Reddit Reddit reviews Furman Power Conditioner (SS6B)

We found 20 Reddit comments about Furman Power Conditioner (SS6B). Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

Surge Protectors
Power Strips & Surge Protectors
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Furman Power Conditioner (SS6B)
15 foot power cordIlluminated ON/OFF switchCircuit breaker6-outlet blockEMI/RFI noise attenuationHeavy-duty metal constructionIlluminated on/off switchCircuit breaker
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20 Reddit comments about Furman Power Conditioner (SS6B):

u/thebigreason · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Yeah. I use these Furman Power Strips with 15' power chords.

u/pompeiisneaks · 2 pointsr/GuitarAmps

to be honest, I'd say this is probably the best bet for what you need without breaking the bank: I have one and dig it, but as stated, sometimes the problem isn't going to be fixed by something like that. The house sounds like it has some serious power problems. Those kind can sometimes be the kind that can cause fires etc, if there's surging every time a device is used, hints at bad connections somewhere and power is pushed until it arcs across some bad gap, causing a surge.

u/ya_bewb · 2 pointsr/livesound

I use these: Furman SS6B 6 Plug Surge Protector

Edit: generic power strips tend to be noisy. These units from Furman don't condition the power, but they help block emi and rfi. They also have a metal case and can take a lot of abuse. They also make rack-mount units that do condition power, which are popular in studios.

u/shoturtle · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

A power conditioner can lessen this effect of the hissing. It will not eliminated it, but lessen it. But if it is not annoying. I would just let it along. Something like this.

u/skytzx · 2 pointsr/buildapc

I recall someone on buildapc had a similar issue before. Their solution was to get a power conditioner... something like this or this may fix the issue.

They're commonly used for audio equipment where audible noise can result from dirty power.

u/NewC303 · 2 pointsr/applehelp

A leap here, but could it be the power that your computers are getting? Perhaps the power in your house has a lot of noise. Maybe you should try plugging in your laptop at a library and see if you can hear the noise through your headphones. Also have you tried different headphones? There are power conditioning power strips that might help if that's the issue.

u/supercargo · 2 pointsr/electricians
  1. Yes, setting the gain knob on the sub to 1/8 of maximum would work. It would be worth doing some testing since you might be able to go higher depending on your source material

  2. A power strip with a resettable circuit breaker would work; Furman makes various products like this which are designed specifically for use with audio and include some extra filtering circuitry; something like or
u/Crashboy96 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Any chance you could comment on whether this power conditioner will actually provide any benefit?

Bought it after a quick google search because I needed something ASAP and a couple sites recommended it.

u/Dondervuist · 1 pointr/askanelectrician

I suppose you could do that, but it's definitely not ideal. You'd be essentially drawing power for up to 10 devices off of one outlet if you plug the 10 switch PDU into one of the outlets of the power conditioner. I assume it would probably be ok since both devices are rated at 15A, but I can't find any information on what one individual outlet on a power conditioner/strip is rated for.

If you're absolutely dead set on getting the 10 switch PDU and you still want a minimum level of filtering and surge protection, I would probably get something like this Furman power strip and plug the PDU into it. It still offers a standard level of EMI/RFI filtering and standard level surge protection and it's only $34. Plus, it has a built in circuit breaker so it would shut off in the event that anything did get overloaded. Along the same vein, this one has slightly better filtering and better surge protection for $43 and this one is the top-of-the-line one for both filtering and surge protection for $90. I would go with one of those if you want the filtering. (probably the $43 one if it were me)

Alternatively, you could forego the filtering and just get one of these for $10. That would at least give you the surge protection. The difference being, without the filtering you might notice a hum in the speakers or pick up radio stations in your equipment, etc. The filtering just lowers your noise floor to some extent and helps keep unwanted interference out. If you never use a microphone or electric guitar/amplifier you might not need it (except for the speakers). I would say surge protection is a must though.

Edit: I just found this two-outlet surge protector that has almost double the joules rating for surge protection as the $10 one-outlet surge protector I mentioned earlier and it offers EMI/RFI filtering (probably not as good of filtering as the Furman ones, but it still has some). That would probably be a good choice also.

