Furman Elite 15 PF i vs Torus TOT Max

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abanks8

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Furman Elite 15 PF i vs Torus TOT Max
« on: 19 Mar 2017, 02:51 pm »
Looking to upgrade from a Monster HTS 3500 and I have an opportunity to purchase a Furman Elite 15 PF i (at a decent price).  However, while researching the Furman product, I came across other power conditioners and the Torus seemed to stand out (at nearly double the price).  My goal is to improve my system performance.

My system is simple: Anthem 520MRX, Oppo 203 DVD player, Emotiva ERC-3 CD player, Musical Fidelity X-10 tube buffer and a Sony 65X850C television.

So, I am wondering, I am wondering if there is any real advantage to choosing the Torus over the Furman? 


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Re: Furman Elite 15 PF i vs Torus TOT Max
« Reply #1 on: 19 Mar 2017, 03:02 pm »
I own a Furman REF20i I bought used for $1,000. (retail $3,500)
I tried a cheaper Furman, and for the money (retail price) they are very overpriced. I returned it and looked for a used better one.
(and the dealer makes more than average markup too)
Try finding a Furman at a musician outlet type website. They might have the Furman for a better discount.
Music Direct has a demo for sale right now $599.

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Re: Furman Elite 15 PF i vs Torus TOT Max
« Reply #2 on: 19 Mar 2017, 04:11 pm »
They are completely different animals. The Furman is a filter only and the Torus is a toroidal transformer isolation set-up.

abanks8

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Re: Furman Elite 15 PF i vs Torus TOT Max
« Reply #3 on: 25 Mar 2017, 12:57 pm »
Thanks for the feedback. I have decided to go with the Torus, planning to pickup today.

clive101

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Re: Furman Elite 15 PF i vs Torus TOT Max
« Reply #4 on: 21 May 2017, 06:40 am »
How are you getting on with your Torus

abanks8

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Re: Furman Elite 15 PF i vs Torus TOT Max
« Reply #5 on: 21 May 2017, 11:48 am »
The Torus company is the real deal. I could not be happier with my purchase. I would not call myself an audiophile, more of a audio enthusiast and I believe that the Torus TOT improved everything.  When listening to music, the sound seems more open and detailed. It also help watching tv, colors pop more and blacks are darker (less gray).

clive101

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Re: Furman Elite 15 PF i vs Torus TOT Max
« Reply #6 on: 21 May 2017, 02:50 pm »
Thanks for the update.