Adcom ACE-515 Power Conditioners

3.69/5 (13 Reviews)


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power conditioner


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jlaurenc a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2010

Bottom Line:   
My Adcom ACE-515 died the other day when the power dropped out. Better to sacrifice a $200 power conditioner than a $3000 amp. I figure it will cheaper to replace than repair. Are there better options than Adcom?

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jim VD a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 8, 2006

Bottom Line:   
10+ years and mine is still working fine. Never noticed any treble rolloff using it either? My Adcom Amp is plugged into it. Believe me, unless you have dedicated outlets for your hi-fi rig, you will add a ton of noise to your system by not using some sort of AC filtering. My Fridge dims the lights.

Like all Adcom products, it is bulletproof. Never once, have I had to repair an Adcom product. In the same period, two NAD amps died on me.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1995

Price Paid:    $200.00



Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dlbritton42 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2003

Bottom Line:   
Although this product has some benefits, it is not without it's problems. On the plus side, it did protect my equipment on numerous occasions, including when a tractor trailer got stuck in the electrical wires outside my apartment, resulting in blowing up the transformer across the street. Another plus is how the Ace-515 tremendously improved video clarity. On the downside, the audio performance of this device is a mixed bag. It does clean up the sound of digital sources, but does not work well with amplifiers. Like all Adcom products with which I'm familiar, the ACE-515 adds something very annoying in the upper midrange and treble regions.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $185.00

Purchased At:   Tweeter Etc.



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dennis Wilson a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I found the upper register more detailed as was the
frequency spectrum............The power lines to my
house are underground, so I don't expect a lightening
strike, but I do wish to keep hum from the refrigerator
and hair dryers from being amplified. This was accomp-
lished very well with the Adcom.

The Furman did a good job of screening interferences, but the musical detail was not improved as much as the Adcom improved it. The Furman now resides in the video system where it seems to improve the overall picture and sound.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   2000

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Huppins



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Bill Lumbergh a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 30, 2001

Bottom Line:   
I used this unit for almost two years before someone suggested removing it as an experiment. What a difference!!! This thing kills treble detail and makes the whole system less coherent, more closed down. IF you have decent electronics you are better off leaving them un-plugged when not home to protect them, as this thing won't save them from a close lightning strike anyway.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   JSG Audio




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