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Power Regulators / Conditioners in 2013.

I'm looking for a top quality power conditioner / voltage regulator for my set up. I'm running under 4000 watts (at the very most) at the moment so it's not a huge draw of power - just 2.1 active speakers, a keyboard, a PC, a mac, a couple of external reverb units, converters, ie, not much really, however I want to really take care of it all as it's good quality gear. Also I say 4k watts because I will be adding more gear in time and it's going to have to handle that without any problem. The voltage in the country where I am is pretty bad, we're on 220/230V but it fluctuates from between 180 to 250, lots of blackouts, spikes, etc. So, ideally I'd like to get something that conditions / cleans the power, properly regulates the voltage, and if possible is also a UPS of some kind, even anywhere from 5 - 20 minutes to let me save and shut down. Budget is flexible but not unlimited, it really depends on the product but I'd rather not pay over $1k. Whenever possible I like to buy the best - not necessarily most expensive but simple well designed stuff that will really last - like my MIO 2882 that is still going strong after nearly 11 years, for example, rather than something that lasts for 1 - 2 years then dies. I know of Furman and a couple of others, but I'd like a second opinion. This is mainly for studio use right now, but could get taken on the road in due course. I searched the forum before posting but seems like most of the posts are from a few years ago.
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I'm looking for a top quality power conditioner / voltage regulator for my set up. I'm running under 4000 watts (at the very most) at the moment so it's not a huge draw of power - just 2.1 active speakers, a keyboard, a PC, a mac, a couple of external reverb units, converters, ie, not much really, however I want to really take care of it all as it's good quality gear. Also I say 4k watts because I will be adding more gear in time and it's going to have to handle that without any problem. The voltage in the country where I am is pretty bad, we're on 220/230V but it fluctuates from between 180 to 250, lots of blackouts, spikes, etc. So, ideally I'd like to get something that conditions / cleans the power, properly regulates the voltage, and if possible is also a UPS of some kind, even anywhere from 5 - 20 minutes to let me save and shut down. Budget is flexible but not unlimited, it really depends on the product but I'd rather not pay over $1k. Whenever possible I like to buy the best - not necessarily most expensive but simple well designed stuff that will really last - like my MIO 2882 that is still going strong after nearly 11 years, for example, rather than something that lasts for 1 - 2 years then dies. I know of Furman and a couple of others, but I'd like a second opinion. This is mainly for studio use right now, but could get taken on the road in due course. I searched the forum before posting but seems like most of the posts are from a few years ago.
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Cheers I'll look him up.
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