connected to one. The surge protector breaker in the Furman didn't trip. What the Furman did do was keep supplying power to the short-circuiting device, causing it to catch on fire, then half the electronics in the Furman unit blew out and the surge protector breaker still didn't trip. If starting fires and blowing up your electronics is your idea of an "old fashioned" surge protector, then this is great. Otherwise, I'd look elsewhere. It isn't exactly an exotic feature to have a surge protector breaker. Cheap power strips even have them.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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