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Monster MP HTS 1600 8-Outlet Power Center with Stage 2 Clean Power (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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4.6 out of 5 stars 178 customer reviews
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  • Monster Clean Power; Stage 2 v.2.1 circuitry filter dramatically reduces electronic noise.
  • T2: automatic disconnect/reconnect protection circuitry. $350,000 Connected Equipment Warranty.
  • Tri-Mode: power protection circuitry with audible alarm and auto disconnect.
  • 3618 Joule rating provides a high level of surge absorption.
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Monster
  • Model Number: MP HTS 1600
  • Item Height: 5.3 inches
  • Item Length: 21.3 inches
  • Item Width: 11.6 inches
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Product Description

Product Description

Model no. mp hts 1600 8 color-coded outlets digital meter displays voltage provides ac power protection for home theater components & surge protected coax phone & network connections protects cable satellite tivo(r) phone & network monster(r) clean power(tm) stage 2 v2.1 circuitry filter dramatically reduces electronic noise tri-mode(tm) power protection with audible alarm & auto disconnect 3618 joules provide high level surge absorption features 2 pairs of surge-protected 2.5 ghz coaxial connectors 1 pair of surge-protected phone connectors including splitter & pair of network connectors

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HTS 1600

Technology Today

Advancements in technology have brought faster, higher definition products that are capable of processing large amounts of data but are also quite sensitive to the components that drive them. Too little power and these devices will not function at an optimum level, too much power and these devices can be damaged beyond repair.
Clean Power 2 The Ups and Downs of Power

AC Power by nature is ever-changing, appliances turning on and off in your home (as well as your neighbor's home) causes voltage to surge and spike, this is sometimes noticeable in the form of lights dimming. This causes a state of flux for the power running your delicate electronic devices which can have a negative effect on the functionality of those devices. Other conditions such as power outages and lightning strikes only increase this fluctuation.

When power returns after an outage it does not roll in gently like a ripple on a lake, it surges and spikes like a wave on an ocean during a hurricane. It is these surges that damage the delicate components in electronic devices making them unusable. Even under normal power operation, surges and spikes can damage electronic devices.

Proper connection to an advance surge protector that offers integrated system protection can help minimize the risk of permanent damage....

coax protection

Protection You Can Rely On

Unlike standard surge protectors, the Monster PowerCenter HTS1600 protection provides multiple layers of defense against harmful surges and spikes with patented Tri-Mode and exclusive T2 protection. The Microprocessor controlled T2 circuitry continuously minotors power conditions to not only block out surges and spikes, but also disconnects the PowerCenter and all of the connected devices. After power is disconnected, T2 circuitry continues to monitor power conditions and automatically reconnects the power once a safe condition is reached.

Protection is only part of the equation; Monster's Tri-Mode circuitry includes an audible alarm and an LED display that shows the current incoming power line voltage. No more guess work on troubleshooting high or low voltage conditions like spikes or brownouts.
350k LCW Keeping it Clean

Fluctuations in power are bad enough for proper electronic devices functionality; add the noise pollution in power lines created by the appliances in your home and outside interference, and protection is only the beginning of the requirement.

Electrical power tools, refrigerators, air conditioners, radio transmitters, cell phones- all generate electromagnetic interference and radio frequency noise which pollutes AC power.

The pollution in the power line has an adverse effect on the performance of electronic devices, preventing them from performing at at an optimum level. Video will not be as crisp and jittery; audio will sound unclear and accurate to the point of even having noticeable levels of buzzes and noise. Monster's Clean Power circuitry filters out power pollution by utilizing special filters to dramatically reduce electronic noise on your AC power line. You'll see a more vivid picture and hear more natural sound with increased dynamic range and less noise giving back the performance you never knew you lost...

Making Life Easier

In addition to protecting your valuable electronics, Monster PowerCenter provides convenience for connecting and placement generic surge protectors cannot. The FlatProfile plug allows for furniture to be flush with your walls, and the color-coded labeled outlets let you know just what is connected, no more unplugging the wrong device. All this combines with a generous 8-foot powered cord, ensuring that no wall outlet is out of reach...

Peace of Mind

With Monster PowerCenter HTS1600 you can rest easy knowing that if something should go wrong, your connected equipment is protected by Monsters Connected Equipment Warranty. That is something you cannot find on a generic power strip...

