Furman Upgrade to Niagra

I remember ready an article some time ago by @erik_squires on 110v power and him recommending these as a good place to start, so I bought a couple of: https://furmanpower.com/product/15a-6-outlet-surge-suppressor-strip/

I recall him saying to use one bank for analogue and the other for digital. Well, I have no analogue gear, so I just use all the outlets as needed.

What would an Audioquest Niagra 3000 or even the Niagra 1200 do for my system over and above my simple power strips, would the large monetary investment be a substantial beneficial to my system over my pair of PST-6s? Thanks.


@tonywinga Very interesting. I remember a few years ago at a show in New York (THE show?) Richard Gray’s Power Company made an absolute killing. The hotel power was terrible and lots of TVs were on display and looking poor. Word quickly spread that the TV’s on a Power Company conditioner were doing better than those that were not and many vendors were buying units right there.

As you know, I’m a Furman fanboy, so I am not surprised it helps, but the more a conditioner helps, the worse your power quality was to begin with. In your case I think it is really worthwhile to understand why your starting point is so poor.  Might be worthwhile to have an electrician come and check things out.

Over Covid I was out of work and sold all my gear (and my house) just to survive, in that old set up I had a Furman PF Elite that I let go for pennies on the dollar. Wish I had it (and my old system) back again...

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