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Panamax SP8-AV

Power line conditioner and surge protector

Item # 299SP8AV

Guard your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations with the Panamax SP8-AV.

Guard your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations with the Panamax SP8-AV.

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About the Panamax SP8-AV

Guard your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations with the Panamax SP8-AV. This surge suppressor also filters out the RF (radio frequency) and electromagnetic interference that can degrade your system's performance.

Guard your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations with the Panamax SP8-AV. This surge suppressor also filters out the RF (radio frequency) and electromagnetic interference that can degrade your system's performance.

The SP8-AV comes with eight outlets, each conveniently spaced to allow for bulky transformers. A set of coaxial input/output jacks protects your cable, antenna, or digital satellite TV connections. There's also a protected telephone line input/output.

The surge suppressor reacts in less than a nanosecond during a spike, breaking the connection to keep your equipment safe. The 6-ft. power cord's right-angle plug hugs the wall, for an easy fit behind a chair or sofa.

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Product highlights:

  • 8 protected AC power outlets
  • Protect or Disconnect™ circuitry
  • EMI/RFI noise filtering for clean power
  • 1 set of coaxial RF input/output connectors for cable TV or antenna connections
  • 1 set of phone line input/output jacks
  • 6-ft. power cord with right-angle plug
  • 1125-joule protection
  • response time: less than 1 nanosecond
  • 11-7/16"W x 1-13/16"H x 4-15/16"D
  • warranty: lifetime on SP8-AV
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • lifetime $50,000 connected equipment warranty (covers equipment damaged by an AC or signal line surge while connected to properly installed Panamax surge protector); valid only in the United States and Canada
  • MFR # SP8-AV
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What's in the box:

  • Surge protector with attached 6' power cord
  • Installation Instructions (English/French/Spanish)
  • Warranty sheet (English/Spanish/French)

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Spring Hill, FL

Crutchfield customer from Spring Hill, FL on 7/7/2019

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Well, I can tell you these protectors are worth every penny because i personally witnessed a electrical spike caused by weather. I was standing next to my audio system, it was turned on listening to music, I was standing next to my amp, when I heard a whine and then a "snap". All system went dead. All lights out on protector. Bought new protector and all equipment was good. The point here is many people dont realize that the "protected" light on these devices are finite. Which means as long as they're lit their doing their job. If you never have an electrical strike after years and the light goes out, it means it's useful life is over. It is NOT a light showing the power is on. The Panamax is very nice. Goid lay out. Plenty of other re election receptacles for equipment. It kind of nice white as all cords are black. Also, for months in my house, the lights inside fluctuated. Power company said corrosion on top of pole and loose fitting were causing spikes in voltage.. See? It doesn't need to be bad weather to destroy your equipment. They call it Dirty Voltage for a good reason. Buy one for peace of mind. Small investment, big payoff. I'd like to take this opportunity to say something about my experience with sales and service. Crutchfield is to be commended for stellar customer service. I was pleasantly surprised how much help they extended my way. I mean I'm used to being sold something, then goodbye. They handled my questions and took care of me in every way.

Pros: Great protector. Great people at crutchfield. High end equipment.

Cons: None at all.

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Crutchfield customer from Valencia, PA on 6/30/2019

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Easy use

Pros: Easy use

Cons: Nothing

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Perfect Protection

Crutchfield customer from York, PA on 5/29/2019

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Needed a high quality, go-to for protecting important electronics. Love the two-tier plug access and is doing exactly what is needed. Have a lot of confidence in warranty. Great purchase from Crutchfield!

Pros: none

Cons: would be nice if it hung on wall, but can work around

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Crutchfield customer from Springfield, OR on 5/5/2019

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Have this same model that saved my equipment last fall from a spike and bought another to take care of a few pieces that I have recently bought. A few neighbors weren't so fortunate. Sturdy and easy to work. I'm happy.

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Eric from Martinsburg, WV on 3/6/2019

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Surge protector. Works great, has 8-outlets. Circuit breaker , internet & cable hook ups

Pros: Surge protector. Works great, has 8-outlets, circuit breaker. Has internet & cable hook ups

Cons: None

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Excellent protection at a great price

Richard from Lowell, MA on 2/24/2019

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This provides the best protection at a great price. I liked it so much that a bought a third one.

Pros: Plenty of outlets and excellent build quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Rio Rancho, NM on 2/9/2019

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Nice compact unit. Useful layout of outlets.

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Poor receptacle design

Fred from Dawsonville, GA on 1/22/2019

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Layout for plug receptacles is poorly designed. Unless you are plugging in normal type plugs, then about half of the receptacles are not accessible. Can't speak about the electronics. Hopefully it will work as designed.

