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Good power conditioning option.
Pros: Provides clean power.
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Protect your entire system with a total of eight AC outlets, plus in/out sets of coaxial and LAN connections.
If you took a survey of Crutchfield employees, you'd find a lot who protect their systems with Panamax power conditioners, including me. The Panamax MR4000 will guard your audio/video system from damaging power spikes as well as the minor day-to-day current fluctuations that can compromise your system's performance over time.
With today's high-definition video and high-resolution audio sources, it's more important than ever to keep noise to a minimum. The seven rear-panel AC outlets employ Panamax's Level 2 noise filtering, which significantly reduces AC line noise.
The MR4000 offers multiple layers of surge protection. Panamax's patented Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) technology continuously monitors the incoming power. In case of an under-voltage or brownout (too little electricity), or an over-voltage (too much electricity), the power to your equipment is automatically switched off. When voltage returns to a safe level, power to the equipment is automatically reconnected.
The other layer of surge protection is Panamax's exclusive Protect or Disconnect™ technology. This ultra-fast circuitry completely protects your equipment from catastrophic surges such as those caused by lightning. When that type of extreme event occurs, the MR4000 automatically disconnects AC power to your equipment.
The MR4000 also provides one set of in/out coaxial terminals to shield your satellite, cable TV or over-the-air antenna connections. A pair of protected Ethernet jacks lets you plug in your laptop and surf the web on a protected connection.
Average Customer Review(s):
Good power conditioning option.
Pros: Provides clean power.
This replaced a Monster Power Conditioner I had for 12 years and I could not be happier. The rack feel makes my home theater look like it is just another component.
Pros: Works great with a rack system
Although I truely can't say whether a Panamax MR4000 will satisfy all my concerns for surge protection, I was impressed with my Crutchfield adviser's recommendation in follow-up to this not being included it in my original order. I watched an online video demonstration from 4 years ago by a National Trainer for Panamax. He clearly demo'd the Panamax MR4000 versus a typical inexpensive power strip I buy in an electronics section at a typical Department store. Panamax MR4000 held up to 220 volt power surge whereas the power strip began smokin! Now, I originally bought the Panamax MR4000 because there appears to be far more lightening storms in Syracuse, NY (setting for my MR4000) than in Anchorage, AK (home of record). Also, stories from the 1970s or 1980s of brown outs in the Northeast, lent me further concern to buy something with a little more controlling of input power than an inexpensive power strip. So far, I give it 4 out of 5 stars, until my first event occurs! BTW I do not notice any effect on sound quality since this system is primarily watched/heard by my wife, who's sensitivity to sound is strictly opera music.
Pros: Fully capable power surge protector for my new 4K TV/sound bar & apple TV
Cons: Far more outlets than I have in new current home entertainment system; may be an overkill
This unit replaced a previous older Panamax unit where the switched outlets had failed (reason unknown). Cheap insurance against power surges and lightning strikes. New unit seems as good as the old one was. I always enjoy buying from Crutchfield. Their customer service is excellent if there is ever a problem.
Appears to be very high quality. Nice packaging. I do not notice any effect on sound quality, but I believe this is a small investment to protect very expensive gear.
Pros: Button to turn off bright blue power-on light is a nice feature.
Just ordered another for my home
Bought after reading great reviews. Needed osmething more dependable than a common surge protector for my new TV and peripheral equipment. I'm happy with Crutchfield with its great pricing and super fast delivery.
Cons: Super bright display, wish I could dim.
Love this equipment. Also chatted with rep prior to buying to make sure this is what I wanted/needed. Rep was extremely helpful which made my decision to purchase really easy!!
Works great. Easy to set up.
So far so good. I purchased a high end TV and didn't want to take any chances! Looks like a piece of audio equipment.
Crutchfield got this to me quickly, which helped me out quite a bit as I was installing my entertainment systems. I'm more than satisfied with this product!
It was easy to connect but the lack of wall wart outlets was a problem. The "dash" lights are especially bright and could use a dimmer. As of today it either works fabulously or I haven't seen any power problems lately. I tend to think it's working well as the power grid in South West Florida is comical at best. I have no notifications on the panel for any power problems so far.....wait & see??? I wish it had a larger footprint, it's so small that you have to see the cabling connected to the back in my entertainment center. Overall I'm satisfied, pending the performance when our next lightning storm arrives. Fingers crossed!
