AC Power and Its Effect on AV Performance

L-R: Garth Powell, Marshall Currier

Garth Powell, senior product designer/engineer at Furman Sound, and Marshall Currier, national trainer for Panamax, talk about the merging of their two companies, grounding issues, the importance of AC power conditioning and protection, and how power conditioning can improve the performance of audio and video devices, including an ear-opening audio demonstration. This episode gets very geeky, so you might have to listen more than once to absorb all the info they present!

Run Time: 1:07:52


Garth Powell has worked in the professional-audio, broadcast, audiophile, and home-theater industries for more than 30 years. Many of his designs have won awards, including the Golden Ear Awards, Electronic House Product of the Year awards, and TEC awards. He was responsible for creating the Furman CE power product division more than 12 years ago, and he has been an engineer and product designer at Furman for 16 years.

Marshall Currier has worked in the consumer-electronics industry for more than 14 years, and has held various positions developing training curricula for Panasonic, Sony, and Toshiba. Currier has developed countless online training programs and trained thousands of industry salespeople and installers, independent dealers, and electronics distributors. He has held the National Trainer position at Panamax for over five years.