Pros: Advertised electronics

Cons: Plug design turns 8 outlets into 4.

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Daniel from Defiance, OH on 1/11/2019

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Does what it's suppose to

Pros: Works

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Makes my vintage receiver sound even better

Scott from Indianapolis, IN on 1/11/2019

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Used to think that the scratchy noise when adjusting the volume knob on my vintage Nikko audio receiver was just due to its age. I've had it for almost 30 years now. When I recently upgraded from just a normal surge protector to the Panamax SP8-AV, the noise was completely removed and the overall sound quality improved. Actually, I don't think it has sounded better. I think it is worth the extra money especially to keep vintage equipment up and running with cleaner sound plus the surge protection all of the time. I also like the space saving design, you can prop it up vertically along the side without any outlets along the baseboard and save space. Will probably get another unit to protect my computer.

Pros: Improves audio quality, space saving design

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 1/9/2019

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Just started using the unit. Sound and picture on moderately priced home theater system has improve noticeably.

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Fine so far.

Will from Brandon, VT on 1/3/2019

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It works fine, but when I turned on the power switch a spark shot out of one of the outlets on the strip. It was so fast I am not sure what one, but everything is working fine and the house has not burned to the ground.

Pros: Seems to work great AFTER I powered it up. When I turned on the power switch a spark came out of one of the strip outlets.

Cons: See Pros.

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Crutchfield customer from Raleigh, NC on 12/28/2018

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Good product performs as advertised.

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Proterction

Linda from Manning, SC on 10/15/2018

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A little pricey, but this has every feature you could need.

Pros: Has everything you could need

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OUT OF THE BOX READY!!!

Robie from Lady Lake, FL on 7/1/2018

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Excellent product out of the box. Easy to setup and hopefully will aide me in protecting our WiFi unit from Florida's lighting storms! Another outstanding product sold by Crutchfield, a company you can depend on in all sales and services!

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I believe they work

Joe from Cheney, WA on 6/14/2018

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I have had Panamax surge protectors and have only had one go bad. Maybe it did it's job and protected the items attached to it. This is what it's job is. That is why I continue to use Panamax products. FYI the replacement Panamax protector that replaced the blown one has been in service for 20 yrs with no issues.

Pros: Solid looking unit

Cons: none at this time

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Delivers

S from Tulsa, OK on 6/3/2018

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Great power strip. Wish I'd ordered 2 more!

Pros: Does what it's supposed to

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Havertown, PA on 4/18/2018

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Plugged in the coax and the picture on my TV has never been sharper. Also like the warranty on equipment. Highly recommended!

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Brenda from Deltona, FL on 4/17/2018

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The box states that it can be hung up but the unit does not have anyway to hang it. Other then that I like the unit now just have to wait for the power surge to see if they work

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Crutchfield customer from Wilmington, NC on 12/26/2017

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Panamax products came highly recommended to me by more than one high-end audio salon owner/audio engineer. I have one for my flat-screen and one plug-in for one of my Sonos players and they have been functioning for three years now. I have one for my main audio system. I got this one for a thermoelectric wine cooler, Christmas tree lights, and whatever else we need to plug in to that outlet. The product is solid on the outside, but what matters is the "guts." That's what you're paying for. Not only are cheap surge protectors useless when you really need them, but some of them can actually be dangerous--fire hazards. Not something to cheap out on.

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Clean power and praiseworthy protection

Bryce from Alliance, NE on 11/29/2017

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I started assembling a home stereo system after years of running secondhand equipment. I listen to quite a bit of radio, both FM and AM, and the reception from my Adcom tuner was quite weak and stifled by static that I assumed was due to not having a roof-mounted antenna. I was both aware of interference in electrical current and the possibility of destructive power surges which led me to shop for some means of protection that could solve both issues. The SP8-AV just arrived today. I've plugged-in my components during the noisiest time of day for radio reception to find my signal clear and lacking static, no matter where I walk through my apartment (sometimes standing in the kitchen during the evening hours would produce the worst noise). I highly recommend this surge protector.

Pros: Price and performance

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Dan from Austin, TX on 8/6/2017

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I like how the plugs are near the floor makes it easy to slide the unit and the plugs under a cabinet. As far as improving sound quality or picture quality I can't tell but I'm not that level of expert.

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Crutchfield customer from Waynesboro, VA on 8/1/2017

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This came highly recommended. It seemed to improve the quality of the picture on tv. Was very impressed with lifetime warranty, plus the coverage if something did go wrong and caused damage to my computer 0r tv. Well worth the money. Haven't had any power surges since I purchased it, so I can't really comment on how well it does on that matter.

