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Hi Bros, my Marantz SR8001 seems pretty fragile, I bought it in Nov 2007, 4 months later, some component inside burnt when my wife switched off the power directly from power plug instead of power button in front panel. It took more than one month to get it repaired. Luckily it was still under warranty.

 

Last week when my wife was watching movie, half way the sound went off, and the "standby" red light in front panel was blinking.....searched forums and found quite a number of marantz users got this kind of problem, some of them managed to bring the system up by remote control but I didn't have the luck. So have to send the system for repair again, it is still with AUDIO TECH REPAIR CENTRE now and don't know how much is the repair cost, the technician told me it is likely due to power fluctuation which damaged the memory card inside.....@!#$!$!@$#

 

Would like to seek some advice on how to protect the system from damage caused by power fluctuation, buy power conditioner, power distributor or UPS? quite confused and frustrated, any bros encountered similar problems, kindly help! Thanks!

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Belkin surge protector? A AVR?

 

UPS you need a high VA one. Maybe an online model.

 

Eg below. Of course look for the UK plug type.

 

http://www.belkin.com/surgeprotection/concealed/

 

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=124911

 

Edit : http://www.sonicsoundaudio.com/product_info.php?products_id=46

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Belkin surge protector? A AVR?

 

UPS you need a high VA one. Maybe an online model.

 

Eg below. Of course look for the UK plug type.

 

http://www.belkin.com/surgeprotection/concealed/

 

http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=124911

 

Thanks bro cstanxpl, can surge protector solve the problem? is belkin surge protector available locally?

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Thanks bro cstanxpl, can surge protector solve the problem? is belkin surge protector available locally?

 

It is. You can get from HN at Raffles City. Offer now at less than $$20.

 

Actually it is a surge protector. If you problem is not due to surge then I think no.

 

If the technician is right, you have unstable power (unlikely in S'pore, but not impossible) then you need a AVR.

 

Or you can try a Belkin PF30 PureAV Power Console like some users here have. But not sold locally.

 

You can try to search for this Belkin PF30 PureAV Power Console in some threads here.

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It is. You can get from HN at Raffles City. Offer now at less than $$20.

 

If the technician is right, you have unstable power (unlikely in S'pore, but not impossible) then you need a AVR.

 

 

that's pretty cheap....no harm to get one if it provides some protection.

 

The technician also recommend AVR to me, but forgive my innocent, what is AVR?

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that's pretty cheap....no harm to get one if it provides some protection.

 

The technician also recommend AVR to me, but forgive my innocent, what is AVR?

 

Auto Voltage Regulator...to provide stable power output.

 

By the way, the one that cost less than S$20 is the cube design one.

 

The conceal design with 8 sockets usually cost more than S$100. But now Challenger promo price is S$69 (same as during Sitex etc).

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Auto Voltage Regulator...to provide stable power output.

 

By the way, the one that cost less than S$20 is the cube design one.

 

The conceal design with 8 sockets usually cost more than S$100. But now Challenger promo price is S$69 (same as during Sitex etc).

 

roger....many thanks bro! it helps a lot!  any recommendation for AVR? sorry for so many questions,  :)

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roger....many thanks bro! it helps a lot!  any recommendation for AVR? sorry for so many questions,  :)

 

Paisei, no experince with AVR. Only know what they do.  :-[

 

Maybe you can check out the Belkin PF30 PureAV Power Console.

 

Pete bought from overseas and bring back. Think it is a 110V version (I may be wrong) and he uses a 220 to 110V step down converter (a huge one I supposed) to power it.

 

Maybe the Belkin PF30 owners can advise more if it will help your case.

 

FYI :

 

http://www.belkin.com/PureAV_detail.process?Product_Id=178339

 

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/hi-fi-accessories/belkin-pureav-pf30-94279/review

 

By the way, do you notice your lights flicker at times?

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Paisei, no experince with AVR. Only know what they do.  :-[

 

Maybe you can check out the Belkin PF30 PureAV Power Console.

 

By the way, do you notice your lights flicker at times?

 

Thanks for all the helps rendered bro! very grateful to that! Will do some research on the AVR. In fact I didn't notice the power in my house is not stable. But the problems I encountered seems all related to power, a bit scared now....

 

Pete, can provide some help on AVR?  ;D

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