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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:32 am 
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Just want power in, power out. Nothing fancy like filtering, etc.
Was looking at one of these: https://www.planetofsoundonline.com/col ... aide-mts-6


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:05 am 
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Recently I purchased a Supra power bar from Madisound,I am extremely happy with the quality of construction you will require an IEC power cable but I put mine together for less than$120 US total using all Supra parts the bar is $89 US discounted from $260 US and I think its a bit of a deal.It is a little more full function than the one you are looking at.Perhaps you won't like the switch, lights,and circuit breaker.I just checked and they are still available.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:12 am 
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APC or Emotiva are straighter-shooter, quality pieces of gear. I would highly, highly recommend either.

Keep in mind that power bar doesn't mean it includes surge protection...


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:51 am 
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Look for clearance and blowouts from shops like this.

https://www.staples.ca/en/Tripp-Lite-Po ... 0001/zxx8v

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:55 am 
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Quadzilla wrote:


I have a few of these. No B. S. brilliant


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:57 am 
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I forgot about the brands above but think they're also certainly worthy of consideration - great stuff.

The Isobar stuff specifically is supposed to be quite good albeit I don't have experience

https://www.staples.ca/en/tripp-lite-is ... gKR2fD_BwE


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tommyboytp wrote:
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I have a few of these. No B. S. brilliant


I have a few myself. I like that they don't have power switches or circuit breakers … just a sturdy metal housing with a quality hospital-grade wall plug and outlets. They aren't named after Norse gods, they don't have groovy silk-screened black hole logos, and they don't claim to have magic life-changing laxative-salt ground circuitry. They just work … and the OP can buy a couple of them with his budget.

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If you can get away with 4 outlets, perhaps one of these? Or if you have two wall receptacles within reach of all your gear, two of these. I've used one for years now, as I only have 4 audio components to power. Hospital grade, and eliminates the need for another length of power cord. The unit mounts directly to your wall outlet.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Hubbell-HB ... Sww85aU5pZ


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:11 pm 
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msommers wrote:
APC or Emotiva are straighter-shooter, quality pieces of gear. I would highly, highly recommend either.

Keep in mind that power bar doesn't mean it includes surge protection...


Great solution. I use APCs in my house (three of em) and they have saved my systems a couple of times. And with the added benefit of a full buffer between the wall and your system. Nothing but good, clean power within very tight tolerances. And you are feeding all your system from a single source so all equipment is seeing the same power delivery. The sound floor drops to zero, nothing but clean sound. The best couple of hundred bucks you can spend.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:33 pm 
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UHF Power bar with green dot hubbells
or
holee blowin smoke batman
go to home sometin and buy yourself
some spec grade hubbells, a box, a few feet of wire
and save about 250 or so.....
this aint rocket science.
a spec grade+ in the wall too please.
and perhaps some decent power cable from tfa or as or others.
a decent electrician can whip this up in an hour.
yes it will take longer than that for us mortals.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:36 pm 
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I am using this one from Furman, they have a great reputation and are very reliable.
https://www.electronicsforless.ca/furma ... -1038.html


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:34 pm 
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To the OP...

Tripp-Lite Isobar (Ultra - if you want).

I use five of them in my main HT to protect all of my gear.

Available with 4, 6, 8 (and maybe more) outlets.

Rock solid. Bullet proof. And yes, they all have surge protection. But why would you not want that?

And even the 8 outlet is $80C - or less.

Very much a no-brainer.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:41 pm 
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Sorry, not sorry I just got the last one of these :)

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00005 ... UTF8&psc=1

Tripp Lite ISOBAR6ULTRAHG 6-Outlet Hospital Grade


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:02 pm 
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I'll add a + to the Tripp-Lite Isobars...
I've a couple of the 6 outlet boxes, that came with Hospital grade Hubble's, and they're very solid, inexpensive power bars. The fact that Active was discontinuing them, and I got them for about $40 each made them a complete no brainer!

Good luck! Dave


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