Pros: Love all the outlets

Cons: Bigger than I expected. But it does lay flat on the floor.

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Crutchfield customer from Spring City, TN on 6/29/2017

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In use for 2 weeks. No way of telling if the surge protector works (no bad weather). Picture seems to be a bit better. I like the way the outlets are split. Makes it easy to use all of them. Will monitor and update if necessary.

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Thomas from Gilbert, AZ on 6/25/2017

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Great product,before installing this surge protector,my tv screen had a little bit of noise on it,like a fuzzy static,now that problem doesn't exist...good job...

Pros: All good

Cons: None

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Well designed surge protector

Steven from Lakeville, MN on 5/30/2017

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It was time to replace my old surge protector (it's recommended my many to replace a surge protector after a few years) and I've read lots of good things about Panamax. I love how the outlets zig zag across the unit to allow for varying sizes of plugs which prevent one from being covered up from a larger plug.

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Saved my home theater on the first day!

Jim from Charlestown, NH on 4/2/2017

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I bought this a few years ago while living across the street from a power company substation. Spring thunderstorms would frequently strike the substation and send a surge into the grid. After a ballast in a florescent lamp blew apart in a surge, I decided to get a good protector, quickly. Crutchfield filled the need without delay. I installed it just before the next storm. Before even hearing the crack of thunder as the lightning struck, the Panamax SP8-AV shut down, protecting my home theater system.

Pros: Excellent surge supression, small size, ample plug spacing.

Cons: None.

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Kasey from Seattle, WA on 3/19/2017

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If you care about your equipment, this is a sound investment. The warranty that protects your investment in the event of failure is worth it alone, nevermind the clean power it will send to your setup. No brainer.

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Good surge protector

Robert from South Carolina on 2/18/2017

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Fairly expensive, but good design. Has eight outlets and able to plug lots of things into it.

Pros: Lots of outlets. Flat plug for wall outlet.

Cons: Somewhat pricey.

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Crutchfield customer from Alabaster, AL on 1/6/2017

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Works as advertised.

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A Great Surge Protector

Gwen from Madawaska,Maine on 1/1/2017

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this item is a good piece to acquire if you have multiple units to plug up- I don't have lots of wall outlets so it's a great choice for me -it's not too bulky and seems to be able to handle the extra electrical components which I could not plug directly

Pros: easy to use- a good value for the price paid

Cons: no cons to list

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Crutchfield customer from Lakewood, OH on 10/30/2016

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Plug in and its ready to go.

Pros: Easy to connect and use

Cons: None at this time

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Great Power

Doug from Charlottesville VA on 10/15/2016

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Great power strip!! Provides electricity evenly to all my components.

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M. G from Columbia, VA on 10/2/2016

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Very pleased with the Panamax surge protector I recently purchased. It was just what we wanted to protect all of our equipment.

Pros: Plenty of room for all of my equipment

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So far so good

Tony from Miami, FL on 6/17/2016

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Unit works as it should hopefully I would never have to test its limits, but living in Florida this unit is a must.

Pros: good size and decent amount of outlet

Cons: I wish it had more joules of protection.

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Great product

Brad from winston salem, NC on 3/28/2016

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Everything works as expected. I purchased this through Crutchfield due to them being a authorized online retailer. (Warranty not valid unless purchased through same)

Pros: Excellent warranty. Has more than enough outlets for my home theater system. Shipping was fast. Very satisfied with this purchased.

Cons: None at this time

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Plug in and go!! Panamax SP8

Panamax SP8 from philadelphia, PA on 3/11/2016

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This crackling and static that I initially heard was completely eliminated using this extension. My advisor at Crutchfield recommended this when I purchased my receiver and he was right on the mark.

Pros: Works perfectly

Cons: None

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Fine Product

nellyn from Charlottesville, VA on 3/9/2016

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Haven't had a reason to see if it works yet, but it appears to be made well.

Pros: Adequate outlets for our needs

Cons: None

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Easy to install, worth inveatment product

Del from Philadelphia, Pa on 3/6/2016

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After one of my amplifiers blew on my Definite Technology BP7006s, I started researching via Crutchfield and other sources what would be the best option to orevent this happening. This product, once set up, helped me to grounding issues . For the price point I dont think you will get a much better deal. Also buy from Crutchfield instead of other unauthorized retailers if you want the warranty to not be voided.

Pros: Easy to set up Warranty Multi angle to allow multiple odd shaped plugs Coaxial protection

Cons: Only 8 spots for plugs Pricey if you dont have nicer electronics plugged in Missing features for audiophiles that more expensive products have

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George from charlottesville, VA on 2/11/2016

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This surge protector appears to be well made. I hope I never need it to function as designed, but I'm confident it will do the job should I need it.

