For the record, I'm not knocking them, heck, I have one and plan on buying more.
Also, better safe than sorry I always say so, I take back my overboard statement. It's most likely the fact that I don't have the money for an expensive one so, I never considered the Monster one, plus, the Furman's get really good reviews and are very nicely priced.
From the reading I've done, power conditioners, in general, get mixed reviews. I think it has more to do with what people "think" they do. On the other hand, people have done tests and found that certain equipment (excluding amps) actually run better and act like more expensive gear. I ran a test myself with my studio monitors. I hooked my mixer and my right speaker up to the conditioner and turned the volume up........ the right speaker sounded clearer than the left. So, I do buy into them.
What was really interesting was an article about amps. They said that amps can actually suffer from being hooked up to a conditioner.
I forget the details of why but, anyone else notice this/heard of this? Joe? Wes? I'll have to look for that article again.
Have a good one,