Was debating to buy this or the tacima.
They are both mains conditioners and surge protectors.
I cant buy this anyway, it wont fit in my hi-fi rack, got no space.
Oh i see i thought i'd read a thread you'd posted in about having tried the pf40 nad not seeing any difference ? Don't get me wrong the tacima is good at what it does I just found the pf40 better in my set up but it is huuuuge ! Wheather the pf30 performs better than the tacima especially for amps with the high current socket i couldn't say but i'd like to know.
Speaking as an electrician: The PF30 is, in simple electrical terms, several Tacimas stacked together. The problem with the Tacima is that everything goes through the one filtering circuit - with the PF30, equipment is isolated from each other with different types of equipment going through their own filtered circuits so (in theory at least) should provide better improvement - assuming you have electrical disturbances in the first place. There is one other major difference, and that is that the PF30's HC socket bypasses the choke - that's the round coil thing seen under the Tacima's plastic panel, and in my view responsible for 'choking' the sound - which may be why most Tacima users suggest not plugging your AV receiver into it preferring instead to plug the receiver directly into a wall socket. The PF30's separate HC socket offers some smoothing and spike protection but bypasses this RF choke, so unlike the Tacima you can (should be able to) plug your AV receiver into it giving it smoothing and spike protection but without strangling the sound.
I have both a Tacima here and a PF30 (amongst many other similar devices), but I couldn't tell you if either are subjectively better - my mains supply is luckily quite clean (I'm able to measure it, so I know), so both these items are to me superfluous. But there are plenty of other users who I can only assume do suffer from bad mains because they enthuse wildly about the benefits - both the Tacima and the PF30. Bear in mind the PF30 uses a similar approach to the Tacima, but is electrically significantly better and used to retail for about £160, I'd agree with stu16 in that it'd seem a no-brainer which to choose between the two: It's only 'dirt cheap' because Belkin the maker has decided to withdraw from that end of the market and stocks are being cleared at rock-bottom prices (as the OP and others have already pointed out).