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Crutchfield customer from Michigan on 12/6/2015

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love the number of outlets !

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Excellent product, good price

Maggie from Illinois on 10/28/2015

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Excellent product, good price

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KyKevinSmevin from Kentucky on 10/26/2015

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A bit pricey, but works well and is good insurance for electronic equipment

Pros: easy to use and provides good protection

Cons: price

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John H. from Pennsylvania on 9/1/2015

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An excellent product and a good value. I am one very satisfied customer.

Pros: 5 stars

Cons: Haven't found any.

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gary from oregon on 9/1/2015

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Panamax has been around for years. Have several in my home. NEVER had any problems with outages. Btw where I live a cat can cross the street and my power will go off. You pay heavy money to get a good system. Protect it with one of the best.

Pros: piece of mind protection

Cons: none

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CS from NC on 7/21/2015

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Excellent for my office equipment

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Surge protection

Len P from South Carolina on 7/17/2015

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Excellent product at great price. No problems. Easy installation and user friendly.

Pros: Price for quality product

Cons: None

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Derrick from Tallahassee,FL on 6/16/2015

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Panamax is known for its high quality surge protector and this item is no exception.

Pros: Multiple outlets, protection for phone lines as well as cable.

Cons: None

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Panamax power conditioner SP8-AV

Dave D from Louisiana on 5/15/2015

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Unit looks well made. Hopefully, it's doing it's job. Shortly after installation of the Panamax, my CD player went out. Hard to tell if the unit had anything to do with this, since the player was > 10 years old. Could be coincidental.

Pros: Solid construction, long power cord, plenty of outlets

Cons: On/off switch is on the end and not visible from above. Strange design.

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Great System

Highly Recommended from Louisiana on 5/7/2015

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Too bad I did not have this before lightning fried my previous system

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Great product; reasonable cost

Hilori from Lexington, KY on 1/22/2015

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After my Monster surge protector started buzzing, I went looking for something to replace it. I found it at Crutchfield with the Panamax. It has plenty of outlets for all of my devices, a long cord, and the coax protector. It has everything I need with a reasonable price tag. Hopefully, the unit will live up to its reputation.

Pros: Plenty of outlets, reasonable price, long cord, and coax filter and protection.

Cons: None so far.

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Good quality

Kirk from Alabama on 1/3/2015

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Works well. Easy to connect several devices and vey good for handling "bricks" without covering up other outlets.

Pros: Good quality and value.

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Panamax SP8-AV Power line conditioner and surge protector

Fred F from North Carolina on 11/29/2014

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This product did just what I wanted. I was able to eliminate some three way plugs and extension cords. Very accepting of transformers with out blocking other plug in slots. The surge protection specifications are what I was looking for.

Pros: space saver and equipment protector

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High quality & affordable.

Lee M from Rye Brook, NY on 9/19/2014

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Does what it says. Protection from electrical surges plus decent noise suppression.

Pros: Price, quality, space to plug in eight peripherals.

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gs from Cape Girardeau on 9/19/2014

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Works just fine, seems well made

Pros: heavier than previous one, lots of plug ins, like the filter capacity

Cons: none

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Great recommendation

Dustin from Allentown, PA on 5/5/2014

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Great product and does what I need it to do.

Pros: Easy to use

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Surge Protector

Juanita from Louisa Virginia on 5/4/2014

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We are very happy with the surge protector.

Pros: We had forgotten to purchase a surge protector before Crutchfield installers came to hook up our TV. They had one on their truck and they went ahead and installed it so everything worked out great!

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Lee from Charlottesville on 4/20/2014

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I always use Panamax products

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troys from Columbia,mo on 3/3/2014

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Plenty of outlets to use and seems well designed.

Pros: You need to use something to protect your investment.

Cons: none

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Ron from North Fork, Ca on 1/16/2014

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Works as promised.

Pros: Everything plugged into one location

Cons: None

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Ted from Lake Monticello, Virginia on 12/26/2013

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I purchased this with my new Samsung LED TV for surge protection for it and other entertainment electronics I have installed near by. It has functioned perfectly so far. Thankfully, I've not needed the surge protection yet, but feel a lot more secure knowing I have it. I understand the manufacturer provides additional coverage if connected devices are damaged by a surge.

Pros: Includes protection for the coax cable TV connection as well as the power cords. The installation technician reminded me that with out the coax protection, I would be vulnerable to lightning strikes even if the power cords were protected. Thanks for the heads-up warning!

Cons: Can't think of any.

