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Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter

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The Furman Merit Series M-8DX Power Conditioner is the perfect low-cost AC power solution for any rackmount audio system. The M8-DX has eight switche...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 Series M-8DX Power Conditioner is the perfect low-cost AC power solution for any rackmount audio system. The M8-DX has eight switched AC outlets in the rear panel power to protect all your equipment from power surges with up to a 15-amp load.

The M-8DX power conditioner protects your audio 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.

Featuring two slide-out, swiveling light fixtures, The Furman M-8DX Conditioner provides 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. It also features a digital LED voltmeter to display incoming line voltages.

FEATURES
  • Filtration of noise from radio frequencies and electromagnetic interference
  • Standard level of surge suppression
  • Digital LED voltmeter to display incoming line voltage
  • Dual pullout rack lights with dimmer control
  • 8 rear panel outlets
  • Sturdy one rack space design
  • 15-amp capacity with circuit breaker

Make sure that your gear operates at optimal voltage. It's life and your sound depends on it.

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 Operating 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: 5.8 lb.
  • Warranty: Merit Series units are protected by a limited three year warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship.
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FurmanM-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (18)
  • Good value (16)
  • Long lasting (7)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Fast charge (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • High-end equipment (15)
  • Portable electronics (7)
  • Having around the house (5)
  • Travel (4)
  • Emergency equipment (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (20)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (16), Business (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (21)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid and Beautiful

The Furman M-D8X is sturdy, works as advertised, and looks good in my rack. The digit voltmeter display looks cool and gives me confidence that my power is stable. The lights are a...Read complete review

The Furman M-D8X is sturdy, works as advertised, and looks good in my rack. The digit voltmeter display looks cool and gives me confidence that my power is stable. The lights are a nice feature when I work with the overhead lights on low or off. Ultimately it is a great piece of equipment to protect the gear in my rack. Who figured a power conditioner could look so nice?

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Decent

I purchased this unit because of the high ratings. I wasnt expecting much, but i have noticed this unit consistently displays a lower current than my other power conditioner. The good thing is...Read complete review

I purchased this unit because of the high ratings. I wasnt expecting much, but i have noticed this unit consistently displays a lower current than my other power conditioner. The good thing is i dont hear any hum through my 3 pairs of speaker monitors! One last disapointment is this unit doesnt shut off in stages. I would expect all of these units had such feature built in. Oh well.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Solid and Beautiful

By Jeremiah

from Austin, TX

About Me Value Oriented

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Pros

    Cons

    • Beautiful
    • Sturdy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

      The Furman M-D8X is sturdy, works as advertised, and looks good in my rack. The digit voltmeter display looks cool and gives me confidence that my power is stable. The lights are a nice feature when I work with the overhead lights on low or off. Ultimately it is a great piece of equipment to protect the gear in my rack. Who figured a power conditioner could look so nice?

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

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Features

      By Jeremy Bradley

      from Ohio

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

      I have this mounted on the top of the front spaces in my Odyssey ATA Flight Zone Combo Rack Case so the lights can shine down on everything below, like the amp. Pretty handy when it's dark. I've the the amp, mixer, and a couple wireless receivers plugged into it, so I have room to add more stuff. No shortage of outlets.
      I really like the spaced outlets on the back for the wall warts. The front outlet comes in handy for temporary things like a laptop. The lights are nice when it's dark. The voltage display just looks cool in the rack.
      Haven't had to test it, so I can't give it a perfect!
      Don't know if the meter is worth the extra money over the one with just lights. I just got it because it looked fancy.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Does the Job

      By Steven Puckitt

      from Houston, TX

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

      Does the job and solid as it gets.
      It's got lights, a voltmeter and plenty of plugs. All seems to work as intended.
      Feels sturdy. All metal chassis, metal knobs for the lights and the switch feels solid.
      I got a good deal on it otherwise I probably would have just gone for one of the cheaper models made by Furman. If you are looking to spend the money though it is worth it.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      just got this

      By george

      from new york

      About Me Value Oriented

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Powerful

      Cons

      • No Way To Turn Off The Li

      Best Uses

      • Emergency Equipment
      • Portable Electronics
      • To Pertect My Sound Head
      • Travel

      Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

      I got this to pertect my equipment and to check the power in the clubs i play in.it works great...
      JUST RIGHT FOR THE PRICE TOO....

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

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Product

      By Steven Puckitt

      from Houston, TX

      See all my reviews

      Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

      Products is great and works great, but if you can't find a good deal on it getting one of Furmans cheaper models would also do you just fine.
      Has a volt meter, lights and plenty of places to plug things in.
      My first one came in broken so they shipped me out a new one right away so A+ for Musician's Friend. The volt meter works, the lights work and it is giving my gear power so quality is fine. It feels sturdy and strong with its metal chassis.
      I got it for a great value, but if you don't need the volt-meter you could probably do just fine with one of their cheaper models. There is some truth in the fact that a power conditioner is just an overglorified power strip...

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid performer and quiet.

