I've had a Monster power conditioner for the last 9 years that just bit the dust yesterday. The system was disconnected during a repipe and floor replacement project and the unit popped when I reconnected it. Temporarily I just took a spare surge protector to get back up and running. Amp is plugged directly into the wall now, other gear into the surge protector, DVR into a small UPS. How many of you use power conditioning and surge protection gear for your stuff and what has your experience been? I'm revisiting the decision on what to replace this with. This is what just died.