Furman PL-8C Gives Quiet Power
I have a few of these and use them with my recording, TV, computer, and Stereo/HiFi gear. I get no hum, hiss, or pops, and that means reliably quiet power, with the additional protection against power surges. If you have an older home or studio, or older amplifiers that typically pick up noise and radio signals, you should try one of these. I have an old Peavey Bandit amp that would previously pick up radio signals and hum when plugged directly into wall outlets, but it is dead quiet when plugged into the Furman. I have to recommend these "power conditioners" for stereo equipment as well, turntables and power amps in particular, as RFI and line noise can really degrade performance, especially in older, less expensive equipment. Personally, I think all new homes should have massive power conditioners/voltage regulators built into them, but these portable devices serve the purpose. Note that these units are not voltage regulators, meaning they don't keep voltage at a consistent level. However, they prevent damaging surges, as may happen when your power goes out unexpectedly and then comes back on. You can buy voltage regulating units, but those are considerably more expensive. If you simply want QUIET power and surge protection, the PL-8C will do the job.