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Hogan from Brevard, NC on 12/23/2013

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I purchased this Panamax along with my Samsung Flat Screet TV as protection for that unit and other peripherals. It appears to be a heavy duty, well built piece of equipment.

Pros: No shortage of connection outlets.

Cons: None

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good product

Jake from Cedar Lake, IN on 11/5/2013

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works very well. plenty of space for larger plugs. does not interfere at all with tv reception. Only thing I recommend is buying double sided mounting tapes because there are no mounting holes to hang it by screws.

Pros: plenty of space for plugs, tv & telephone protection, long cord

Cons: no mounting holes for screws

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Great Product

bjw from Richmond, KY on 8/13/2013

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I bought this power strip with my new Samsung TV and it is a good accessory to use with the TV and my satellite receiver. The overall design make it stable after all the components are plugged in. I recommend this power strip for use with any electronic product.

Pros: Easy to use.

Cons: None so far.

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Worked as it should

NHS from Shepherdstown WV on 8/12/2013

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I just bought a second one, because it worked as it was supposed to. The entire neighborhood suffered a severe power surge....many items in the houses were damaged. My protector saved my TV, stereo and related items...sacrificed itself for the cause, hence I bought another one to replace the first.

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ALEX from San Francisco, CA on 7/11/2013

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this is very handy product. It did serve my purpose. The surge protector has 8 outlets giving me a lot of options to protect my audio/video and computers years to come. The Panamax SP8-AV is well built giving me full confidence.

Pros: definitely easy to plug equipment Plenty outlets to plug ins

Cons: None so far

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Crutchfield customer from Haverhill Ma. on 6/29/2013

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Very convenite, many outlets great surge protecter

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JoeR from Pittsburgh,PA on 5/25/2013

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Nice unit at a decent price.

Pros: Price Design

Cons: Could use a couple more outlets

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simon from md on 5/24/2013

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A+

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Nice Piece

Richie from Orlando, FL on 5/6/2013

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I read all the reiviews on this and other Panamax Surge Protectors before I purchased. I shopped local stores AND online, and not only was this one the best price, it also had the correct number of outlets - not too many - and the spread-out layout was nice too. I'm very pleased with it so far, but like so many others have said, I hope I never have to find out how well it works, or how the warranty is.

Pros: Nice layout, receptacles not too close together like some that I've seen.

Cons: None

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good quality protection

KS from Steamboat Springs, CO on 3/31/2013

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Does what it says it does, no problems.

Pros: 110V plug-ins on two sides is a plus for cable organization

Cons: a darker color, even as an option, would be nice to help hide unit

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Joe from So. California on 3/23/2013

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Checked with a place out here on the West Coast. Price was less but when you added the S+H plus the tax, price was about the same, so why not just go with Crutchfield.

Pros: 8 outlets, 6 being used now.

Cons: None

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marty44 from va beach on 2/21/2013

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I like the way the receiptials were place to allow for a wort and how it cleared up things.

Pros: so far doing what it's designed to do.

Cons: none

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Lorenzo from Atlanta, Georgia on 7/16/2012

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I bought this item with a 46 inch television. I trust the Panamax name. I had lightning take out my Onkyo receiver so I feel better having this power surge connected to the television.

Pros: Peace of mind.

Cons: None yet...

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A must have if you have electrical interference

Stephanie from Delaware on 7/9/2012

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We had electrical interference that would cause horizontal lines to appear on the TV at different times of the day. The TV and cable box and lines were all checked. The solution pointed to getting a surge protector with line conditioning. Once we installed the Panamax SP8-AV - problem solved!

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BillS from Chicago on 7/2/2012

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Bought a couple months ago based on Crutchfield recommendation as a basic surge protector for an older system that I am replacing with new components and more advanced power conditioning / protection. No issues with the Panamax unit, but recently searched on the product and found it cheaper online. Lesson learned to comparison shop!

Pros: Product provides basic surge protection

Cons: Crutchfield pricing

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Eliminates noise in radio

Campspringsjohn from Melbourne, Ky on 4/26/2012

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Just got it yesterday, and plugged it in to my stereo. I could tell right away how much noise was eliminated from the AM side of my stereo. Before when someone turned the TV on, if I had the radio on AM, the stereo would pop and make a buzzing noise. Not any more!!

Pros: Great price. A lot of plugs for all of your stereo/media connections.

Cons: None

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Sean from Michigan on 3/28/2012

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Well it looks pretty heavy duty and the option to plug in on top or on the side is nice but what's the best feature of this is that it comes with an equipment warranty for what's plugged into it, I hope never to have to use it because it will probalby lead to a hassle with the company of course but having lost one receiver and PC to a power surge, I'm looking to have a high quality power protector that will sacrifice itself for my equipment.

