|Submited By: E. S. Franke on 04/16/2010|
These APC G5 units are the best you can do without spending at least twice as much. I needed 2 of them, since my equipment occupies 2 different corners of the room and I didnt want to spend a lot. No one else offers this kind of quality and feature set for this price.
They come with rack mounts intalled - just unscrew them and take them off if you are putting them on shelves like me. Then screw on the padded feet.
They give you plenty of outlets and great protection from surges, and adjustable limits on voltage to shut everything down so they dont continue to receive under or overvoltage. The time delayed outlets can be adjusted from 1-60 seconds. The LEDs can be turned off, the LCD cannot - however it can be set to a pretty low brightness so it isnt a huge problem. The unit does not make any noise.
Check out the thread at Audioholics Home Theater Forums.
I dock this item slightly for not allowing turning off of the LCD screen and for not spacing any of the outlets for larger plugs such as transformers. If you have any of those, you ll end up using 2 outlets worth of space. For the design goals and price point though, it isnt enough to keep this from earning a high mark. Id give it a 4.5 out of 5.