Linear Filtering AC Power Conditioner: The Furman Elite-15i is a linear filtering AC
power conditioner that will not only protect your connected AV equipment, but
also enhance your system's audio and video clarity. When employing the Elite-15i
in your home audio/video system, you will notice clearer and more focused sound,
as well as video that is more detailed with truer color and better contrast
Linear Filtration Technology (LiFT): Furman's Linear Filtration
Technology (LiFT) employs a finely tuned lowpass filter to reduce the
differential AC noise (including EMI and RFI) coming through your line. What is
significant about Furman's filtering is that it reduces the AC noise in a linear
fashion across a very wide bandwidth. With Furman's LiFT, differential AC noise
is reduced linearly, across a very wide bandwidth extending into the video
frequencies. This results in a lower noise floor for your audio system, improved
picture on your video display, and protection from possible data corruption and
losses caused by low-level differential AC noise fed into digital systems.
Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS): Furman's Extreme Voltage Shutdown (EVS)
constantly monitors incoming voltage, and once any over-voltage condition over
137 volts AC is detected, a relay opens which immediately shuts down the unit
and all connected equipment. An indicator light informs the user there is a
problem. Once the condition has been corrected, the unit may be reset or
auto-reset (depending on model) and will operate normally.
Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP): SMP is maintenance-free
surge suppression, offering AC protection without sacrificing itself in the
event of a catastrophic surge. The SMP circuit senses voltages so high that
operation is impossible and turns the power off before damage can occur; if the
voltage exceeds 140 volts or falls below 85 volts, power is removed from all the
outlets Furman's Series Multi-Stage Protection (SMP) is not simply
designed to protect from a catastrophic surge, such as a lightning strike, it is
engineered to provide maximum life to connected equipment. This means it not
only protects from devastating spikes and surges, but also offers protection
from the dozens to hundreds of small spikes and surges that your equipment is
exposed to on a daily basis. These common voltage surges, although small, can
have a serious adverse effect over the long-term. Even when protected by a
standard surge protector, digital circuits can see long-term damage due
to exposure to voltage on the ground line, causing intermittent behavior,
equipment lock-ups, and data loss. By absorbing these everyday surges without
deterioration of the circuit or contamination of the ground line, Furman's SMP
maximizes the longevity of connected equipment and minimizes the risk of
downtime or failure in mission-critical applications.
Note: Although the Furman SMP circuit assures virtually
maintenance free protection from transient voltage spikes and surges, nature
has a way of occasionally creating electrical forces that are beyond the
capabilities of any Transient Voltage Surge Suppression device to absorb
without some degree of damage. In the rare instance that this occurs, the
blue LED located in the center of the front panel will dim, even though AC
power is present at the unit's outputs. If this happens, some level of
protection from voltage surges will remain, but the Furman's clamping
voltage rating will be compromised. The unit must be returned to Furman
Sound, or an authorized Furman Service center for repair.
AC Voltage Meter: The Furman Elite-15i contains a
precision incoming AC voltage meter. The meter continuously monitors and
displays the incoming AC line voltage (+/- 1VAC typically. This is a valuable
asset when monitoring systems that are connected to today's potentially poor
7 AC Outlets: The Furman Elite-15i features one front-panel AC
outlet and six rear-panel AC outlets, isolated into three separate banks -
Audio, Video, and Audio/Video.
- Audio Bank (3 Outlets): The Audio Bank consists of one
front-panel and two rear-panel linearly filtered, unswitched 3-prong AC
- Audio/Video Bank (2 Outlets): The rear-panel Audio/Video Bank has
two linearly filtered, switched 3-prong AC outlets.
- Video Bank (2 Outlets): The rear-panel Video Bank has two
linearly filtered, switched 3-prong outlets. In addition to the linear
filter, an ultrasonic filter specifically benefits video components (Blu-ray
players, TVs, projectors, etc.).
12V Trigger: The four rear-panel switched outlets are
engaged using the 12 volt trigger input, consisting of a 3.5mm mono minijack.
Additional components can be triggered to turn on using the 12 volt output jack,
also a 3.5mm mono minijack. If you'd rather not utilize the 12V trigger circuit,
a bypass switch is located adjacent to the input and output jacks. By depressing
this button, all outlets will operate when the front-panel power switch is
Telephone & Cable/Satellite Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors:
The Elite-15i features transient voltage surge suppression for both
standard telephone lines, as well as cable or satellite lines utilizing standard
coaxial connectors. As these surge suppressors are in-line, they will require an
additional cable to connect from their output to the control device requiring
protection. All in-line surge suppressors feature our exclusive ground
contamination free technology. This aids in eliminating audio buzzing, and the
video hum-bars that can result from typical in-line suppressors. Further,
Furman's cable and satellite suppressors are DVR friendly as well as HD digital
television ready. Both DC carrier signals as well as high bandwidth signals can
pass through our circuit. In fact the bandwidth is less than 0.1dB loss at 1GHz.
- Telephone Jacks (1 In/1 Out): There is one telephone input jack
(RJ-11) and one telephone output jack (RJ-11) on the rear-panel.
- Cable/Satellite Connectors (3 In/3 Out): There are three F-type
coaxial input connectors and three F-type coaxial output connectors.
Note: It is not possible to make an in-line cable or satellite protector
"maintenance-free" as Furman accomplished with the 120 VAC line. This would
necessitate limited signal bandwidth that would not allow the signal to pass.
Under extreme conditions, it is possible that the surge suppression in one of
these devices could sacrifice itself after a catastrophic event. If the
telephone, cable or satellite signal will no longer pass through our protector,
please contact your local service representative, installer or Furman for
servicing. To test this, simply disconnect the incoming and out going cable from
the Elite-15i. Connect the incoming connector to the component that formerly
received the out going connector, thus by-passing the in-line protection. If the
signal is present (but not when used with the Elite-15i) then the protection
circuit is damaged (assuming it worked properly before a storm or catastrophic
Retractable Front-Panel Lights & Dimmer Control: The Elite-15i includes a front panel mounted dimmer control for
the two retractable front-panel light tubes. The dimmer knob controls the brightness of both light fixtures. When the lights tubes are fully inserted
flush to the front-panel, the light circuit is turned off via an internal micro-switch. Whether the light tubes are retracted or
nearly flush with the front-panel, there will be no appreciable heat regardless
of dimmer setting due to the efficiency of the full-light
Attached AC Power Cord: The Elite-15I features an attached
power cord terminated by a 3-prong connector. The power source to which the
Elite-15i is connected should be adequate for use at 15 Amps.
Mounting Options: The Furman Elite-15i features four pre-installed rubber
feet for placement on a table, cabinet, shelf, or floor. These rubber feet can
be removed to rack mount the linear filtering AC power conditioner in a standard 1U rack space using the included hardware.
Connected Equipment Warranty: Furman Sound's Connected
Equipment Warranty covers equipment that is damaged by a transient voltage while
properly connected through the Furman Elite-15i to a properly wired AC power
line with a protective ground in an indoor location. Furman's Connected
Equipment Warranty is limited to the amount of the deductible on the Purchaser's
personal property insurance policy, up to $500.00. The Connected Equipment
Warranty is in effect for a period of three years.