Is it mandatory with McIntosh owners that they always buy McIntosh products?
There are plenty of high quality power conditioners that don't involve paying a premium for the McIntosh name.
I have no idea about other McIntosh owners and what they like or don’t? If you re-read my original post, I own a marantz receiver and I’m specifically asking for other options than the mcp500 as I don’t want to spend $3,000. Thank you for pointing out there are other manufacturers, but who are they and what units are you recommending? Thanks.
I did a lot of research for almost a year and ended up with a Furman 15, they do have a 20 amp one also. You can find them on Amazon. Although I could have spent much more, I have found an improvement without breaking the bank. No current limiting which was a big concern of mine. Plus some conditioners don't have surge protection, the Furman has both.
Hope this helps a bit.