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Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights

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The Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner is the perfect low-cost AC power solution for any rackmount audio system. The Merit M-8LX has eight switched...Click To Read More About This Product

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

The Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner is the perfect low-cost AC power solution for any rackmount audio system. The Merit M-8LX has eight switched AC outlets in the rear panel to power and protect all your equipment with up to a 15-amp load.

The Furman Merit M-8LX protects your delicate 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 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. NRTL/TUV listed.

The Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner features 2 slide out, swiveling light fixtures to provide discreet illumination of your equipment on stages, in studios, and in other dark places. A dimmer knob lets you adjust the lamp brightness to just the right level.

FEATURES
  • Filtration of noise from radio frequencies and electromagnetic interference
  • Standard level of surge suppression
  • Dual pullout rack lights with dimmer control
  • 8 rear-panel outlets
  • Sturdy one rack space design
  • 15-amp capacity with circuit breaker
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Maximum Output Current: 15 amps
  • Line Cord: 6 ft., captive, 14 AWG, with 3-conductor Edison plug
  • Lamps: Two 120V incandescent bulbs, 4W each
  • Operating Voltage: 120VAC 60Hz
  • Spike Protection Mode: Line to neutral
  • Energy Dissipation: 170 joules
  • Peak Impulse Current: 12,000 amps
  • Maximum Continuous Opterating Voltage: 130 VAC RMS
  • Let Through Voltage (@ 125 amps, 8/20uS waveform) 400V
  • Noise Attenuation: Transverse mode: Greater than 26dB, 200Khz to 10 Mhz
  • Dimensions: 1.75" H x 19" W x 7.5" D
  • Weight: 5.5 lb.
  • Warranty: Merit Series units are protected by a limited three year warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship.
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FurmanMerit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good value (9)
  • Reliable (8)
  • Long lasting (5)
  • Good power output (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Portable electronics (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (11)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (8), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for a rack case

Great product from a reliable brand. The lights are useful for badly lit areas. The outlet on the front is extremely useful for quick access to plug in additional gear or to charge a...Read complete review

Great product from a reliable brand. The lights are useful for badly lit areas. The outlet on the front is extremely useful for quick access to plug in additional gear or to charge a computer or cell phone. Nice spacing of outlets on the back.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Furman will not cover any damages to equipment of this model

My Avid HD Omni was damaged while connected to this. I called and they Furman stated this is an entry level product.
Do not hook your equipment up to this and expect...Read complete review

My Avid HD Omni was damaged while connected to this. I called and they Furman stated this is an entry level product.
Do not hook your equipment up to this and expect to be compensated if it fails.
I've already missed you 1800$ in studio sessions.
Now I have to deal with Avid repair and could take forever.
Real bummer and big financial loss.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for a rack case

By frogsand

from Beaumont, TX

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Good Value
  • Long Lasting
  • Reliable Performance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Portable Electronics

    Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

    Great product from a reliable brand. The lights are useful for badly lit areas. The outlet on the front is extremely useful for quick access to plug in additional gear or to charge a computer or cell phone. Nice spacing of outlets on the back.

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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Quality / Good Price

    By winwindo

    from Chicago, IL

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    Pros

    • Good Value
    • Long Lasting
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

        Excellent, reliable product from a trusted brand. The rack lights are always helpful to have. I like the way they space out some of the outlets on the back to accommodate brick-type plugs.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Works for me.

        By Juice Man

        from NYC

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        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Long Lasting
        • Powerful
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Having Around The House

          Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

          This PC seems reliable and it has enough power for my modest home studio. I use a UPS for my iMac and this thing powers my monitors, interface and controller. I like the front outlet-it's reallly handy for a quick pluging. Dimmers are OK-nothing superb but does the job.
          I like it and I think the price is right.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          OK, lights are kind of dim though

          By Wraith

          from Chicago

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          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Reliable Performance

          Cons

          • Dim Lights

          Best Uses

            Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

            Hey, it's a Furman product, so I expect it will last me a long time and will work exactly as advertised.
            But I'm rather disappointed with the lights that are installed. They're weak even at full power on the dimmer. Plus it'd be nice if there was a push button on/off version of the dimmer knob like the more expensive units have. It's a hassle to push in and pull out the light columns just to get them to turn on or off (though I guess I can just use the dimmer).
            Beyond that, it's a nice small unit for minimal set ups (I have mine in a 6 space rack with a mini mixer that I'm using as a personal IEM, so no major power draw).

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this prouduct again

            By Ruralrecordman

            from In the country Missouri

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            Pros

            • Ease of Use
            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portable Electronics
              • Travel

              Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

              Great product,sturdy, self explanatory no need for manual

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

              Solid, simple, economical, trustworthy power conditioner

              By B-money

              from Port Murray, NJ

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              Pros

              • Good Value
              • Powerful
              • Reliable Performance
              • Simple Setup

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment
                • Rackmount Power

                Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

                I have this power conditioner rack mounted with an Orange OB1-500 and a Korg PitchBlack tuner. I've been using this setup pretty heavily both in rehearsal and gigging out. I've never had any issues and it provides a clean, solid power supply. It's very simple to operate. Plug it in and go. No bells and whistles, but in my opinion, that's what you look for in a power conditioner. Solid, reliable, and simple functionality. Furman is pretty much the gold standard in power conditioner and this one comes at a very reasonable price. As a cool bonus, the 2 retractable, swiveling lights are a nice feature to have especially in dimly lit venues. Overall, if you need a basic power conditioner that will handle any of your small to medium rack power needs, then the Merit M-8LX is the way to go.

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

                Furman will not cover any damages to equipment of this model

                By Mike

                from Florida

                Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

                My Avid HD Omni was damaged while connected to this. I called and they Furman stated this is an entry level product.
                Do not hook your equipment up to this and expect to be compensated if it fails.
                I've already missed you 1800$ in studio sessions.
                Now I have to deal with Avid repair and could take forever.
                Real bummer and big financial loss.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                It's a Power Supply

                By AR

                from AZ

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                Pros

                • Good Value

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Having Around The House

                  Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

                  It is a power supply. Works. I was expecting the lights to be brighter which is why I gave it 4 stars. They need to be a little brighter especially since there is a dimming knob. It does have a nice length power cable. One other issue is that they should have a few plugs face the other direction to plug in wall warts. I had to get a power squid to plug into this to plug equipment into.

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

                  Does what it's supposed to do.

                  By DaveJavu

                  from Black Mountain, NC

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                  Pros

                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • High-End Equipment

                    Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

                    I own 4 of these...Enough said!

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

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Get he Better One

                    By Duped

                    from NYC

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

                    I bought 2 for a new build I am working on. The price was great for a reason. The lights are old incandescent night lights. I need to return them and get the model with the LEDS

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

                    A have to have!

                    By Jump Bass

                    from JBER, AK

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                    Pros

                    • Good Value
                    • Powerful
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Portable Electronics
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

                      I have this running my bass rig, AMPEG B2-RE 450W, rack tuner, and pedal board with no worries of power issues. Had to get one when I lost an amp do to poor wiring at a gig.

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

                      Works

                      By GRAJR

                      from Southeast Arkansas

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                      Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

                      Works as advertised. Great protection for the money invested.

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

                      excellent as advertised

                      By bruiser

                      from NY

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                      Pros

                      • Simple to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Furman Merit M-8LX Power Conditioner with Lights:

                          Easy to use and looks good in rack.

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

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