Power & Batteries
With so many components, instruments and accessories all clamoring for electricity, it's safe to say that power and batteries are the lifeblood of any modern audio setup. From the studio to the stage and everywhere in between, there are products here ready to deliver that juice to all the components that need it. In fact, since a lot of music gear is sensitive to changes in its power supply, you can also find some equipment in this section that might help it sound even better. So no matter how you're waiting to put some brand-new batteries and power-related gadgets to work for you, this is the right place to get started.
The first step in powering up your gear is getting that power out of the wall and delivering it to the hardware. That's where power conditioners and surge protectors shine, ranging from basic units like the Livewire Power Strip with 10' Cord to advanced rack-mounted devices such as the Furman PL-Plus C Power Conditioner. On the other hand, maybe you're working with pedals, wireless microphones or other equipment that can skip the wall outlet - in that case, check out some of this section's batteries, which run the gamut from standard alkalines to advanced rechargeables like Ansmann AA 2850 Slimline batteries.
Are you looking for specialty power supplies? Those are here as well, including the likes of the Nady SMPS-1X Phantom Power Supply for your condenser microphone. Or, if you're a musician with a pedalboard at your feet, why not skip the hassle of batteries altogether and connect them with wall adapters or a unified power supply? Even if you have pedals that sound better with a partly-drained battery, you're not stuck forever searching for the perfect cell: power supplies like the Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+ have a built-in 'sag' feature that can consistently simulate the effect of a dying battery.
When you're looking through this selection of power and batteries, the most important thing to identify is what your needs are. Pick up a power strip to connect your home stereo or your guitar amp setup, go for a pedal power supply to say goodbye to battery changes, or choose a rack-mounted power conditioner to eliminate line noise from your home studio components - for all these uses and more, there's sure to be the right equipment here in this section.