Here it is, folks: one of the best, most effective, reasonably-priced power conditioner/AC distribution units you can buy, the Furman Elite-20PFi. This is the 20-amp version but the good folks at Furman include a 20-amp to 15-amp chord to work with the prevalent outlet configurations.
So what's the big deal with the Furmans? Well, ok, I'll admit: their innards are not sealed in mystery goop to prevent prying eyes from reverse-engineering proprietary, highly classified technology based on hyper dimensional physics and found only on the (allegedly nonexistent) Aurora project. Nor are Furman's sales brochures dripping with mystical language that would have made Rasputin mutter "what ... the ... heck?????"
Rather, Furman's been making great AC conditioners long before most hucksters with accesses to a CnC machine complicated our lives (no, wait, we can't neglect the pathbreaking "work" of Tice....). Here's one telling example of why I like Furman and why I've been using their products for about a decade: when I moved to my current home I called up Furman to discuss the purchase of an IT-Reference 20i. The person who took my call spent about 45 minutes asking me questions about my needs and then decided that the product I needed was the $1,200 Elite-20PFi and NOT the ... $3,700 IT-Ref 20i. How freakin' cool is that? Try doing that with Shun-- I mean, with one of Furman's competitors.
"So pal, if this is such a miracle box, why are you getting rid of it, huh?" Fair enough. It's because I finally did what all audiophiles should do: I ran two brand new, separate circuits from the panel to the audio room: one for the amps, another for source components. "So now you don't need any filtering?" Don't know. But what I DO know is that I'm out of money!
I'm the original owner of the 20PFi and, btw, this is the third time I've bought this model, having decided to try other brands. The piece appears as-new but I've rated it an 8/10 because I've owned it for over a year. The plugs don't even show any sign of wear. All accessories and documentation are present. Only the original 20-amp-to-20-amp chord has seen use.
The unit sells for $1,199 from a reputable dealer and can be found for under $900 on eBay from ... well ... who knows? I'm selling mine for $675 and that INCLUDES PayPal fees and FedEx Ground shipping to anywhere in the Lower-48. Shipping is strictly limited to addresses within the Continental United States - sorry but no exceptions.
Thank you for wading through my editorial rant.....