Panamax MR5100 Power Management - Dreamedia AV
Panamax MR5100 Power Management - Dreamedia AV
Panamax MR5100 Power Management - Dreamedia AV
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Panamax MR5100 Power Management

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Panamax MR5100 Power Management

Unleash the Full Potential of Your Home Theater

Imagine settling into your cozy home theater, the lights dim, and your favorite movie cued up for a night of immersive entertainment. But just as the action ramps up, a power surge strikes, interrupting your experience and potentially harming your valuable equipment. With the Panamax MR5100 Power Management, this scenario becomes a thing of the past. This isn't just about safeguarding your devices; it's about ensuring an uninterrupted, premium home theater experience.

Protect What Matters

Your home theater system is not just a collection of electronics; it's an investment in quality entertainment. The Panamax MR5100 stands guard with:

  • Surge Protection: Featuring Protect or Disconnect™ technology, this unit ensures your devices are safe from power surges. With a maximum current rating of 135,000A and energy dissipation of 2125 Joules, the MR5100 is like a fortress for your electronics.

  • Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM): Power irregularities are no match for the MR5100. AVM technology continuously monitors the incoming power and automatically shuts off your equipment to protect it from dangerous voltage fluctuations.

  • Linear Level 4 Filtration: The Linear Level 4 Filtration technology ensures that your audio and video quality is free from line noise that can detract from your viewing experience.

Design and Durability

Crafted to seamlessly integrate into your home theater setup, the Panamax MR5100 boasts a sleek, 1U rack-mountable design, complete with rigid rack mount ears. It's not just about looks; the durability of this unit is undeniable, with a sturdy construction that promises to keep your devices secure.

  • Compact Size: At just 1.75 inches in height, the MR5100 is discreet yet powerful. Its slim profile makes it easy to mount on a wall or place on a flat surface, ensuring it fits perfectly within your entertainment space.

  • Long Power Cord: The generous 8 ft. power cable provides flexibility in placement, so you can position the MR5100 exactly where you need it.

Enhance Your Experience

Beyond protection, the Panamax MR5100 elevates your audio and video quality through power conditioning. This isn't just a surge protector; it's a performance enhancer for your home theater:

  • Power Conditioning: By reducing line noise and improving the quality of the power reaching your equipment, the MR5100 ensures that your audio and video are crystal clear.

  • USB Charging: The convenience of a front-panel USB charging port means your devices stay powered without compromising your system's protection or performance.

Comprehensive Connectivity

The MR5100 isn't limited to power management. It offers comprehensive protection for all your connectivity needs, ensuring that every aspect of your home theater is shielded from harm:

  • Universal Coaxial Protection: Whether it's your cable TV, antenna, or satellite, the MR5100 provides protection without signal loss, maintaining full HD 1080i/p readiness.

  • LAN/Ethernet Protection: Your network is safe with the MR5100's LAN protection, supporting speeds up to 1000bT and protecting all 8 wires with auto-resetting technology.

  • Telco Protection: Telecommunication lines are often overlooked, but not with the MR5100. Your phone lines are secure with RJ-11 jacks and fuseless, auto-resetting protection.

Smart Features for a Smart Home

The Panamax MR5100 is packed with intelligent features designed to offer convenience and control:

  • LED Voltmeter: Keep an eye on your power status with the easily readable front-panel LED voltmeter.

  • Power Sequencing: Manage the power-up and power-down sequence of your equipment to prevent speaker thump and extend the life of your devices.

  • Control at Your Fingertips: A simple front panel power button gives you complete control over all connected outlets.

Peace of Mind

With the MR5100, you're not just purchasing a power management unit; you're investing in peace of mind. A 3-year warranty means you can relax and enjoy your home theater without worry.

Easy Installation

Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or prefer professional installation, the MR5100 is designed for ease of setup:

  • Rack Mountable: The included rack ears make it simple to integrate the MR5100 into a professional rack system, keeping your components organized and accessible.

