Power conditioners / noise reduction

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Power conditioners / noise reduction

Postby VIPER » Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:03 pm

Hi Guys,

I have been looking at power conditioners and wondering how many of you use them?

There are lots of aticles on the net talking about reducing noise from crappy mains power and protecting your gear from surges.

I see them being used alot with peeps with axe fx/ rack mount rigs.

Is a surge protecting power board and using pedal power supplies with isolated inputs enough?

I am going through another rig overhaul (it seems to never end) and am looking to move from a massive pedal board to maybe a midi rack mount effects unit and thinking about running all the geat through a power conditioner.

Thanks for any advice.

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Re: Power conditioners / noise reduction

Postby Dave » Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:29 am

I recommend doing it man.

Put it this way, one shitty venue with shitty power can ruin your whole rig and fry it in one go. I've spent good amounts of money on my gear, and so have you I would think! So that extra $200 is good piece of mind, KNOWING that a venue with dirty/shitty power ain't going to blow up your hard earned cash :-D

Ive ran mine for the past 2 and a bit years and never had an issue with power (fortunately), I run our bands 3x Axe FX's off of it, a Korg Tuner, and a MIDI Interface. Its also easier than plugging in 8000 different 3 prong plugs, instead plug in the main one from the Furman, and all yout shit turns on! :-D
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Re: Power conditioners / noise reduction

Postby VIPER » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:57 pm

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the reply.

What model do you use?

instead plug in the main one from the Furman, and all yout shit turns on!


Do you leave all your gear turned on and just unplug the cable for the power conditioner rather than turning off all the rack gear?

Cheers,
Scott

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Re: Power conditioners / noise reduction

Postby thecharmingnorth » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:00 pm

Spot on Viper only exception is to just flick on the standby if you're running tubes. Rock on!

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Re: Power conditioners / noise reduction

Postby Edes01 » Fri May 10, 2013 2:33 pm

For noise reduction you've got to go ISP Noise Decimator.
I've got the pedal version, works a charm and is super easy to dial in.

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Re: Power conditioners / noise reduction

Postby VIPER » Wed May 22, 2013 5:24 pm

Thanks for the advice guys.

I have started my new rig and am looking at power conditioners now :)


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