Pros: Equipment connected warranty, plenty of plug ins and if you're in a tight spot you can plug in on the side instead of on top

Cons: None that I can see yet.

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Brad from Clermont, Fl. on 2/2/2012

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I received this product free when I purchased the Panamax M4300-PM. Again this is a great product to protect your investment on your home stereo equipment. In my opinion this is the best brand on the market.

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Protection

RR from Tahoe City, CA on 10/17/2010

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Haven't had the acid test yet but we live in an electrically active mountain area. Lots of outlets so you can put all your components in one protector unit. A little large for sharing shelf space with other units but beats two separate surge protectors.

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Guest from Allentown, PA on 7/27/2010

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Suggested to me by advisor Niles as best bang for the buck, he wasn't wrong. A few days ago my area was hit by a hugh thunderstorm, a transformer down the street was hit, this protector did it's job as I was dumb enough to have my TV on to check how bad the storm was going to be and how long it would last. Two Thumbs up.

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Good Choice

John from MAhopac, NY on 5/21/2009

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A great recommendation by my advisor. Offset plugs make it more usable than others. Flat profile plug on extra long power cord make it versatile. Need a means to allow it to hang on a wall. Otherwise a good value.

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More details on the Panamax SP8-AV

Mark G.

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Features
Connections, Controls and Indicators
Specifications

Features

Overview: The Panamax SP8-AV Surge Protector features 8 AC outlets controlled by the unit's power switch. The SP-AV also provides protection for coaxial and telephone connections. In addition, this surge protector is equipped with 2 diagnostic LEDs.

Surge Protection: The Panamax SP8AV eliminates voltage irregularities and protects your AV system from catastrophic surges. 

Lifetime $50,000 Connected Equipment Warranty: Panamax will replace or repair equipment that is damaged by an AC or signal line surge while connected to a properly installed Panamax surge protector (up to $50,000).

8 AC Outlets: The 8 AC outlets provide power protection with transformer spacing between outlets.

Power Cord: The surge protector features an attached 6 ft power cord with a right-angle, 45-degree offset three-prong plug.

Connections, Controls and Indicators

AC Outlets:

  • Bank 1: The four AC outlets along the top (numbered 1 to 4)
  • Bank 2: The four AC outlets along the side (numbered 5 to 8)

Input/Output:

  • Ant/CATV: Coaxial line input and output (gold-plated, threaded, female F-Connectors)
  • Telephone: One telephone line input and telephone output (RJ-11 connection)

Controls:

  • On/Off Switch: Turns all the outlets On and Off

Indicators:

  • Power On/Protection OK: Green LED, indicates the surge protector is functioning properly and all equipment is protected
  • Ground OK: Green LED, indicates the wall outlet is properly wired and grounded

Specifications

AC Power Specifications:

  • Initial Clamping Level: 200 Volts Peak, 141 Volts RMS
  • UL 1449 Suppression Rating: 330 Volts
  • Protection Modes: L-N, L-G, N-G
  • Maximum Current Rating: 15A (1800 W)
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtration: 45 dB (100kHz to 1 MHz)
  • Response Time: Less than 1 nanosecond
  • Single Pulse Energy Dissipation: 1125 Joules
  • Peak Impulse Current: 60,000 amperes

Telephone and Cable Satellite Circuit Specifications:

  • Telephone Clamping Level: 260 Volts
  • Capacitance: 30pf (approx)
  • Suppression Modes: Metallic and Longitudinal
  • Wires Protected: 2 wires (3, 4)
  • Ant/CATV Clamping Level: 75 Volts
  • Frequency Range: 0 MHz-2.2 GHz
  • Insertion Loss: Less than 1 dB