  • Mounting Options: Prefer to keep it on a shelf or mount it on the wall? The choice is yours, with versatile mounting options that cater to your preference.

Customer Support

Should you ever need assistance, Panamax's responsive and helpful customer support team is just a call or email away. With a reputation for reliability and a commitment to your satisfaction, the support you receive is just as comprehensive as the protection the MR5100 provides.

The Dreamedia Difference

At Dreamedia, we understand the importance of a perfectly curated home theater. We're here to help design a system that not only meets your needs but exceeds your expectations. With the Panamax MR5100 as part of your setup, you can trust that your equipment is in capable hands. And if you need assistance in integrating this power management unit into your existing system, our team is ready to assist.

Invest in Your Entertainment

The Panamax MR5100 11 Outlet Power Management is more than a device; it's an essential component of your home theater that works quietly in the background to enhance and protect your entertainment experience. With every feature thoughtfully designed to deliver the best performance, the MR5100 is the smart choice for anyone serious about their home entertainment. Secure, enhance, and manage your system with the confidence that Panamax brings to the table.

Our Review

Panamax MR5100 11 Outlet Power Management Review


In the realm of home theater systems, power management is a critical but often overlooked component. A robust power management system not only protects valuable electronics from power surges and electrical noise but can also enhance the performance of audio and video equipment. The Panamax MR5100 stands out in the market as a comprehensive solution for safeguarding and improving home theater setups.


The Panamax MR5100 is a substantial unit, weighing in at 13.5 lbs, with dimensions of 17.06 x 3.81 x 14.06 inches. It boasts a sturdy build quality that reassures users of its durability. The sleek, black design fits unobtrusively into most AV racks, and the included rack mount kit makes it a natural fit for professional installations.

The MR5100 features 11 outlets, with enough space to accommodate bulky power adapters without obstructing adjacent outlets—a thoughtful design choice that's appreciated in crowded setups. The layout of the outlets is intuitive, allowing for a clean and organized cable management system.

Power Cord and Installation

The MR5100 comes with an 8ft power cord, which should suffice for most installations, but might be short for users with more complex setups or distant power sources. Installation is straightforward, and the rack-mounted design offers a clean setup for users with compatible AV furniture or professional racks.


At the heart of the MR5100 are features that cater to the demanding needs of a high-end home theater. Power conditioning is a standout, promising to reduce line noise and improve the clarity and quality of both audio and video signals. Surge protection is robust, with Panamax's Protect or Disconnect™ technology ensuring that equipment is safeguarded from extreme electrical events.

The front panel adds convenience with USB charging ports for devices and an LED voltmeter that displays the incoming line voltage, a feature that's beneficial for monitoring the health of your electrical supply.

Power Sequencing and Filtration

The MR5100's power sequencing allows users to prioritize which components power up first, reducing the chance of circuit breaker tripping and extending the life of the equipment. The Panamax Linear Level 4 Noise Filtration promises cleaner power, with a dedicated high-current outlet bank ensuring that even the most demanding AV receivers and amplifiers operate without interference.

Comprehensive Signal Line Protection

The MR5100 extends its protection beyond power to include signal lines for antenna, cable, satellite, LAN, and telephone connections, ensuring that surges are stopped before they can reach connected equipment through these paths.


The MR5100's layered surge protection and AVM technology work together to maintain consistent power levels and protect against under-voltage events (brownouts), which can be as damaging as surges. Users have noted a tangible improvement in the performance of their audio and video equipment, attributing this to the power conditioning and noise filtration capabilities of the unit.

User Experience and Functionality

The user interface of the MR5100 is straightforward, with the front panel offering immediate visual feedback via the LED voltmeter. The USB ports are a welcome addition for charging devices. However, some users may find the display lights overly bright in a darkened room, although they can be dimmed or turned off.