Pros: To be determined, haven't had much severe weather since installation...but we will. Ability to protect data, cable, satellite, in addition to all audio, TV, & game devices.
Cons: Footprint, unable to dim lights. Some CAN be turned off, but the "Power On" light is very bright.
Good quality for the price.
Excellent protection for my audio rack ...very happy ??
Pros: Sleek design . Like the blue light in front panel..
Good surge protection unit for my audio stand. It has a nice, sleek design as well. I'm happy with the product.
Pros: Sleek design, quality unit
Unit improved sound and internet is greatly improved. Allowed for multiple cables to be hidden and cleaned noise.
Pros: Compact and improved performance of sound bar and internet.
Glad to know a small investment will bring peace of mind. Living in South Florida where is rains every half hour with thunder storms, its good to know my gear is protected. Easy on the eyes and with the ability to bring clean power to your components, it's a win-win!
Clean power management. Keeps my speakers sounding super clean while protecting my equipment. Great product for the price. My only complaint on this component is the obnoxiously bright blue light on the front panel. I relocated my components and now use this light as courtesy lighting in my living room.
Pros: Great price for a power filter. Coax and RJ45 included. Simple. fits on my component shelf, easier cable management.
Cons: Bright light on the front doesnt have an on/off and nor is it dim-able.
If this is any indicator of the performance of the higher models wish I would have bought the one with the higher level conditioning. Mr4000 works really well I noticed an immediate change in the hum in the speakers when no sound is being played , just made me want to try the better ones. Makes for clean installs for home theatre. And a great price of mind. I don't have lighting strikes where I'm at so just the those features alone make it worth it
This replaced a high end surge protector. I was getting terrible background noise in my speakers. This unit eliminated the noise.
Pros: Power filter Long cord Front display
|Total AC Outlets||8|
|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||$5,000,000|
|Parts Warranty||3 Years|
|Labor Warranty||3 Years|
8 Protected & Filtered Power Outlets: The Panamax MR4000 features one front-panel AC outlet and seven rear-panel outlets. All of the AC outlets (front & back) include surge protection and noise filtration.
Note: All outlets (front & back) can be switched on/off from the unit's front-panel power button.
Protect or Disconnect Technology: The Panamax MR4000 employs exclusive Protect or Disconnect technology for surge protection. This ultra fast protection circuitry completely protects your equipment from surges such as lightning. When overwhelmed with extreme catastrophic events, Panamax permanently disconnects AC power to equipment.
Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM): Panamax's patented Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM) technology continuously monitors the incoming power. In case of an under-voltage or brownout (too little electricity) or an over-voltage (too much electricity) a flashing red lightning bolt will be displayed and power to the equipment is automatically turned off. When voltage returns to a safe level, power to the equipment is automatically reconnected.
Level 2 Noise Filtration: All outlets of the Panamax MR4000 employ Level 2 Noise Filtration; a proprietary technology for removing various types of performance robbing electrical noise from your connected AV equipment.
Signal Wire Protection: Protecting a complete home theater system requires that signal wires coming out of the wall be protected as well. Universal ultra low-loss coaxial protection, as well as LAN/Ethernet protection prevents signal lines from carrying damaging surges while maintaining full high-definition and high-speed Internet signals to your equipment for your connected life.
Front-Panel Lights: Blue decorative lights add an attractive look and feel to your equipment rack or entertainment cabinet.
8' Power Cord w/ Low-Profile Plug: The Panamax MR4000 is fitted with an attached 8' power cord w/ a low-profile IEC 3-prong plug. This 45° angle low profile plug allows your equipment to be as close as it can get to the wall outlet while not blocking an adjacent outlets. The 8' power cord means your installation location isn't restricted by wall outlet location.
Circuit Breaker: A circuit breaker is located on the back panel of the MR4000. The circuit breaker will trip only if the total current draw exceeds the maximum current rating (15A). This means that collectively, all outlets must draw more than 15 amps before the circuit breaker will trip.