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This appears to be a reliable, quality item for a reasonable price. [ GORDON R  Jul 04, 2019 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield [ DAVID  Mar 10, 2019 ]
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Recommended by advisor Dolly to protect my recently purchased PA equipment. [ Scott  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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I was doubtful that the more expensive products in the Panamax line would confer any real additional benefits. [ Jack  Feb 10, 2019 ]
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Recommended by my Mechanical Contractor [ Village of Taos  Feb 08, 2019 ]
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topselling power strip [ Peter  Jan 27, 2019 ]
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Electric service to my house shorted out in a tree. My newer surge protectors saved my equipment but were shorted out. My OLD surge protector melted and started a fire in my upstairs. I can buy cheap surge protectors here but after seeing this I want some good protection and I need all new units. [ Steven  Jan 27, 2019 ]
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I ordered 2 others from Crutchfield. [ Richard  Jan 23, 2019 ]
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to satisfy need to protect both cable and electrical surges from damaging equipment [ David  Jan 05, 2019 ]
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I chose this based on the knowledge article on your site for this type of product. [ brian  Dec 30, 2018 ]
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Good review fits purpose [ J  Dec 27, 2018 ]
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I want to protect my gear without using a "cheap" product. [ Nathan D.  Dec 20, 2018 ]
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Some one stole mine while moving & had to buy another. [ JOHN  Dec 07, 2018 ]
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This product saved my audio equipment during a power surge episode...it performed incredibly well! [ JOHN R  Dec 05, 2018 ]
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History with brand and also a quality product at a great price. [ Bryan  Nov 18, 2018 ]
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Panaxax is the best. I have the big conditioner and works perfect [ Gary  Nov 15, 2018 ]
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I reviewed it on your website and I wanted to better protect my TV that I bought from you last year. [ BEN  Nov 14, 2018 ]
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The Panamax SP8-AV was recommended by my advisor. Expensive audio products need protection. [ Mark R.  Nov 05, 2018 ]
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Price and quality equipment [ Stanley  Nov 04, 2018 ]
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Crutchfield website. Seemed like good features for price [ James  Nov 04, 2018 ]
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Looks like exactly what I need for my home Yamaha Receiver! And because it's from Crutchfields - a name I can trust! [ John Elliott  Nov 02, 2018 ]
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Seems like a cost-effective solution for surge protection and power conditioning. [ Brett  Oct 16, 2018 ]
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After speaking with the very helpful Quinn at Crutchfield and after reading reviews about Panamax on other websites, Panamax is an excellent manufacturer and their products work. I just lost a powered sub-woofer on a M*****r surge protector and had to replace it, not cheap. So I am now replacing all my surge protectors with Panamax. [ JEFFREY M  Sep 28, 2018 ]
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recommended by advisor since I had a lightning strike that blew out my previous receiver. [ Mark  Sep 24, 2018 ]
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I chose this item because it offered both surge protection and power conditioning. Furthermore, it had protection for cable signal wire. [ E  Sep 01, 2018 ]
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Price, design and will protect my fish tank pumps, lights and filter system adequately [ Donald M.  Aug 23, 2018 ]
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Scott the technician recommended it for our Marantz Stereo system [ SUSAN  Jul 30, 2018 ]
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I have a Panamax wall outlet for my plasma screen and a Panamax M5100-PM surge protector for my home theater. I trust the brand and this will fit the intended space very well. Price was excellent. It has more outlets than I'll be using initially but it will be located in an area where additional electronics will most likely be added in the future. [ JUSTIN  Jul 14, 2018 ]
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Have one, needed another. [ cindy  Jul 06, 2018 ]
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It looked really good. [ Andrew  May 29, 2018 ]
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The item was recommended by the expert advisor. [ Dana  May 28, 2018 ]
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Power Conditioner and surge protection in one device. [ James  May 25, 2018 ]
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Recommended by the guy I "chatted" with yesterday. I don't remember his name. Allision helped me today but not with choosing the item but I was looking for a better price in the outlet. And warranty questions. Item is supposed to be good with handling power outages. [ MARC O  Apr 24, 2018 ]
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After doing some research about how to further protect my electronics which have become quite expensive these days, I knew from previous experience with your company I would be guided in the right direction. There are so many products online claiming to have the perfect product and now adays you can't trust everything you read. [ Renee  Apr 10, 2018 ]
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Quality, price and recommendation [ F  Mar 25, 2018 ]
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Reviews and information from the website. The information video on how to pick surge protection was nice. [ Alan  Mar 01, 2018 ]
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Price point [ Jason  Feb 13, 2018 ]
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Tim advised me that this is a quality product that doesn't cost too much. [ Eric  Feb 07, 2018 ]
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go one for the new install and thank you Ray for the help [ Sherman  Dec 28, 2017 ]
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Because it's a Panamax and because Crutchfield is the Seller! [ Ulrich  Dec 15, 2017 ]
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I have owned this item before and it worked great. Gave the one I had to my Mom to protect her TV so pickup up another surge protector. [ William  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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It was suggested to me [ Cosette  Nov 16, 2017 ]
