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Pros: Easy to connect and use
Cons: None at this time
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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 six-foot power cord's right-angle plug hugs the wall, for an easy fit behind a chair or sofa.
Plug in and its ready to go.
Anonymous, Lakewood, OH
Average Customer Review(s):
Plug in and its ready to go.
Pros: Easy to connect and use
Cons: None at this time
Great power strip!! Provides electricity evenly to all my components.
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
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.
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
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
Haven't had a reason to see if it works yet, but it appears to be made well.
Pros: Adequate outlets for our needs
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
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.
love the number of outlets !
Excellent product, good price
A bit pricey, but works well and is good insurance for electronic equipment
Pros: easy to use and provides good protection
An excellent product and a good value. I am one very satisfied customer.
Pros: 5 stars
Cons: Haven't found any.
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
Excellent for my office equipment
Excellent product at great price. No problems. Easy installation and user friendly.
Pros: Price for quality product
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.
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.
Too bad I did not have this before lightning fried my previous system
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.
Works well. Easy to connect several devices and vey good for handling "bricks" without covering up other outlets.
Pros: Good quality and value.
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
Does what it says. Protection from electrical surges plus decent noise suppression.
Pros: Price, quality, space to plug in eight peripherals.
Works just fine, seems well made
Pros: heavier than previous one, lots of plug ins, like the filter capacity
Great product and does what I need it to do.
Pros: Easy to use
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!
I always use Panamax products
Plenty of outlets to use and seems well designed.
Pros: You need to use something to protect your investment.
Works as promised.
Pros: Everything plugged into one location
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Very convenite, many outlets great surge protecter
Nice unit at a decent price.
Pros: Price Design
Cons: Could use a couple more outlets
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Total AC Outlets||8|
|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||$50,000|
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.
AC Power Specifications:
Telephone and Cable Satellite Circuit Specifications:
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recommended [ MARY E Nov 28, 2016 ]
Recommended by many audiophiles and friends. Great value for what is minimally required without extra bells, whistles. [ BRADLEY Nov 28, 2016 ]
Recommended by technical staff. [ Tyler Nov 28, 2016 ]
Based on reviews and pricing [ SHERYL Nov 28, 2016 ]
Recommendation of rep. [ Ted Nov 21, 2016 ]
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 ]
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 ]
Quality and price point. [ Michael Nov 09, 2016 ]
to help protect my gear and condition my power [ dhaval Nov 04, 2016 ]
SUGGESTION OF ADVISOR [ NICK A Oct 15, 2016 ]
Goof reviews online for this brand. [ Don Sep 15, 2016 ]
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 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield expert. [ James Aug 14, 2016 ]
Top seller. [ ALAN Jul 21, 2016 ]
Excellent reviews and the price was right for me. [ Leonard Jul 06, 2016 ]
needed it for my computer [ WILLIAM Jul 02, 2016 ]
Features and reviews. [ JERRY Jun 30, 2016 ]
This is a very good product. [ Jose Jun 17, 2016 ]
Based on the reviews, i thought this would be a good option to protect my equipment. [ Guest Jun 01, 2016 ]
Dolly recommended it! Dolly's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=131 [ Chris May 02, 2016 ]
I needed more than 6 outlets and wanted some spacing as well. The Coax feature was good as well [ Chris Mar 01, 2016 ]
Excellent protection, super affordable, outstanding warranty, and equipment replacement if it fails, which it never does. [ Thomas J. Jan 12, 2016 ]
The other user comments helped me decide on this particular surge protector/noise cleaner for our television system. [ Patricia Jan 07, 2016 ]
Its simple I needed the protection [ Scott Dec 04, 2015 ]