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The Panamax PM8-AV shields your home theater system against harmful spikes and power fluctuations. It also filters out the RF (radio frequency) and electromagnetic interference that can degrade your system's performance.
The power protector comes with eight AC outlets, conveniently spaced to allow for bulky transformers. Two sets of coaxial input/output jacks protect your cable, antenna, or digital satellite TV connections. There's also a protected telephone line input/output.
The PM8-AV reacts in less than a nanosecond during a spike, breaking the connection to protect your equipment. The 6-ft. power cord has a right-angle plug that hugs the wall, for an easy fit behind your audio/video cabinet.
Average Customer Review(s):
The Panamax PM8-AV is a nice compact unit. the outlets are spaced well to accommodate 8 plugs and enough room to allow those clunky transformer type. Has two coaxial (cable type) inputs with outputs. One phone line. It's function is unseen so I won't know how well it protects my equipment until it happens. It is a comfort to think I am protected.
Pros: Outlets are spaced well. 8 outlets two cable one phone. enough for most applications I suspect. Reasonable price.
I bought this after a lightning storm fried my cable modem. Since I installed this, it has not been tested but I don't doubt the protection it provides against surges.
Works as expected. Layout of plugs could be designed better.
Cons: Switch in odd position.
LIVING IN THE LIGHTING CAPITAL OF AMERICA, I KNEW IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO PURCHASE A GOOD SURGE PROTECTOR. SIX YEARS AGO I BOUGHT A PANAMAX, AND AFTER MANY LIGHTING STORMS, MY SONY BRAVIA NEVER GOT DAMAGED. WHEN I RECENTLY PURCHASED A NEW FLAT PANEL FOR OUR BEDROOM , I PURCHASED ANOTHER PANAMAX PM8-AV FOR THERE. I FIGURED IT DID NOT FAIL ME THE FIRST TIME, SO STICK WITH WHAT WORKS.
Pros: FITS ALL OF MY ELECTRONICS, HAS A GREAT WARRANTY (HOPEFULLY IT WIL NEVER HAVE TO BE USED). PRICE RANGE WAS ABOUT AVERAGE COMPARED TO OTHER SURGE PROTECTORS.
Cons: BACK MOUNTING HOLE , WOULD BE BETTER IF IT WAS A TAB LIKE THE FRONT TWO.
Very reliable product. There was a storm a while ago and the surge protector did its job. It powered down until the voltage was stable and I was amazed. Thank god I have this product protecting all of my AV gear and I feel confident it won't let me down. Also the picture quality did improve for anybody wondering about that part. Theres warranty on all the gear that you plug in as well.
Pros: Safe and very reliable
Cons: None so far.
Great product, easy set-up. Can't believe the difference it made in the picture quality on my HDTV! And I feel that my electronics are safe. Plan to purchase another one.
|Total AC Outlets||8|
|Powerline Network Compatible||No|
|Connected Equipment Guarantee||$100,000|
Overview: The Panamax PM8-AV Surge Protector features 8 AC outlets controlled by the unit's power switch. The PM8-AV also provides protection for coaxial and telephone connections. In addition, this surge protector is equipped with 2 diagnostic LEDs.
Surge Protection: The Panamax PM8-AV eliminates voltage irregularities and protects your AV system from catastrophic surges.
Lifetime $100,000 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 $100,000).
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.
Mounting: The Panamax PM8-AV Surge Protector can be placed on the floor, on a shelf, or inside a cabinet. The PM-8AV can also be wall-mounted using the integrated wall-mount brackets and key-hole slots.
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Recommend by Colt for my set-up [ DAVID Oct 05, 2017 ]
recomendation [ TONY Aug 17, 2017 ]
Recommended by your salesman. [ Janet Nov 27, 2016 ]
Just had 2 tvs, 2 sat receivers, a router & spa fried by lightning. My cousin told me about this, and the protection that comes with it. [ Thomas Oct 17, 2016 ]
I needed a good surge protector that I could wall mount in a cabinet. [ Nathan Sep 26, 2016 ]
I want excellent power surge/spike protection without paying a fortune, this item fits perfectly [ Gregory Apr 18, 2016 ]
Recommended by electrical contractor and Crutchfield Technician. [ Jackie Mar 29, 2016 ]
Small size for smaller HT systems and fits in small spaces like cabinets without taking up much room. Plenty of outlets and has telephone line and cable/satellite line surge suppression too. Plus Panamax is a leader in quality low cost surge suppressors. And don't forget it's from Crutchfield afterall. The best internet dealer for all your electronics needs and great customer service! [ FRANCIS E Feb 19, 2016 ]
I told the tech what I was looking for in surge protection for my equipment and this was the one he recommended. [ Walton Jan 14, 2016 ]
Ive never heard this. My primary concern is momentary lapses of power and surges. Ive used surge protectors for many years, on a couple of occaisions Ive had a surge protector blown out, but even then it protected my equipment. [ ANDREW J Dec 28, 2013 ]
I have always used just one. I have had no problems at all. [ MARC Dec 28, 2013 ]
If you go with a lesser quality power center then maybe you would need two. I use this for a 50" Panasonic plasma, a Yamaha receiver, Marantz CD/DVD, and an Infiniti sub. Nothing but clean, clear power from this unit! Highly recommended. [ ANTHONY J Dec 27, 2013 ]