      By Stratman

      from Columbus, GA

      About Me Quality Oriented

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      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • NONE

      Best Uses

      • High-End Equipment
      • Portable Electronics

      Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

      This is my second Furman Power Conditioner as I also have a Power Factor Pro for my guitar amps, keyboard and effects.
      So far, several years have gone by and it still works flawlessly.
      Furman products insure that the electrical supply for all of your gear is smooth, quiet, and SAFE.
      This product is used in my stage PA rack that houses the power amps.
      I trust it and would not dare plug in those amps without this Furman unit.
      To be safe though, always check the venue's electrical outlets before you plug in anything to make sure they are wired properly.
      Always take the preventive approach and you'll save thousands in repairs.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I Will Always Buy Furman

      By na

      from Battle Lake Minnesota

      About Me Quality Oriented

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Long Lasting
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

      • None That I Notice

      Best Uses

      • Having Around The House
      • High-End Equipment

      Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

      Very well designed power supply

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

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      m8 power conditioner w/lite & meter

      By boogie woogie rocken man

      from topeka ks

      About Me Quality Oriented

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      Pros

      • Good Value
      • Reliable Performance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • High-End Equipment
        • Portable Electronics
        • Travel

        Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

        this item will save your gear when your on the road. I've have one for years & it finally shot craps. my old one was the "old style" it did not have the "reset button" on it. this updated one does. great for those spikes. The lite are a must when on stage and the meter is cool to watch.
        if your wondering why not a 5 ... nothing is perfect in life so 4 is the best I can do

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Works great

        By JL

        from Miami, FL

        About Me Quality Oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Value
        • Reliable Performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Having Around The House

          Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

          Works great in reducing the constant humming noise sound of my PA speakers.

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

          Furhman is well built, nice features.

          By Rick

          from Michigans Upper Penninsula "U.P."

          About Me Quality Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Value
          • Nice looking, well built, good spacing on inlets

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • High-End Equipment

            Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

            Purchased as my main power supply/conditioner to address line noise on my audiophile system. With 9 inputs and 15 amps it handles two very large power amps, preamp, turntable, CD player, record cleaner, two large powered Martin Logan Electrostatic speakers and a 300 Watt subwoofer plate amp. Its wonderful now to flip one switch to power everything up. The two lights are unique, better than described, they telecsope out the front to light up everything below, so I put it on top of my stack. Watching the power voltage indicator is fun. Does'nt do anything to improve the power but its adds a nice informative touch. I really like the fact that the rear input plug receivers are spaced wide to enable plugging in wall warts. And there is one plug input on the front which is convenient. Great price, highly recommended.

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

            I Love it.

            By JR

            from Reidsville, NC

            About Me Quality Oriented

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Value
            • Long Lasting
            • Makes my equipment sound clean
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • High-End Equipment
            • Run all gear on through these

            Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

            I run all my sound gear through these. Makes everything noise free while protecting from power surges. Cheap insurance. Without these, I have been places that had low voltages after everything was cranked up, especially equipment in the venue. Several pieces of my equipment fried from low voltage. Since using these, it tells when voltage is wrong so I don't have to turn my stuff on and therefore saving it.

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

            Performance and peace of mind

            By JR

            from Reidsville, NC

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            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cleans up dirty sound
            • Good Value
            • Prevents low power burnouts
            • Prevents power spikes
            • Reliable Performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High-End Equipment
              • Monitor power voltages

              Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

              I use these to monitor input power as many places have low voltages that have destroyed some of my gear. Also great filters for clean power. No noise in my amps or Sound gear. Love them. I own 2 of this model, 3 without the meter, and 3 with no lights or meter. All do the same great job. I use the one I need for the application at hand.

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

              Nice product

              By Semi-pro Phil

              from Indy

              About Me Quality Oriented

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Reliable Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High-End Equipment

                Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

                Lights are good for late night use.

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

                Furman power conditioners are just the best

                By Frank65

                from Ligonier,PA

                About Me Quality Oriented

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Protecting my G-K 2001rb amp

                Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

                Using in my rack to protect my amp and effects

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

                necessary protection and a few goodies

                By Joe Roz

                from Massachusetts

                About Me Quality Oriented

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adapts to any light situation
                • Easy to read
                • Protections
                • Reliable Performance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lighting solution for dark stages/ rooms
                  • Monitor electrical to your equipment
                  • Protect gear

                  Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

                  I bought this to protect my favorite bass amp. This is my second unit that I have purchased. Plenty of plugs including "wall wart" plugs in the rear. Having the additional plug on the front is super handy for lots of uses (charging your phone at band practice?) The readouts are easy to see and the controls are super simple. honestly too, pull out lights are a really slick feature. Functionally useful and look really cool. Dimmable and retractable if you don't need them at all. Anyways I think it's a critical piece of equipment if you love your gear. At the end of the day it's basically a really slick looking power strip.. Reliable, durable, cool looking and a decent price.

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

                  Protect your equipment

                  By Mike H.

                  from KC

                  About Me Quality Oriented

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Charges Quickly
                  • Good Value
                  • Long Lasting
                  • Powerful
                  • Reliable Performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

                      I always use a power conditioner to give me a reading of the available voltage wherever we play.

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

                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      Decent

                      By jAv

                      from Las Vegas Nevada

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Reliable Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

                          I purchased this unit because of the high ratings. I wasnt expecting much, but i have noticed this unit consistently displays a lower current than my other power conditioner. The good thing is i dont hear any hum through my 3 pairs of speaker monitors! One last disapointment is this unit doesnt shut off in stages. I would expect all of these units had such feature built in. Oh well.

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

                          Great amp

                          By adrian

                          from undisclosed

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

                          I already had the ipr2 5000. The 2000 compliments it well in my equipment rack. It works great and has plenty power for the stage!

                           
                          5.0

                          Peace of mind

                          By Bigfoot Bassman

                          from Ohio

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Emergency Equipment
                          • Having Around The House
                          • High-End Equipment
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

                          Have many of these . Have had no problems with any of my Furman's . Like the ones with the volt meters so I can keep an eye on house power . Peace of mind for me .

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

                          Great Product

                          By Tsmit

                          from Fort Pierce Florida

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Value
                          • Quality Product
                          • Reliable Performance

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • High-End Equipment
                            • Portable Electronics

                            Comments about Furman M-8DX Power Conditioner with Lights and Meter:

                            Furman Product = Quality
                            Fits into Mixer Rack Perfectly
                            Great looking/ Professional
                            Each listed feature worked as promised

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

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