Furman M vs PM series power conditioners
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24th October 2007
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Furman M vs PM series power conditioners

Can any one tell me if it is really worth the extra money to move up to the PM series of Furman power conditioners? I have 4 of the M-8 and M-8Ls powering most of my gear.

I was thinking of upgrading these and actually putting the old ones in fron of the new ones (more filtering anf more surge protection...right?).

I know there is better, higher-end stuff out there. I run a mid-range studio (probably less than 100k US worth of gear). My budget is not large, but I love my gear. I already have the current Furmans chained through 2, good surge suppressors. I am not too worried about that (apart from 100% isolation and possible running on DC, a big lightning strike will get through just about anything...I am born and raised in Florida, I've seen it happen!).

My primary goal is line noise filtering/cleaning. What about buying 2, 20amp MPs and running the rest of the Ms to them? Would that give me what I'm looking for?

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The M series are essentially rack mounted power strips. they provide no real filtering (regardless of what furmans advertisements might suggest)
so, since the Mseries aren't actually filtering anything, you won't Double your filtering.

haven't really opened a PM series furman. so I can't comment on those.
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The M series are essentially rack mounted power strips. they provide no real filtering (regardless of what furmans advertisements might suggest)
so, since the Mseries aren't actually filtering anything, you won't Double your filtering.

haven't really opened a PM series furman. so I can't comment on those.
Really? None?

I mean, I know they aren't as good as higher end stuff, but reading the specs leads one to believe that there is some degree of RFI and EMI filtering going on...
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My primary goal is line noise filtering/cleaning.
Why do you think you even need that at all? Do you get obvious clicks and pops when you turn on the lights etc?

--Ethan
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Why do you think you even need that at all? Do you get obvious clicks and pops when you turn on the lights etc?

--Ethan
Yes. I've been talking with an electrician who also happens to be a musician with some studio experience today. It seems like my money would be far better spent getting him out to fix my grounds!
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