The Industry's Highest-Value Entry-Level Power-Management Solution: AudioQuest PowerQuest 3 Power Strip Includes Captive Cable and USB Ports, Provides Surge Protection and Filtration If you're looking for the biggest-bang-for-the-buck power-management system in high-end audio, you found it. AudioQuest's entry-level audiophile-grade PowerQuest 3 power strip not only gives you surge protection and power filtration for your main stereo, computer audio, or home-theater system , it provides surge protection for a coax line (cable/satellite box) and Ethernet (to safeguard your network components, modem, router, and other computer-audio gear). Did we mention it comes with a high-current, directionally optimized concentric-geometry power cord that automatically results in tremendous levels of sonic improvement by way of its non-IEC, captive configuration and incorporation of elements gleaned from AudioQuest's premier cable expertise? No, it doesn't get any better at anywhere even remotely near this cost. If you own a stereo, soundbar, receiver, HDTV, or home-theater system – let alone expensive computer electronics – living without this device is unthinkable. And PowerQuest 3's slim profile fits in tight spaces , can be oriented vertically or horizontally in cabinets or racks – and even mounted on the wall. Far less expensive than the company's award-winning Niagara Series, PowerQuest 3 is nonetheless designed by the same engineer – Garth Powell – and brings many of the same essential safeguards to any A/V, computer-based, or home-theater system. Powell devised PowerQuest 3 to provide many similar benefits – noise and distortion removal, improved overall performance of any connected devices, and critical protection from high-voltage and current surges that otherwise damage your equipment – while selling for a fraction of the Niagara Series'