Pros and Cons

The Panamax MR5100 excels in providing comprehensive power management and protection, with a plethora of features that cater to the sophisticated needs of home theater enthusiasts. Its power conditioning and surge protection capabilities are particularly noteworthy, as is its user-friendly design. However, the unit's weight and potential overkill for simpler setups may deter some users. Furthermore, the warranty coverage's dependency on authorized sellers and the inability to turn the unit off completely could be seen as drawbacks.

Customer Support and Warranty

Panamax is known for responsive customer support, a crucial factor in the event of issues or queries. The three-year warranty offers peace of mind, but it is essential to purchase from authorized sellers to ensure the warranty is honored.

Use Cases

The MR5100 is best suited for high-end home theaters, professional DJ equipment, and situations where multiple devices require clean, consistent power. For users with simpler entertainment setups, the MR5100's advanced features and capabilities may be more than necessary.

Final Thoughts

The Panamax MR5100 is a powerhouse in the realm of power management, offering a suite of features designed to protect and enhance home theater systems. While it may be considered overkill for some, for those who have invested significantly in their home entertainment, the MR5100 provides an extra layer of security and performance improvement that can be well worth the investment. Despite its few drawbacks, the MR5100 is a reliable and functional addition to any sophisticated AV setup.


Electrical Specifications

  • Line Voltage: 120 Volts
  • Number Of Outlets: 11
  • USB Charging: Yes
  • Power Capacity: 15A
  • Voltage Protection Rating: 400V (UL 1449 3rd Edition)
  • Energy Dissipation: 2125 Joules
  • Maximum Current Rating: 135,000A
  • Clamping Level: 188V
  • Response Time: < 1 nanosecond
  • EMI/RFI Noise Filtration: 58dB (100kHz - 1MHz)
  • Over-voltage Shutoff: 140V ±8V
  • Under-voltage Shutoff: 90V ±6V
  • Thermal Fusing: Yes

Dimensions and Weight

  • Height: 1.75 inches
  • Width: 17 inches
  • Depth: 11.5 inches
  • Weight: 12 lbs

Protection Features

  • Surge Protection: Yes
  • Automatic Voltage Monitoring (AVM): Yes
  • Protect or Disconnect Technology: Yes
  • Universal Coaxial Protection: Yes
  • LAN/Ethernet Protection: Yes
  • Power Filtration: Yes
  • Signal Line Protection: Yes
  • Voltage Regulation: Yes

Additional Features

  • Diagnostic Lights: Yes
  • Mounting Options: Wall or flat surface
  • Front Panel USB Charging Port: Yes
  • Linear Level 4 Filtration: Yes
  • Antenna, Cable, and Satellite Protection: Yes
  • Signal Perfect Circuitry: Yes
  • 5V USB Charging: Yes
  • 8 ft. Power Cable: Yes
  • Rigid 1U Rack Mount Ears: Yes
  • $5,000,000 Lifetime Limited Connected Equipment Protection Policy: Yes
  • Number of Isolated Banks: 3
  • Rack Mountable: Yes
  • Rack Ears Included: Yes
  • Front Panel Meter(s): LED voltmeter
  • Control: On/Off control to all outlets through front panel power button
  • Compliance: cCSAus
  • Low Voltage Trigger: N/A
  • Initial Clamping Level: 200V Peak
  • Single Pulse Energy Dissipation: 2025 Joules
  • Nominal Discharge Current: 3,000A
  • LAN Protection – Wires Protected: 8-Wires
  • LAN – Jacks: RJ-45
  • LAN – Compatibility: 10/100/1000bT
  • LAN – Clamping Level: 62V ± 6V @ 1 mA
  • TEL Protection – Wires Protected: 2 Wires, 1 Pair (4, 5)
  • Telco – Jacks: RJ-11
  • Telco – Fuseless/Auto-Resetting: Yes
  • Telco – Clamping Level: 260V
  • Coax Protection – Shielded: Yes