Power Factor Technology

Furman’s Power Factor Technology was designed to help power amplifiers sound their best and reproduce audio signals accurately. While a typical 15 amp tap is enough to supply the modest RMS current draw needed by most power amplifiers, the extremes and dynamics of an audio presentation may require the power amplifier to draw in excess of 30 amps for a brief moment.

The forceful hammering of a dense piano chord, the punch of a bass guitar, or the ringing crash of a drummer’s cymbal are all audio transients that can require a power amplifier to provide more current than is available to reproduce the signal. When this occurs, the transients can be blurred, compressed and squashed, resulting in the audio presentation losing the drama and excitement that was intended by the artist who recorded the program.

With Furman’s Power Factor Technology, power amplifiers are supplied a momentary current reservoir which lowers the AC line impedance while providing up to 80 amps of peak current from which to draw. Simply put, Power Factor Technology allows power amplifiers to get the current they need when they need it most.

Mission Critical


We deployed the Furman power protection and management products in the Sky Suites and at the FOH mix position, all critical locations.”

— Pete Dugas| TSAV