Home » Reviews » Here

The Gear Reviews Column Presents:
best power conditioners

The Best Power Conditioners for Superior Safety & Protection

Bottom Line
Pros
Cons
Best of the Best
Furman
P-1800 AR
Check Price
Bottom
Line
The ultimate in racked gear protection that can filter & protect from each of the ten types of power problems, common or rare.
Pros
The 'Advanced Regulation' promises to consistently serve your gear the proper voltage after filtering out transients & noise, over-voltage, and under-voltage.
Cons
The main upgrade is invisible, which makes the cost seem harder to justify, but is totally worth it to defend an entire studio's worth of gear.
Best Bang for the Buck
Furman
PL-PLUS C
Check Price
Bottom
Line
The basic model tricked out with extra features & protections that turns your rack from a nuisance to a convenient & safe storage house for your gear.
Pros
Although the dimmer lights & voltage meter are nice, the real benefit is the 'Extreme Voltage Shutdown' that guards from additional less common power issues.
Cons
Can't handle the rare case of brownouts & consistent sags, which 'under-voltage,' or not providing your gear enough power.
Best Budget Pick
Furman
M-8X2
Check Price
Bottom
Line
The cheapest way to get into surge protection & noise filtering for all of your precious gear. Perfect for touring racks to keep you away from worn out power strips.
Pros
You save money by forgoing all of the extra features like extension dimmer lights, meter displays, & extra LEDs. Has a switched outlet on the front.
Cons
Only detects the most common electrical problems, which are power surges, transients, and noise. Doesn't defend from sags & brownouts.

The best power conditioners perform two jobs fantastically. You don't want a conditioner that shines at one of these tasks and not the other. Each and every power conditioner you own should take care of both for you without fail...

TL;DR - Best Budget Pick: Furman M-8x2 - Best Overall: Furman P-1800 AR