power conditioning question gentlemen


      I,m considering a power conditioner /surge unit ,Two sunfire subs,nu vista intergrated(draws some juice) ,transport,dac,tt, phono section (dc-ac i may just plug in wall)  .Dedicated 20amp run directly to room x 2 hospital grade rec. I have been looking into richard grays,furman ref,shunyata etc.I have a unique set up here in nor cal.I am completley off grid!,I run a serious solar and res set up with a genny back up.The power is pretty consistant although during changes in genny start up or at time it does fluctuate a little .I never hear it or have never measured a spiked it drops slightly during those milliseconds.I would like to snag a used one in the 1k range .
thoughts??

128x128oleschool
Thanks ivan i will . Solar dc to ac power should be very clean when done well ...
eric any thoughts in my question?

Falcon thank you . are you speaking in terms of the ,furman,core,shunyata,and gray products.. Or just in general with all equipment.. Again thanks for the tips i really appreciate the advice .. 
Hi @oleschool

Sorry for not answering, I was having trouble following the models.

I don’t know anything about Core so I can’t comment. In general, power regenerators are the most expensive per watt. I really like and trust PurePower and PS Audio units.

The Furman conditioner with SMP, LiFT and voltage regulation is a great in-between unit. I use the Elite 15i PF and I'm very happy with it's performance. It has SMP and LiFT which is no joke. In addition to the measurements, I went without this unit for a while and really missed it.

My experience with Richard Gray was from a show in NY. They sold a bunch of units at the show to other vendors there because the power in the hotel was so crappy and they had the only AC conditioners which showed any  improvement at all. This was ages ago when I was shilling for InnerSound. Televisions were a big deal and the units visibly improved the displays.

But given your needs, I'd go Furman or step up to PS Audio/PurePower. Actually no, whe I'd do is stick with Furman and save the money for room acoustic treatment. :)

Best,


Erik
Oleschool,
I was referring to the Furman, Equi=Tech, BPT type units. Think about the Equi=Core, you need one unit for each component. How does the cost then compare to a shelf mounted unit that offers several duplex outlets in one unit? I have no opinion about the Core product and don't mean to appear to discount them it's just that from a practicality standpoint I can't see an advantage. I was all set to purchase the P-2400 IT when I ran across my BPT unit for sale here on the 'gon. I gave up the surge protection offered by the Furman but it allowed me to try balanced power for about 1/3 the cost. I may still eventually sell the BPT and go with the Furman but for now I'm certainly enjoying the BPT. My system is completely silent under the music.
@oleschool

Given a choice between voltage regulation, and balanced power, I'd go with regulation in your situation, that is, going off grid for long periods of time. The regulation in the P2400 AR will keep your gear in optimal voltage ranges no matter what may come.

If you also have cable TV, I'd use a ground loop eliminator on it as well ($30 or less) unless it's built into the P2400.

http://amzn.to/2bEsOZS

Best,

Erik