Furman M8LX Merit Series Spike Protector with Lights

With its surge/spike protection and RFI/EMI filtration, the Furman M8LX keeps your gear from going up in smoke and your sound from popping and cracking.

A Merit Series Power Conditioner is the perfect low-cost AC power solution for any rack mount system. Install an M8LX into the top slot of your rack, and the eight switched outlets in the rear panel will power up and protect all your equipment up to a 15-amp load. The M8LX features two slide out, swiveling light fixtures to provide discreet illumination of your equipment on stages, in studios, and in other dark places. A dimmer knob lets you adjust the lamp brightness to just the right level.The M8LX also features a bright red, three-digit LED voltmeter that displays incoming voltage.


- AC noise filtering to reduce radio frequency and electromagnetic interference (RFI/EMI)
- Spike & surge protection ensures equipment stays safe and your power stays clean
- 8 rear panel outlets and 1 front panel convenience outlet
- 15 amp rating, with circuit breaker
- Front panel indicator LED lets you know that your equipment is being protected
- Rear outlets have been spaced to accomodate even the bulkiest of wall warts and adapters
- Two retractable incandescent light fixtures with dimmer control for convenient rack illumination


Instrument Rigs - You've got a rack for your effects, preamps, tuner...You're going to plug that into the wall? One big spike and your rig is up in smoke. Furman's standard level surge/spike protection defends your gear from the spikes and surges that are so common at gigs and practice spots. With Furman's standard level RFI/EMI filtration, you'll get a read more quieter tone without pops, crackles, and the local radio station coming out of your amp. Plus, dual pull-out lamps let you see your rack without turning the house lights on, while the digital voltmeter lets you monitor incoming voltage.

Recording - Can't track down where that noise is coming from? Your mix sounding flat? With Furman's standard level RFI/EMI filtration you'll lower the noise floor caused by the dirty AC power coming into your console or DAW. Furman's standard level surge and spike protection keeps your sensitive digital equipment from acting funny or burning up due to everyday spikes and surges. You can even monitor voltage changes, as the digital meter allows you to keep an eye on the incoming line voltage. With a 15A capacity and nine total outlets, it's enough to power your whole home studio.

DJ Equipment - Bars, clubs and other event venues have some of the worst power out there - from air compressors turning on and off to light shows pulling current loads up and down, the AC power can be a strain on the circuits in your rig. Furman's standard level protection and filtration keeps the bad stuff out. The dual pull-out front panel lights also let you discreetly see your board and gear without distracting from the show on the dance floor.

Pro Audio - When you're out there gigging, you never know what kind of power you're going to get. The wear and tear on mobile rigs eventually takes it toll - that's why it's smart to plug into Furman's standard level protection and RFI/EMI filtration. It keeps your equipment safe and sounding clean. It keeps your equipment safe and sounding clean, while the digital voltmeter lets you monitor incoming voltage. Whether you're setting up a show at the local club or powering up the church band for their next service, make sure you give them power they can trust.
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Maximum Output Current: 15 amps

Line Cord: 6 ft., captive, 14 AWG, with 3-conductor Edison plug

Lamps: Two 120V incandescent bulbs, 4 watts each

Operating Voltage: 120VAC 60Hz

Spike Protection Mode: Line to neutral

Energy Dissipation: 170 joules

Peak Impulse Current: 12,000 amps

Maximum Continuous Opterating Voltage: 130 VAC RMS

Let Through Voltage (@ 125 amps, 8/20uS waveform): 400 volts

Noise Attenuation: Transverse mode: Greater than 26dB, 200Khz to 10 Mhz

Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.75 x 19 x 7.5 in.

Weight: 5.5 lbs.

Warranty: Merit Series units are protected by a limited three year warranty covering defects in materials and workmanship.
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 7.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): M8LX

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 877-486-4738

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted December 25, 2011 by a customer from hotmail.com
"Not bad. Simple and cheap rack mount."
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
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I'm gonna hold on to it for a few years until I need to replace it with a higher quality, in which case I will probably be purchasing a higher quality furman.
It doesn't do anything negative to my sound. It doesn't really do anything positive either, but its not supposed to. It just protects your gear.
The same as the guy below me said, it really is a glorified power strip. The lights are pretty nifty, they do illuminate your rack pretty well, but I don't find a use for them. I don't fault them being there though.
Ease of Use
Big button, turn on. Green light means all's good. Turn off, your whole rig powers down.
Not bad. If you have an expensive rig, of course you're going to want to buy a more expensive conditioner, but if you're like me and not made of money, this is a great rack.
I got a deal on this but its probably only worth $50. Again, a glorified power strip.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't dealt with them yet
The Wow Factor
You need a power conditioner if you have a rack. Its just good practice to protect your gear.
Musical Background:
Guitar for years. Playing in a very active band.
Musical Style:
Heavy Metal
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