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 21.3 x 11.6 x 5.3 inches ; 14.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 9.4 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • Item model number: MP HTS 1600
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (178 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at June 5, 2006

Customer Reviews

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Line conditioners like this are kind of a sore subject for a lot of people. They say you don't need one, they are over priced, they don't do anything special. Guess what? They are wrong. I know from experience. I got the HTS 1600 on a lightning deal to replace another unit that had taken a direct lightning hit. 4 of the 8 outlets on the old power center were fried and yet the equipment connected to them took no damage at all. You think $100 or so is too much to spend to protect potentially thousands of dollars in home entertainment equipment? I say that is crazy!

What this Monster Power Center does is clean the electrical feed to the components (inconsistent power can cause damage to your equipment), automatically shuts down current to connected devices if too much (or too little, which can damage components as well) energy is sensed, and provides protection against lightning strikes. Like Monster or not, this product is worth the investment. A few years ago I bought one of these for my parents. They had a lot of electrical interference within their home. If they used the microwave they would get static in the picture on their television. Once connected to the power center, that interference disappeared. Don't think these things do what they claim? Ask my parents (who's entertainment system also survived a lightning strike without complication)!

At the end of the day you'll hardly notice whether or not these things work...Until they have to. Then and maybe only then will you appreciate the value of this, or any other line conditioner/power center.
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First I actually own this item and bought it on Amazon.

Someone wrote a review here saying that Monster had made a "snake oil" claim that power conditioning can give you better audio and video quality and that there was zero scientific basis for these claims. As a person who spent 20+ years in the video production business I can say with complete confidence this person is absolutely provably WRONG.

While Monster does tend to make "snake oil" claims about some of its products the claim power conditioning can give you better audio and video quality is 100% true. You do not have to live in a 100 year old house, a new house can have wiring faults which for numerous reasons can interfere with audio and video, sometimes you create them when setting up your equipment. Power problems are notorious for causing HDMI faults, audio receiver buzzing, analog picture problems, interference of all kinds that degrade audio and video. For instance my house a 17 year old addition with then new wiring to a new panel and I have always had a buzz in my audio without a power conditioner.

For years I used a Tripplite power conditioning (which 17 years ago cost more than this Monster unit) and since that failed I have been using a APC battery backup system with power conditioning which now requires a new battery so in the meanwhile I purchased Monster MP HTS 1600 which does what it is supposed to do and does it well, no buzz. Along with that the unit is well made, attractive, and displays enough info to let you see if there is a serious power problem.

Monster has it faults and does tend oversell and over promise benefits for some of it products but not with this unit the Monster MP HTS 1600 does the job and at a reasonable price.

If anyone tells that power conditioning cannot improve you audio and video and is "snake oil" do not trust anything they say on electronics because they do not know what they are talking about.
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For an explanation, do a Google Search for "Ten Biggest Lies In Audio" or visit this link: [ ... ] and scroll to the part where he talks about fancy cables and about power conditioners.

Having surge protection is indeed important, and you can find a decent surge protector with multiple outlets for wire management well under a hundred bucks, with power backup...Tripplite makes probably the best ones with a far more reasonable price to performance ratio, as does American Power Conversion (APC) and (most of the time) Belkin. More like forty to eighty bucks, really. And more than adequate to cover expensive HD TVs and components...don't let those silly salespeople at big-box chains scare you into thinking that you need anything more!

What is complete and shameless SNAKE OIL though, is any claim that a so-called "power conditioner" is somehow going to give you better audio and video quality. Unless you are living in some 200 year old house with 100 year old wiring in the middle of nowhere, there is ZERO scientific basis for these claims: just total sales BS.

My boss got this Monster "PowerCenter" and while it does look kind of cool on his shelf with all the flashing lights and LED numbers, we did an audio and video comparison with a cheap $30 surge protector (no backup power supply) and guess what? Identical sound and video. He kept the Monster unit though, since he's filthy rich and likes cool-looking gadgets. But he had to admit that I was dead right.

Also, the instruction booklet that comes with this unit is entirely useless. It's basically an advertising brochure telling you how great Monster is as a company, as a way of getting you to buy more Monster products.
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