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power conditioners?
« on: May 22, 2005, 12:14:30 AM »
As the volunteer archivist for my local folk group (buffalo friends of folk) I was asked to look into power conditioners, as they've been experience noise during the sound reinforcement.  They currently use a mackie 404m powered mixer that drives 2 bose speakers, and 1 bose monitor.  I'm not too familiar with them, but I know furman as a brand makes power conditioners.  While browsing their website, I came across the PL-8 Series II, which looks like it might fit the bill, as it's not too expensive, and seems to help filter out possible noise sources related to AC.  Does anyone have any feed back as to what else I should look at, or recommendations on a different power conditioner.  Also, are there any boards I should look.  Thanks in advance!   

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Re: power conditioners?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2005, 11:55:23 AM »
The Furman's are pretty much the standard in low-cost to mid-cost PA systems... I don't remember which model numbers I have experience with but I don't think you'll go wrong with a Furman.

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2005, 02:50:20 PM »
what tim said :)  furmans are SOLID at their price point.  to get any better you have to spend a lot more IMO

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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2005, 02:56:28 PM »
Also consider spending some time looking for any possible ground loops.  Likely sources include powering the board from one circuit but an effects unit or some other gear in the chain from another circuit.  Naturally make sure the board itself has a proper 3-prong plug or if it's got a 3>2 adapter that the ground wire is connected to a good ground.  Some noise is possible even after checking anything you can control, and then a power conditioner may help significantly.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2005, 03:05:53 PM »
Also consider spending some time looking for any possible ground loops. Likely sources include powering the board from one circuit but an effects unit or some other gear in the chain from another circuit. Naturally make sure the board itself has a proper 3-prong plug or if it's got a 3>2 adapter that the ground wire is connected to a good ground. Some noise is possible even after checking anything you can control, and then a power conditioner may help significantly.

good post... cheap simple solution
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« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2005, 04:33:04 PM »
A ground-lifting XLR or two can be a great diagnostic tool.
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Re: power conditioners?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2005, 07:41:36 AM »
just chiming in and saying that the info given so far is spot on.  everyone has made some GREAT points.   ;D
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2005, 11:35:26 AM »
just chiming in and saying that the info given so far is spot on. everyone has made some GREAT points. ;D

thanks coach ;D
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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2005, 02:44:50 PM »
just chiming in and saying that the info given so far is spot on.  everyone has made some GREAT points.   ;D

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« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2005, 04:44:27 PM »
just chiming in and saying that the info given so far is spot on.  everyone has made some GREAT points.   ;D

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lol   +t
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