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Dave Upton

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The SurgeX XR-315 is not something to sleep on! Power treatment and surge protectors are usually one of the last places where most enthusiasts spend their hard-earned money. Speakers and displays offer immediate and tangible improvements in sound or video quality. All too often, enthusiasts with a tight budget buy a simple surge strip which promises protection from lighting strikes and brown outs, but in reality very few actually do so.
Two years ago when I wrote about the SurgeX SA-1810, I mentioned that SurgeX is different from many of their competitors because their technology is non-sacrificial, and extremely advanced. This is why you will see more SurgeX gear in auditoriums, pro-sound setups and commercial theaters than anywhere else, and also why many home theater enthusiasts haven’t heard of them. The SA-1810 was a standalone surge protection unit, but at...

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Thanks for the review, Dave. Wondering how this would compare to my Panamax 5300.
 

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Dave - Never mind. If this unit is what it claims to be it easily bests my Panamax.
 

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I’ve got a Panamax. It’s annoying in that you can’t turn off one of its three banks without pulling the cord. Does this unit let you switch off all outlets from the front face?

At around $1000 I won’t be upgrading soon, but it’s something for me to keep in mind.
 
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Thanks for the review. I’d like to keep it in mind for the next time I am able to upgrade.
 

ReevaluateAdNauseam

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Hi Dave, I really want to buy the SurgeX XR-315, however, for the life of me I can't figure out if it comes with coaxial protection. On the picture of the back of the device you posted it DOES show coaxial input and output, but in every other picture I have seen the coax inputs are missing. Can you please confirm that the unit does come with coaxial protection?
Thank You!
 

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