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you know what for £30 it isn't bad :)
on 14 January 2011
All in all not a bad DC brick. Using it to power a guitar FX board and done its job so far. To date iv not experienced ANY hum or background hiss which tbh at this price range is pretty rare. The construction isn't bad either...i mean sure its not made with high grade steel but having toured around with it over the last 3 years I've never had any problems... like many things : take care of it and it'll take care of you.
One thing I have found is that the power leads don't fit snugly inside the socket shells and they do have a tendency to fall out when you shift it around a bit but its not a huge issue - its easy enough to put them in before a show and providing you don't decide to kick your pedal board across the the stage then it will stay secure for as long as you need it to. The brick itself is also pretty compact and lightweight which is great for practicality and portability - fits nicely inside the neck pocket of soft case guitar bags for example.
Other bricks ARE better don't get me wrong : im not about to compare this to a "T-Rex Fuel Tank" for example but (although an excellent supply) I just get the feeling I'd regret paying £155 for one when I could just as easily pick one of these up to do the same job. I WOULD SAY THOUGH : if your planning on doing ALOT of unforgiving touring then one of the "above" bricks is a better bet...... they can survive Nuclear Wars and will give a better performance under rigorous use than these little fella's.
anyways in short : i haven't experienced any of the problems the other buyers have had but if I did i wouldn't hesitate to just throw it out and buy another one. They are cheap, noiseless and do what they say on the packet : no frills or fancy buttons just plain old plug-in & power on.