Great for the beginner studio. Don't rely on plastic power strips!
Monster Power Pro 800
Great Power center. Does the job. Clean Power.
Monster PowerCenter Pro800
I am satisfied with the way it helped take out the background hum, mostly.
I guess I'll need a need another ground at the electric box to see if that will take care of the noise.
I still believe I got more than my moneys worth!
Big sound improvement in my small studio
I bought this at the advice of my Sweetwater Sales Engineer, Yuval, while upgrading my small project studio last summer. I run several workstation keyboards and synthesizers, a Mackie mixer and computer in a small room where all the outlets are on the same circuit. When I added Event powered speakers to the setup the constant noise in the system was terrible - you could even 'hear' the printer printing through the speakers. The PRO 800 made a huge difference in the background noise from the keyboard gear and completely cleaned up the computer and printer noise in the system.
The extention cord that is attached to the unit is plently long to get power where I need it and there are ample outlets with plenty of space between three of them for wall warts.
The unit did get overloaded recently and blew the protection circuit (I am running everything off of the Pro 800)- none of my gear was damamged. Monster customer service was first class. I sent the unit back and had a replacement within a week.
Just what I was looking for
I was looking for a moderately priced surge protector a few steps above the hardware store variety. So far so good. I'd definitely buy it again
Maybe not for the long haul.
I originally bought this about four years ago just to use specifcally for a few pieces of recording gear at my house. The band to a hiadus so it didn't get used virtually at all for years. Once we started playing again I used it for about three practice sessions before it stopped working and had a lound tone coming from it. After opening it up and finding no fueses or anything to replace it was trashed. Needless to say for the price I was not impressed. Might have gotten a lemon but I won't be getting another The only reason I'm giving a two star rating is due to the fact that I like the way the plugs were set up opposing each other.