The power coming through AC power outlets is full of interference and line disturbances that cause hum, buzz, and static, degrading your home theater's audio and video performance. In addition, electronic appliances, cellphones, and even home theater components all generate electronic noise that further affects your home theater sound and picture. The detrimental effects of "dirty" AC power cannot be removed by ordinary surge protectors.
Monster Clean Power Circuitry Stage 1 filters provide excellent AC power line noise rejection and isolation of audio and video equipment for component-generated noise rejection. When you connect your home theater components to a Monster HTS 950 PowerCenter you'll get the best possible picture and sound from your AV components with a more natural sound, increased dynamic range, and the most vivid video images possible.
Sensitive electronics in your home theater components can be easily damaged from the surges, dips and spikes common with AC power today. The problem is even worse if you live in an area plagued by lightning or power blackouts. Extremely high voltages can travel through the power line, seriously damaging or even destroying your components. The Monster HTS 950 features a high surge absorption capacity for excellent power protection. Unlike ordinary surge protectors, advanced Monster PowerCenters also actively monitor incoming power and automatically disconnect your valuable equipment before damage occurs.
The HTS 950 provides advanced power protection that goes far beyond competing surge protectors with patented Tri-Mode disconnect circuitry. Unlike ordinary surge protectors, which only use MOVs (Metal Oxide Varistors) to absorb surges, the HTS 950's Tri-Mode Protection circuitry automatically disconnects all of your connected AV equipment, completely isolating your valuable AV components from dangerous power conditions, and sounds an audible alarm, letting you know your system has been protected. Ordinary surge protectors leave equipment connected to AC power and vulnerable to damage.
All of a component's inputs and outlets need to be protected, or the entire system will be vulnerable. Often missed are telephone lines and cable and satellite connections, which can carry dangerous power surges and spikes to your equipment. The Monster HTS 950 features comprehensive protection with coaxial, network and phone connections for complete satellite, TiVo, cable, and HDTV protection.
The HTS 950 provides color-coded outlets that are specially labeled for home theater. Also included are corresponding color-coded stickers for your components' power cords. This system saves you a lot of aggravation by helping you not accidentally unplug the wrong component (and wipe out its programming). You'll also appreciate the heavy-duty extra-long power cord, and 24k gold contact FlatProfile plug lets you keep furniture flat against the wall. You get more of everything from Monster PowerCenters.