Monster Home Theatre Reference HTS 2600 MKII PowerCenter with Clean Power Stage 2 v.2.1 10 Reviews

Monster Home Theatre Reference HTS 2600 MKII PowerCenter with Clean Power Stage 2 v.2.1 10

  • Monster Clean Power Stage 2 v.2.1 circuitry filter dramatically reduces electronic noise.
  • T2 automatic disconnect/reconnect protection circuitry.
  • Tri-Mode power protection circuitry with audible alarm and auto disconnect.
  • 5750 joule rating provides a high level of surge absorption.
  • 10 surge-protected, color-coded AC outlets. level of surge absorption.

Monster Home Theatre Reference HTS 2600 MKII PowerCenter with Clean Power Stage 2 v.2.1 10The fact is, analog audio equipment is sensitive to a different type of noise than video, just as video is sensitive to a different type of noise than digital, and so on. In the past, manufacturers have used filters to combat the problem of noise introduced via power sources. Unfortunately, the filters were not optimized to attenuate at the different frequencies that are unique to digital, analog audio, and

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3 Responses to Monster Home Theatre Reference HTS 2600 MKII PowerCenter with Clean Power Stage 2 v.2.1 10 Reviews

  1. S. Kakulla says:
    30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Protection of your system thats all…rest is hype, August 29, 2005
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    S. Kakulla
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Monster Home Theatre Reference HTS 2600 MKII PowerCenter with Clean Power Stage 2 v.2.1 10 (Electronics)

    I am surprised when people say that they have noticed significant improvement in picture quality and sound with this. My home Audio Video setup includes a $4000 audiophile grade stereo system and a $2500 42 inch sony LCD projection TV. With all that money and low distortion equipment you can detect the smallest of the change quite easily. I am so sensitive to sound quality that twice my speakers were replaced due to sound distortion that I noticed (distortion that the dealer failed to notice but the manufacturer did). I am a music guy, clean music is what I care about. Believe me HTS – whatever, does not lead to a significant sound improvement. On the other hand it might bring your amp juice down. You know you have to crank up the volume knob a little more than what you would do without it. I played different CDs with and without the so called clean power and I could not observe any significant change. Your experience may differ from mine. My audio components come from NAD who are known for their excellent noise free transformers in their amps players, tuner etc.

    Coming to video the HDTV snowflakes are still visible. Specially in the scenes of running water. From my experience all I can tell you is, the flakes are dependent on the transmission quality. In channels like INHD, CINIMAX, HBO you wouldn’t get any flakes in the picture while channels like thirteen HD are full of it (specially scenes with running water). So did the clean power make any difference ? Yes it did, given you don’t change any color settings of your TV the “clean power” would dull the extra bright bleeding colors..Colors intensity looks more natural..Hey but that’s some thing you can do with your color settings right !….
    So why monster clean power—–answer is surge protection. That’s all. Home insurance doesn’t offer surge protection monster does. Not only that. Good music / TV systems are brought with a lot of passion. I have spent close to 6 months deciding my stereo system…another 2 months perfecting it. It would be sad if I loose it to a surge and that’s the reason why I chose to keep this HTS what-ever clean power. :o )….and hey don’t fall for the gimmick they show you on the monster cable website…My whole system sits next to an Air conditioner….In fact theoretically speaking my entire system shares the same power line as my air conditioner does….I did not notice any change even close to what monster cable guys claim :o ) …. Your money your choice ….!

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  2. R. Lockhart "PigeonPunter" says:
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Makes a difference to me- Peace of mind!., August 13, 2007
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    R. Lockhart “PigeonPunter” (California Highlands) –
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    This review is from: Monster Home Theatre Reference HTS 2600 MKII PowerCenter with Clean Power Stage 2 v.2.1 10 (Electronics)

    The 2600 MKII is an excellent surge protector and power cleaner. As far as whether you will see or hear a difference in your audio/video (A/V) signals, it depends on your home electrical source, age and quality of your home wiring and appliances, and the area you live in.

    I’m lucky enough to live in a newer house. My electrical is up to code and not overdrawn. I have 200amp service (everyone should have it!) to make sure I have plenty of reserve power at hand when multiple appliances are on at the same time. A/V appliances in older homes with original wiring may be more susceptable to electro-magnetic interference (EMI).

    You may notice when a high-current appliance, like a microwave or dryer runs, you get A/V interference. That is exactly what the HTS 2600 is designed to cure. Those who say it’s only a surge-protector probably don’t live in an older home where EMI is more common. It’s not going to significantly improve A/V quality for those who don’t have an EMI issue.

    What it will do well for those who don’t have EMI, is provide excellent surge-protection and piece of mind for your hard-earned money. In my case, although I have no EMI issues, I live in a remote, mountainous area, where electrical surges, blackouts and brownouts are common in winter. For these reasons I choose the Monster HTS 2600. It provides all the protection I need. And it neatly sorts all your A/V AC wiring.

    The HTS 2600 is more than adequate for most users. For those with more than one amplifier or many A/V components, a more-capable power center may be required. Here’s what I have hooked up to mine:

    63″ plasma tv
    AV receiver
    DVD player
    VCR
    DVR
    Playstation 3
    Remote control charging dock
    RF transmitter
    Entertainment Ctr. lighting

    It uses a household standard 15amp three-prong plug, but you may consider installing a dedicated 20amp outlet for all your home theatre needs.

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  3. Anonymous says:
    10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Product!, August 17, 2003
    By A Customer
    This review is from: Monster Home Theatre Reference HTS 2600 MKII PowerCenter with Clean Power Stage 2 v.2.1 10 (Electronics)

    I bought this as extra protection for my Samsung 56 inch DLP and audio system. Compared to using a normal surge protector, the Monster HTS 2600 indeed provided a clearer picture, cleaning up the snow and artifacts. I haven’t really tested out the audio yet. It’s good for peace of mind, as I want to protect my expensive investment.

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