Rack-Mount Brackets: The MR4000 comes with rack-mount brackets to mount it in a 1U rack space.
$5,000,000 Lifetime Connected Equipment Warranty: Panamax will replace, pay to replace at fair market value, or pay to repair, up to $5,000,000 of equipment that is damaged by an AC surge while connected to a properly installed Panamax surge protector, if the surge protector shows signs of surge damage or is operating outside of design specifications. For coverage conditions and information on how to make a claim, please see the warranty sheet.
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I was worried about the safety of my Cambridge receiver. Joey, the Crutchfield advisor, suggested this model.[ Timothy Sep 13, 2017 ]
Price[ Christopher Sep 05, 2017 ]
Least expensive clean power option for home theater.[ Clayton Sep 03, 2017 ]
Has excellent protection record.[ GERARD Aug 26, 2017 ]
Previous experience with Panamax! High Quality Products.[ J Jul 21, 2017 ]
PROTECTION[ Kurt Jun 07, 2017 ]
clean & smooth electrical current and surge protection[ Gary Jun 05, 2017 ]
Good price and reviews.[ Adam Jun 01, 2017 ]
25 year old one quit[ A May 25, 2017 ]
your recommendation and i have had problem with power surges before[ gonzalo Apr 11, 2017 ]
Protection of audio gear.[ EDMUND Mar 30, 2017 ]
I needed great protection for my purchase.[ Laura Mar 10, 2017 ]
I needed a good 'power strip' with the outlets in the correct orientation to accept 12VDC transformers for a number of security cameras. I will then plug the MR4000 into a Panamax MB850 UPS. I know it may be overkill, but better safe then sorry when it comes to protecting expensive cameras, DVR, and a monitor.[ D Mar 01, 2017 ]
Great power protection and a great price for my audio and video rack.[ S Feb 17, 2017 ]
Good reviews[ Malena Feb 09, 2017 ]
Need a good surge protector and it was nice looking[ John Jan 23, 2017 ]
Because this will more than protect my man cave home theatre and the warranty is great![ Milton Dec 14, 2016 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield[ Michael Oct 25, 2016 ]
Previous experience with panamax[ Bernard Jun 17, 2016 ]
I live in a area where lighting is a normal occurrence[ Thomas May 22, 2016 ]
great product I own serval Panamax products[ B May 18, 2016 ]
Bought Panamax in the past and liked the products they offer in power protection.[ JEREMY Mar 21, 2016 ]
Slim profile allows for use where space is limited. Very attractive, but simple, design blends easily with average home decor. Unit can stand alone on shelf as opposed to being required to be mounted within a rack. Front mounted receptacle a plus and increases its versatility.[ SCOTT Mar 09, 2016 ]
Hav other Panamax products[ ROBERT A. Mar 01, 2016 ]
needed to protect investment in a/v equipment[ Earl Mar 01, 2016 ]
Recommended by BuzzBuzz's Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=53 [ Paul Feb 09, 2016 ]
Surge protection is very important, and so is line noise filtering. I own a Panamax power condition for another stereo system and have been very pleased with it's performance. Don't think I can go wrong with this additional Panamax purchase especially at such a great deal from Crutchfield.[ William Dec 29, 2015 ]
protection/price[ Robert Dec 17, 2015 ]
Name brand and reviews[ Matthew Dec 09, 2015 ]
I have all my components powered through the Panamax MR4000 including a Sony STR-DN1040 AVR. The AVR goes into standby mode with no issue. My Sony TV is connected to my AVR via an ARC HDMI line. When I hit the TV button on the Verizon remote it turns both TV and AVR on/off simultaneously. MR4000 doesn't have any influence on that part of the equation.[ John Jan 25, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. Absolutely, Crutchfield is an authorized retailer of pretty much everything they sell, including Panamax. Your product includes free lifetime technical support as well, so any issues whatsoever, just let us know.[ Kenny Jan 26, 2017 ] Staff
total of 9 AC outlets 8 rear, 1 front
two isolated banks to reduce inter-component interference
Linear Level 3 EMI/RFI noise filtration
second set of coaxial RF connections
one set of in/out RJ-11 phone line connections
front-panel digital voltmeter
two rotatable front-panel lamps to illuminate an equipment rack