Power Conditioners & Surge Protectors
Pro audio equipment is sensitive stuff, which makes it crucial to ensure you're powering it up with clean, reliable juice. Electrical noise, surges and other complications can have a noticeable effect on your equipment's performance, but the good news is that it's not hard to cure what ails it - this selection of power conditioners and surge protectors is ready to go to work between the outlet and your gear to get that power tidied up. Not only will that protect your delicate equipment from power disruptions; it can also improve the longevity of your components since the burden of power conditioning won't fall onto the internal power supply alone.
Like your hardware itself, choosing the power conditioner or surge protector to plug it into is a matter of scaling to your needs. For instance, if all you're looking for is a simple power bar with basic surge protection capabilities, check out something like the Livewire Power Strip with 10' Cord, Livewire Power Strip with 4-foot Cord, or Furman SS-6B Surge Block. These straightforward, no-frills surge protectors are ideal for small-scale home studios or audiophile listening setups with relatively low sensitivity to line power disruptions.
On the other hand, if you're powering up a professional rig with lots of super-high-end gear packed into it, you'll probably want to look into power conditioners that are equally high-end. The Furman PL-Plus DMC Power Conditioner is one good example, and the Juice Goose SQ1500 Power Sequencer is another. Need the absolute best reliability possible? In that case, consider a UPS like the Furman F1000-UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply Voltage Regulator/Power Conditioner - these units have a battery backup that will keep your system online even through short blackouts and brownouts.
From the most conventional power strip to the most advanced rack-mounted power conditioner, this section is filled wall-to-wall with equipment ready to stand on the front lines in your pro audio setup. Power conditioners and surge protectors are designed to insulate your hardware from AC power issues they'd be vulnerable to otherwise, and that's as good a reason as any to use them - having extra outlets available to get everything hooked up is just the icing on the cake.