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Heard several horror stories about people losing their expensive entertainment systems and not being covered by insurance. Don't want to take that chance. Additionally, this unit has signal conditioning capability which should prove helpful. [ Peter  Nov 01, 2017 ]
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To provide protection and clean power to high end musical equipment. [ Matthew  Oct 27, 2017 ]
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Like the design, offset plugs and warranty. [ Gary  Oct 23, 2017 ]
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I picked this item to protect my home entertainment equipment: TV, Audio, Network Router, BluRay and DVD players from power related problems and to protect the cable TV input. [ Jeffrey  Oct 10, 2017 ]
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My old surge protector allowed my 3 items, including my klipsch soundbar, to get zapped. So I'm upgrading to something more robust. [ Jesse  Sep 15, 2017 ]
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I like the color [ jason  Aug 25, 2017 ]
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Last audio system ruined by ground lightning strike. [ Mark  Jul 19, 2017 ]
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When I called to if tech support could help with a hum on my old Bose Companion 3, the tech suggested a surge suppressor with a line level conditioner when I plugged the unit directly in to the wall and the hum was louder. I checked your site and found this one as reasonably priced, and also learned that the warranty is only in effect when purchased from a certified retailer. It was a no-brainer for me. I hope it gets rid of the hum!!!! [ Mare  May 23, 2017 ]
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For surge protection for a sound system [ Thomas  May 03, 2017 ]
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Originally thought I would buy the much more expensive surge protector that incorporates line conditioning, but a little research convinced me that I did not need the conditioning feature. [ Jack  Mar 03, 2017 ]
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Needed a new surge protector [ Cecil  Feb 14, 2017 ]
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Offers line conditioning/filtering AND is a great surge protector [ David  Dec 29, 2016 ]
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Recommended by a friend [ DANNY  Dec 06, 2016 ]
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recommended [ MARY E  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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Recommended by many audiophiles and friends. Great value for what is minimally required without extra bells, whistles. [ BRADLEY  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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Recommended by technical staff. [ Tyler  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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Based on reviews and pricing [ SHERYL  Nov 28, 2016 ]
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Recommendation of rep. [ Ted  Nov 21, 2016 ]
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I have invested a lot lately on my home system and I wanted some good protection against electrical noise and the simple fact I wanted A offset plug on my power supply. Already installed a in wall protection system and this outlet has what I need for everything I am working on. [ david  Nov 20, 2016 ]
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I have a lot of $$$$invested.in my audio.equipment. ro have it gone or blown in a flash. Plus crutch shipsfast.and panamax.is great quality. [ Valachovic  Nov 15, 2016 ]
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Quality and price point. [ Michael  Nov 09, 2016 ]
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to help protect my gear and condition my power [ dhaval  Nov 04, 2016 ]
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SUGGESTION OF ADVISOR [ NICK A  Oct 15, 2016 ]
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Goof reviews online for this brand. [ Don  Sep 15, 2016 ]
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This was sold as part of a bundle offered for sale when buying a new receiver. I did not need/want the third part of your bundle the Logitech universal remote but I DID NEED the first two - HDMI Cables and Surge Protector - so I liked the surge protector because it's got not only 8 protected 110 volt outlets but protected phone line and coaxial TV lines, plus filtering of RF Noise not to mention 45 + 5 STAR reviews!! Also lifetime warranty (plus $50K insurance also lifetime) sounds well made! [ Don  Sep 06, 2016 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield expert. [ James  Aug 14, 2016 ]
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Top seller. [ ALAN  Jul 21, 2016 ]
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Excellent reviews and the price was right for me. [ Leonard  Jul 06, 2016 ]
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needed it for my computer [ WILLIAM  Jul 02, 2016 ]
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Features and reviews. [ JERRY  Jun 30, 2016 ]
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This is a very good product. [ Jose  Jun 17, 2016 ]
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Based on the reviews, i thought this would be a good option to protect my equipment. [ Guest  Jun 01, 2016 ]
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Dolly recommended it! Dolly's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=131 [ Chris  May 02, 2016 ]
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I needed more than 6 outlets and wanted some spacing as well. The Coax feature was good as well [ Chris  Mar 01, 2016 ]
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Excellent protection, super affordable, outstanding warranty, and equipment replacement if it fails, which it never does. [ Thomas J.  Jan 12, 2016 ]
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The other user comments helped me decide on this particular surge protector/noise cleaner for our television system. [ Patricia  Jan 07, 2016 ]
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Its simple I needed the protection [ Scott  Dec 04, 2015 ]
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2 questions already asked

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I'm looking to upgrade the power protection in my headphone setup. I would be connecting a Schiit Mani preamp to this, which is prone to RF interference. From what I've read, connecting a braided ground strap from the phono ground to the power conditioner will help. My question is, if I were to try that with this Panamax, where would I even connect the strap on it?
[ Ryan  May 19, 2018 ]
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I am sorry I have no idea..
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Unfortunately I do not know the answer to your question. My connections are pretty much standard with receiver and other devices.
[ Don  Jun 03, 2018 ]
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I am more than satisfied with the panamax, but I amafraid I cannot answer the question. Sorry.
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