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Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner

You Pay: $125.00
Product Highlights
  • Extreme Voltage Shutdown
  • 15A Rating

The PL-8 C Power Conditioner from Furman brings together superior protection and outstanding performance in a sturdy, rack-mountable design. The Classic Series features Furman's revolutionary Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP), Linear Filtering Technology (LiFT), and Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS). Together, these technologies comprise what is, without question, one of the world's most advanced and comprehensive transient voltage surge suppressors.

Surge Protection
Furman's exclusive SMP technology provides the highest level of surge & spike protection available
Voltage Protection
Advanced EVS circuitry detects dangerous voltage irregularities and safely powers down itself and connected equipment in unsafe conditions
Diagnostic Lights
LED status indicators warn you when voltage is outside of nominal range or when protection has been compromised
Isolated Banks
Isolated outlet banks minimize inter-component interference and noise contamination
Wall Wart Spacing
Three widely spaced outlets accommodate bulky AC power transformers
15A Rating
15 amp rating featuring a high inrush magnetic circuit breaker for added protection
Nine Total Outlets
Nine total outlets (8 rear panel outlets and one front panel convenience outlet)
BNC Lamp Connector
Rear panel BNC connector powers any standard gooseneck lamp for rear rack illumination
Maximum Current 15A@124V
Output 90 to 139VAC
Surge Energy Rating 188VAC peak @ 3,000A
Dimensions 19 x 12 x 1.75" (482.6 x 304.8 x 44.45mm)
Weight 13 lbs (5.9kg)
Equipment Protection Line to neutral, zero ground leakage
Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
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    FurmanPL-8 C Power Conditioner
     
    4.9

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lots of outlets (10)
    • Protects system (10)
    • Easy to set up (8)
    • Energy efficient (7)
    • Good power output (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
      • Home studio (5)
      • Amateur recording (4)
      • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Performances (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7), Tech savvy (5), Audiophile (3), Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Excellent!

      By Joe the musician

      from Montreal, Canada

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Balanced Power
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Energy Efficient
      • Great Interface
      • Lots Of Outlets
      • Protects System

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

          Excellent!

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          5.0

          Great Buy!!!!

          By Moon Boot

          from NH

          About Me Pro Audio / DJ

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Balanced Power
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Energy Efficient
          • Great Interface
          • Lots Of Outlets
          • Protects System

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

              Great price, easy use, plenty of outlets & power, quiet with bonus front lights for visibility in the dark. I highly suggest to anyone this unit!

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              4.0

              Good Conditioner.

              By Lynden DJ

              from Lynden WA

              About Me Pro Audio / DJ

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Lots Of Outlets
              • Protects System

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                  There are more expensive conditioners out there, but this one does the same thing for less money. Love the LED lights, they light everything up and don't get hot.

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                  5.0

                  Solid build quality

                  By Bob J

                  from Demarest, NJ

                  About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                        This unit is deep enough that the back side doesn't get sunken in between deeper rack gear. This is very helpful when attaching wall wart type plug ins such as the Lexicon prosessors or just basically plugging anything in once it's been rack mounted. Seems to work as advertised as it does filter some audible junk from the regular line voltage. Build quality is good and the unit is heavier than most. Although I wasn't interested in the pop out lights they also are proving to be quite usefull.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent equipment

                        By Crazyzeke

                        from West Viriginia

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Balanced Power
                        • Energy Efficient
                        • Great Interface
                        • Lots Of Outlets
                        • Protects System

                        Cons

                        • Difficult Setup

                        Best Uses

                        • Mobile PA

                        Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                        As ususal, the Furman PL-8C povides power protection and front lighting (LED) that lets me relax and forget about surges and RFI. Note the edges near the mounting holes are raised. This caused me to have to trim my SKB roto rack so the cover could fit properly. No big issue, but worth noting.