Sorry for the wall of text, there are just so many options!

u/ThatsWhatSheSaid_84 · 1 pointr/audiophile

Did you shut off or unplug all other electronics within the vicinity of the speakers while they are powered on? I would be curious if you still get the noise. If no, power on each item 1 by 1 to see if that is causing the interference to start, and then if feasible, relocate.

If that doesn't work or isn't an option, you could try an RFI/EMI filter to see if it helps. You can try a more cost effective option like this, which depending on how strong it is may do the trick. I had a similar issue from time to time with a vintage receiver and this helped in my case.

Furman Power Conditioner (SS6B)

You could also try a ferrite core filter than snaps onto the power cord itself.

Hope this helps!

u/PutInKosar · 1 pointr/bravia
u/aberugg · 1 pointr/sysadmin

I've always wondered if something like this would help. Electricity isn't my strong suit as far as knowledge. I use one at home for an AV mixer and it made a huge difference in reducing hum and all kinds of anomalies. Maybe this is a good compromise compared to having to shell out the dough for UPS' for each device, in case their boss doesn't want an upgrade.

That is, if it gets the job done right.

u/rambleon80 · 1 pointr/guitarpedals

Have you noticed playing at different locations? Sometimes it's the power supply in your house/ studio. I know because one of the outlets in my little home studio always causes a little buzz. I've never noticed this playing out or in my band's practice space. You might want to try something like this?

u/nmanzi1991 · 1 pointr/DJs

A furman is the one that we went with.

Hopefully this one will do the trick for this go around. Anyway, thanks again for all your advice! Helped us out a lot

u/shuddertostink · 0 pointsr/livesound

You know, at some point I probably should have figured out what the power requirements for our rig was, but really at the end of the day it's not like the halls were going to change their wiring for us (and I wasn't doing a permanent install).

I eventually got sick of the spaghetti balls of cables, extenders, strips etc and ended up using this and [these] ( and they really made life a lot easier, combined with a couple super long cables to avoid having to use breakout boxes.

u/RewindRepeatIt · -3 pointsr/Assistance

Merry Christmas OP!

I'm trying to get DJ equipment to start my dream of being a DJ. It's kinda already started because through lots of legwork and thrift-store shopping I managed to get some barely-passable home audio stuff, but it can't take the strain of DJing and can't be used for anything larger than ~40 people. I've had to turn down gigs because of it and judging by how frickin' hot it gets after I play for a few hours, it's going to be dead soon.

I made an Amazon list of what I need to buy to be at a semi-professional level. The cheapest thing that's independently useful would be the microphone, I believe, but literally anything is greatly appreciated, even if it's just a cord for something I don't have yet or something. The speakers are the most important thing by far, but they're extremely expensive. - Dynamic microphone (the condenser mics pick up all the background noise and are way more prone to feedback) - Pop cover that would fit that mic - Mixer (without it the speakers and stuff won't work) - Professional software (the one I currently use is free software lacking a lot of the functionality of this) - Production software - Cheap keyboard MIDI with a drum pad to use with FL Studio - Monitor speakers - Cords for the montiors (I'd need 2) - Mackie Thump15s w/ cases and stands - Cables for the speakers and subwoofer - Subwoofer - Stand for the subwoofer - Lighting truss - Colored lights (it would need 2) - Strobe lights (2 as well) - Hooks for the lighting (1 per light, 4 total) - Security hooks for the lights (to save the lights if they fall from the hooks) - Powerstrip (I'd need 2) - Laptop/controller stand - 4-deck controller - Case for the controller

Not going for a sob story here, but rather explanation of why I don't have money to spend on this stuff - I've got no family and I've got Lyme's Disease which I wasn't allowed to treat back when I had a family (strictly against modern medicine) and now can't treat because of an error made on my government-provided health insurance that's so far been going on for 8 months and is yet to be fixed. Lyme destroys your joints, so standing and walking for a retail job (not yet out of college) is extremely painful for days afterwards. Once I get treatment I'm going to put my nose to the grindstone and get two jobs to finance it, but still, anything helps. If you go through my post history you'll see mention of a few Christmas gifts, specifically a set of headphones, and those are from friends. I really really really appreciate them because they put a lot of thought into them and read reviews and all, but I wound up not being able to use them, but instead returned them and spent the money on a professional set of headphones, which is why there are no headphones on that list of links.