Where would life be without electricity? Even our phones and tablets require recharging and the charger is usually linked to an AC outlet. In a blackout, cell phones may not work because the network antennas are AC powered and out.
While cities often have a fairly consistent power supply, suburban and rural towns may still have peaks and valleys in AC current throughout the day. When it comes to computers, TV, and home theater, deviations in power influence the overall performance of the unit. Those same fluctuations can cause power spikes, which may even damage circuits within a product. This is why you need a Monster for power protection. Every PC, every TV, and every home theater network system needs to be connected to a Monster Power protector.
Common power surges and spikes can occur many times a day and can easily damage or destroy delicate microchips and circuits in your computer and AV equipment. Even worse, electrical surges and spikes can also corrupt important computer data. You can’t afford to lose all your digital photos, music, videos, and critical documents. Can you?
Harmful power surges and voltage spikes caused by lighting, garage door openers, refrigerators, fluorescent lights, and other appliances can travel up the AC power line and damage your delicate AV equipment. Storms, appliances, and even your neighbors’ electronics can disrupt the power flowing to your delicate home theater equipment.
Musicians performing in studios and on stages can also find their equipment vulnerable to AC attacks. It’s an ominous threat that may never realize. Or it possibly could happen. You never know where or when. Adding Monster Power protection is vital to assure equipment integrity.
There are Monster Power solutions available for nearly any device and any budget, offering home, studio, and mobile solutions.
Your professional audio equipment was designed to work at 120-volts AC. It’s so simple it’s easily taken for granted. There’s just one problem: 120-volts may not be the voltage your sensitive audio equipment gets. Voltage irregularities can be caused by electric system “brownouts” that local power utility companies use to manage peak demands. Draining more power than the wiring was really designed to support can cause studio irregularities and sags. Even worse are the common sags that occur when heavy appliances like air conditioners and refrigerators start up.
The consequences may be increased distortion and reduced dynamic range, a click or pop or speed variation, or even total equipment failure resulting from components literally burning themselves up trying to make do with too-low voltage (like a car stuck in first gear trying to go fast). On the road, the quality of electricity in the venues you play can vary widely, and the potential for damaging your sound and your gear with under voltage or over voltage is ever-present.
Voltage sags below the standard RMS value of 120 volts are often caused by power-hungry appliances and professional gear that draw more power (over 1800 watts) than your studio was designed to support. This can have a direct effect on professional studio components, including amplifiers that require high power levels to operate at optimum performance level. As a result, sound can lose tone and clarity. Amplifiers change gain structure, which results in easy-to-hear distortions. They also won’t deliver peak power, dropping from 100 watts to as low as 60 watts, for example. That is why Monster Power voltage stabilizers like the AVS-2000 are essential for musicians.
Today’s home theater equipment like HDTVs and surround sound receivers have very delicate internal digital circuitry that’s vulnerable to all kinds of power problems. They must be protected from damage caused by common power surges and spikes. In addition, electrical noise and interference can hinder performance and causes unnecessary wear on digital electronics. Even worse, home theater equipment such as DVRs like TiVo, and projectors can suffer from data corruption or damage when a power blackout happens. The Monster HTUPS-2700 offers comprehensive surge protection, Clean Power noise filtering, battery backup power, and automatic voltage regulation, in a single compact chassis that will easily integrate into AV systems and home theaters of all sizes.
The Monster HTUPS-2700 uninterruptible power supply uses an internal battery to keep electricity flowing to important home theater components for up to 1 hour during an unexpected power blackout. This ensures that your DVR can record scheduled shows; home theater settings are preserved, and also prevent data corruption and costly projector bulb damage. For additional backup runtime, the Monster Home Theater Battery Supply HTBX 1000 (sold separately) provides up to 4 hours of backup power for extended blackouts.
Monster Power Centers include many convenient features like patented color-coded outlets for easy hookup and matching cord labels that eliminate unplugging the wrong component. The long power cord easily reaches a wall outlet and Monster’s exclusive Flat-Profile plug allows you to keep furniture close to the wall. Wide-spaced outlets accommodate bulky power adapters without blocking other outlets.
Virtually all Monster Power strips and centers come with some level of insurance to guarantee replacement of any connected equipment that was not protected by the Monster protector.
In these all too common erratic events that are attributed to acts of God, it’s nice to know that there are Monsters we can turn to, at least, to help our electronic equipment survive and flourish. From the worst of times to the best of times, there are monsters that may be relied upon.