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                        5.0

                        Furman Reliable

                        By chris

                        from brooklyn ny

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Balanced Power
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Energy Efficient
                        • Great Interface
                        • Lots Of Outlets
                        • Protects System

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small Rooms

                          Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                          My gear is protected! and connected in one beautiful unit.

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                          5.0

                          Great company, Quality product.

                          By B&B

                          from Florida

                          About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Balanced Power
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Energy Efficient
                          • Lots Of Outlets
                          • Protects System

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Theater Setups
                            • Large Rooms
                            • Movies
                            • Small Rooms
                            • Television Shows

                            Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                            This is a great unit to replace outlet strips and cheap surge suppressors. The power absorption of this unit is dramatically higher than a typical surge suppressor. I mounted this rack mount style unit on the back of my entertainment center. It is low profile and it does not take up valuable space nor do I have to look at it. I live in the lighting capital of the United States and now have two units; one for my audio system and another for my video system. I do not need a ups on these systems but feel much safer with these high quality power protection units. If you have a significant investment in your equipment that you would like to keep, you need this unit.

                            The manufacturer has a good technical/customer support! After 20+ years on my first unit, I developed some problems (false shutdowns). I e-mailed their customer support, and found that the old unit had been sold with a lifetime warranty. They offered an upgrade or replacement with an equivalent unit for nominal shipping charges. I understand their warranty on currently sold units is not lifetime, but I have respect for a company that actually honors a lifetime warranty on a 20+ year old unit made by a company they aquired.
                            The new unit I bought is heavier, suggesting a more robust level of protection. I like it so much that I did not send it back after I managed to get my first unit repaired.

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                            5.0

                            Effective quality

                            By GG

                            from Fresno, CA

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                            Does what its supposed to do and does it well.

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                            5.0

                            so far so good!

                            By esteban

                            from Seattle WA

                            About Me Bassist in Kladruby Gold, Technically Challenged

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Balanced Power
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Energy Efficient
                            • Great Interface
                            • Led lights
                            • Lots Of Outlets
                            • Protects System

                            Cons

                            • Imported
                            • NOT made in America

                            Best Uses

                            • 750 watt bass amplifier

                            Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                            Hi. Not much to say here as this is a pretty basic product. Seems to work great and I love the extra outlet on the front. Led lights are nice and bright and the power cord seems to be a nice heavy gauge. My only complaint is where it's made. I have and older Furman that's made in the USA. I would gladly pay a little more for the American made product.....

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                            5.0

                            Get this one!

                            By atosk89

                            from New Jersey

                            About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Balanced Power
                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Lots Of Outlets
                            • Protects System

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Mobile DJ

                              Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                              This is my second time buying this exact Furman. I am a mobile DJ and this was racked in my smaller rig. The new one operates just as good as the one I've had for over a year.

                              Traveling and being able to setup in a matter of minutes with the rackmounted unit is excellent. I don't have to worry about running all my audio equipment through this unit.

                              Two JBL EON XTs, DDM4000, Shure wireless mic, and two LED Electro Swarm lights. Plus a laptop and a few other miscellaneous gadgets. All performed without a hitch.

                              It does have some weight to it, which IMHO shows that it is a quality product. Be sure that you are able to carry around your rig with ease before you put this in.

                              Great product overall!

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                              5.0

                              AWESOME

                              By Chaz the Producer DJ

                              from NYC

                              About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Energy Efficient
                              • Lots Of Outlets
                              • Protects System

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                  This Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner is one of a kind. I run my entire studio rig through it. All of my synths and all of my gear. This PL-8 C is an important part of my set up. People expect me to deliver as I am making hot records and remixes. This thing is a boss. Period.

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent quality and value!

                                  By too tall

                                  from Dallas

                                  About Me Aspiring Filmmaker, Audio Visual Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                        You know how they say that they just don't make things like they used to? I think this power conditioner, along with similar power conditioners from Furman could last 20 years with the proper care. This unit is very robust and has an elegant simplicity with just two LEDs to let you know what's up. The outlets are very high quality and they "grab and hold" the male end of edison cable nicely. This was purchased for the protection of a workstation, and the quality is worth every penny of the modest price tag.

