This comes up so often I wrote a blog post about it:
erik_squires - thanks, I came across your post/link on another thread and found it very informative, I think I understand why you recommend the Furman products, and in absence of more info am leaning toward their elite line based on what I've read, but I know some have high praise for some of the other products out there, hence the post - curious if anyone had actually done a/b listening tests to compare some of these products?
nonoise, thanks for adding to the list!
I personally cannot recommend ol PS Audio . I had a Premier Power Plant which was some 8 years old when I sent it back for repairs. They basically gutted it and returned (very generous cost at the time) but I still had issues. Hopefully the newer PCs last a lot longer
What to buy? Check out CorePower Tech. I have been using them for about a year now
I don't have experience with other brands, but I highly recommend you look into a used Audience AR6. They are great bargains on the used market, IMO. I'm sure you won't be able to pick up an AR6t (teflon) within your price range, but even the standard ones are very, very good units. Plus, Audience has first rate customer service and upgrade paths if you so desire.