Yo Erasto. IMHO expensive power conditioner mfr's prey on the well known audiophile bias toward more $$$$ equals better performance. This may have some merit with speakers, amps, and players but the point of diminishing returns is reached quite quickly with accessories and then drops off a cliff. Accessories are where dealers make there bread and butter. I live in the boonies where there are no dealers to support so I'm an online guy by necessity. I doubt you will do much better than what I use: an APC H15 power conditioner with 12 outlets, 1440 watt electric power capacity, and a silver face (to match my components, of course). The outlets are engineered to keep digital, analog, video, and high current loads (power amp & subwoofer) and their electronic noise separate from each other. It also sepetates and protects telephone, data, CATV and satellite connections. The sound of my system is quieter with this unit and I am confident it will work to protect my system from power surges or sags, though I will be quite happy to never test that hypothesis. Right now there is a very good deal for this unit at Tiger Direct for $200. The 1000 watt unit (H10) is $100. If you don't use it for a big plasma TV in addition to the stereo eqpt, 1000 watts is usually adequate. That's my two cents for now. P.S. I'm an IBEW trained electrician with thirty years under my belt and a lot of engineering classes thrown in to boot, so it's possible I'm not completely out to lunch. That being said I'm sure I just put on a t-shirt with a bulls eye on the back for some of the 'goners on this site to shoot at. Anyway, do your online research,etc. and go for it. Good luck.