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                                        5.0

                                        Works great

                                        By John Bonnell

                                        from Oklahoma

                                        About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Professional musician

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Great Interface
                                        • Lots Of Outlets
                                        • Protects System

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Theater Setups
                                          • Recording Studio

                                          Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                          This is a very good, and relatively inexpensive, bit of protection to have. It has caught several power spikes and problems over the years, and acts as a buffer in a brown out.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great addition to AV Rack

                                          By Inspector Gadget

                                          from Northern VA

                                          About Me Tech Savvy

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lights front and back

                                          Cons

                                          • No cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • AV Home Theater Rack

                                          Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                          I'm putting together an AV rack to hold Receiver, DVD, Turntable,etc. I bought the Furman PL-8C more for the top of rack lighting than the Power Conditioning. Its two retractable lights on the front light ups the front of the rack. The BNC connection on the back allows me to use a goose neck lamp on the back of the rack to help me see to connect everything. The power connections are a huge plus too. Very good box at a great price.
                                          ASH

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                                          5.0

                                          Bedrock

                                          By Rudi

                                          from Nashville, TN

                                          About Me Experienced

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Limited Functions

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Events
                                            • Home Studio
                                            • Mobile DJ
                                            • Performances

                                            Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                            Simple, dependable and essential. One of those products that you will never know how much money it has saved you. Until you have to replace power supplies or other equipment because you left it out of a rack that is.

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                                            5.0

                                            It works!

                                            By PhotoAudioMan

                                            from Southern USA

                                            About Me Professional Musician

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Great value
                                            • Long Term Cost
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Amateur Recording
                                              • Computers
                                              • Events
                                              • Home AV
                                              • Home Studio
                                              • Mobile DJ
                                              • Performances
                                              • Professional Recording

                                              Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                              This one of those items that you know is doing its job when nothing happens. If you are looking to protect your equipment, and not worry about having to replace your conditioner, this is it.

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                                              5.0

                                              Helped reduce hum; works as expected

                                              By David H

                                              from Allston, MA

                                              About Me Experienced

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Clear Sound
                                              • Compact
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Amateur Recording
                                                • ComputerNetworking
                                                • Consumer AV
                                                • Events
                                                • Home Studio
                                                • Mobile DJ
                                                • Performances
                                                • Professional Recording

                                                Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                                Effectively reduced/eliminated hum from the martin logan sub on my home a/v setup. Sufficient isolation to be able to plug in anything, including computers, and not worry. Seems to be consistent in quality with previous generation pro Furman equipment I've used in pro/live settings in past years. Great pricing by B&H compared to others. Nice surprise there! What's up with the "child" option in "describe yourself"? lol

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                                                4.0

                                                Clean power makes for happy gear.

                                                By Nate

                                                from Eugene, OR

                                                About Me Professional Musician

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Amateur Recording
                                                  • Events
                                                  • Home Studio
                                                  • Mobile DJ
                                                  • Performances
                                                  • Professional Recording

                                                  Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                                  Many recording novices don't realize the value of a good power conditioner, and dismiss it as a glorified (and much more expensive) power strip. But the benefits of clean power are enormous. Not only is this unit relatively cheap, it could just save all your other fancy equipment from damage later. Imagine it as an insurance policy, and it's worth becomes much greater than its cost.

                                                  In particular, the PL-8 C is just about the baseline in power protection. Although Furman makes cheaper models, this unit has the best price : features ratio of any of them.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  can't really tell if it's working

                                                  By josh

                                                  from nyc

                                                  About Me Experienced

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Amateur Recording
                                                      • Home Studio
                                                      • Mobile DJ

                                                      Comments about Furman PL-8 C Power Conditioner:

                                                      all the outlets were working when it arrived. it pretty much just takes up a rack unit, but having friends that are electrical engineers telling you to get one of these to protect expensive equipment forced me to get one.

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