Sep 06

Should you be installing surge suppressors? Absolutely.

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When installing a surge suppressor on outdoor speaker wires, the goal isn’t to absorb a full-on direct lightning strike. It’s for the much more common situation where lightning strikes the earth nearby. Actually, the claim is that strikes up to a quarter mile away can induce high enough voltages in outdoor wires to cause serious damage to electronics. This induced current courses through... Read More »

Oct 01

Surge suppressors for outdoor speaker wires

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Over the past couple of years we've recommended connecting your outdoor speakers through a Panamax module (MOD-SPKP) designed to reduce the risk of connected equipment damage from outdoor surges. We're not talking about surges created by anomalies in the AC electrical system or your power amplifier running amuck. We're concerned here with nearby lighting strikes causing surges to travel into the... Read More »