|Monster's SurgeGuard™ protects components from harmful surges and spikes.|
Harmful power surges and voltage spikes can travel up the AC power line and damage connected equipment. Lightning, automatic garage doors, power tools, refrigerators and fluorescent lights all cause power surges and voltage spikes that affect phone lines and coax cables. Monster's Surge-Guard™ detects harmful power surges and voltage spikes before they reach components. This HTS800 features special surge protection for coax cables used for satellite and cable TV connections. Other surge protectors Coax surge protection can result in as much as 20 to 30 dB of signal loss, which ultimately affects the output performance of coax connections. Monster's ultra-low loss RF circuitry provides virtually no signal loss to maintain peak performance.
Best of all, an audible surge alarm and visual surge indicator warn you of harmful surges and let you know you're getting the most advanced protection available. "Polluted" AC power can degrade the performance you expect from your home theatre components.
Unless you live directly behind Hoover Dam, your AC power is most likely "polluted" by appliances sharing the same power line with your home theatre components. Electrical power tools, refrigerators, air conditioners, radio transmitters, cellular phones, microwave ovens - even your neighbor's freezer - all can generate electromagnetic interference and radio frequency noise which pollutes the AC power and degrades both audio and video performance. Plus, even your home theatre components can generate noise interference, adding more "pollution" to your AC power.
As a result, you'll hear a loss of dynamic range and resolution with a compressed soundstage and imprecise imaging. You'll see a lack of sharpness and color detail lessening the home theatre experience. And you'll never know how much of the essential drama is gone in the high performance picture and sound your system was originally designed to deliver.
Monster's Clean Power™ Circuitry filters out power pollution for more natural sound and better TV picture.
Monster PowerCenters make life easier. Monster's FlatProfile™ plug lets you push your furniture flush against the wall.
Customer Reviews of Monster Cable Home Theater PowerCenter HTS 800 with Clean Power Stage 1
Monster Power unit is working good and would buy again.
Excellent plug in11/14/2012
Does just what it should with style. Love the many plug ins.
Great Surge Protector11/6/2012
Monster's surge protector has plenty of outlets including those that fit large transformers (2) and everything is color coded /labeled so you can easily find the power cord you are looking for. Overall a great product worth investing in if you have expensive AV gear.
Peace of mind and untangled mess11/6/2012
Basic product that does exactly what it's supposed to do. I especially like the long cord that comes on this power strip. Many of these have short little pig-tails. Made it easier to located it where I want it. Now my mess of cords actually looks organized.
One of most important office supplies10/1/2012
It only takes once of having your expensive computer and/or TV equipment destroyed by a random lightning strike to learn the importance of having proper surge protection. We thought it would never happen to us but then it did and we lost several items including valuable office equipment and TV, CD player, etc. The cost is minimal to protect yourself against such loss and this particular model is a real winner. Put one on each piece of equipment you have plugged in.
I have a 36 inch Sony Wega TV, Pioneer DVC302D DVD player, SONY VCR and a code less phone on the Monster Cable MP HTS800 HP Surge Protector. Observed a slight improvement in picture quality after installing the HTS800. Really liked the color-coded AC outlets with matching labels. Also the extra space between power outlets so that power adapters for telephone etc can be connected easily. I recommend this product for your home theater.
For $25, wonderful.